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 […]
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World Bank Expects Stronger Iraqi Growth
The World Bank expects the Iraqi economy to grow 3.1 percent in 2016, according its flagship "Global Economic Prospects" report released yesterday. This follows an estimated growth of 0.5 percent last year, driven by increased oil production. Growth rates of 7.1 percent and 6.5 percent are predicted for 2017 and 2018 respectively. These figures are […]
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 […]
Iraq to Obtain Rest of Oil-for-Food Funds by End of the Year, UN Official Says
As of the end of 2008, the fund had received nearly $180 billion - and now the Iraqi Government has a “realistic” plan to take full ownership by the end of this year of the fund a top United Nations budget official told the Security Council today.
Iraq to Continue to Pay 5% of Oil Proceeds to Compensation Fund
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday said Iraq must continue to pay five percent of its oil proceeds into the Compensation Fund even if arrangements for the successor Development Fund for Iraq (DFI) are in place and Iraq stated its commitment to settle all debts inherited from the Saddam regime.