The Board of Governors of the Iraq Stock Exchange decided to suspend the stock exchange for a week starting on Tuesday (December 26, 2017).
The Council explained in a circular to the stock exchange on Monday, that to make way for brokerage firms to settle their activities according to the procedures of banks.
On Monday, January 25, the council set the deadline for the last trading session this year, and Tuesday, January 2, 2018, to resume the stock exchange and the first trading session of the new year.
The index of the Iraqi market decline during the period since the beginning of the year, by 13.8%, to lose 89.62 points from the levels by the end of 2016, closed Sunday at 559.86 points.

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