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Local Dried Fruits Difficult to Sell in Kurdistan

Fruit prices plummeted considerably during the summer harvest season in the Kurdistan Region, so much so that the price of harvesting the fruits and transporting them to wholesale markets sometimes outweighs their sale price. In the past, farmers used to dry these fruits and sell them that way to make a profit. But nowadays, 95 […]

Positive Sentiment toward Israel on the Rise in Iraq?

By Mustafa Saadoun for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Is positive sentiment toward Israel on the rise in Iraq? Israeli Foreign Minister Yisrael Katz (pictured) expressed his gratitude to Iraqis on Facebook July 24, stating he was thankful for […]

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New Investment Opportunities in Iraq

By John Lee. The National Investment Commission (NIC) has announced the following investment opportunities: Rehabilitation of 8 factories – State Company for Glass and Refractories Industry (SCGR) (Source: National Investment Commission) (Picture: Business opportunity word cloud, from ibreakstock/Shutterstock)

Iraq achieves Self-Sufficiency in Strategic Crops

By Adnan Abu Zeed for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi Minister of Trade Mohammed Hashim al-Ani announced July 5 that the ministry received about 4 million tons of local wheat, a step that signals the country is ready to achieve […]

Market Review: “IMF Revises Growth Estimates Higher”

By Ahmed Tabaqchali, CIO of Asia Frontier Capital (AFC) Iraq Fund. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The market’s action in July was so quiet that it turned activities like watching paint dry into spectator sports, as the start of the peak […]

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 […]

Protection Cluster Service Mapping Tool in Iraq

The Protection Cluster in Iraq launched a new service mapping tool “Services Advisor Platform”, which is ready to use. The tool displays 252 service locations across Iraq for over 50 NGOs and UN agencies providing General Protection, GBV, Child Protection, HLP and Mine Action services. The main page of this tool can be accessed through […]

Iraq turns to BP, Eni for Oil Export Pipeline

By John Lee. Iraq is reported to be close to reaching a deal with BP and Eni for an export pipeline project. Al Jazeera quotes senior Iraqi oil officials as saying that the project was initially planned as part of a “megadeal” with ExxonMobil. They said that under the proposed $400-million agreement, BP and Eni […]

Iraq Stock Market Report

Advertising Feature Note: ISX will be closed starting from Aug. 11, 2019 to Aug. 15, 2019 due to the religious holiday of Eid Al-Adha. The next session will be held on Sunday (Aug. 18, 2019).  Rabee Securities Iraq Stock Exchange (ISX) market report (week ending: 8th August 2019). Please click here to download a table […]

Chinese Company signs $1.4bn Iraq Construction Deal

By John Lee. A Chinese company has reportedly signed a $1.39-billion construction contract in Iraq. According to Xinhua, China Construction Third Engineering Bureau will implement civil engineering projects and infrastructure in southern Iraq, including low-cost housing, education, medical centres, and facilities projects in governorates of Najaf, Karbala and Basra. (Source: Xinhua)