The autonomous region of Iraqi Kurdistan attracted relatively high levels of FDI in the first quarter of 2013, helping it to close the FDI gap with the rest of the country.
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Iraq's banking sector is struggling to put its ever-increasing assets to work, a situation not helped by the fact that it is dominated by inefficient state-owned institutions. Can an influx of foreign banks – and the technology and expertise they bring – help transform the sector, or will development hinge on the state-owned banks' ability to reform?
Since the fall of Saddam Hussein's regime in Iraq, the telecoms and mobile phone industry has become the fastest growing sector in the country after oil and gas. And the competition between the three major service providers is set to push the industry further.
Iraq's finance industry has called for further reform to the sector if the country is to progress to the next phase of development.
Iraqi telecoms professionals call for government help in fulfilling potential.
Iraq has made solid progress in developing its oil capabilities and has ambitious plans to increase production further, according to its minister of oil, Abdul Karim al-Luaibi.
Iraq's dated oil infrastructure desperately needs updating and expanding so it can meet increasing demands. The government has ambitious plans, but can it engage the international oil companies to invest in them?
Iraq and Jordan are now in the top 10 FDI destination countries in the Middle East and Africa region for 2010, with 35 and 42 investments respectively
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