Archive | 15th August 2011

Iraq May Refer Kuwait’s New Port to UN

Al-Iraqiya television has reported that Iraq is threatening to take the case of Kuwait’s Mubarak al-Kabir Port to the United Nations if the harbour violates its maritime rights. An Iraqi Technical Delegation, led by the government’s Advisor, Thamer al-Ghadban, reportedly arrived in Kuwait on Sunday for a 2-day official visit. Bloomberg reports that Prime Minister […]

Integrity Commission Investigates Sugar Deal

A member of the Iraqi Parliament’s Integrity Commission has said that southern Iraq’s Basra Integrity Commission had opened an investigation about a government’s deal to purchase 100,000 tons of sugar at above the international market price. Aliyia Nuseif told Aswat al-Iraq news agency that “the Trade Ministry had signed a contract with Zahrat al-Jibal Company […]

Bulani-Mania in Iraq

The following article was published 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. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. […]

Iraq’s ‘Phantom’ Electricity Deal Not So Ghostly?

The latest scandal at Iraq’s ministry of electricity involves multi-billion dollar “phantom deals” with a German and Canadian company. The minister of energy has been asked to resign. But according to a report from NIQASH, the real story is not as simple as it first appears. As a long, hot summer continues to overheat the […]

Getech Clinches Further Iraq Data Deal

StockMarketWire reports that Getech has clinched a further sale of the Iraq aeromagnetic dataset, following the signing of an exclusive marketing agreement with the Geological Survey of Iraq in December. The company announced its first sale of the full aeromagnetic dataset in July, and has had now made a further sale of the same dataset […]

Iraqi Housing Crisis Beckons

This article was written by Abeer Mohammed, and was originally published by the Institute for War and Peace Reporting, iwpr.net. It is reproduced by Iraq Business News with permission. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq may face a major housing crisis […]

Parliament Finishes 1st Reading of Strategic Policy Council Bill

The following article was published 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. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. […]