Iraq might not have the best reputation, but it's among the wealthiest nations in terms of resources, making it somewhat less surprising to learn that it attracts a good deal of investors all over the world.
Oil and reconstruction fetch countless Iraqi dinars yearly and, with a growing stability in the region, foreign investments have started to pour in the country, amounting to $45.6 billion past 2010, which will be $3 billion more than the figures in the prior year.
There's clearly an increasing optimism in the country, particularly among the French, who now have a 9.9% stake in the Iraqi organization, largely composed of petroleum reserves. American businesses rank next, with 6.4 percent – a variance which has been largely attributed to the U.S. risk-averse attitude.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, at present, recognizes the substantial opportunity loss that the nation faces by allowing European companies to gain more influence in Middle East oil trades and cites it as a sort of irony, instead of the fact that the nation was criticized for so long due to supposed "interests" in their own assets.
As of 2011, there was a small improvement in the nation's aggressiveness towards their own investments, with 2,251 software for company establishment. However, Korea has made a radical play for the current market, pushing in 24 percent of the foreign currency introduced into the nation by far.
It's obvious that there's still an intensely negative and out of date understanding about the nation by Americans, which induce individuals to exchange their dollars, purchase Iraqi dinar and take part in the local trade.