Iraq men gesture with their ink-stained fingers after casting their ballots during voting for Iraqi parliamentary election, in Najaf, south of Baghdad April 30, 2014. Iraqis headed to the polls on Wednesday in their first national election since U.S. forces withdrew from Iraq in 2011.
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Iraqi dinars are stacked at a teller’s window in the Babylon Bank in Najaf. Iraqi government and private banks have recorded an increase in financial deposits. Continue reading “Iraqi Banks See Increase in Financial Deposits” »
More than 600 accredited international monitors will observe Iraq’s general election on April 30th, the Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) said Monday (April 7th). Continue reading “Iraq Political News: International monitors to observe Iraq’s election” »
Most emerging currencies in Asia appreciated against the US dollar on Monday (07/04) as the 192,000 jobs that were added by US employers in March 2014 are believed to be too low to trigger an early interest rate hike by the US Federal Reserve. Continue reading “Indonesian Rupiah News: Emerging Asian Currencies Rise on US Jobs; Market Waiting for FOMC Minutes” »
Thousands of Iraqi parliamentary candidates on Tuesday (April 1st) kicked off their campaigns in preparation for the elections which are now less than a month away.
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The IMF team also consulted with representatives of Iraqi private sector and diplomatic community in Amman. The mission reviewed recent macroeconomic developments and the current fiscal and monetary issues. This work will help prepare the 2014 Article IV consultation with Iraq later in the year. Continue reading “Iraq Economic News: IMF update on outlook for Iraq” »
Iraq bought 36 metric tons of gold this month valued at about $1.56 billion in the largest purchase by a nation in three years. Continue reading “Iraq Buys $1.56 Bln of Gold, Biggest Purchase in 3 Years” »
The Iraqi capital last week welcomed dozens of companies from more than 10 countries to Project Iraq, an international energy and construction exhibition aimed at furthering investment and development in the country. Continue reading “Construction, energy exhibition brings international expertise to Iraq” »
Iraq’s oil production surged to its highest level in over 30 years last month, surprising skeptics of the country’s efforts to restore its oil industry after decades of war and neglect. Continue reading “Iraq’s Oil Output Surges to Highest Level in Over 30 Years” »
The governor of Indonesia’s capital won a mandate from his party to run for president, spurring the nation’s stocks and currency as investors applauded the prospect of a Joko Widodo administration. Continue reading “Indonesia Political News: Jakarta Governor to Run for Indonesia President” »