SOMO Restarts Export of Kirkuk Oil via Turkey

By John Lee. Baghdad has reached an agreement with Kurdish authorities to resume exports from the Kirkuk oilfields, via the Turkish port of Ceyhan (pictured). In a statement on Friday, the Ministry of Oil said between 50,000 and 100,000 barrels per day would be exported through the pipeline on behalf of the Baghdad-controlled State Oil […]

Iraq Stock Market Report

Advertising Feature Note: ISX will be closed on Tuesday (Nov. 20, 2018) due to a religious holiday (Birth of the Prophet). The next trading session will be on Wednesday (Nov. 21, 2018). Rabee Securities Iraq Stock Exchange (ISX) market report (week ending: 15th November 2018). Please click here to download a table of listed companies […]

New Career Opportunities in Iraq

By John Lee. The United Nations has advertised new positions in Iraq: Safe Return Capacity Building Officer, Heartland Alliance for Human Needs Program Management Officer, UNAMI – United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq Interpreter, UNAMI – United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq Heavy Vehicle Operator, UNAMI – United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq Translator UNAMI – […]

New Career Opportunities in Iraqi Kurdistan

By John Lee. The United Nations has advertised new positions in Iraqi Kurdistan: Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Manager, Mercy Corps Access to Finance Project Manager, Mercy Corps Procurement Manager, Mercy Corps National Field Officer- Community Engagement, IOM – International Organization for Migration CCCM Cluster Co-Coordinator, IOM – International Organization for Migration Programme Coordinator (Economic Recovery), […]

Iraq to boost Reconstruction efforts by Recycling Debris

Aiming for more sustainable options for dealing with the huge amounts of rubble borne out of the ISIL conflict, municipalities of around half a dozen devastated cities in western Iraq explored opportunities to establish debris recycling centres to help advance recovery efforts at a two-day workshop held in Ramadi’s Anbar University on 7-8 November 2018. […]

Iraq’s Governorates Reject 2019 Draft Budget

By Omar al-Jaffal for Al Monitor. Any views expressed here are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  Iraq’s Governorates Reject 2019 Draft Budget Anger is escalating in Basra over the new government’s stance toward this strategic city and the demands of its people. The continued marginalization of […]

Northern Iraq May Be Free, but the South Is Seething

By Ahmed Twaij, for Foreign Policy. Recent violent protests in the southern Iraqi city of Basra have brought to light years of suffering by Iraqis in what is known as the economic capital of Iraq due to its vast oil reserves and deep-sea port access connecting the country to the international market. Basra, a predominantly […]

As Protests Continue, Basra Residents call for Autonomy

By Hamdi Malik for Al Monitor. Any views expressed here are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  As protests continue, residents of Iraq’s Basra call for autonomy Anger is escalating in Basra over the new government’s stance toward this strategic city and the demands of its people. The […]

New Mission to Develop Iraq’s Defense Institutions

NATO Leads New Mission to Develop Iraq’s Defense Institutions A new NATO-led mission in Iraq will work to further develop Iraq’s security institutions and structures, British Army Maj. Gen. Christopher Ghika told Pentagon reporters here today. American and Turkish troops conduct a convoy during a joint patrol in Manbij, Syria, Nov. 8, 2018. Army photo […]

Can PM make Iraq’s Grand Plans a Reality?

By Salam Zidane for Al Monitor. Any views expressed here are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  Can Abdul Mahdi make Iraq’s grand plans a reality? New Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi recently submitted an ambitious development and financial plan to parliament, but his proposals will face […]

Kurdish Companies “moving South” to Avoid Tax

By John Lee. Companies are reportedly relocating from the Kurdistan Region to rest of Iraq in an effort to avoid taxes and customs duties which the Iraqi government charges on goods exported to southern Iraq. According to Kurdish media network Rudaw, the Baghdad government considers goods produced in Iraqi Kurdistan to be foreign, and subject […]

Adel Abdul-Mahdi – Hostage to All?

By Harith Hasan, for Carnegie Middle East Center. Adel Abdul-Mahdi was a compromise candidate as prime minister, that’s his major problem. A few weeks before he was sworn in as Iraq’s new prime minister on October 21, ‘Adel ‘Abdul-Mahdi wrote a commentary saying he would refuse the position because “the right conditions for success [were] […]