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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 […]

Covid and Devaluation hit Asiacell Revenues

By John Lee. Mobile phone service Asiacell has reported a sharp drop in revenue, when expressed in Qatari riyals, as a result of the devaluation of the Iraqi dinar. In its results for the three-month period ended 31 March 2021, parent company Ooredoo said: "The Iraqi economy was impacted by weakening purchasing power following the […]

Market Review: "Market Extends the Rally"

By Ahmed Tabaqchali, CIO of Asia Frontier Capital (AFC) Iraq Fund. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Market Review: "Market Extends the Rally" The market, as measured by the Rabee Securities RSISX USD Index, after February's explosive rally of 25.7%, took a […]

Market Review: "Market Roars Back to Life"

By Ahmed Tabaqchali, CIO of Asia Frontier Capital (AFC) Iraq Fund. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Market Review: "Market Roars Back to Life" The market, after January's 9.3% sell-off, resumed the rally that was ignited by the 22.6% devaluation of the […]

Iraqi Banks undertake Overdue Reforms

By Omar al-Jaffal for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi Banks undertake Overdue Reforms The Central Bank of Iraq (CBI) announced in a statement Dec. 19 the devaluation of the Iraqi dinar to 1,450 to help reduce the […]

Iraq Dinar Devalued by approx 20%

By John Lee. Iraq has reportedly devalued its currency by about 20 percent against the dollar. According to Bloomberg and The Arab Weekly, the Central Bank of Iraq (CBI) has reduced the official rate to 1,450 dinar per US dollar. The previous official rate was 1,182 dinar to the dollar. Reuters adds that the decision […]

Central Bank: "Limited Risk of Devaluation"

By John Lee. Bloomberg quotes Iraqi Central Bank Governor Ali Mohsen Ismail (pictured) as saying that Iraq has enough foreign reserves to maintain its currency peg, but didn’t rule out a minor devaluation to shore up government revenue hurt by the slump in oil prices and the war on Islamic State militants. He said reserves […]