July 25, 2004

" its terrifying good"

Back on June 14, Firas Georges wrote

...After I got out of Tahreer Sq. and avoided traffic jam I passed the building of Baghdad Stock Exchange which we (my partners and I) spent a long time in as stock brokers (my basic profession) and I remembered what my partner said last Friday about it “its going to be opened this month and they practiced a test exchange last Saturday, and there was a great job done by the coalition helping the Iraqis old team to reopen as soon as possible”. Laws was changed, a new board of directors without government representatives, a new place, a new techniques of exchange, and of course many more job opportunities for the market staff and for brokers companies and for the investors.
For us as a stock brokers firm, it’s a dream to reopen and establish stock exchange, especially when the American experts who helped to reopen the market are saying “we are trying to develop new, modern exchange facilities”.
Any way I will keep the site visitors informed about what’s new in ISX (and thats Iraq Stock eXchange)reopening and its all on http://www.isx-iq.net/
I wondred what was happening, but he's been too busy to blog until recently, but now he says:
...What may back up my criteria is what is going on in the ISX (Iraq Stock eXchange). Things there are more than good, its terrifying good...(read about it here)
. And here's a photo essay on the Iraqi exchange, at DefendAmerica. (This stuff fascinates me, I love reading about countries coming alive again after socialism.)
Traders update sales boards at Iraq Stock Exchange

Iraqi stock traders update the sales boards with the latest prices on the available stocks at the Iraqi Stock Exchange, Baghdad, Iraq, July 18, 2004. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. D. Myles Cullen

Posted by John Weidner at July 25, 2004 6:41 PM
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