Strong economic fundamentals - macro stability in the economy is ensured by an independent central bank that has reduced inflation and interest rates to single digits; the government deficit is under control and is expected to move into surplus; the Iraqi Dinar is stable and foreign reserves are 50 billion USD and increasing.
Growing middle class with high potential for growing purchasing power in the forthcoming years – GDP per capita projected to grow at over 12%.
Large on-going infrastructure projects essential in becoming the back-bone of a growing economy.
Human capital - largest educated workforce available in the region Iraq has the most strategic location in the Middle-East representing in the Arab region the real bridge for foreign investors interested in doing business in Central Asia, and in other Gulf and MENA countries.
Growing banking culture with over 35 private and public financial institutions opening up to international transaction and emerging partnerships with foreign financial institutes.
Abundant natural resources - Iraq has one of the largest oil reserves in the world, second only to Saudi Arabia.
Dynamic business and entrepreneurial culture – over 3 million operating businesses Numerous trade agreements signed with the principal international markets.
Growing commercial activity - Dunia Frontier Consultants report foreign commercial activity rising 47% in 2010 with investors from 34 countries reporting deals.