Monday, December 05, 2005

ISX a go-go

Iraq's Stock Exchange has reopened as the ISX, with slightly more "practical" technology than the Americans had hoped for... 2 questions then:

1. Could this act as an alternative rallying point for "conflict" - i.e. via a market mechanism rather than a Bazaar of Violence? (Or, even, act as a new target for the latter instead.)

2. Is this a useful mechanism for gauging "public" opinion in Iraq, and anticipation of the war efforts? Is it affected by current events much?

The ISX website requires Bling that I don't have, and I can't see it under the BBC nor Yahoo finance. Maybe it's too early.

Update: If you don't got Flash, here's the ISX main page.

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