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Iraq exempts 540 Jordanian Goods from Duty

By John Lee. MENAFN reports that 540 Jordanian goods have been officially exempted from customs duties of Iraq. Jordan’s Minister of Industry, Trade and Supply, Yarub Al-Qudah (pictured) said the decision aims to increase Jordanian exports to the Iraqi market, promoting economic cooperation between the two countries. He added that Jordanian trucks will be allowed […]

Islamic State buying up Businesses in Iraq

By John Lee. The Islamic State group (IS, ISIS, ISIL, Daesh) has reportedly laundered its cash reserves by investing in legitimate businesses in Iraq and elsewhere. According to a report from The Economist, in Iraq it has used middlemen to buy farms, car-dealerships, hotels and hospitals. It adds that weak institutions and rampant corruption make […]

Price of Iranian Goods Falls 30% in Iraqi Kurdistan

By John Lee. A sharp fall in the value of the Iranian rial has reportedly reduced the price of Iranian goods in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq by 30 percent, boosting demand. According to Rudaw, trade between the Kurdistan Region and Iran amounted to $6 billion in 2016, falling to around $5.05 billion in 2017. […]

Saudi Arabia to re-open Consulate in Basra

By John Lee. Saudi Arabia will reportedly re-open its consulate in Basra within two weeks. Al Arabiya says that the consulate closed in 1990 during the second Gulf war. (Source: Al Arabiya) (Picture: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi meeting Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, King of Saudi Arabia, 19th June 2017)

UN launches Iraq Recovery and Resilience Programme

UN Secretary-General António Guterres launched the Iraq Recovery and Resilience Programme today at the Kuwait International Conference for the Reconstruction of Iraq. The two-year Recovery and Resilience Programme is designed to fast-track the social dimensions of reconstruction and help ensure that people see tangible improvements in their daily lives at the start of the reconstruction […]

Jordanian Ministers push for Truck Entry to Iraq

By John Lee. Jordan’s Minister of Municipalities, Walid Al-Masri, and Minister of Industry and Trade, Yarub Al-Qudah, have met representatives of the chambers of industry and commerce and members of the Jordan Truck Owners and Custom Clearance Associations to discuss arrangements for the entry of Jordanian trucks to Iraq. According to a report from Petra, […]

Video: Donors pledge more than $300m to Iraq

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq is hoping for more concrete pledges from international donors on the second day of a conference on rebuilding cities and infrastructure shattered by the conflict with ISIL (the Islamic State of Iraq […]

Six Industrial Projects Open for Investment

By John Lee. Iraq’s National Investment Commission (NIC) has included six industrial projects in its list of major strategic projects to be presented during the Kuwait International Conference for Iraq Reconstruction, to be held in Kuwait from 12th to 14th February: A. Rehabilitation and development of white cement plants in Falluja. Area: 642000m² Production capacity: […]

UK Confirms Support for Iraq

By John Lee. Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi received a phone call from British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday evening, during which they discussed strengthening collaboration between their two countries, and Iraq’s Rebuilding Conference which is to be held soon in Kuwait. According to a statement from the Prime Minister’s office, Mr. Johnson confirmed the […]

IBBC welcomes Guests at House of Lords

The Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) held its bi-annual Council Meeting on 30 January, followed by a Reception & Dinner for IBBC members and guests. Both the meeting and the reception and dinner were hosted by Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne, President of IBBC and Trade Envoy to Iraq, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan. The Meeting was […]

$210m UK Support for GE Power Deal

The UK’s Minister of State for Trade and Export Promotion, Baroness Rona Fairhead (pictured), has announced $210.8 million in support from UK Export Finance (UKEF) for the second project agreed under the UK-Iraq infrastructure Memorandum of Understanding. The contracts with the Ministry of Electricity in Iraq, valued at $220 million, will see GE Global Services UK upgrade […]