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Market Review: “A Tale of Two Markets”

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. The year for Iraq, and its equity market, started with two momentous events that raised the feared spectre of a US-Iran proxy war fought in […]

Tabaqchali: US Sanctions and the Illusion of Power

By Ahmed Tabaqchali, CIO of Asia Frontier Capital (AFC) Iraq Fund. This article was originally published by the LSE Middle East Centre. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Demands for the expulsion of US troops following the killing of Iranian general Qassem […]

2019 Market Review and 2020 Outlook

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. Stop the Press: Just as this article was being readied for publication, the news came of a US strike in Baghdad that targeted a car […]

Market Review: “Fundamentals on the Upswing …”

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: “Fundamentals on the Upswing, Market continues to Bottom” The demonstrations which resumed in the last week of October persisted into November and seem […]

Tabaqchali: Market continues to Bottom, while Breadth Broadens

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 continues to bottom, while breadth broadens” Demonstrations resumed during the last week of October, following a two-week lull since they started. While […]

Market Review: “The Economy, the Protests and the Govt”

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 Economy, the Protest Movement and the Government” In early October Iraq, Baghdad in particular, erupted in massive demonstrations, that at the time […]

Market Review: “Heatwaves and Budget Surpluses”

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. The market took a breather, after the blistering May rally, to end the month down -0.71% as measured by the Rabee Securities RSISX USD Index […]

Iraqi Stock Market wakes up from its Slumber

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. The market finally woke up from its multi-month slumber, increasing by +14.7% for the month as measured by the Rabee Securities RSISUSD Index, in the […]

Market Review: “Economy continues to Recover”

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. The market, as measured by the Rabee Securities RSISUSD Index, increased by +2.5% in April, bringing the YTD decline to -11.8%. Average daily turnover, excluding […]

Market Review: “An Ugsome Ugly Month”

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. The Iraqi market, as measured by the Rabee Securities RSISUSD Index, declined by -9.7% in February, taking the year to date decline to -12.5%. February’s […]