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Baghdad "sends 200 Billion Dinars to Erbil"

From Rudaw. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Baghdad sends 200 billion dinars to Erbil: Ministry Baghdad sent 200 billion dinars to the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) on Sunday, the finance ministry announced. "Today, the first sum of money amounting to 200 […]

Will Baghdad, Erbil fulfil Budget Obligations?

From Amwaj Media. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. With deal in hand, will Baghdad, Erbil fulfil budget obligations? To what extent will the Kurdistan region of Iraq (KRI) be seriously committed to the provisions of the federal budget now that it […]

Video: The Baghdad-Erbil Budget Divide

Breaking the Impasse: The Baghdad-Erbil Budget Divide On May 20, 2021, the Institute of Regional and International Studies (IRIS) at the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS) hosted a public webinar with Ahmed Tabaqchali (Senior Fellow, IRIS), Megan Connelly (Non-Resident Fellow, IRIS), and Sarwar Abdullah (Lecturer, University of Sulaimani), moderated by IRIS Researcher Hamzeh al-Shadeedi. […]

Iraq passes $89bn Federal Budget Bill

By Joe Snell for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq passes $89 billion federal budget bill The budget confronted issues of unemployment, currency devaluation and non-oil revenues and was passed as lawmakers prepare for October's general election; the […]

Protesters Block Entrances to Oil Facilities

By John Lee. Protesters have reportedly blocked the entrances to the Dhi Qar Oil Company (DQOC), Dhi Qar Refinery, and the Oil Products Distribution Company. According to Anadolu Agency, they were protesting the passing of the 2021 budget by the Iraqi parliament, which did not meet their expectations regarding guaranteed employment. More here. (Source: Anadolu […]

Iraq's Reform Budget heads to Parliament

By Salam Zidane for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq's reform budget heads to parliament Parliament is debating the 2021 budget, which is the first budget drafted based on the White Paper for economic reform. Click here to […]

Iraq "in Talks" with IMF for $6bn Loan

By John Lee. Iraq is reportedly in discussions with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to secure a $6 billion loan to help its finances. Finance Minister Ali Allawi (pictured) told Bloomberg that Iraq can apply for $2 billion in quick financing from a special mechanism to help Covid-battered economies, followed by an additional $4 million.. […]

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 […]

Iraq's Cabinet approves Draft Budget

By John Lee. The Iraqi cabinet has approved the draft budget for 2021. According to Reuters, the budget of 150 trillion Iraqi dinars ($103 billion) is based on an oil price of $42 per barrel, and will result in a deficit of 63 trillion dinars ($43 billion). Rudaw puts the deficit at 58 trillion dinar […]