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Iraq tackles Corruption in Currency Auctions

By John Lee. The Iraqi Cabinet held its weekly meeting on Tuesday under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi. Addressing the meeting, the Prime Minister said the reserves of the Central Bank of Iraq (CBI) have increased by $4 billion, adding that the government has been able to tackle what it describes as “the… Read More

Freedom House: Iraq rated “not free”

By John Lee. Iraq continues to be listed as “not free” in Freedom House‘s latest Freedom in the World index. Scoring 29 points from a possible total of 100, Iraq does, however, rank considerably better than neighbouring Iran (16), Saudi Arabia (7), and Syria (1). Jordan scores better with 34, while Turkey also comes in… Read More

Iraq to buy Chinese COVID Vaccine

By John Lee. The Iraqi Cabinet held its weekly meeting on Tuesday under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi. At the start of the meeting, the Prime Minister praised the efforts of state institutions and agencies to ensure the implementation of curfew regulations, and thanked all citizens for adhering to preventative health measures. Following… Read More

Social-Spatial Transformations in Contemporary Baghdad

By Omar Sirri, for the London School of Economics (LSE) Middle East Centre. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Destructive creations: social-spatial transformations in contemporary Baghdad This working paper examines social-spatial transformations in contemporary Baghdad by zooming in on two of the… Read More

KRG to Tax Internet and Telecom Companies

From Rudaw. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. KRG will see 20 billion dinars monthly from new corporate tax on internet and telecom companies: official The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) will attempt to bring in nearly 20 billion dinars [approx $13.7 million]… Read More

Fmr Iraqi Minister Jailed for Corruption

From Rudaw. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Former Iraqi minister sentenced to two years in prison for corruption A Baghdad court on Sunday sentenced a former Iraqi minister and a general manager from the same ministry each to two years in… Read More

UN pushes Economic Diversification, Private Sector

Briefing to the Security Council by SRSG Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert | Tuesday, 16 February 2021 (As Delivered): Madam President,Distinguished members of the Security Council, Allow me to begin by again condemning last night’s deadly rocket attack on Erbil. Such reckless attempts to inflame tensions pose grave threats to Iraq’s stability. Close collaboration between Baghdad and Erbil,… Read More