Tag Archives | Development Fund for Iraq

A Sovereign Wealth Fund for Iraq

The Al-Bayan Center for Planning and Studies has proposed the creation of sovereign wealth fund in Iraq. Once used by only a few countries around the world, Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWFs) are becoming an increasingly common feature of international finance and state-led economic development. An increasing number of countries, predominantly developing countries, who rely on the export of commodities […]

Full Details of Iraq's DFI Transfer from UN

Further to the recent news regarding the transfer of control of the Development Fund for Iraq from the UN to Iraqi control, full details of the final meeting of the International Advisory and Monitoring Board (IAMB)'s last meeting in Amman, Jordan, on 30th June, are attached below. Please click here to download the IAMB's press […]

Iraq's Assets Subject to Seizure?

The passing of control of the Development Fund for Iraq (DFI) to the Iraqi government may make the assets vulnerable to seizure. A lawyer for Kuwait Airways told Bloomberg in an interview that “the class of assets against which we can seek enforcement has expanded.” Christopher Gooding (pictured), a partner at London-based Fasken Martineau, said: […]

Security Council Welcomes Iraq’s Control of Development Fund

The United Nations Security Council welcomed the Iraqi Government’s assumption of full autonomy, with effect from 1st July, over the proceeds of a development fund set up after the 2003 United States-led invasion to meet the country’s humanitarian needs, economic reconstruction and infrastructure repairs. In a press statement, the Council welcomed the Government’s establishment of […]

Iraq Gets Control of its Development Fund (DFI)

There was more sabre rattling on the Iraqi political scene this week, as the Speaker of parliament, Osama al-Nujaifi, hinted at the possibility of a break-away Sunni state. His statements follow indications, finally, from Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to the effect that ministerial heads may metaphorically roll as a result of their poor performance. These […]

$34 Million 'Missing' from Iraqi Accounts

Around $34 million is "missing" from a post-Gulf War fund that Iraq maintains to protect the money from foreign claims, its parliamentary speaker said on Monday as authorities scrambled to head off further protests on cutting politicians' pay and ramping up support for the needy. "There is missing money, we do not know where it […]