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Iraq Bondholders Eye Default Risk

By John Lee. The escalating conflict in Iraq is making holders of the country's international debt nervous about repayment, according to a report from Reuters. The size of Iraq's dollar debt is relatively small - a $2.7 billion bond launched in 2006 in a restructuring of Saddam Hussein-era commercial debt. It is held by investors […]

Zain Hires Team to Lead IPO

By John Lee. Mobile operator Zain has hired Melak Investments and Rabee Securities as the leading adviser and broker to lead the initial public offering (IPO) of its shares. According to a report from The National, Melak Investments is run by the Iraq-born former Franklin Templeton asset manager Shwan Taha, who also founded Rabee Securities. Last […]