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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 […]

New Baghdad Business School open for Applications

By John Lee. The Iraq Fund for Higher Education (IFHE) has announced the launch of its Baghdad Business School (BBS), a 10-month academic and professional program that gives Iraqi youth the skills and knowledge they need to work in the private sector. BBS describes itself as a market driven "education to employment" program, coordinating internships […]

Market Review: "Banks Lead Market Recovery"

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: "Banks Lead Market Recovery" The extreme summer heat in July, much hotter this year than usual, and rising COVID-19 infections were supposed to […]

Tabaqchali: "Revisiting the Iraq Thesis, Five Years Later"

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: "Revisiting the Iraq Thesis, Five Years Later" June marked the five-year anniversary of the AFC Iraq Fund - conceived a year earlier amidst […]