Govt Promises More Jobs and Houses

Summary of government measures to boost employment, address housing shortage and support low-income groups Prime Minister Adil Abd Al-Mahdi on Sunday chaired a meeting of the High Committee for the Distribution of Land. The Committee reviewed preparations for the distribution of plots of land to low-income groups in Iraqi provinces, and the allocation of more […]

Video: Will Protesters in Iraq get what they want?

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Fed up with years of corruption, unemployment and a lack of basic services, tens of thousands of Iraqis are taking to the streets to protest for a better future. Security forces have responded […]

UNHCR Iraq Protection Update

Highlights Approximately 4,200 families across Iraq departed from camps while almost 500 families arrived in camps in August. The number of camp departures nearly doubled in August compared to July. Camp closures and consolidations resulting in forced evictions, forced relocations and coerced departures continued in Anbar, Kirkuk, Ninewa and Salah Al-Din Governorates. Families with perceived […]

Iraq’s ‘Youth Bulge’ will Change the Country

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. The protests that shook Iraq are winding down. But younger Iraqis remain determined and the generation gap that’s developing will have an impact for years to come. […]

Iraq turns 9 Senior Former Officials over to Judiciary

The Iraqi government has announced that it had turned nine senior former officials over to the judiciary regarding corruption charges, and pledged to turn others over soon, news agencies reported. In a statement, the Iraqi Supreme Anti-Corruption Council referred corruption cases of “nine high-ranking officials to the judiciary after the completion of the legal procedures […]

GardaWorld Weekly Security Report

GardaWorld, a global leader in comprehensive security and risk management, has made its weekly security report available to Iraq Business News readers. Prepared by GardaWorld’s Risk Analysis Team in Iraq, this essential report includes short- and medium-term outlooks on the security situation, reports and commentary on recent significant events, and a detailed overview of developments […]

Iraq, China launch ‘Oil for Reconstruction’ agreement

By Salam Zidane for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. When Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi led a delegation to China in September, Baghdad and Beijing activated an “oil for reconstruction” and investment program. Under the arrangement, Chinese firms work in Iraq in […]

IBBC, Nahrein preparing Iraqi Unis for Int’l Collaboration

IBBC and Nahrein network hold successful workshop session Preparing Iraqi Universities for International Research Collaborations with MOHE and Scientific research Professor Mohammed Al Uzri of IBBC and Leicester University and Professor Eleanor Robson of Nahrein Network and UCL, led a successful workshop for the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research with a number of […]

Top Mountain, USAID launch Business Incubator

Top Mountain in partnership with USAID is launching a business incubator and employment program. The goal of the program is to promote economic growth and increase employment opportunities to support minorities from Ninewa targeted by ISIS. Program activities will focus on achieving three core objectives designed to support this goal. Firstly, outreach campaigns will be […]

Iraq Stock Market Report

Advertising Feature Rabee Securities Iraq Stock Exchange (ISX) market report (week ending: 10th October 2019). Please click here to download a table of listed companies and their associated ticker codes. The RSISX index ended the week at IQD647 (+1.9%) / $695 (+1.9%) (weekly change) (-1.9% and -2.1% YTD change, respectively). The number of week traded […]

Iraqi Govt continues to Block Social Media

The Iraqi government continues to block social media websites in all governorates amid mass demonstrations in the country. This is despite the partial return of internet service in the capital Baghdad and the southern governorates. Despite the intermittent return of the internet service, the blocking of social media websites continues in all governorates of Iraq, […]