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Mortgaging Iraq’s oil wealth

As a "key ingredient" of IMF lending and debt relief, Iraq's government has just presented a new draft petroleum law to its cabinet that could permit up to two-thirds of Iraq's known reserves to be exploited by multinational oil companies under contracts lasting for 20 years.

31 January 2007

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Bank and Fund in-roads into Iraq

The Bank approves the first development loan to Iraq at the same time as the IMF signs a stand-by agreement, leading to a dramatic increase in fuel prices.

23 January 2006

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Iraq - Bank and Fund in no man’s land

The Spring Meetings of the Bank and Fund in mid-April saw sparring between US and European ministers over when and how the institutions might get involved in Iraqi reconstruction. Discussions there and subsequently have focussed on assessments of the economic and development situation, oversight of oil revenues, debt relief and reconstruction finance.

26 May 2003
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After SCOTUS: Next steps in sovereign debt restructuring

Notes of a meeting on sovereign debt restructuring after SCOTUS at the World Bank-IMF annual meetings 2014

9 October 2014

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Iraq: staffer shot, oil deal continues

In February Iraq's cabinet approved the IMF supported draft oil law

2 April 2007 | Resource

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Reform agenda in the post-war reconstruction of Iraq

Highlights of seminar: the reform agenda in the post-war reconstruction of Iraq

25 September 2005 | Minutes

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Bank and Fund figure out Iraq lending

Recent weeks have further clarified how the World Bank and the IMF are planning to…

17 November 2003

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Bank and IMF role in Iraq taking shape

The World Bank is to play a role in drawing up the national budget for Iraq and possibly in managing a reconstruction trust fund.

21 July 2003
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