By John Lee. The Iraqi Cabinet has agreed to double the capital of state-owned Trade Bank of Iraq (TBI) to one trillion Iraqi dinars [$858 million], according to a report from Bloomberg Baghdad-based TBI is under investigation for alleged irregularities, and an arrest warrant has been issued for its former president and chairman, Hussein al-Uzri. […]
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By Mark DeWeaver. The ISX historically has tended to go down in the second half of the year. Last November, I argued that this may be due to the timing of capital increases. (See this post.) If this is the case, the recently announced new rules on share suspensions mean that the market will no […]
By John Lee. Most of Iraq's 34 private banks have met the central bank's 30th June deadline to reach the 150 billion Iraqi dinar ($128.8 million) capital requirement, reports Reuters.
The deputy governor of the Iraqi Central Bank (ICB), Muzher Mohammed Saleh, has set a deadline for all banks in Iraq to increase their capital to at least 250bn IQD ($215m). He said: "We asked all banks in Iraq to increase their capital this month to strengthen their dealings and give more loans." According to the report […]
Since 2007, the Rabee Securities RSISX index has ended on a down note every year except 2010. (See chart.) In 2007, 2008, and 2009, the index peaked in July, August, and November, respectively, subsequently falling 27%, 7%, and 9% from those peaks to the respective year-end closes. 2010 was exceptional because the new government was […]