Tag Archives | Dr Amer K. Hirmis

PM meets Trump: What Outcome for Iraqi Economy?

By Dr Amer K. Hirmis, Capital Business Strategies Ltd. - UK. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq's PM meets the President of the United States... What outcome...for the Iraqi economy?  Introduction This Thursday, August 20th, the "President Donald J. Trump will […]

Will Oil Price Crash the Iraqi Economy?

By Dr Amer K. Hirmis. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Will crashing oil prices mean the collapse of Iraq's economy? No. Will the Iraqi economy (and people) suffer? Yes, a great deal... Since the crash in Iraqi oil prices from US$61.0 […]

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 […]

Private Sector Investment - What Strategy for the next PM?

By Dr Amer K. Hirmis. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Private sector investment in Iraq -   What strategy for the next Prime Minister? Iraq is in turmoil.  The protests of the Iraqi youth, which started on October 1st 2019, are […]

IBN Welcomes New Expert Blogger

By Padraig O’Hannelly. This week at Iraq Business News, we are delighted to welcome another new Expert Blogger to our ranks: Dr Amer K. Hirmis is Principal at UK-based consultancy CBS Ltd. (2008-present). In October 2009, Amer began a 20-months assignment as Senior Development Planning Advisor to the Ministry of Planning in Iraq (funded under […]

"Doing Business 2020 – Iraq" Report: A Critique

By Dr Amer K. Hirmis. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. World Bank’s ‘Doing Business 2020 – Iraq’ report: A Critique The World Bank published ‘Doing Business 2020– Iraq’ report (henceforth WB2020), on September 24 2019, amid tumultuous political and economic events […]