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Iraqi Provinces are “Fertile land for Investment”

By John Lee. The head of Iraq’s National Investment Commission (NIC) has said that the Iraqi provinces are “fertile lands for investment” and have natural and human resources that enable them of making any investment project succeed. Dr Sami al-Araji added that if capital is looking for a secure environment, then Iraq welcomes it under […]

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NIC hosts Workshop on Hotels and Tourism

By John Lee. Iraq’s National Investment Commission (NIC) has hosted a workshop on investing in the tourism sector and hotels business in Iraq. The event was prepared in cooperation with the US Department of Commerce and the US Embassy in Baghdad, and was attended by the heads of the five-star hotels in Baghdad and other […]

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Franchise Workshop targets Int’l Commercial Brands in Iraq

By John Lee. NIC Hosts Franchise Workshop which Aims to Expand the Activities of International Commercial Brands in Iraq Iraq’s National Investment Commission (NIC), in coordination with the US Department of Commerce and the US Embassy in Baghdad, has hosted a franchise granting workshop over four days for the Iraqi private sector to expand the […]

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Iraq Stock Market Report

Advertising Feature Rabee Securities Iraq Stock Exchange (ISX) market report (week ending: 14th March 2019). Please click here to download a table of listed companies and their associated ticker codes. The RSISX index ended the week at IQD604 (+1.6%) / $651 (+1.6%) (weekly change) (-8.4% YTD change). The number of weekly traded shares was 27.5 […]

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New National Data Platform for Reconstruction and Development

Iraq’s Ministry of Planning and the Council of Ministers Secretariat, together with UN-Habitat, publicly launched the National Platform for Reconstruction and Development. For more than one year, UN-Habitat has been working very closely with the Ministry of Planning to develop and finalize the Platform, with generous funding support from the Iraq UNDAF Trust Fund, which […]

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Iraq hosts Lebanese Business Delegation

By John Lee. A delegation of major Lebanese companies have arrived in Baghdad for a series of meetings with Iraq’s National Investment Commission (NIC). The were accompanied the Lebanese Minister of Telecommunications, Dr. Muhamed Shuqair, and the opening meeting was attended by the Iraqi Minister of telecommunications, Dr. Naeem Al- Rubaiee; NIC Chairman, Dr. Sami […]

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Video: Will sanctions affect Iran-Iraq Economic Relations?

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. How will US sanctions affect Iran-Iraq economic relations? The Trump administration is giving Iraq a few more months to continue buying oil and electricity from neighbouring Iran before the United States enforces sanctions […]

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New Investment Opportunity in Iraq

By John Lee. The National Investment Commission (NIC) has announced a new investment opportunity in Iraq: Production of tubular and lattice steel poles for electricity, General Company for Communications Equipment and Power (Source: National Investment Commission) (Picture: Business opportunity word cloud, from ibreakstock/Shutterstock)

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Iraq Stock Market Report

Advertising Feature Rabee Securities Iraq Stock Exchange (ISX) market report (week ending: 7th March 2019). Please click here to download a table of listed companies and their associated ticker codes. The RSISX index ended the week at IQD595 (+3.0%) / $640 (-2.0%) (weekly change) (-9.8% and -9.8% YTD change, respectively). The number of week traded […]

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Market Review: “An Ugsome Ugly Month”

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 Iraqi market, as measured by the Rabee Securities RSISUSD Index, declined by -9.7% in February, taking the year to date decline to -12.5%. February’s […]

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Iraq Stock Market Report

Advertising Feature Rabee Securities Iraq Stock Exchange (ISX) market report (week ending: 28th February 2019). Please click here to download a table of listed companies and their associated ticker codes. The RSISX index ended the week at IQD577 (-4.6%) / $621 (-4.4%) (weekly change) (-12.5% and -12.5% YTD change, respectively). The number of week traded […]

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Iran’s President to Visit Iraq in March

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will travel to Iraq on March 11 for an official visit. Heading a high-ranking delegation, the Iranian president will be visiting the Arab country at the official invitation of Baghdad. It will be Rouhani’s first official visit to Iraq during his tenure. On Monday, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi met […]

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