US Bank Citigroup opens a Branch in Iraq

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The US Bank Citigroup Inc which own Citibank has received approval on 26th June 2013 to open an office in Baghdad, Iraq. The American bank is also considering to open branches across the country.

Mayank Malik, the regional Chief Executive is reported recently to say “Iraq is a giant that’s waking up and the opportunities are immense. The most significant opportunities are twofold — oil revenue generation and infrastructure creation. We estimate this to be $1 trillion initiative over time.”

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The Image of Muslims in UK Media – stats

  • 36% of stories about British Muslims are about terrorism.
  • 22% of stories are about religious and cultural differences between Islam and British culture or the West in general
  • 11% of stories mentioned  “Islamic” extremism .
  • Indeed, 2008 was the first year in which the volume of stories about religious and cultural differences (32% of stories by 2008) overtook terrorism related stories (27% by 2008).
  • Coverage of attacks on or problems facing Muslims, on the other hand, has steadily declined as a proportion of coverage.
  • The bulk of coverage of British Muslims – around two thirds (around 70%) – focuses on Muslims as a threat (in relation to terrorism), a problem (in terms of differences in values) or both (Muslim extremism in general).

Source

Report:  “Images of Islam in the UK

Authors: Kerry Moore, Paul Mason and Justin Lewis

Cardiff University – School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies

 Published on: 7th July 2008