Egypt, Iraq sign memoranda of understanding to strengthen bilateral relations

CAIRO - 31 October 2020: The Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs revealed, on Saturday, in a statement, that the visit of the Egyptian delegation to Baghdad comes as a continuation of the round of in-depth discussions conducted by Iraqi Foreign Minister Fouad Hussein in Cairo, which he met with senior Egyptian officials, headed by the President al-Sisi and the Prime Minister Most

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OPEC launches 2020 edition of the World Oil Outlook

The 2020 OPEC World Oil Outlook (WOO) was launched today in Vienna, Austria, providing the OPEC Secretariat’s in-depth look at the unprecedented scale and impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the global energy and oil markets, an assessment of the medium- and long-term prospects, as well as analysis of various alternative scenarios and sensitivities that have the potential to imp

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DRC* ANALYSIS OF KEY VALUE CHAINS IN THE AGRICULTURE AND FOOD-PROCESSING SECTOR

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY As Iraq emerges from nearly four years of conflict and displacement, the security context remains unstable in many parts of the country. The COVID-19 outbreak in early 2020 brought fresh challenges, including closed borders, curfews and restrictions on movement. Forecasts predict a negative impact on livelihoods and employment, with the economy expected to

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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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