TBI puts Bank Acquisition Plans on Hold

By John Lee. The state-owned Trade Bank of Iraq (TBI) has reportedly put plans to buy a Turkish commercial bank on hold because of the fall in the Turkish lira. TBI chairman Faisal al-Haimus told Reuters that the bank is keen to expand its footprint in Turkey, Iraq’s largest trading partner. According to the report, TBI has […]

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 and Jordan sign Security Agreement

By John Lee. Iraq and Jordan have signed a a military-security cooperation agreement. The agreement aims to exchange expertise and information in the field of border protection, developing intelligence capabilities, joint military exercises, research and technology development, combating terrorism in various forms, training and development. (Source: Iraqi Ministry of Defense)

As Iraq Sanctions Iran Trade, Saudi Arabia Boosts Border Crossing

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 Kamal al-Ayash. As Iraq Sanctions Iran Trade, Saudi Arabia Boosts Border Crossing Opening the Arar border crossing on Iraq’s border with Saudi Arabia could help locals economically. But analysts […]

DNO Presses Foot on Accelerator in Kurdistan

DNO ASA, the Norwegian oil and gas operator, today announced plans for its first dividend distribution to shareholders in 13 years following release of strong half-year 2018 results, including revenues of USD 289 million which were up 83 percent from the same period last year. The Company also reported a net profit of USD 61 […]

Iraq Stock Market Market

Advertising Feature Rabee Securities Iraq Stock Exchange (ISX) market report (week ending: 16th Aug 2018). Note: ISX will be closed starting from Aug. 21, 2018 to Aug. 26, 2018 due to the religious holiday of Eid Al-Adha. The next session will be held on Monday, Aug. 27, 2018. Please click here to download a table […]

Iraqi Compliance with Iran Sanctions will “Damage Iraq’s Economy”

By John Lee. A former under-secretary at Iraq’s Ministry of Finance has said that  ministry has said that US sanctions on Iran will impact trade activity between Iraq and Iran and, should they persist, they will damage Iraq’s economy. Fadhil Nabi told Rudaw: “America’s sanctions on Iran will have impact on trade exchange and activity […]

Deloitte report on Kurdistan Oil and Gas – New Data

Third Deloitte report on Oil and Gas Review in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region, with newly added disclosures on local sales – Q1 of 2018 New verified data on the Kurdistan Region’s oil exports, consumption and revenues have been published, covering the period from 1 January 2018 to 31 March 2018, after a review of the […]

Defeat-IS Forces Make Progress, Require Continued Support

Defeat-ISIS Forces Make Progress, Require Continued Coalition Support Forces battling the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria continue to make progress. However, the environment in Iraq and Syria is complex and the defeat-ISIS forces require continued support, coalition officials said today. Army Col. Sean Ryan, the spokesman for Operation Inherent Resolve, spoke to Pentagon reporters […]