ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Kurdish farmers will soon be able to access Iraqi loans if plans to open federal bank branches go ahead. Baghdad has plans to open branches of its agriculture, industry, and trade banks in the Kurdistan Region, according to an official from the Iraqi Central Bank. Through these branches, Kurdish farmers should… Read More
An Iraqi Shi’ite Muslim foundation is reportedly planning to plant a total of 70,000 date palms south of Baghdad. According to Reuters, it has already planted 16,000 date trees outside Karbala [Kerbala]. The scheme is backed by a state loan of IQD 10 billion ($8.43 million).