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Latest Iraqi Dinar News and Iraq currency news including foreign exchange, investment and finance.

Big Increase in Iraq's Foreign Currency Reserves

The Iraqi Central Bank announced recently an increase in its reserves of foreign currency to more than $ 50 billion, up from $ 41 billion at the end of the first half of 2010. Mohammed Salih, an advisor to the bank, said in an interview with Radio Free Iraq that this increase is attributable to […]

IMF Dissatisfied with Iraq’s Monetary Policy

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has cited Iraq’s monetary policy as the reason for turning down an Iraqi request for a loan package to reduce its 2011 budget deficit, an advisor to the Iraqi government said on Sunday. AKnews reports that despite the IMF’s rejection, talks between Iraq and the fund continue. “The IMF… is […]

Japanese Iraqi Dinar Scam

Bloomberg reports that Japanese consumers are being warned about an investment scam selling Iraqi dinar on predictions the currency will surge in value. A man in western Japan spent 2 million yen ($25,000) to buy 500,000 Iraqi dinar ($428) after a caller recommended buying the currency because it was expected to gain as much as […]

The Future for the Iraqi Dinar

We get many enquiries at Iraq Business News relating to the future of the Iraqi dinar (IQD), for example: Will the Iraqi dinar increase in value? Will the currency be re-denominated, dropping the 'three zeros'? Is it wise to buy Iraqi dinar? Firstly, Iraq Business News is not in a position to give investment advice. […]

Removing Zeros From Iraq's Currency Requires 'Consultation'

According to media reports, Iraq's Central Bank said on Tuesday that the decision to remove the three zeros from the Iraqi currency would require consultation with the next government. Quoting a consultant refered to as Mohammed Saleh, the report says that deleting three zeros from the currency would negatively affect Iraqi citizens, but would facilitate […]

Alsumaria TV to Re-Run Dinar Re-Denomination Prog

"Bi tarikh Al Ghad” is a weekly political talk-show prepared and presented by Ahmad Hassan and directed by Yaseen Mohamad Amin. It retraces the latest major political developments taking place in Iraq and handles events from a leading-edge angle. “Bi tarikh al ghad" projects the consequences of newest developments on the political process and highlights […]

Currency Counterfeiters Caught in Basra

An Iraqi police source said that army forces arrested a gang of currency counterfeiters during a security operation in Basra 550 km south of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad. The official source said that the gang consisted of two people, and the security forces found nearly $90,000 [105 million Iraqi dinars] of counterfeit currency on site, […]

Soldier Jailed - 'Smuggled' Iraqi Dinars

A U.S. Army officer who approved supplies contracts in Iraq was sentenced Friday to 21 months in prison for lying about contents of a package he sent to the United States containing more than $100,000, according to a report from Associated Press. Maj. Charles E. Sublett pleaded guilty in July to sending almost $108,000 in […]

Redenomination an unlikely priority for the CBI

Earlier this month it was reported that the Central Bank of Iraq (CBI) might redenominate the Iraqi dinar after the new government is formed, exchanging one new dinar for 1,000 old. (For more on this story, see https://www.iraq-businessnews.com/2010/09/14/central-bank-wants-to-drop-zeros-from-iraqi-dinar/.) While such a redenomination would obviously help to simplify transactions and record keeping, it is not clear […]

Central Bank Wants to Drop Zeros from Iraqi Dinar?

Various websites are quoting the Governor of Iraq's Central Bank, Mohammed Salih, as saying the he wants to delete three zeros from the Iraqi currency after the formation of the new Iraqi government. In a reported interview with “Alsumaria News”, he said the amount of Iraqi dinars in circulation has increased from 25 billion in […]

Where Now For Iraqi Inflation?

Iraq's core inflation continued to slow in July, dropping to an annual rate of 1.7 percent from 2.7 percent in June, a central bank official said on Monday, according to a report from Reuters. The bank gave no immediate explanation for the fall in core inflation, which excludes expenditures on fuel. To spur investment and […]