Tag Archives | Iraq Banking & Financial News

The latest Iraq financial and banking news including Dinar, Investment Oppportunities, Funds news and more.

U.S. Military Budget Climbs to $708 Billion

The Obama administration sent Congress its proposed military budget on Monday, requesting $708 billion for fiscal 2011, including $159 billion to support operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. The base budget is a 3.4% increase from the prior fiscal year at $549 billion, or 1.8% real growth after adjusting for inflation. Accompanying the budget proposal is […]

Lawmaker Urges China to Write off Iraq’s Debts

An Iraqi lawmaker on Monday called on China to cancel the debts owed by Iraq to it and to contribute to investment projects in the country. “China has been delaying the cancellation of Iraqi debts until the departure of the United States from the country…,” MP Sami al-Atroushi from the Kurdistan Islamic Union told Aswat […]

‘Britain is Neglecting Iraq's Economic Future'

Whatever one's views about the Iraq war and its legitimacy (the Chilcot Inquiry is grandstand viewing in that respect); all of us have a common belief that we have a duty to assist in the reconstruction of Iraq and in developing its economic future. It is clear, however, that British business is punching well below […]

Final Contract for Qurna Oilfield with Exxon, Shell to Be Signed

The Iraqi Ministry of Oil on Monday will sign the final contract with a consortium led by Exxon Mobil Corp and Royal Dutch Shell, under which the firms will be allowed to develop the West Qurna-1 field in southern Iraq. “The contract aims to increase the field’s production to 2.325 million barrels per day (bpd),” […]

Announcing Investment Facilities for Chinese Companies

President Jalal Talibani met yesterday with the Ambassador of the People's Republic of China in Iraq Chang yee and his accompanied delegation with attendance of Kosrat Rassoul, Kurdistan Region Vice President. At the meeting, President confirmed Iraq's readiness to present facilities for the Chinese companies to prompt their investment intentions in the country. Both officials […]

COSIT: Unemployment and Poverty Drop in Iraq

Poverty and unemployment levels have fallen noticeably in Iraq during the recent few years, the Central Organization for Statistics and Information Technology (COSIT) said in a report on Sunday. “Covering all Iraqi provinces, a 2008 survey that has been conducted in accordance with recommendations from the International Labor Organization (ILO) has shown that unemployment rates […]

Delegation from 40 French Companies in Baghdad

A delegation comprised of representatives of 40 French companies has visited the Baghdad Investment Commission to become updated on investment opportunities in the capital. "The commission and the delegation have discussed means of furthering mutual cooperation...," according to a statement released by Baghdad's provincial council and received by Aswat al-Iraq news agency. The housing, industrial […]

CBI Dollar Sales Up by 55% on Thursday

The Central Bank of Iraq (CBI) dollar sales rose by 55% to reach $227.190 million in its daily auction on Thursday, compared to $155.251 million during the previous session. “The demand hit $16.480 million in cash, covered at exchange rate of 1,170 Iraqi dinars per dollar, and $210.710 million in foreign transfers outside the country, […]

Conference in Turkey on Investment Opportunities in Basra

A delegation from Basra province headed on Tuesday to Turkey to attend a conference next Thursday on investment opportunities in the southern province, an official source said. “The delegation is chaired by Governor Sheltagh Aboud and includes a number of the local council,” Mahmoud al-Taan, the official of the industrial development committee, told Aswat al-Iraq news […]

Iraq Ministry of Trade to receive $1bn loan

The Iraqi Ministry of Finance has announced that it will loan the Ministry of Trade $1bn to secure its needs. A statement issued by Finance's media office, said" Minister of Finance al- Zubeidi ordered Iraqi Bank for Trade to loan the Ministry of Trade with $1bn to pay the dues of tradesmen and settling their […]