French Ambassador Reveals His Country’s Plans to Fund Service Projects in Iraq

French ambassador in Baghdad, Boris Bwalun, revealed on Monday his country’s plans to finance projects in sectors of energy, water, agriculture and transport; to facilitate the establishment of infrastructure in Iraq. The ambassador said in a press conference in Baghdad said that “the French Development Agency signed in November 2009 an official agreement for her […]

Iranian Trade Fair Kicks off

The exclusive fair of Iranian companies and traders was officially opened on Saturday in Basra Over 60 active companies and 200 traders have participated in the event, the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting reported. On the sidelines of the exhibition the Iranian consul in Basra Mohammad-Reza Bagheban said that, “Iran hopes to double its trade […]

Karbala to host Iraq/Indian trade conference

An Indian commercial delegation wrapped up a visit to Karbala on Tuesday, where it agreed to hold a commercial conference in the city in mid April with the participation of Iraqi and Indian businessmen, the advisor to the Karbala Chamber of Commerce said. “The Indian delegation during its week long visit learned about the security, […]

Ministry seeks greater trade role for Iraq

The Iraqi Trade Ministry wants to improve Iraq’s international role that has been minimized due to wars and embargo. “The undisciplined policies of Saddam Hussein’s regime negatively affected Iraq’s international role,” the Ministry said in a release on Tuesday received by Aswat al-Iraq news agency. It said that a political and economic plan should be […]

Geological Survey Investment Conference in Basra

Basra Investment Commission held a conference on Tuesday to highlight services that can provided by the Iraqi Geological Survey Company to other firms investing in Basra. “The Iraqi firm has a long experience in this field,” Jalalal-Din al-Nuri, the commission’s deputy head, told Aswat al-Iraq news agency. He said that geological surveys are essential to […]

Housing Loans to Journalists

The Iraqi Journalists Union announced on Tuesday that the Iraqi Housing Bank will lend Iraqi media men up to ID30 million to build houses. “Special privileges will be granted to interested journalists,” the union said in a release received by Aswat al-Iraq news agency. It said that many Iraqi journalists are in need of a […]

Iraq, Jordan Mull Cooperation in Housing Sector

Iraqi Minister of Housing and Reconstruction Bayan Daza Yi discussed on Tuesday with Jordanian Prime Minister Samir Rifai the means of strengthening bilateral relations especially in the areas of housing, according to Petra news agency. “During the meeting, the Jordanian prime minister stressed the need to boost the historical bilateral co-operation to serve the common […]

Zain to Focus on Gulf and Middle East

Kuwaiti telecoms firm Zain (ZAIN.KW), which is selling its African assets to India’s Bharti Airtel, will concentrate on the Gulf and Middle East region and is open to new investments, its chief executive said on Tuesday. On Feb 16, Zain said it would pocket up to $5 billion from the planned sale of its African […]

Etisalat Gets Its Claws into Korek

UAE-based Telco Emirates Telecommunications Corporation (Etisalat) is close to buying a majority stake in Iraqi operator Korek Telecom as it continues to look for expansion opportunities abroad, news agency Reuters reports, citing Etisalat’s Chairman Mohammad Omran. “Etisalat is almost near to finalizing a deal with Korek,” Omran revealed at a press conference, adding that the […]

Iranian Bank in Basra

The Iranian consul in Basrah province, on Monday, said there will soon be an Iranian bank in the province to develop trade between the two countries. According to Mohammad Reza, “the Islamic Republic is currently working to open a bank in the province of Basrah as a movement to develop trade and economic relations between […]

Playing Field for ID1bn

The Missan Oil Company has agreed to construct a playing field for its Sports Club at a total cost of 1 billion Iraqi dinars (ID), a club official said on Tuesday. “The playing field is designed to seat more than 2,000 persons,” the deputy director of the club’s administrative board, Saad Abd Ali, told Aswat […]

$4.4b Iraq’s Oil Revenues in January

The Iraqi Oil Ministry said on Tuesday that it achieved a revenues level of $4.416 billion through oil sales of 59.7 million barrels in Jan. 2010. It said that oil price was $73.97 per barrel. In Dec. 2009, the Ministry accomplished revenues of $4.449 billion through sales of 61.3 million barrels of oil at a […]