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Latest Economy News

UK hosts Iraqi Prime Minister for talks – October 2020

Reforming the economy and improving the security situation are vital if Iraq is to build back better from coronavirus, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said, after his meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi yesterday (Thursday 22 October).
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How Siemens is helping Iraq fight $12bn of electricity theft a year

German industrial giant Siemens is in discussions with Iraq's government to advance work on phase two of its $15 billion roadmap for power rehabilitation, as it also helps the country stem technical and piracy-related losses.
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SAMYA KULLAB* Bloated public salaries at heart of Iraq’s economic woes

Long-time Iraqi civil servant Qusay Abdul-Amma panicked when his monthly salary was delayed. Days of waiting turned to weeks. He defaulted on rent and other bills. A graphic designer for the Health Ministry, he uses about half his salary to pay his rent of nearly 450,000 Iraqi dinars a month, roughly $400.
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Iraq, UNESCO and UNICEF* Launch of Education Management Information System Roadmap

Wednesday 21 October 2020 - As part of a joint effort to modernize education data systems and improve the quality of learning in Iraq, UNESCO and UNICEF today signed a roadmap with the Communications and Media Commission (CMC) for the provision of internet connectivity to over 3000 schools across 10 governorates.
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Iraq’s Investment Deficit and Underfunded Infrastructure. By Mohammed Hussein

In his recent article “Iraq’s Government Investments: Between Ambitions and Stumbling,” Dr. Mudhr Mohammed Salih, former Deputy Governor of the Iraqi Central Bank and financial adviser of the Iraqi Government, fairly described the political and administrative dynamics that prevent investment in infrastructure; basically showing how endemic corruption, institutional limitations,

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The Committee for the Prize in Economic Sciences* Improvements to auction theory and inventions of new auction formats

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Sveriges  Riksbanks Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2020 to: PAUL R. MILGROM,  Born 1948 in Detroit, USA. Ph.D. 1979 from Stanford University, Stanford, USA. Shirley and Leonard Ely, Jr. Professor of Humanities and Sciences, Stanford University, Stanford, USA , and  ROBERT B. WILSON Born 1937

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UNDP* Impact of COVID-19 on the Iraqi economy: New report highlights policy recommendations for Iraq’s economic recovery

Impact of COVID-19 on the Iraqi economy: New report highlights policy recommendations for Iraq’s economic recovery Baghdad, 7 October 2020 – Expanding social security coverage for vulnerable groups, increasing revenue generation to fund key Government programmes, and allocating more resources to develop the private sector are some of the key recommendations made by the Unite

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The Iraqi National Economy

Iraq’s Investment Deficit and Underfunded Infrastructure. By Mohammed
In his recent article “Iraq’s Government Investments: Between Ambitions and Stumbling,” Dr.
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Iraq warns economic woes could stoke insecurity. By
Radical reform is only way to avert ‘disaster’ for oil-reliant country, says
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Iraq Post Coronavirus: An Opportunity for Self-Reliance and
 This article discusses an optimistic and realistic proposal to minimise the overall
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Oil & Gas Policy

BP says the era of oil-demand growth is
BP Plc said the relentless growth of oil demand is over, becoming
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Tariq Shafiq* Oil and Politics in My Life,
A typical Iraqi individual From the outset, let me say that I
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Historical Oil Shocks. By James D. Hamilton
ABSTRACT This paper surveys the history of the oil industry with a
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The Iraq Considers A String Of Massive Oil
Iraq’s With the Western-leaning, reformist agenda of Iran President, Hassan Rouhani, neutered
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