Exploring Tech in Iraq – Digital Innovation

By Alexander Southworth, Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC). Exploring Tech in Iraq: ‘Sandoog – solving Iraq’s logistics nightmare by digital innovation’ There is a revolution happening in Iraq but not like the country has seen before. This revolution is based on advances in technology that are transforming the digital landscape of the country. The changes […]

Genel shares Rise on Chevron Iraq Partnership

Shares in Genel Energy were trading up 6 percent on Monday afternoon after the company announced that it has reached agreement to acquire stakes in the Chevron-operated Sarta and Qara Dagh blocks (pictured), in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Genel will acquire 30% equity in the Sarta licence by paying a 50% share of ongoing […]

TBI wins at International Finance Awards

The state-owned Trade Bank of Iraq (TBI) has been recognised for its outstanding performance and service, taking home two awards at the International Finance Awards 2018. London based ‘International Finance’ magazine rewarded TBI’s continued commitment towards providing modern banking services in Iraq, presenting the ‘Best Retail Bank’ and ‘Best Priority Bank’ awards during a special […]

“Discussions Ongoing” between Siemens and Iraq

By John Lee. Talks are reported to be continuing between Germany’s Siemens and the Iraqi Ministry of Electricity regarding a major investment in the country’s electricity infrastructure. Lisa Davis (pictured), CEO of the Siemens Gas and Power Operating Company, and member of the corporation’s managing board, told The National last week that “discussions are ongoing”, […]

Al Maseer Insurance joins IBBC

Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) has announced that Al Maseer Insurance Company has joined the Council. Founded in 2011, Al Maseer provide a range of insurance products covering the key sectors in Iraq: construction insurance, energy insurance, agriculture insurance, health insurance, marine insurance, motor insurance, property insurance. Chairman and  co-founder, Arak Fadhil Hameed Al-Bayati, said […]

Post-Daesh Iraq: France’s Engagement

In December 2017, Iraqi authorities announced that they had completely freed areas previously controlled by the Daesh terrorist organization. Today, Iraq has entered a crucial phase of national reconciliation, stabilization and reconstruction of freed regions. These actions are essential for a lasting victory against terrorism and the return of displaced persons. Humanitarian and stabilization assistance […]

Continued Winter Assistance Needed for IDPs

Continued Winter Assistance Needed for Displaced and Vulnerable Iraqis: IOM As winter temperatures set in, accompanied by winds and rain, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Iraq has completed the three-month distribution of 25,000 winter non-food item kits. Consisting of heaters, blankets and jerry cans, the kits meet the most urgent needs of 150,000 […]

Erdogan’s plans in Iraqi Kurdistan may Backfire

By Fazel Hawramy for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. For about 10 years, the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), which controls Erbil and Dahuk provinces in Iraq, has enjoyed close working relations with the Turkish government on trade, energy […]

Iraq Stock Market Report

Advertising Feature Rabee Securities Iraq Stock Exchange (ISX) market report (week ending: 17th January 2019). Please click here to download a table of listed companies and their associated ticker codes. The RSISX index ended the week at IQD642 (-4.4%) / $691 (-4.4%) (weekly change) (-2.5% and -2.7% YTD change, respectively). The number of week traded […]

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 […]

Iran FM, Iraqi Tribal Leaders Meet in Karbala

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met a group of Iraqi tribal leaders from south of the country in the holy city of Karbala. During the last leg of his meetings with Iraqi officials, elites and representatives of Iraqi society from various ethnicities and regions, Zarif sat for talks with the tribal leaders and clans’ […]

Doubling Iran-Iraq Trade on Horizon: Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who is on an official visit to Iraq, highlighted the positive outcomes of the Iran-Iraq Joint Trade Conference in Baghdad and said the doubling of the bilateral trade “is on the horizon”. “Today, I, accompanied by 6 Iraqi ministers, addressed hundreds of participants at the Iran-Iraq Joint Trade Conference; […]