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Teach The Rich: Basra’s Private School Business Booming

This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Teach The Rich: Basra’s Private School Business Booming, But So Are Students’ Fees In Iraq the public education system is facing huge challenges. Often two or three schools will share […]

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Basra Crude Exports to Rise in January

By John Lee. Iraq plans to export about 3.4 million bpd of crude oil from its southern oil terminals in January, according to a report from Reuters. This represents an increase of 17.2 percent on December’s estimate, and is driven by the Basra Light grade, which is planned to increase 23 percent to 2.61 million […]

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APR Energy Extends Basra Contract

By Simon Kent. APR Energy plc has announced that it has signed for an extension of its power generation contract in Iraq. The company run a gas fired power station that provides electricity for Iraq’s southern port city of Basra. According to APR, the power plant has been in operation since 2012 and comprises six […]

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Jaafari asks Japan to set up Tech Institute in Basra

Foreign Affairs Minister Dr Ibrahim Al-Jaafari met Mr Shinichi Kitaoka the President of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) specialised in technical cooperation within official development assistance program. This program aims at stimulating the international cooperation, supporting the social and economic development and paying the attention to health, education, technology, communication and information sectors. The minister […]

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Basra Plans World’s Tallest Tower

By Simon Kent. Basra provincial council has reportedly hired international consultancy firm Mott MacDonald to finalise plans for a 3500ft, 240 floor building which would be host to business communities, residents and public entertainment. According to designers AMBS Architects, the “city in the sky” is designed to be an “antidote” to modern super towers in […]

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Cabinet Approves New Hotel at Basra Airport

By John Lee. The Iraqi Cabinet has approved the allocation of a plot of land in Basra International Airport to the Ministry of Transport for the purpose of establishing a hotel complex and integrated services facilities. The decision on the 61-acre site was made at the Council of Ministers meeting on Tuesday (pictured), which was […]

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IBBC hosts ‘Basrah: Open for Business’ Conference

IBBC hosts ‘Basrah: Open for Business’ Conference in partnership with IENA The Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC), in partnership with the Iraq Energy Academy (IENA), held a successful conference ‘Basrah: Open for Business’ at the Shams Al Basrah Hotel on the 5th October 2015. Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne, Executive Chairman of IBBC and UK Trade […]

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An Evil Plot? Basra Boycotts New Customs Tax

This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. An Evil Plot? Iraq’s Most Industry-Savvy Province Refuses to Impose Baghdad’s New Customs Tax A new customs tax came into effect in August. But in Basra, one of Iraq’s busiest […]

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