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Experts discuss fate of the Iraqi Dinar

By John Lee. At a webinar hosted by the Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) yesterday, a team of experts presented and discussed their insights on the Iraqi government's recent White Paper, and on the challenges and opportunities facing the country. On the subject of the Iraqi currency, Frank Gunter, Professor of Economics at Lehigh University, […]

Serious Questions on the Appreciation of Iraqi Dinar

The Iraqi Economists Network (IEN) has just published a new report from our Expert Blogger Dr Amer K. Hirmis: Mudher M. Saleh’s testimony re: the appreciation of Iraqi Dinar in 2006-8, raises serious questions? The purpose of this note is to shed light, and comment, on two views expressed recently in relation to the appreciation […]

Big Fines for Dinar Auction Fraud

By John Lee. Iraq's Commission of Integrity has revealed that it has concluded cases resulting in fines of more than 245 billion dinars ($206 million) on private banks, due to violations relating to customs licences and foreign currency auction instructions for 2012. The CoI mentioned that one of these corruption cases related to a private […]

Convictions in $600m Dinar Fraud

The co-owners and chief operating officer of one of the largest Iraqi dinar exchangers in the United States were convicted last month by a federal jury following a five-week trial. Tyson Rhame, James Shaw, and Frank Bell were each convicted of mail and wire fraud conspiracy, as well as multiple counts of mail and wire […]

Iraq's Foreign Reserves top $60bn

By John Lee. The Central Bank of Iraq (CBI) has announced that the county has foreign reserves exceding 60 billion dollars. In a statement on Wednesday, the bank said the reserves are "a result of the fiscal and monetary policies adopted by the Central Bank over the past years to stabilize the general financial situation, […]

Iraq issues new Banknote Designs

By John Lee. The Central Bank of Iraq (CBI) has released a series of new banknote designs, which will enter circulation next week. According to a report from Rudaw, the notes are intended to modernise the currency and better reflect the nation’s heritage and diversity. It adds that the CBI does not plan to recall […]