Since Iraq’s civil war ended in 2008, its economy has begun to take off. The World Bank and others have predicted that it will be one of the fastest developing nations in the next several years with double digit Gross Domestic Production (GDP) growth. That’s because the country needs so many basic forms of infrastructure, and its oil and gas industries are finally beginning to be developed after over a decade of international sanctions. Foreign investment has grown over 40% for the last two years, but there are still major problems with completing some of the larger projects that are planned by the government.

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