Will Great Mosque of Samarra Survive?

By Adnan Abu Zeed for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  Will Great Mosque of Samarra and its minaret survive? The Malwiya Minaret, an impressive tower at a height of 52 meters (171 feet) with a spiral ramp, still recalls […]

GardaWorld Weekly Security Report

GardaWorld, a global leader in comprehensive security and risk management, has made its weekly security report available to Iraq Business News readers. Prepared by GardaWorld’s Risk Analysis Team in Iraq, this essential report includes short- and medium-term outlooks on the security situation, reports and commentary on recent significant events, and a detailed overview of developments […]

Iraq exempts 540 Jordanian Goods from Duty

By John Lee. MENAFN reports that 540 Jordanian goods have been officially exempted from customs duties of Iraq. Jordan’s Minister of Industry, Trade and Supply, Yarub Al-Qudah (pictured) said the decision aims to increase Jordanian exports to the Iraqi market, promoting economic cooperation between the two countries. He added that Jordanian trucks will be allowed […]

IFC, CBI to Strengthen Corporate Governance in Banking

IFC and Central Bank of Iraq to Strengthen Corporate Governance in the Banking Sector The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, and the Central Bank of Iraq (CBI) are launching a series of specialized workshops, starting today, to raise corporate governance standards in Iraqi banks and strengthen the country’s banking […]

Iraq’s Lack of Water “is a Foreign Policy Problem”

This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. By Mustafa Habib. Iraq’s Lack Of Water Is A Foreign Policy Problem, Ministers Say Once it was the extremists who held Iraq’s water to ransom. Now it is tribes in […]

Islamic State buying up Businesses in Iraq

By John Lee. The Islamic State group (IS, ISIS, ISIL, Daesh) has reportedly laundered its cash reserves by investing in legitimate businesses in Iraq and elsewhere. According to a report from The Economist, in Iraq it has used middlemen to buy farms, car-dealerships, hotels and hospitals. It adds that weak institutions and rampant corruption make […]

New Career Opportunities in Iraq

By John Lee. The United Nations has advertised new positions in Iraq: Evaluation of UN Women’s Leadership, UN Women – United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women Security and Humanitarian Access Coordinator, International Rescue Committee (IRC) Senior Child Protection Manager, International Rescue Committee (IRC) Nutrition Coordinator, International Rescue Committee (IRC) Humanitarian […]

New Career Opportunities in Iraqi Kurdistan

By John Lee. The United Nations has advertised new positions in Iraqi Kurdistan: Media Coordinator, Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) Head of Programme, Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) Monitoring and Evaluation Manager, Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) Finance Controller, International Rescue Committee (IRC) Livelihoods Program Manager, International Rescue Committee (IRC) Operations Director, Mercy Corps Education Programme Manager, Save […]

“It’s Not the Donations, Stupid”: Key Points from Kuwait Conference

By Ahmed Tabaqchali (pictured), 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. ‘It’s Not the Donations, Stupid’: Key Points from the Kuwait Conference With a few exceptions, the coverage of the “Kuwait International Conference for the […]

Qayara Refinery available for Investment

By John Lee. The Ministry of Oil has announced an opportunity to invest in a 100,000-bpd refinery at the Qayara field in Ninawa governorate. In a statement, the Ministry said: The execution is according to the methods of BOOT or BOO and according to the investment law of the refineries No.64 for the year 2007 […]

CEO Jailed for Fraud

The owner and chief executive officer of an armored vehicle company was sentenced today to 70 months in prison for his role in orchestrating a scheme to defraud the United States by providing the U.S. Department of Defense with armored gun trucks that did not meet ballistic and blast protection requirements set out in the […]