Saudi-Iraqi relations: A regional safety net. By Hassan Al Mustafa *

The meeting between Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz and Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi during the Arab summit last month in Jordan was not a protocol meeting for the sake of peace or a photo op. It falls within the path of continuous communication between Riyadh and Baghdad and aims to enhance bilateral relations, establish trust and create a unified front to confront ter

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Iraq and Iran agree to resolve dispute on joint oil fields. By Sara Al-Qaher *

Sara Alqaher

On Feb. 20, the Iraqi Oil Ministry signed a memorandum of understanding with the Iranian Oil Ministry to settle disputes over the joint oil fields and examine the possibility of building a pipeline to export crude oil from the Kirkuk fields, in the north of Iraq, through Iran. The ministry also wants to study moving Iraqi crude oil to the Iranian Abadan refinery. According t

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Iraq Stock Market Is on the Cusp of a Bull Run, Here’s Why. By Surbhi Jain

AFC is overweight on Iraq’s financial stocks Hong Kong-based fund management company Asia Frontier Capital (AFC) has been actively tracking Iraqi equities since June 2015 when they launched the AFC Iraq Fund. As of January 2017, the fund is overweight the financial sector which commands a good 58.1% portfolio allocation. Consumer staples stand second with a 23.3% weighting.

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