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LG opens Biggest Overseas Brand Shop in Iraq

By John Lee. South Korean electronics maker LG Electronics has reportedly opened its largest overseas brand shop in Iraq. The two-floor shop covers 870 square meters in the main commercial district of Erbil. Around 200 government and media officials attended an opening ceremony, according to a report from Nation Multimedia. (Source: Nation Multimedia)

IMF: “Iraq is Facing a Double Shock”

On August 1, 2017, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the 2017 Article IV consultation with Iraq. Iraq is facing a double shock arising from the conflict with ISIS and the plunge in oil prices. In 2016, real GDP increased by 11 percent owing to a 25 percent increase in oil production, which was […]

With IS gone, Barbers are busy in Mosul

By Omar Sattar for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The Islamic State (IS) issued many decrees when it took over Mosul in 2014, including one that banned barbers. As one might imagine, with the recent liberation of the […]

IBBC holds Successful Inaugural Dubai Networking Event

The Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) has held its first major networking event in Dubai, to accommodate the demand from its members, who operate from Dubai as a regional business hub. Vikas Handa, the IBBC UAE Representative said over the last few years UAE has emerged as the hub for companies doing business in Iraq, […]

Bangladesh Embassy to open Office in Erbil

Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received Mr. Abu Magsoud Forhad, Bangladesh’s Ambassador to Iraq. Ambassador Forhad discussed his government’s intention to open in Erbil an office of his country’s Iraq embassy. Discussing the situation of the Bangladeshi nationals, resident in Iraq and Kurdistan Region, he said opening of embassy’s office in Erbil will facilitate […]

IBBC Networking Reception in Dubai

On Tuesday 1 August, 2017, the Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) will hold its first networking event in Dubai. The event follows the appointment of Vikas Handa (pictured) as IBBC UAE representative. Vikas intends to host regular networking events in the UAE for IBBC members and companies that are interested in working in Iraq. Since […]

Iraq receives its Largest Container Vessel

By John Lee. The largest container vessel to call at an Iraqi port has been unloaded at Gulftainer’s Iraq Container Terminal (ICT) earlier this month. According to TradeArabia, the YM Wealth, owned by Taiwan-based Yang Ming Marine Transport Corporation, discharged and loaded over 2,500 containers. The shipping line shows the 68,616-ton vessel as having been […]

Iran and Iraq discuss Increased Cooperation

Ranking diplomats from Iran and Iraq held two meetings of a joint political committee on Sunday to explore avenues for the expansion of ties between Tehran and Baghdad, particularly in the economic field. Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Jaberi Ansari and Iraq’s Deputy Foreign Minister Nazar Khairallah co-chaired two separate […]

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