Tag Archives | Trade Bank of Iraq (TBI)

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 […]

Three Experts offer advice to Iraq

By Padraig O'Hannelly. A major petroleum conference has heard expert advice on the steps Iraq should take to increase its prosperity and wellbeing. Addressing delegates at CWC/GFEn's Iraq Petroleum conference, held online this week for the first time, Anne-Laure Kiechel, Founding Partner at Global Sovereign Advisory, stressed the importance of fighting illegality in Iraq. She […]

Iraq to Release Frozen Iranian Funds

The Governor of the Central Bank of Iran has said his negotiations with Iraqi officials have yielded "positive" results, as the Arab country has given its approval to the release of Iran's frozen assets for the purchase of basic commodities. In remarks on Monday, Abdolnasser Hemmati said he held a trilateral meeting with Governor of […]

Trade Bank of Iraq names New Chairman

By John Lee. The Trade Bank of Iraq (TBI) has announced that Salem Chalabi [Salem Jawad Abdul Hadi Al-Jalabi] has taken over as the company's Chairman and President with immediate effect. Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi appointed the Yale graduate to succeed Faisal Al Haimus, who has been named as head of the Iraq Securities Commission […]

Details of PM's New Appointments to Key Institutions

By Michael Knights, for the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Kadhimi's Rolling Reshuffle (Part 2): Protecting Iraq's Economic Institutions and Borders On September 14, Baghdad announced a range of strategic leadership appointments for institutions tasked […]

TBI Boss to Head Iraq Securities Commission

By John Lee. The Chairman of the state-owned Trade Bank of Iraq (TBI) has been chosen as the new head of the Iraq Securities Commission (ISC). Faisal Al-Haimus (pictured) will take over from Dr. Alaa Abdulhussein Al-Saeidi as Chairman of the regulator. Grant Felgenhauer, Managing Partner at Euphrates Advisors, an investor on the Iraq Stock […]

Fitch affirms Negative Outlook for TBI

By John Lee. Fitch Ratings has affirmed Trade Bank of Iraq's (TBI) Long-Term Issuer Default Rating (IDR) at 'B-' with Negative Outlook. A full list of rating actions is below. The Negative Outlook mirrors that on the sovereign. This reflects the impact of oil price slump on Iraq's fiscal and external finances, near-term uncertainty over […]

Fitch Downgrades Outlook for Trade Bank of Iraq (TBI)

By John Lee. Fitch Ratings has revised the outlook for the Trade Bank of Iraq (TBI) from "Stable" to "Negative". In a statement, it says that TBI's Issuer Default Rating (IDR)s are driven by the bank's Viability Rating (VR) and underpinned by potential sovereign support. "The revision of the Outlook to Negative from Stable follows […]

Trade Bank of Iraq Increases Capital to $3bn

Trade Bank of Iraq Announces Capital Increase to USD 3 Billion Under New Three Year Strategic Vision The Trade Bank of Iraq (TBI) has announced a new capital increase that aims to raise the bank's financial strength in line with the new strategic vision for 2020-23. The bank has increased its capital to USD 3 […]

Trade Bank of Iraq reports 68% Jump in Net Profit

By John Lee. The Trade Bank of Iraq (TBI) has reported that it has achieved a "robust growth" in revenues and in key financial areas during 2019, for another consecutive year with its consistent performance, preliminary report released by the bank for the financial year during 31/12/2019. In a statement, the bank said it posted […]

Iraq may Stop Iran Gas Transfers if US Waiver Ends

By John Lee. The head of Trade Bank of Iraq (TBI) has reportedly said that the bank would stop processing payments for Iranian gas imports if a US sanctions exemption expires next month. Faisal al-Haimus told AFP: "As a bank, the most important thing we have is that we are compliant (with international regulations). That's […]

Cabinet to Support Projects in Health, Oil sectors

The Iraqi Cabinet held its regular weekly meeting in Baghdad on Tuesday under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Adil Abd Al-Mahdi. The Prime Minister told the Cabinet that the current government will continue to discharge its  duties until the formation of the next Iraqi government. The Prime Minister then outlined some of the key achievements of […]