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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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Basra Gas Company Wins Flaring Reduction Award

The Basrah Gas Company (BGC) has been awarded the World Bank’s prestigious Global Gas Flaring Reduction Partnership (GGFR) Excellence Award for 2015. The GGFR Excellence Award recognises governments, oil companies and other organisations that have made a significant contribution to gas flaring reduction in the upstream sector of the industry through associated gas utilisation projects, […]

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LC Waikiki Open New Basra Outlet

By Robert Tollast. LC Waikiki, the Turkish fashion corporation with outlets in 27 countries, has opened a new store at the new Basra Times Square shopping mall in the southern Iraqi city. The announcement was made on the company’s website, and will be the third outlet in Iraq after store openings in Baghdad and Erbil. A […]

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High October Target for Basra Exports

By Simon Kent. Iraq is planning a 26% rise in exports of Basra Light and Basra Heavy grades of oil, according to data seen by Bloomberg.  The targets are 55 cargoes of Basra Light and 26 cargoes of Basra Heavy respectively. This would mean an increase from 90.5 million barrels exported in September, up to 114 […]

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G4S Win $187 Million Basra Contract

By Simon Kent. G4S Risk Management has announced that it has won a new contract to provide security services to Basra Gas Company (BGC) for three years commencing January 2016 with a total contract value of $187 million. The exercise of a two-year extension option would bring the total value to $270 million. BGC operates […]

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Japan Considers Water Projects in Basra

By John Lee. On Thursday the Prime Minister Dr. Haider Al-Abadi held a meeting in his office with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to discuss projects to provide drinking water to the province of Basra. During the meeting, there was a follow-up on the water desalination project in al-Hartha in Basra. Dr. Abadi stressed […]

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Basra’s Beleaguered Governor Under Fire

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. Political Independence Doesn’t Pay: Basra’s Beleaguered Governor Under Fire As they have done with the pictures of his predecessors, the protestors in Iraq’s southern Basra province were so angry they […]

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