» Bumper Rice Crop in Iraqi Kurdistan
15/10/20 20:53 from Iraq Business News
From Rudaw. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Kurdistan Region rice farmers harvest bumper crop Rice harvest season has begun in the Kurdistan Region, and f...

» Breaking Out of Fragility: Diversification and Growth in Iraq
15/10/20 20:52 from Iraq Business News
Breaking Out of Fragility: A Country Economic Memorandum for Diversification and Growth in Iraq Iraq is at a crossroads. Almost two decades after the 2003 war, the country remains caught in a fragility trap, facing increasing political i...

» New COVID-19 Isolation Ward opens in Dohuk
15/10/20 20:51 from Iraq Business News
Newly-constructed COVID-19 Isolation Ward opens in Dohuk A 20-bed Isolation Ward designed to handle the most severe COVID-19 patients has been officially opened by the Governor of Dohuk in partnership with the United States Agency for In...

» Iraqi Cabinet Approves Financial Reforms
15/10/20 09:03 from Iraq Business News
By John Lee. The Iraqi Cabinet has approved the White Paper on Financial Reform presented by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Ali Allawi. The document outlines more than 200 reforms aimed at tackling the immediate financial...

» Can Iraq's New White Paper Deliver on Economic Reform?
15/10/20 09:03 from Iraq Business News
By Ali Al-Mawlawi, for 1001 Iraqi Thoughts. Can the White Paper Deliver on Economic Reform? The Iraqi government's long-awaited "White Paper" was formally approved by cabinet on October 13 after it was shared with members of parliament, ...

» Baghdad Metro: Negotiations to Start with Alstom, Hyundai
15/10/20 09:02 from Iraq Business News
By John Lee. The Iraqi Cabinet has authorised the Ministry of Transport to enter into negotiations with a consortium led by France's Alstom and Hyundai of South Korea, regarding the Baghdad suspension railway project. The result of the n...

» Iraq to target Import Tariffs
15/10/20 09:02 from Iraq Business News
By John Lee. The Iraqi government has said it is taking action to "end exemptions for some goods from import duties to increase income from border crossings". In a statement on Twitter, Minister of Finance Ali Allawi said: "Iraq is facin...

» Minister proposes Joint Company for Iraqi Kurdistan's Oil
13/10/20 20:53 from Iraq Business News
By John Lee. Iraq's Minister of Oil, Ihsan Abdul Jabbar Ismael [Ihsan Abduljabbar] (pictured) has reportedly proposed setting up a joint oil company to manage the production and export of oil from Iraqi Kurdistan. According to Shafaq New...

» Iraqi Govt launches Online Jobs Portal
13/10/20 20:52 from Iraq Business News
Iraqi government launches online portal to help job seekers find employment in public and private sectors The Iraqi government in partnership with Iraq's Federal Public Service Council announced the launch of "tawtheef" portal to support...

» Iraq to Release Frozen Iranian Funds
13/10/20 20:51 from Iraq Business News
The Governor of the Central Bank of Iran has said his negotiations with Iraqi officials have yielded "positive" results, as the Arab country has given its approval to the release of Iran's frozen assets for the purchase of basic commodit...

» New Shipping Service between Umm Qasr and Oman
12/10/20 20:53 from Iraq Business News
By John Lee. ASYAD Group has announced that it has launched the first shipping line between Oman ports (Salalah, Duqm, Sohar) and Iraq's Umm Qasr Port. According to the company, the new weekly service will open up new investment opportun...

» US donates $2.2m for Veterinary Services in Iraq
12/10/20 20:52 from Iraq Business News
FAO receives 2.2 million dollars from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, DTRA/USA, to strengthen veterinary services in targeted provinces in Iraq The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has welcomed the addit...

» Time to focus on Girls in Iraq
12/10/20 20:51 from Iraq Business News
Their voice, our equal future, time to focus on girls in Iraq 11th October marked the International Day of the Girl Child, a day dedicated to girls' empowerment, fulfilment of girls' rights and solving challenges that they face. This yea...

» Market Review: "Still the Dog Days of Summer"
11/10/20 20:53 from Iraq Business News
By Ahmed Tabaqchali, CIO of Asia Frontier Capital (AFC) Iraq Fund. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Market Review: "Still the Dog Days of Summer" The unusuall...

» UNDP makes Policy Recommendations for Iraq's Economic Recovery
11/10/20 20:52 from Iraq Business News
Impact of COVID-19 on the Iraqi economy: New report highlights policy recommendations for Iraq's economic recovery Expanding social security coverage for vulnerable groups, increasing revenue generation to fund key Government programmes,...

» KRG PM convenes Supreme Economic Council
11/10/20 20:51 from Iraq Business News
KRG Prime Minister Masrour Barzani convenes Supreme Economic Council KRG Prime Minister Masrour Barzani today presided over a meeting of the Supreme Economic Council to discuss challenges and opportunities for greater economic growth and...

» Corruption continues to Threaten Iraq's Stability
10/10/20 20:52 from Iraq Business News
By Azhar Al-Ruabie for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Corruption continues to threaten Iraq's stability Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhi...

» Will Washington Risk a Collapse in Iraq?
10/10/20 20:51 from Iraq Business News
By Robert S. Ford, Gönül Tol, Paul Salem, Marwa Maziad and Marvin G. Weinbaum, for The Middle East Institute. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Five of ...

» UNAMI welcomes Agreement on Sinjar
09/10/20 20:53 from Iraq Business News
Welcoming the agreement between the Federal Government of Iraq and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) on the status of Sinjar district in Ninewa as a "first and important step in the right direction", the United Nations Assistance M...

» Iraqi Shiites march on Karbala
09/10/20 20:52 from Iraq Business News
By Ali Mamouri for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Despite COVID-19, political crisis, Iraqi Shiites march on Karbala The commemoration of Arb...

» Confronting the Traumatic Fallout of War in Iraq
09/10/20 20:51 from Iraq Business News
By Hussein Al-Alak, Editor of Iraq Solidarity News (Al-Thawra). Re-published with permission by Iraq Business News. In May 2005, the UN announced that Iraq was "about to become a transit station for heroin", where after being "manufactur...

» IBBC welcomes Iraq's EBRD Membership
09/10/20 14:42 from Iraq Business News
From the Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC). Joining the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is great news for Iraq. The IBBC welcomes EBRD membership on a number of levels as Iraq will both benefit from joining an ...

» Former Unaoil Exec Jailed over Bribery in Iraq
09/10/20 14:42 from Iraq Business News
Former Unaoil executive sentenced for paying bribes to win $1.7-billion worth of contracts Basil Al Jarah has today been sentenced to three years and four months' imprisonment for paying in excess of $17m in bribes to dishonestly secure ...

» Iraq Stock Market Report
09/10/20 14:42 from Iraq Business News
Advertising Feature Rabee Securities Iraq Stock Exchange (ISX) market report (week ending: 8th Oct 2020). Please click here to view a table of listed companies and their associated ticker codes. The RSISX index ended the week at IQD666 (...

» Can Kadhimi curb the Influence of Iran-backed Militias?
09/10/20 14:42 from Iraq Business News
By Hamdi Malik, for the Atlantic Council. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Can Kadhimi curb the influence of Iran-backed militias in Iraq? Notwithstand...

» Iraq to join European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
08/10/20 08:12 from Iraq Business News
Iraq has taken the first step to become a member of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). The 71 existing shareholders of the multilateral financial institution approved a request by the country during the Bank's A...

» Five One Labs Launches Iraqi Investment Initiative
08/10/20 08:12 from Iraq Business News
Five One Labs, a start-up incubator for Iraqi and Syrian entrepreneurs based in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI), has launched Five One Invest, an investment initiative that creates more efficient deal-making and matchmaking opportunit...

» NIC plans to Revitalize Stalled Projects in Iraq
08/10/20 08:12 from Iraq Business News
By John Lee. Iraq's National Investment Commission (NIC) has announced that it has prepared a plan to revitalize stalled projects. NIC Chairman, Suha Dawood Najar (pictured), said: "NIC have prepared a plan to revitalize the investment p...

» Road to Baghdad -- a Journey of Hope for Iraqi Children
08/10/20 08:12 from Iraq Business News
By Iraq Solidarity News (Al-Thawra). Re-published with permission by Iraq Business News. A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step and around the world, people are taking those first steps in support of Iraq's children. Thr...

» Iraq to Expand Haditha Refinery
06/10/20 19:03 from Iraq Business News
By John Lee. Iraq's Minister of Oil, Ihsan Abdul Jabbar Ismael, has laid the foundation stone for a new 20,000-barrel-per-day production unit at Haditha Refinery, in Anbar province. The new unit will increase production at the plant to 3...

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