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Highway To Hell?
Anbar Locals Warn Against Re-Opening Key Anbar Border Crossing
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.
Iraqi Kurdish Farmers Call Foul Play By Importers
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.
Exploited + Employed:
As Displaced Iraqis Leave, Gap In Kurdistan's Labour Market Grows
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.
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Financial Fraudsters Hit ‘Dollar Market’ In Iraqi Kurdistan
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.
Another Sort Of Killing:
Mosul Real Estate Crisis Sees Rents Go Sky High
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.
The End of An Industrial Era:
Cheap Imports Mean 'Made In Iraq' Is Disappearing
An Evil Plot?
Iraq's Most Industry-Savvy Province Refuses to Impose Baghdad's New Customs Tax
Wetlands into Drylands:
Finances, Security and Mother Nature Conspiring Against Iraq's Southern Marshes
Profits from Protest:
Street Vendors Flock To Baghdad For Demonstrators' Business
Ghosts of Business Past:
Illegal Companies in Basra Defraud Locals and Provincial Authorities
Gold at End of Extremist Rainbow:
Islamic State Release Their Own 'Fake' Currency
Chinese Company Pollutes, Causes Disease:
Is The Oil Industry Killing The Poor in Wasit?
The Mysterious Fires of Wasit:
Arson Being Used to De-Stabilize Iraqi Farms?
Desperate Financial Measures:
As Iraqi Kurdistan Runs Out of Oil Money, Kurdish Turn Backs On Baghdad
The New Masters of the Market:
Syrian Traders Flock to Mosul For Iraqi Profits
Can The Country Ever Recover?
How Much Iraq's Fight Against Extremists Is Really Costing
Extremists Go Against The Grain:
Security Crisis Sees Harvests Halved in Northern Iraq
A Cruel, Cruel Summer?
In Karbala, Locals Plan Ahead For Serious Drought
Financial Crisis Kills Off Iraqi Kurdish Media, Endangers Fourth Estate
Thanks to Nuclear Deal, Iranian Migrant Workers Plan To Leave Iraq
Iraq's Canning Can't
Too Much Competition For What Was Once Karbala's Biggest Business
Missing Millions? The Mystery of Iraqi Kurdistan's Border Taxes
Truth, Lies And Barrels Per Day
Confusion Reigns in Iraq-Kurd Oil Dispute
The Kurdish Plan To Take Out International Loans
Roadside Bankers Profit From Extremists’ Mobile Phone Shutdown in Mosul
A Bigger Threat Than The Extremists
Iraq On Verge Of Economic Collapse?
Real Estate Wreckers
While Ordinary Basra Families Suffer, A New Upper Class Profits
Holiday In A War Zone? Visitors Down And Out In 'Middle East Capital of Tourism 2014'
Extremists Now In Real Estate Business In Mosul
A Committee For Reconstruction – The Cure For Iraq’s Economic Woes?
Online Security In The Middle East
Iraq’s Activists Bypass Govt. Blocks
Baghdad’s Financial Blockade Of Iraqi Kurdistan Has Desired Effect
Clash Of Cultures
Tensions Rise Between Refugees And Locals In Karbala
Paying For The Caliphate
When Extremists Become Bad Bank Managers In Mosul
Extremists And Errant Cleric Wrecking Karbala’s Tourism-Based Economy
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