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Iraq, UAE sign MoU on Banking Supervision

The Central Bank of the UAE (CBUAE) and the Central Bank of Iraq (CBI) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 12th December, to enhance cooperation on banking supervision matters. The MoU covers three main areas, including control and supervisory issues, the exchange of supervisory information, and strengthening bilateral co-operation on training workers and […]

FinTech in Iraq

By Mohammed Koperly (LLB, PstgD, MCIArb), for Al Nesoor Law. One of the most significant worldwide developments during Covid-19 was the increase in consumer engagement in financial markets, many for the first time especially in Iraq. The coronavirus outbreak has acted as a catalyst for a digital revolution facilitated by financial technology (fintech). As Iraq […]

Economist Recommends Re-Valuing Iraqi Dinar

By John Lee. An Iraqi economist has said that re-valuing the Iraqi Dinar could be considered if certain conditions were met. Dhurgham Mohamed Ali is quoted by Shafaq News as saying: "The exchange rate of the dollar should be gradually reduced to 1,300 dinars [from the current 1,460 dinars] while keeping an eye on the […]

Video: Friend of Robert Pether makes a Desperate Plea

By John Lee. 60 Minutes Australia has broadcast what it describes as a desperate plea from a close friend of engineer Robert Pether. Australian citizen Robert Pether and his Egyptian colleague Khalid Radwan, who have been detained in Iraq since early April, have reportedly been found guilty of fraud, and sentenced to five years in […]

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 […]