A muscular banking sector will make or break whether Iraq is to rebuild and prosper. And while there are increasing levels of capital inflow into the region, local banking infrastructure remains limited, leaving the sector wide open for foreign investment. Courtney Fingar reports.
Iraq: The new FDI frontier
Courtney Fingar offers a guide for exploring a fascinating and fast-evolving investment destination.
Originally published with the December 2009/January 2010 issue of fDi Magazine.
Sponsored by the US government. Reporting and editing were carried out independently by fDi
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