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 […]

ADES Expands into Southern Iraq

By John Lee. ADES International Holding Ltd., a London-listed company providing offshore and onshore oil and gas drilling and production services in the Middle East and Africa, is to expand into Southern Iraq. The company will acquire two idle land rigs in Iraq from Weatherford, as part of a $287.5-million deal to buy 31 rigs […]

Iraq Stock Market Report

Advertising Feature Rabee Securities Iraq Stock Exchange (ISX) market report (week ending: 12th July 2018). Please click here to download a table of listed companies and their associated ticker codes. The RSISX index ended the week at IQD731 (-0.3%) / $784 (-0.3%) (weekly change) (-9.9% and -6.2% YTD change, respectively). The number of week traded […]

GKP Appoints New Director

Following the earlier announcement that Philip Dimmock will retire and thus not seek re-election at today’s Annual General Meeting, Gulf Keystone Petroleum (GKP) has announced the appointment of Martin Angle as Senior Independent Non-Executive Director with effect from Monday 16th July 2018. Mr Angle has had a distinguished executive career across investment banking, private equity and […]

IBBC and Iraqi Ministry of Higher Education sign MoU

Iraq Britain Business Council and Iraq’s Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research sign Memorandum of Understanding The Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Iraq’s Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research at the IBBC Cumberland Lodge Retreat on 7 July. The memorandum was signed by Baroness Nicholson of […]

New Career Opportunities in Iraq

By John Lee. The United Nations has advertised new positions in Iraq: National Consultant on Gender Programmatic Review, UNICEF – United Nations Children’s Fund Senior Security Risk Management Advisor, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) Head of Projects, UNOPS – United Nations Office for Project Services Associate Programme Support Officer, UNOPS – United Nations Office […]

New Career Opportunities in Iraqi Kurdistan

By John Lee. The United Nations has advertised new positions in Iraqi Kurdistan: Child Protection Officer (GBV), UNICEF – United Nations Children’s Fund Operation Specialist, UNICEF – United Nations Children’s Fund Civil Society Initiatives Assistant, ICMP – International Commission on Missing Persons Civil Society Initiatives Officer, ICMP – International Commission on Missing Persons Business Development […]

Video: Tension grips Basra after Protester Killed

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Dozens of people demonstrate in the southern Iraqi port city of Basra, four days after security forces opened fire killing one person during a protest against unemployment. View on YouTube

Basra Protests: Oil Minister Orders More Jobs

By John Lee. Protestors took to the streets of Basra for the fourth day on Wednesday, protesting the killing of a demonstrator by security forces, and demanding jobs and public services. According to AFP, protesters also blocked the road leading to the oilfields of West Qurna, while international oil companies (IOCs) have reportedly moved senior […]

ONEm Partners with Asiacell Iraq

UK-based ONEm is partnering with Asiacell to bring unlimited news and entertainment content from Reuters to Iraq. Asiacell subscribers can now exclusively access global news on any mobile device. The #Reuter service provides full coverage of real time news and entertainment content in Arabic delivered by SMS. Users interact with the #Reuter service menu by […]

NATO sets up new Training Mission in Iraq

By John Lee. On Wednesday, “as requested by the Iraqi government“, NATO launched a new training mission in Iraq. Canada has agreed to lead the non-combat mission of several hundred trainers. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said: “We will also establish professional military schools and academies for the Iraqi forces”. (Source: NATO)