By Adam Lucente for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.
Iraqis face record-breaking heat, electricity cuts
Iraqis are contending with record-breaking temperatures and a poorly functioning electricity system as a heat wave sweeps across the country.
On Tuesday, the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, recorded an all-time high temperature of 125 degrees Fahrenheit (51.7 Celsius), according to the weather forecasting service AccuWeather.
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By John Lee.
The Iraqi Government has announced that Thursday 18th July will be a public holiday due to the high temperatures.
As a result, the Iraq Stock Exchange (ISX) will be closed. The next session will be held on Sunday (21st July).
(Source: Rabee Securities)