Measure and Analyze the Determinants of the Creditworthiness in Iraq Economy (2004-2017)

Document Type: Special Issue


1 Professor, Finance and Banking sciences Department, Management and Economics Faculty, University of Babylon, Iraq.

2 Assistant Professor, Finance and Banking Sciences Department, Faculty of administration and Economics, University of Kufa, Iraq.

3 Department Soil and Water Resources, Assistant Professor, College of Agriculture, Al_ Qasim Green University, Iraq.


Finance and indebtedness remain major problems for most countries, especially developing countries it therefore requests to stand in front of them to reduce them and prevent their exacerbation, Global rating agencies are a reflection of the urgent need for investors and borrowers to identify factors affecting creditworthiness to bridge the existing information gap. Iraq was approved for the period 2004-2017 using a model (Toda Yamamota Causility) The desire to provide information on the level of risk before lending to the government or financial and banking institutions to assess the solvency and the desire to meet debts to meet current and future financial obligations in a timely manner, and the degree of rating is not an absolute fact, but expect to the current financial situation may err and may infect, However, creditworthiness indicators remain the most important criteria for assessing the likelihood of the borrower not repaying the loan amount. The researcher concluded that the most important variable affecting the sovereign creditworthiness of Iraq is debt service, especially in the short term On the other hand, the availability of liquidity gives great flexibility to Iraq in the payment of its obligations. 


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