Tag Archives | Ahmed Tabaqchali

Market Review: "On the Economics of Coiled springs, Crouching Tigers, and Chicken Lickens"

By Ahmed Tabaqchali, CIO of Asia Frontier Capital (AFC) Iraq Fund. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Market Review: "On the Economics of Coiled springs, Crouching Tigers, and Chicken Lickens" The market, as measured by the Rabee Securities RSISX USD Index, continued […]

Market Review: "Market Extends the Rally"

By Ahmed Tabaqchali, CIO of Asia Frontier Capital (AFC) Iraq Fund. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Market Review: "Market Extends the Rally" The market, as measured by the Rabee Securities RSISX USD Index, after February's explosive rally of 25.7%, took a […]

Market Review: "Market Roars Back to Life"

By Ahmed Tabaqchali, CIO of Asia Frontier Capital (AFC) Iraq Fund. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Market Review: "Market Roars Back to Life" The market, after January's 9.3% sell-off, resumed the rally that was ignited by the 22.6% devaluation of the […]

Market Review: "Of Assassinations and Corporate Activities"

By Ahmed Tabaqchali, CIO of Asia Frontier Capital (AFC) Iraq Fund. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Market Review: "Of Assassinations and Corporate Activities" A quiet start to the new year would have been welcome after the drama of the currency devaluation […]

Iraq's Static Budget Process

By Ahmed Tabaqchali, for the Atlantic Council. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq's Static Budget Process The Iraqi government plans to respond to the financial crises in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic by addressing the root causes of Iraq's vulnerability […]

Market Review: Private Sector Deposit & Loan Growth Continues

By Ahmed Tabaqchali, CIO of Asia Frontier Capital (AFC) Iraq Fund. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Market Review: "Private Sector Deposit & Loan Growth Continues" The market, as measured by the Rabee Securities RSISX USD Index (RSISUSD), was up 1.0% in […]

Market Review: "Foreigners tip-toeing into the Market"

By Ahmed Tabaqchali, CIO of Asia Frontier Capital (AFC) Iraq Fund. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Market Review: "Foreigners tip-toeing into the Market" The market, as measured by the Rabee Securities RSISX USD Index (RSISUSD), declined 1.6% in October, signalling a […]

The Inevitability of Reform in Iraq

By Ahmed Tabaqchali, for the Atlantic Council. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The irrefutable logic of numbers and the inevitability of reform in Iraq On October 13, Iraq's Council of Ministers endorsed the White Paper for financial and fiscal reform. […]

Market Review: "Still the Dog Days of Summer"

By Ahmed Tabaqchali, CIO of Asia Frontier Capital (AFC) Iraq Fund. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Market Review: "Still the Dog Days of Summer" The unusually, more subdued than normal "dog days of summer" witnessed in August were extended into September […]

Market Review: "The Dog Days of Summer"

By Ahmed Tabaqchali, CIO of Asia Frontier Capital (AFC) Iraq Fund. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Market Review: "The Dog Days of Summer" The subdued "dog days of summer" were further subdued this year as the month of August was shortened […]