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Fitch Rates Iraq's Gulf Commercial Bank 'CCC+'

By John Lee. Fitch Ratings has assigned the Gulf Commercial Bank (GCB) a Long-Term Issuer Default Rating (IDR) of 'CCC+', and Viability Rating (VR) at 'ccc+'. It says the rating reflects the bank's, "weak franchise and unstable business model, operations in the highly volatile operating environment of Iraq, a high impaired loans ratio (which is […]

Iraqi Co. for Financing SMEs Tops $26m in Loans

This week the United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), will reach a significant milestone in its efforts to support Iraqi businesses. Loans extended by Iraqi Company for Financing Small and Medium Enterprises (ICF-SME) to develop or expand small businesses will reach a total of $26 million or ID 30.18 billion. […]