By Mustafa Saadoun 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 increases deficit to pay salaries The Iraqi parliament approved on November 12th the funding deficit law, entitling the government to borrow 12 trillion dinars ($10 billion) from internal […]
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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. International financial alliance forms to help Iraq Several countries are forming an economic alliance to help Iraq in its financial crisis. Click here to read the full story.
By John Lee. The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has expressed concerns and signaled its opposition to legislation put forward by the Iraqi parliament on Thursday that it says would once more cut the Kurdistan Region's share of the federal budget. The Council of Ministers issued the following statement: "The Kurdistan Regional Government commends the Kurdistan […]
The Iraqi government's proposal to shrink public-sector payrolls and pension costs as part of efforts to reduce fiscal imbalances and ease financing strains could slow the depletion of foreign-exchange reserves, but will be tough to implement and risks aggravating social unrest, says Fitch Ratings. More here. (Source: Fitch)
By Kirk H. Sowell, for the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq's Dire Fiscal Crisis Iraq's Prime Minister inherited a series of fiscal crises. As his interim government struggles to advert a complete economic collapse, […]
From Middle East Monitor, under a Creative Commons licence. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Salaries of Iraq senior officials depleting state budget The "astronomical" salaries of the president, ministers, members of parliament and other senior ranking officials in Iraq are depleting […]
By Ali Mamouri for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. US backs Iraqi progress on budget deal with Kurdistan Region The Trump administration says it supports Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi's progress so far in working out a budget agreement with […]
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. […]
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 […]
The Iraqi government says Iraq faces an immediate challenge caused by the decline in oil prices and the impact this has had on the economy and fiscal liquidity. Officials say that the impact of the fall in oil prices is compounded by other weaknesses caused by decades old policies of a command economy, and by […]
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 […]
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. […]