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Almost all of Iraq sold to foreigners

"Iraq is to become a free-market economic laboratory, with levels of foreign ownership and privatization never before seen in the Arab world, its U.S.-appointed government announced Sunday.

The entire Iraqi economy, almost totally state-owned under deposed dictator Saddam Hussein, will be privatized and opened to unlimited foreign investment with the notable exception of its oil industry, which will remain a state monopoly and part of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries. At least 192 state companies will be sold to foreigners."
heres the link::::  http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20030921.wiraqecon0922/BNStory/Front/

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