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As Iraq Sanctions Iran Trade, Saudi Arabia Boosts Border Crossing

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. By Kamal al-Ayash. As Iraq Sanctions Iran Trade, Saudi Arabia Boosts Border Crossing Opening the Arar border crossing on Iraq’s border with Saudi Arabia could help locals economically. But analysts […]

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Iraqi Compliance with Iran Sanctions will “Damage Iraq’s Economy”

By John Lee. A former under-secretary at Iraq’s Ministry of Finance has said that  ministry has said that US sanctions on Iran will impact trade activity between Iraq and Iran and, should they persist, they will damage Iraq’s economy. Fadhil Nabi told Rudaw: “America’s sanctions on Iran will have impact on trade exchange and activity […]

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Video: PM Abadi Visits Turkey

By John Lee. During his official visit to Turkey, Prime Minister Haider Al Abadi has underscored the importance of cooperation between Iraq and all neighbouring countries for the peace and security of the people of the region. His statement can be viewed here: (Source: Govt of Iraq)

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KRG Cabinet discusses 2019 Budget

Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani chaired the 49th regular session of the Council of Ministers on Tuesday. It was also attended by Deputy Prime Minister Qubad Talabani. Prime Minister Barzani briefed the Council about his recent visit to Baghdad and meeting with Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi. He said, they agreed to continue dialogue and coordination and […]

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Election Recount: Sadr Retains Victory

By John Lee. Moqtada al-Sadr has reportedly retained his lead in Iraq’s parliamentary election following a full recount. According to Xinhua, the results showed no change in 13 of Iraq’s 18 provinces, and changes in four provinces involving five seat-winners within their own coalitions. The recount did not alter the initial results significantly, with Sadr […]

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Electoral Recount Completed – UN Congratulates IHEC

SRSG Kubiš congratulates the IHEC Board of Judges on completion of the electoral recount and looks forward to a timely conclusion of the remaining stages of the electoral process The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq, Mr. Ján Kubiš (pictured), welcomes today’s announcement by the Board of Judges of the Independent […]

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Analysing Growth Trends in Public Sector Employment

A new report by Ali Al-Mawlawi (pictured) argues that the illusive nature of long-term stability in the Middle East necessitates a strong commitment by Iraq’s political leaders to develop a sustainable economic and fiscal regime that can absorb future shocks to the system. According to the World Bank, government expenditure as a percentage of GDP […]

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Video: Coalition talks “still under way”

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Negotiations are still under way to form a governing coalition in Iraq. No party won a majority during May’s national election, and the result is not yet confirmed, because a manual recount was […]

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Minister for Electricity Suspended

By John Lee. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi suspended Electricity Minister Qassim al-Fahdawi (pictured) on Sunday for what he described as the “poor performance of the sector“. Protests against unemployment and poor public services turned violent earlier this month, with several protesters killed. Many areas of Iraq are struggling to cope with insufficient electricity supply during […]

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Internet Shuts Down, Fake News Blossoms

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. By Mustafa Habib. Iraqi Internet Shuts Down, Fake News Blossoms During Information Blackout When it came to disinformation, shutting down the Internet to prevent protests in Iraq may have backfired. […]

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