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Understanding Iraq’s Debt

By John Lee. The Al-Bayan Center for Planning and Studies has just published a new report from our Expert Blogger Ahmed Tabaqchali. Entitled "Understanding Iraq’s debt: An overview of its status, outlook and origins", the report argues that much of that debate about Iraq's debt is out of context, mixes loosely related facts and figures […]

Iraq in Discussions with IMF

By John Lee. Iraqi Finance Minister Hoshiyar Zebari has confirmed that Iraq is discussing its financial situation with the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Speaking on the sidelines of a conference in Kuwait on Tuesday, Zebari did not elaborate on what aid might be provided, but according to the report from Reuters he has previously said […]

T Rowe Price takes Profits on Iraq Debt

By John Lee. T Rowe Price has reportedly been selling some of its Iraqi government debt, in anticipation of renewed political turmoil in the country. Investment Week reports that the fund manager has been overweight in Iraq for several years, and at one time was the largest Iraqi debt holder. The company's emerging market debt […]

UAE to Cancel $5.8bn in Iraqi Debt

Al Arabiya reports that the United Arab Emirates will scrap $5.8 billion in debts owed by Iraq. Emirati foreign minister, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahayan, said on Monday at a news conference hosted jointly with Iraqi foreign minister Hoshyar Zebari (pictured): “An agreement will be signed soon to lay out the legal framework for waiving […]

Algeria Cancels Iraq's Debt

Official sources confirmed that the Algerian government decided to cancel Iraq's debt, according to reports from Eye Media. The amount of the debt was not specified. According to media sources in Baghdad, the Iraqi foreign minister, Hoshyar Zebari, received a letter from the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Algeria, Mourad Medelci, informing him of the […]

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