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Iraqis Offer Turkish Firms $200m Project in Baghdad

By John Lee. Following a visit by the Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım (pictured) to Iraq last week, an Iraqi business delegation has come to Turkey and proposed a $200-million construction project in Baghdad to Turkish businessmen. Tevfik Öz, a member of the board of the Turkish-Iraqi Business Council, told Daily Sabah that the Iraqi […]

Nearly Half of Kurdish Businesses Pay no Tax

From Rudaw. Re-published with permission by Iraq Business News. Of nearly 25,000 registered companies in the Kurdistan Region, only around 13,000 of them pay corporate income tax, according to a new report from the Directorate of Taxes and Public Properties in Erbil. General manager of the directorate, Dr. Kamal Tayyib, told Rudaw the systematic tax […]

Iraq Third from Bottom in “Passport Power”

By John Lee. Iraq has been rated third-last in a ranking of the ‘passport power’ of 199 countries around the world. The list, compiled by passportindex.org, ranked passports by their ability to allow persons to travel visa-free to other destinations. Top of the list was Germany, followed by Sweden and Singapore, while Iraq comes in […]

In Iraqi Kurdistan, a Security Camera on Every Corner

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. In Iraqi Kurdistan, a Security Camera on Every Corner In Iraqi Kurdistan businesses can’t get a license unless security cameras are installed. But locals say cameras are unregulated and an […]

Iraqi Journalist “Beaten by Party Officials”

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate the Kurdistan Journalists Union (KJU) have condemned the brutal attack on a journalist by armed militia from the ruling party in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. On 15 January, Iraqi journalist Karwan Haji, working for Afro and Kanky-Lash newspapers, was brutally attacked by armed militia from the […]

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 […]

Iraq Stock Market Report

Advertising Feature Rabee Securities Iraq Stock Exchange (ISX) market report (week ending: 19th Jan 2017). Please click here to download a table of listed companies and their associated ticker codes. The RSISX index ended the week at IQ1074 (+0.2%) / $1068 (+0.6%) (weekly change) (+11.9% and +12.8% YTD change, respectively). The number of week traded […]

New Career Opportunities in Iraq

By John Lee. The United Nations has advertised new positions in Iraq: Political Affairs Officer, Field Missions Human Resources Document Management Assistant, United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) Administrative Assistant, United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) Programme Associate, United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) IT Client Services Assistant, United Nations Assistance Mission […]

New Career Opportunities in Iraqi Kurdistan

By John Lee. The United Nations has advertised new positions in Iraqi Kurdistan: Senior Cluster Associate (Shelter), United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) Driver, United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) Short-Term Consultancy on Unconditional Cash Programme Review, Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) Education Officer, Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) Monitoring & Evaluation Officer, Norwegian Refugee […]

Power Station Attack: Kurdish Protestors Use Violence?

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. Power Station Attack First Sign that Iraqi Kurdish Protestors are Ready to use Violence? Just after protests about power cuts, somebody fired rockets at a Chamchamal power station. Is this […]

10,000 Volunteers join “Clean Missan in One Day” Campaign

In one day, Missan had a make over with the support from the EU and UNDP through “Clean Missan in One Day Campaign” More than 10,000 volunteers have participated in “Clean Missan in One Day” Campaign. Volunteers were university and high school students, NGOs, community leaders and members of Missan local Government. Around 500 tons […]

IOM Business Support Programmes Assist Displaced Iraqis

The International Organization for Migration (IOM)’s work in community stabilization is assisting Iraqis affected by displacement and conflict to generate their own income and engage in meaningful work. This past week, IOM provided 47 displaced Iraqis with business support packages in Risafa, Baghdad. This livelihood assistance was funded by the Government of Canada and supported […]