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Iraqi Parliament Approves Massive Borrowing

By John Lee. The Iraqi parliament has reportedly authorised borrowing of up to $5 billion (Dh18bn) from abroad after the fall in oil prices caused a financial crunch. According to The National, the vote came a few days rating agency Fitch forecast the economy to shrink 9 per cent this year and debt to skyrocket. […]

KRG Council of Ministers reviews Public Expenses

Prime Minister Masrour Barzani on Wednesday chaired a cabinet meeting via video conference to discuss expenses and the need to adapt to the current budget while protecting public entitlements. In the meeting attended by Deputy Prime Minister Qubad Talabani, the Council of Ministers stressed continued commitment to reducing salaries of senior officials, including those retired […]

Iraq Cuts Federal Budget from KRG

By Dana Taib Menmy for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq cuts federal budget from KRG, Kurds defy it as political Adel Abdul Mahdi's Iraqi caretaker government in Baghdad April 16 has ordered its Finance Ministry in an official document […]

Baghdad "Halts Payments to KRG"

By John Lee. Baghdad is said to have stopped payments to the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG). Writing for Argus Media, Rowena Edwards says central government will also seek to recover payments made since the start of the year, in the absence of KRG transfers of crude oil, which were part of the as-yet-unsigned 2020 budget. […]

KRG "Agrees 2020 Budget Share with Baghdad"

By John Lee. Erbil and Baghdad have reportedly reached an agreement on Erbil's contribution to the 2020 federal budget. According to Reuters, the state news agency INA says the deal includes a transfer of 250,000 barrels per day (bpd) from the oil-producing region to Iraq's national budget. Iraq's 2020 federal budget is currently under discussion […]

Iraq's 2019 Budget busts IMF Deal

By Salam Zidane for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi President Barham Salih (pictured) approved the controversial 2019 budget on Feb. 4. The budget passed the parliament Jan. 23 after long debates over allocations for the Kurdistan Region and southern […]

Parliament approves Iraq's $112bn Budget

By John Lee. On Thursday parliament approved Iraq’s 2019 budget. According to AFP, at $111.8 billion it is one of Iraq’s largest ever spending bills, and represents a nearly 45 percent increase from last year. It assumes exports of 3.9 million barrels of oil per day in 2019, including 250,000 bpd from Iraqi Kurdistan, at […]

A Review of Iraq’s 2019 Budget Proposal

By Ahmed Tabaqchali, for 1001 Iraqi Thoughts. The proposed budget law, prepared by the prior government and adopted by the current one (with some minor revisions), resembles the ongoing negotiations on completing the formation of the government. Just as the participants in these negotiations had left behind the pretence of responding to popular demands and […]

Iraq’s Governorates Reject 2019 Draft Budget

By Omar al-Jaffal for Al Monitor. Any views expressed here are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  Iraq’s Governorates Reject 2019 Draft Budget Anger is escalating in Basra over the new government's stance toward this strategic city and the demands of its people. The continued marginalization of […]