Iran to Increase Investment in Southern Iraq

The Chairman of Iran-Iraq Chamber of Commerce, Yahya Ale Eshaq, has called for increased investment and trade with the southern provinces of Iraq, including Basrah. Iraq’s Basra Province is a good market for export of Iranian commodities including oil, gas, food, building materials, technical and engineering services, he added. The official referred to the resolution […]

Dar Al-Handasah (Shair and Partners) Joins IBBC

The Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) is delighted to welcome Dar Al-Handasah (Shair and Partners) – a planning, design, management and supervision consultancy – to the organisation. Founded in 1956, Dar Al-Handasah (Shair and Partners) is one of the world’s leading design firms. The company has ranked highly on Engineering News-Record’s annual Top International Design […]

NATO Trains Iraqi Officers in Countering IEDs

NATO is helping Iraqi officers learn how to find and defuse Improvised Explosive Devices (IED). Between 1 May and 6 June 2016, two dozen officers are undertaking courses at the King Abdullah II Special Operations Training Centre in Amman, Jordan. NATO is also providing “train the trainer” instruction, enabling the officers to build the professionalism […]

Video: Silencing the Critics – Iraq’s Media Muzzle

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. When Haider al-Abadi took over as prime minister of Iraq in 2014, he lifted bans on media outlets that had been shuttered under the former administration. Less than two years later, press freedom […]

Politicians to Blame for Baghdad Terror Attacks?

By Omar al-Jaffal, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.v Are Iraq’s Politicians to Blame for Baghdad Terror Attacks? On May 11, the Iraqi capital was the scene of three terror attacks, each bomb targeting different areas on both sides of the Tigris River […]

Iraq Confirms April Oil Export Data

By John Lee. The Iraqi Ministry of Oil has declared oil exports of 100.9 million barrels for April, which brought in revenues of 3.386 billion dollars, according to the final statistics of the State Oil Marketing Organization (SOMO). This equates to an average selling price of $33.38 per barrel, and an export rate of 3.363 million […]

How much will $15bn IMF Loan really cost Iraq?

By Omar Sattar, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. On May 19, Iraq signed an agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for a loan for as much as $15 billion over the next three years. Observers are wondering how Iraq will […]

High Level Delegation to attend IBBC Retreat

Mr Frank Baker OBE, Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Iraq; Ján Kubiš (pictured), the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq; and Robert Bou Jaoude, the World Bank’s Special Representative for Iraq, have accepted invitations from Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne to speak at the Iraq Britain Business Council’s (IBBC) annual weekend retreat at Cumberland […]

UN Advertises Jobs in Iraqi Kurdistan

By John Lee. The United Nations has advertised several new positions in Iraqi Kurdistan: Political Advisor (UNDP) Project Coordinator (UNDP) Procurement Analyst (UNDP) Security Sector Reform (SSR) and Oversight (UNDP) Social Cohesion and Community Mobilization Specialist (UNDP) International Consultant – Community Mobilization Specialist for UNHABITAT (UNDP) International Consultant/ Municipal Finance Expert (Budget and Execution) (UNDP) Child […]

UN Advertises Jobs in Iraq

By John Lee. The United Nations has advertised several new positions in Iraq: Director of Office and UNESCO Representative to Iraq (UNESCO) Senior Project Officer – Education Sector (UNESCO) Child Helpline (UNICEF) World Food Prorgamme – Finance Associate (UNDP) Project Coordinator (UNDP) Security Sector Reform (SSR) and Oversight and Accountability (UNDP) Consultant – Project Coordinator (Camp […]

Video: Fallujah Offensive traps Thousands

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. At least 35 Iraqi soldiers have been killed outside of Fallujah while advancing on the second day of an offensive against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as […]