War and mismanagement lead Iraq into fiscal crisis


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Issue 982 - 27 Nov 2014 | 7 minute read

It appears that Iraq will not pass a budget for 2014. While a draft was passed in January, the legislative process quickly broke down due to a dispute related to Kurdish oil exports, and never resumed as the nation become engulfed in a second Sunni insurgency and Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi struggled to form a new government. The government is now expected to simply declare its revenues and expenses by the end of the year; should Baghdad and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) reach a revenue-sharing agreement, it would be wrapped into the budget for 2015.

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