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Iraqi Minister of the Interior, Qasim al-Araji, at the newly re-opened border crossing.
Highway To Hell?

Anbar Locals Warn Against Re-Opening Key Anbar Border Crossing

Kamal al-Ayash
Locals in Anbar celebrated when an important Iraqi-Jordanian border crossing was recently reopened. But the drivers who use it say many areas are still too dangerous to pass through.
4.10.2017
Ruffled Feathers:

Iraqi Kurdish Farmers Call Foul Play By Importers

Salam Handani
In Iraqi Kurdistan, poultry farmers are calling for tariffs on chicken products imported to the region. Otherwise, they say, the local industry won’t survive.
15.08.2017
Exploited + Employed:

As Displaced Iraqis Leave, Gap In Kurdistan's Labour Market Grows

Sarchin Salih
Displaced Arabs who fled to Iraqi Kurdistan were a boon for village-dwelling farmers. The farmers, who paid low wages to desperate displaced for three years, are now at a loss.
10.08.2017
Dodgy Deals:

Financial Fraudsters Hit ‘Dollar Market’ In Iraqi Kurdistan

Rawezh Kamaran
In Iraqi Kurdistan, locals often trust the local exchange counter more than big banks. But a recent rash of fraud on the informal money market has seen savings lost and attitudes changing.
13.07.2017
Housing crisis: Not much left to live in, inside Mosul, after fighting finishes. Housing crisis: Not much left to live in, inside Mosul, after fighting finishes. Housing crisis: Not much left to live in, inside Mosul, after fighting finishes.
Another Sort Of Killing:

Mosul Real Estate Crisis Sees Rents Go Sky High

Special Correspondent
Locals are returning to eastern Mosul slowly. But housing remains scarce and real estate agents there are doing excellent business as rents double, and even triple.
5.07.2017
Made in Iraq: Cigarette packet from the Iraqi State Tobacco Company.
The End of An Industrial Era:
Cheap Imports Mean 'Made In Iraq' Is Disappearing
29.10.2015  |  Economy
The opening titles for a new video from extremist group, the Islamic State.
Gold at End of Extremist Rainbow:
Islamic State Release Their Own 'Fake' Currency
3.09.2015  |  Economy
An oil well near Kirkuk, a city that the Iraqi Kurdish currently control.
Chinese Company Pollutes, Causes Disease:
Is The Oil Industry Killing The Poor in Wasit?
9.07.2015  |  Economy
النيران تلتهم أحد البساتين في واسط
The Mysterious Fires of Wasit:
Arson Being Used to De-Stabilize Iraqi Farms?
2.07.2015  |  Economy
On the border between Mosul and Iraqi Kurdistan: Mosul under extremist rule has closed itself to Iraq, and opened roads to Syria.
The New Masters of the Market:
Syrian Traders Flock to Mosul For Iraqi Profits
18.06.2015  |  Economy
Iraq has lost hundreds of billions in the fight against the IS group.
Can The Country Ever Recover?
How Much Iraq's Fight Against Extremists Is Really Costing
4.06.2015  |  Economy
أحد حقول القمح
Extremists Go Against The Grain:
Security Crisis Sees Harvests Halved in Northern Iraq
28.05.2015  |  Economy
Water worries: Women collecting water from a well in Iraq. (photo: آرام كمال - ميتروغرافي)
A Cruel, Cruel Summer?
In Karbala, Locals Plan Ahead For Serious Drought
28.05.2015  |  Economy
An Iraqi flag flies in front of an Iraqi oil refinery.
Truth, Lies And Barrels Per Day
Confusion Reigns in Iraq-Kurd Oil Dispute
19.03.2015  |  Economy
Iraqi bank notes: The Kurdish government wants more of these.
The Kurdish Plan To Take Out International Loans
Financial Folly?
8.01.2015  |  Economy
The Iraqi dinar: there might not be enough oil revenue coming into Iraq next year.
A Bigger Threat Than The Extremists
Iraq On Verge Of Economic Collapse?
20.11.2014  |  Economy
A view of Mosul, before the extremists took over.
Money-Making Plots
Extremists Now In Real Estate Business In Mosul
9.10.2014  |  Economy
An Arabic computer keyboard: The Iraqi government has blocked some social media recently.
Online Security In The Middle East
Iraq’s Activists Bypass Govt. Blocks
25.09.2014  |  Economy
Dinar worries: some Mosul locals fear that extremists will take all of thier money.
Paying For The Caliphate
When Extremists Become Bad Bank Managers In Mosul
4.09.2014  |  Economy