Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi called for a sweeping ministerial reshuffle to produce a government led by “technocrats” rather than political party figures during a 9 February speech broadcast live on Iraqi TV. In what the government called a “major address”, he also announced an ID6.5 trillion ($5.5bn) program to fund economic development. The speech is indicative of the fiscal problems Iraq, and the autonomous Kurdistan Region, face from falling oil prices....
Iraq: Baghdad, Erbil, Struggle To Correct Economic Course
Published on Fri, 12 Feb 2016 - Volume: 59 Issue: 06Print
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