Investment Opportunity: Pharmaceutical Plant in Samarra

By John Lee. The National Investment Commission (NIC), and the State Company for Drugs and Medical Appliances, have announced an opportunity to invest in the rehabilitation, modernization and operation of the Samarra drugs plant. In a statement, the NIC said: “It invites reliable Arab and foreign companies directly or their agents – not mediator or […]

Iraq Stock Market Report

Advertising Feature Rabee Securities Iraq Stock Exchange (ISX) market report (week ending: 14th June 2018). Note: ISX will be closed starting from June 17, 2018 to June 19, 2018 due to the religious holiday of Eid Al-Fitr. The next trading session will be held on Wednesday (June 20, 2018). Please click here to download a […]

UN Security Council extends UNAMI Mandate

The UN Security Council has extended the mandate of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) by 10 months until 31 May 2019, adopting a streamlined text that would advance the Mission’s role in the Middle East nation’s post‑conflict reconstruction and reconciliation. Unanimously adopting resolution 2421 (2018), the Council decided that the Special Representative of the Secretary‑General and UNAMI […]

New Career Opportunities in Iraq

By John Lee. The United Nations has advertised new positions in Iraq: Fleet Logistic Assistant, International Rescue Committee (IRC) Senior Area Coordinator, International Rescue Committee (IRC) Safe Return Project Manager, Heartland Alliance for Human Needs Deputy Head of Office – Programmes, Save the Children Health Program Manager, Save the Children Senior Electoral Officer, UNAMI – […]

New Career Opportunities in Iraqi Kurdistan

By John Lee. The United Nations has advertised new positions in Iraqi Kurdistan: Driver & Logistics Clerk, UNAMI – United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq Information Management Expert, UNAMI – United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq Information Management Associate, UNAMI – United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq Human Resources Assistant, UNAMI – United Nations Assistance […]

Kirkuk-Baiji-Baghdad Pipeline Opens

By John Lee. Iraqi Oil Minister Jabar Ali al-Luaibi [Allibi, Luiebi] (pictured) has announced that the Kirkuk-Baiji-Baghdad pipeline is now operational. According to a statement from the Ministry, the 16-inch crude oil pipeline was completed in record time. Running for 180 kilometers, the pipeline will supply the refineries of Baiji and Daura, and the Quds […]

Video: Iraq needs $90bn to Rebuild

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Entire cities, including western Mosul and Ramadi, have been destroyed in the war against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) group in Iraq. The Iraqi government […]

Sadr welcomes Return of Iraqi Jews

By Saad Salloum for Al Monitor. Any opinions here are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  In a bold move, Iraq’s Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr spoke in favor of the return of the Jews who were evicted from the country half a century ago. Sadr responded […]

National Bank of Iraq joins IBBC

The National Bank of Iraq (NBI) has become the latest member of the Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC). In a statement, the IBBC said it is delighted to welcome one of Iraq’s preeminent private sector banking organisations to join its growing financial and professional services sector table. NBI was founded in 1995 as a publicly […]

Sadr, Amiri announce Political Alliance

By John Lee. Nationalist cleric Moqtada al-Sadr and Hadi al-Amiri have reportedly announced an alliance between their political blocs. The groups who won first and second places respectively in last month’s parliamentary election. While Sadr’s Sairoon Alliance is opposed to Iranian involvement in Iraq, Amiri’s Fatah (Conquest) Coalition is head of an Iranian-backed militia. At […]