Banking and Financial Services

Iraq is fast emerging as a major center for international investment following the country’s long isolation from world markets. Major opportunities exist across several industries yet these cannot be realized without the corresponding development of Iraq’s banking and financial services sector.

Iraq Finance 2012 will provide a platform for delegates to debate and engage constructively on the reforms and investments needed across Iraq’s banks and financial services.

Iraq Finance 2012 will work towards enhancing the banking and financial systemin Iraq through direct collaboration between Iraqi decision-makers and the international financial community.

Key areas for discussion will include:

  • What opportunities are available for investment in banking and financial services in Iraq?
  • Recently the Iraq government introduced many new financial reforms; how will these affect international investment in Iraq?
  • What are the challenges and the priority areas of reform moving forward?
  • How should Iraq respond to the global financial crisis?
  • What role should Iraq’s banks play in the country’s regeneration and redevelopment?
  • How should the operations of Iraq’s state-owned banks be improved and developed?
  • What needs to be done to encourage the development and growth of private banks?
  • What obstacles are impeding business and consumer access to finance?
  • How should large-scale infrastructure projects be financed?
  • How banking and supervisory regulation should be improved?
  • What reforms are needed to capital markets and the growth of the Iraq Stock Exchange?
  • What steps are required to modernize and upgrade the Iraqi insurance sector?
 
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