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Fair Finance Watch is a Non-Governmental Organization Focused on the Fairness of the Financial Services Industries - Banking, Insurance and Securities - to Local Communities, Urban and Rural, North and (Global) South, including under Human Rights Laws

FFW researches, documents and advocates around financial firms' activities, and how they affect local communities. The profiles below are in-process -- For or with more information, contact us.

Middle East


Regulatory agency:

Central Bank Of Iraq
Baghdad - Al-Rasheed Street
Tel: 964-1 8165170
Fax: 964-1 8166802


Banking law:

State banks (and Trade Bank of Iraq)

Trade Bank Of Iraq
608 Al- Yarmouk district, St.No.1 , Building No.20
Baghdad - Iraq
Tel:(+964 -1) 5433561/2/3
Fax:(+964 -1) 5433560

Administered by J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (here's FFW's JPMC profile)

Others in the Trade Bank of Iraq Consortium
(with links to ICP/FFW's profiles)

JP Morgan Chase & Company
ANZ Banking Group
National Bank of Kuwait
Standard Chartered
Banco Comercial Portugues
Bank Millenium
Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi
Caja de Ahorras y pensiones de Barcelona
Credit Lyonnais
Gruppo San Paolo IMI
Standard Bank
Royal Bank of Canada

State Banks in Iraq:

1    Rafidian Bank    Baghdad /Banks Street on the other side of CBI    user3001@

2    Rasheed Bank    Baghdad / Al-Rasheed St.near by the CBI
3    Socialist Bank     Karadat Mariem / 28 Nissan Compound above Karadat Mariem Bank    None
4    Agriculture Bank    Baghdad / Al-Rasheed St./ Al-Sink     None
5    Real Estate Bank     Baghdad / Karadat Mariem / near Iran Embassy and 28 Nissan market    None
6    Industrial Bank     Baghdad / Al-Sinak

7    [Trade Bank of Iraq, see above]

Names and Addresses of The Private Banks

8    Bank Of Baghdad     Baghdad / Karada Kharge / District 902

9    Commercial bank Of Iraq    Baghdad / Al-wehda area / Kawla Bint Al-azwar Street
10    Investment Bank Of Iraq     Baghdad / Al-wehda area / district 902 / Str.No.2 / Building No.12
11    Iraq Middle East Investment Bank    Baghdad /Babil area/ Arasat Alhindia
12    Islamic Bank Of Iraq     Baghdad / Almedan square      None
13    Basra Private Bank For Investment    Baghdad / Jmala     None
14    National Bank Of Iraq     Baghdad / Alwehda area / Al wathiq square / District 902 /Building No.66/ St.No.14
15    Credit Bank Of Iraq     Baghdad / Alsadoon /Alelwia Building
16    United Investment Bank     Baghdad / Alwathiq square / near by Indonesian Embassy
17    Dar El-Slaam Investment Bank     Baghdad / Tunis street / Distict 101 St. No. 23 / Building No.39/1
18    Babylon Bank     Baghdad / Alsadoon street / District 101/ St.No. 91 / Building No. 91/ on 91/on the other side of Ministry of Agriculture
19    Economic Bank     Baghdad / Al-klfaa street / Shorrga /near by Alarabi Market     None
20    Sumer Commercial Bank     Baghdad / Alwehda area / Khaled ibn Al- waleed street / District 906 /St.No.1/Building No. 87
21    Gulf Commercial Bank     Baghdad /Alsadoon street / St. No. 102 /District 9 / Building No.95
22    Al-Warkaa Investment Bank    Baghadad / Alwhda area / District 902 St. No.14/ building No.50
23    Al-baraka Bank     Baghdad / Alwahda area/ District 902 /St.No. 99/ Building No.14
24    Mousl Bank    Mousle / Sahil Al-aisar /Almarqaz street on the other side of general Customs board     None
25    North Bank     Baghdad / Alfath square / District 903 / St. No. 99 / Building No. 51

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         FFW researches, documents and advocates around financial firms' activities, and how they affect local communities. FFW files its findings with tribunals, regulatory agencies, and elsewhere, including on this Web site . Click here to view analyses of several multinational financial institutions' effects on consumers and the environment, worldwide: for two examples, Citigroup and HSBC. Click here for some initial brainstorming on the application of human rights and international law to the global financial services companies, and for citations (where possible, links) to resource material.  Click here for some September 2004 campaigns -- PNC/Riggs (Finance Watch Reports of August 16, 2004, onwards), J.P. Morgan Chase, etc..  Click here for an ongoing report on the campaign to reform anti-money laundering, tax haven, and bank secrecy laws.   Click here for the Human Rights Enforcement project, including its new (9/04) criminal justice and local human rights project. For or with more information, contact us.

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