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Moving Into The Economic Recovery

It has been a busy week politically in Iraq, with both good and bad news emerging from the country: The last American combat brigade left the country on Thursday morning, seven years after the US-led invasion; 6,000 support troops will remain until the end of the month, and a further 50,000 will stay until the […]

Foreign Firms Keen to Invest in Iraq Banks

Iraqi banks might offer huge growth opportunities in the future for investors willing to take some risks, but analysts and investors say the industry needs to consolidate first and change its business model, according to a report from Reuters. With violence ebbing from the peak of sectarian warfare in 2006/07, foreign firms and banks are […]

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UK Bank HSBC Sees Big Opportunities in Iraq

The Iraqi subsidiary of UK bank HSBC is eyeing opportunities to fund infrastructure projects as the country is being rebuilt, while the lender gradually opens more branches, the unit's chief executive said, in an interview for Reuters. As Iraq's economy recoves slowly after years of violence since the US-led war in 2003, regional and some […]

Bank Profitability in Iraq to Increase

HSBC has said that it is “remarkably bullish on Iraq” and expects bank profitability in the country to increase by 100 times within 10 to 20 years, Bloomberg has reported. “There is more lending activity as the economy gets stronger,” James Hogan, country manager of HSBC Holdings said. HSBC entered the Iraq’s post-war banking sector […]

HSBC Expects Iraq Profits to Soar

HSBC has said that it is "remarkably bullish on Iraq" and expects bank profitability in the country to increase by 100 times within 10 to 20 years, Bloomberg has reported. "There is more lending activity as the economy gets stronger," James Hogan, country manager of HSBC Holdings said. HSBC entered the Iraq's post-war banking sector […]