Tag Archives | Rafidain Bank

Will Iraqi PM open Pandora's Box in Massive Corruption Case?

From Amwaj Media. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Will Iraq' PM open Pandora's box in pursuit of massive corruption case? Iraq's prime minister has announced the recovery of some of the state funds embezzled in the multi-billion dollar corruption case which rocked the […]

$2.5bn Tax Fraud Uncovered in Iraq

By John Lee. Iraq's Federal Commission of Integrity (FCOI) has said it is investigating the theft of 3.7 trillion Iraqi dinars ($2.5 billion) from the General Tax Authority. The funds were allegedly stolen from the Tax Authority's account at the state-run Rafidain Bank. According to The National, the money was paid to five recently-created companies […]

Al-Rafidain Bank sets Interest Rates

By John Lee. The state-owned Al-Rafidain Bank has announced the following interest rates: and fixed deposits for the citizens' accounts for the year 2022 in an effort to raise the economic and living standard of the citizen. The interest rate for Savings accounts: 4% for one year. Fixed deposit rate: 4.5% for six months; 5% […]

Iraqi Banks undertake Overdue Reforms

By Omar al-Jaffal for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi Banks undertake Overdue Reforms The Central Bank of Iraq (CBI) announced in a statement Dec. 19 the devaluation of the Iraqi dinar to 1,450 to help reduce the […]

Govt Increases Incentives at Bismaya; pays Hanwha $100m

By John Lee. The Iraqi Cabinet has directed Al-Rafidain Bank, Al-Rasheed Bank, and the Trade Bank of Iraq (TBI) to pay $100 million to South Korea's Hanwha Engineering and Construction Company, which is implementing the Bismayah City residential project (pictured). It also agreed to reduce the minimum advance payment for buying housing units at the […]

Iraq to Privatise Govt's Two Largest Banks

Shafaaq News reports that the Central Bank of Iraq (CBI) has announced its intention to privatize the two largest banks in the country. It quotes CBI Governor Ali al-Alaq as saying: "The bank's management is moving to privatize al-Rafidain and al-Rasheed Banks or participate with the private sector ... the move is being coordinated with […]

Rising Yields a Plus for Stocks

By Mark DeWeaver. Falling prices and higher dividends have led to a jump in ISX dividend yields this year. As of September 30, Rabee Securities’ RSISX index was yielding 4.5%, up from 1.5% in 2013 and 0.0% in 2012. Yields are also improving relative to local interest rates, which have been gradually declining. The RSISX […]

World Bank Involved in Bank Restructuring

By John Lee. The acting Finance Minister, Ali Yousef Shukri (pictured), is reported to have held a meeting with a representative of the World Bank to discuss the restructuring of the state-owned banks in Iraq. According to the report from NINA, the discussions related particularly to the Rasheed and Rafidain banks. (Source: NINA)