IBBC completes Largest Ever Trade Mission to Baghdad

IBBC completes Trade Mission to Baghdad with largest ever delegation of UK, International & Iraqi Businesses 9-12 Feb 2019 The Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) visited numerous Iraqi government ministers and officials during a highly successful trade mission to Baghdad on 9-12 February 2019. The delegation was the largest ever led to the Republic of […]

Iraq’s Improving Economy Boosts Zain’s Results

By John Lee. In its consolidated financial results for the full-year 2018, telecommunications group Zain reports that the improving socio-economic situation sweeping Iraq is providing the much-needed stimulus to support Zain Iraq’s turnaround efforts. The company said in a statement: “The operation performed exceptionally well when compared to the previous year. Revenues and net profit […]

New Career Opportunities in Iraq

By John Lee. The United Nations has advertised new positions in Iraq: Medical Director, International Medical Corps National Administration Officer, WFP – World Food Programme Electoral Officer – Training and Procedures Adviser, UNAMI – United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq Political Affairs Officer, UNAMI – United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq Administration Associate -Travel, UNAMI […]

New Career Opportunities in Iraqi Kurdistan

By John Lee. The United Nations has advertised new positions in Iraqi Kurdistan: Project Manager, Save the Children National Professional Officer (Monitoring and Evaluation), WHO – World Health Organization Technical Officer, WHO – World Health Organization Human Resources and Travel Associate, UNOPS – United Nations Office for Project Services Information Management Officer, UNOPS – United […]

Basrah Gas Company to Increase Capacity by 40%

By John Lee. Shell has reportedly announced that the Basrah Gas Company (BGC) has taken a “final investment decision (FID)” on its growth programme, which will increase BGC’s capacity by 40 percent. According to Oil and Gas Middle East, the decision was taken with the support of all BGC’s shareholders: South Gas Company (SOC), Shell […]

Taq Taq Oil Reserves Update

Genel Energy has announced that McDaniel and Associates (‘McDaniel’) has completed the competent person’s report (‘CPR’) relating to the oil reserves at Taq Taq as at 31 December 2018. Field performance in 2018, and notably the success of the TT-29w well drilled on the northern flank of the field, has led to an upwards technical revision […]

Iraq: Bringing Faith Communities Together

By the Institute for War & Peace Reporting (IWPR). IWPR-trained activists have launched a successful series of initiatives to promote reconciliation between Iraq’s different faith communities. In one striking success, an Assyrian Christian church that had been closed for 15 years was renovated and reopened thanks to the efforts of a group of IWPR mentees. […]

GE, Siemens Electricity Deals “in Doubt”

By John Lee. The Financial Times has reported that the recently-agreed electricity deals with Siemens and General Electric (GE) are not certain to be approved. It quotes Minister for Electricity Luay Al-Khatteeb (pictured) as saying: “I don’t have financial allocations or the processes available at hand, it doesn’t allow me to cherry-pick the right consultancies […]

Sweden increases support for De-Mining in Iraq

The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) welcomes the contribution of SEK 75 million (approximately USD 8.3 million) from the Government of Sweden on mitigating the threat from explosive hazards in support of enhanced provision, facilitation and enablement of humanitarian and stabilization support. Approximately 1.8 million people are estimated to be internally displaced persons (IDPs) […]

DNO Increases Oil Reserves, Shares Rise

Shares in DNO ASA, the Norwegian oil and gas operator, were trading up five percent on Monday afternoon following the company’s announcemnt that it has replaced 2018 production through additions to reserves, marking the second consecutive year in which the Company’s replacement of proven reserves reached or exceeded 100 percent of production. “DNO’s stellar record […]

PM welcomes Increased Cooperation with UK

By John Lee. Prime Minister Adil Abd Al-Mahdi received Baroness Emma Nicholson, the Chairman of the Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC), at his office on Sunday to discuss cooperation between Iraqi and British businesses, and proposed investment projects in Iraq. The Prime Minister said that stability in Iraq provides an opportunity to increase reconstruction efforts, […]