Blogging from the Highlands of Scotland until I return to the Murcia region of Spain in the Autumn for a month or so
'From fanaticism to barbarism is only one step' - Diderot
Sunday, 2 October 2005
'Hexagon' closes in on Iraqi acquisition
HSBC is said to be close to finalising arrangements to buying a 70 per cent stake in Iraqi bank Dar Es Salaam Investment Bank. If it comes off it will be a welcome return to a country which last saw the benefits of 'our' style of banking in July 1964. I knew that after HSBC was granted permission to trade in Iraq again last year that it would only be a matter of time, even if the inevitable security considerations meant this could not happen immediately. Good luck!