Tag Archives | Iraqi Stock Exchange

"Approval Required" for Majority Foreign Ownership of Iraqi Companies

By John Lee. According to information from Rabee Securities, the approval of the Iraqi Securities Commission (ISC) will be required in every case where foreign ownership of a company exceeds 49 percent. The brokerage house says the ISC informed the Board of Governors of the Iraq Stock Exchange (ISX) of the change on Wednesday 6th […]

Iraq Fund named "Best Performing Emerging Mkt Hedge Fund"

Hedge fund industry journal Alpha Week is reporting that in the month of May 2019 Northern Gulf Partners’ investment fund Iraq Investment Partners I (IIPI) was the world’s best performing emerging markets hedge fund according to data compiled by the BarclayHedge Global Hedge Fund database. IIPI increased 13.57% net of all fees during the month. […]

Iraq's Remarkable Stock Exchange

By John Lee. Arabian Business has published a revealing interview with Iraqi Stock Exchange (ISX) chief Taha Abdulsalam al-Rubaye, outlining the incredible challenges the stock exchange has faced since its creation from the old "Baghdad stock exchange" under Iraq's sanctions hit economy of the 1990s. Despite terrifying security challenges, the ISX success has been monumental, but […]

Stock Exchange Upgrades to NASDAQ Technology

The NASDAQ OMX Group has entered an agreement with the Iraq Stock Exchange (ISX) to upgrade its current trading platform. Under the terms of the agreement, ISX will replace its existing NASDAQ OMX platform (Horizon) with one powered by the renowned X-stream technology. The upgrade is expected to be rolled out by mid-year 2014. "We […]

Foreigners Invest in Iraq's Bourse, Expect Boom

According to a report from Reuters, with better regulation and the expected listing of the country's three main mobile phone firms, foreign investors are increasingly choosing Iraq's stock market as a lucrative investment. Iraq's bourse is still tiny in comparison with other regional or international stock markets, but a drop in violence since the peak […]

Iraq Stock Market Report

Rabee Securities Iraq Stock Exchange (ISX) market report (week ending: 20th October 2011). Please click here to download a table of listed companies and their associated ticker codes. The RSISX index ended the week at ID1,613 / $1,790, -2.8%. The number of weekly traded shares was 11.6bn and the weekly trading volume was ID27.8bn ($23.8mn). […]

Iraq's ISX Still Attracting Funds

As revolution sweeps across the Middle East, Iraq is still reportedly attracting funds to into its listed companies. The Iraqi Stock Exchange (ISX), which began trading in 2004 with 15 stocks, has attracted $20 million in foreign capital in 2011 from regions like the United States, Europe, the Gulf and Egypt, according to a statement […]

MerchantBridge Launches Mesopotamia Fund to Invest in Iraqi Equities

MerchantBridge, the international private equity group with diverse investment interests operating from Iraq, Lebanon, United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom, has launched an Iraq equity fund, the "Mesopotamia Equity Fund Ltd". The Mesopotamia Fund is an open ended fund that will capitalize on the expected long term growth of the Iraqi Stock Exchange (ISX). […]