IMF: Regional Economic Outlook, Update with reference to Iraq-April 2020

Acknowledgments The Middle East and Central Asia Regional Economic Outlook (REO) Update is prepared each spring by the IMF’s Middle East and Central Asia Department (MCD). The analysis and projections contained in the REO are integral elements of the Department’s surveillance of economic developments and policies in member countries. It draws primarily on information gath

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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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Iraq’s Wheat Production Economics: To what extent it is possible to close the current yield gap? By Dr Fadhel Ridha *

Abstract The objective of this paper is to raise a question and examine the possibility of revitalizing wheat production and industry in Iraq. To what extent it is possible to close the gap between the actual wheat yield per unit of land and the potential yield in Iraq using the available tools such as high yielding cultivars, optimal use of fertilizers and water application a

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