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Engineers Still Held Without Charge in Iraq

By John Lee. Australian citizen Robert Pether and his Egyptian colleague Khalid Radwan are reportedly still being held without charge in Iraq, following a contract dispute relating to the construction of the new Central Bank of Iraq (CBI) head office in Baghdad. The pair were detained in early April, having allegedly been tricked into traveling […]

The Dutch Disease and Iraq's Foreign Exchange Rate

By Dr. Zeki Fattah, for The Iraqi Economists Network (IEN). Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The Dutch Disease and Iraq's Foreign Exchange Rate Economists who studied the reasons for the low per capita growth of GDP in developing countries that rely […]

Foreign Engineers Detained "in Solitary Confinement" in Iraq

By John Lee. An Australian engineer and his Egyptian manager have reportedly been held without charge, and in solitary confinement, in Iraq for the past three weeks. Robert Pether, who lives in Ireland, is said to have been called to Iraq to discuss a dispute between his employer, UAE-based EKO Engineering Arabia, and the company's […]

Mastercard, CBI to Promote Digital Payments in Iraq

By John Lee. Mastercard has signed a partnership agreement with the Central Bank of Iraq (CBI) to digitize the country's payment ecosystem in a bid to boost financial inclusion, encourage socio-economic development, mitigate the risks of a shadow economy and accelerate the advancement toward a cashless society. According to a statement from the company, the […]

French Development Agency considers branch in Iraq

By John Lee. The Agence Française de Développement (AFD) has reportedly said it is interested in setting up a branch in Iraq. According to Shafaq, a delegation from the French development agency made the comment during a meeting with the Governor of the Central Bank of Iraq (CBI), Mustafa Ghaleb Mukhif. The AFD's websites says […]

Iraqi Govt Relaxes Monetary Policy

By John Lee. The Iraqi government has said it is relaxing monetary policy to help businesses and people on low incomes. Ammar Mohammed (pictured), the Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Iraq (CBI), said the measures include the provision of "soft" loans up to a value of 15 million Iraqi dinars (IQD) [$10,250], with […]

Iraq tackles Corruption in Currency Auctions

By John Lee. The Iraqi Cabinet held its weekly meeting on Tuesday under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi. Addressing the meeting, the Prime Minister said the reserves of the Central Bank of Iraq (CBI) have increased by $4 billion, adding that the government has been able to tackle what it describes as "the […]