Archive | 8th June 2011

Hyundai May Build Mobile Power Plants for Karbala

The Province of Karbala is negotiating with Hyundai Motors regarding the construction of mobile electricity plants to serve areas suffering most from blackouts, according to a report from Azzaman. Governor Amaludeen al-Hir said the two sides were discussing building several generators powered by fuel oil, that can withstand the country’s tough weather conditions, particularly the […]

Austrian Airlines Resumes Flights to Baghdad After 21 Years

Austrian Airlines resumed flights to Baghdad for the first time in 21 years today (Wednesday), with the launch of its Vienna to Baghdad route. The Austrian carrier is the first western European airline to fly to the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, its second destination in Iraq after Erbil. Austrian Airlines originally introduced a Vienna-Baghdad route […]

Iraq to Provide Islamic Banking Services

Iraq’s Ministry of Finance and Central Bank announced on Tuesday that Iraq will provide Islamic banking services in major banks owned by the state, under a plan worth $42 million which will be implemented this month. The Finance Ministry said on its website that Islamic transactions will be facilitated in the Rafidain and Al-Rasheed banks […]

Agricultural Production: Iraq’s Best Chance for Restoring Food Security

By Layth Mahdi, Agricultural Advisor. The opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Agricultural development plays a key role in achieving human well-being, maintains food security, reduces poverty and mitigates violence. In addition, it contributes to the protection of natural resources, environmental stability and […]

US Company Supplies Irrigation Systems to Iraq

Iraq’s Ministry of Agriculture has reportedly contracted with a US company to supply modern irrigation technology and greenhouses. IPA reports that the company involved is Valmont Industries, which is based in Omaha, Nebraska. The general manager of the company, David Forshaw said, “The introduction of this technology is considered a real revolution. It will address […]

Healthcare: Succeeding in the MENA Market

The Middle East Association, in partnership with Ameera Health, cordially invite you to Business Briefing and Networking Reception examining the Healthcare Sector in the MENA Region at Bury House on Tuesday 5th July. British companies are at the forefront of developments in the healthcare industry in the Middle East and North Africa. The UK medical […]

100 Days: Maliki’s Frustrations and Unrealistic Dreams

The following article was published on Tuesday by Reidar Visser, an historian of Iraq educated at the University of Oxford and currently based at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs. It is reproduced here with the author’s permission. The opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq […]

Major Project to Improve Education in Iraq

On 6 June, the European Union and Government of Iraq launched a major programme to improve the future of young Iraqis.  The programme will be implemented though the British Council, the United Kingdom’s international cultural and educational agency.  It will: Improve education standards in 1,700 schools through improved teacher training. This will benefit 800,000 pupils […]