Karbala Cement Factory

Global Cement Industry Looks to Iraqi Market

Cement manufacturers have largely weathered the recent global economic downturn, continuing a strong secular trend that has seen total international production more than double over the past 15 years to 3.5 billion tonnes per annum in 2012. While emerging markets in Asia… Read More

Iraq FCA 2011 Year in Review Published

Foreign firms and investors in Iraq reported $55.67 billion in investments, service contracts and other commercial activities across Iraq in 2011 — an estimated 40.3 percent increase in total deal value over the previous year, according to the latest report by Dunia… Read More

Medicine

Counterfeits, Parallel Trade Disrupt MENA Pharma

The pharmaceutical industry represents one of the strongest growth markets in the Middle East and North Africa over the next decade. Total pharmaceutical sales are expected to grow at a CAGR of around 15% in the next five years, with combined expenditure… Read More

Dunia on Bloomberg TV

Dunia Managing Director Kyle Stelma was interviewed by Bloomberg TV on the outlook for economic growth and foreign investment in Iraq. As Dunia reported in its most recent monthly report on commercial activity in Iraq (available here), Iraq’s… Read More

Dunia Quoted in The National

Dunia Managing Director Kyle Stelma was quoted in The National on Al Maabar’s stalled $10 billion deal to build a major real estate complex in Iraq. The plans, which were originally announced in 2008, would see thousands of new homes, a technology… Read More

Dunia Quoted in USA Today

Dunia Director Nicholas Skibiak was quoted in a USA Today article about the growing pace and changing nature of private sector investment into Iraq. The article was occasioned by Dunia’s mid-year update to its 2010 Foreign Commercial Activity in Iraq report. Click… Read More

Money 2

Investors Discover Iraqi Equities

The Wall Street Journal dedicated significant ink to the Iraqi Stock Exchange in September, saying that fund managers who track the exchange estimate that share prices have risen about 15 percent in 2011, making the ISX “one of the world’s best-performing markets.”… Read More

Dunia Quoted in The National

Dunia Managing Director Kyle Stelma provides his insights on the dismissal of Trade Bank of Iraq (TBI) chief Hussein al Uzri over “financial irregularities,” and how it affects the investment climate for foreign investors there. Click here to read the article.

Dunia Cited in New York Times

Dunia Frontier Consultant’s 2009 Foreign Commercial Activity in Iraq report was cited in a New York Times article about the dearth of private sector investment from the United States. Despite hundreds of billions of dollars spent in military operations and investments in… Read More