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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AN OVERVIEW OF IRAQ’S FINANCES. BY MUHAMMAD AL-WAELI *

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance,  Ali Allawi held a brief press conference that painted a sobering picture about Iraq’s current financial situation. The presser came after an extraordinary cabinet meeting that debated Iraq’s strategy to face the current financial crisis and the measures to combat it, focusing largely on public sector reform and the development of

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Permanent ‘zero interest rate’ for Iraq – A critical review ! By Dr Amer K. Hirmis *

1.              Introduction On May 19, 2020 Alaa al-Deen Ja’far (henceforth A. Ja’far) published an article entitled ‘Choice of zero ‘interest price’ to face the current deflation in Iraq.’ [1] Much of the article’s text comprises extracts from A. Ja'far’s 2011 book, [2] which is not included in the article’s references. The extracts are stated verbatim, with minor cosmetic

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