ShaMaran Shares Slide on Results

By John Lee. Shares in ShaMaran Petroleum were trading down 10 percent on the Vancouver stock exchange, following the announcement of its financial and operating results for the three months ended March 31, 2015: Production Facilities Implementation of the 30,000 bopd Atrush Phase 1 Production Facility is in progress. Construction has continued on foundations for […]

Iraqi Airline Denies Fronting for Iran

By John Lee. A report from the Financial Times claims that an Iraqi company has helped to Iran acquire nine large commercial aircraft, in defiance of international sanctions. According to the report, Iran’s Mahan Air, which is blacklisted by the US and Europe because of alleged links to Iran’s revolutionary guard — allegations denied by […]

Hermes Datacomms opens New Office in Erbil

Hermes Datacomms, a leading global provider of managed networks for the upstream oil and gas industry, part of the SpeedCast Group, today announced the opening of its newest office in Erbil, Iraq. The new facility is in direct response to increasing demand for services from the oil and gas sector in Iraq and will enable […]

Internal Displacement in Iraq Passes 2.8m

Iraq’s new Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) published this week recorded 2,834,676 internally displaced Iraqis from January 2014 through 25 April2015. The majority of the new displacement identified in the two-week period was caused by conflict in the Ramadi area of Anbar governorate. Following the outbreak of the Ramadi crisis, which occurred around 10 April, DTM […]

Former CEO Sentenced, Fined for Fraud

By John Lee. The former president, chief executive officer, and chairman of the board of a New Jersey-based international engineering consulting company has been sentenced to 12 months of home confinement and fined $4.5 million for conspiring to defraud the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) with respect to billions of dollars in contracts over […]

IBN Interview: Doing Business in Iraq

Iraq Business News (IBN) recently interviewed Colin Findlay, General Manager of Severn Valve Solutions and Executive Director of the Severn Glocon Group of companies, about doing business in Iraq. IBN: Can you tell us a little about your business in Iraq? Colin Findlay: Severn Valve Solutions was formed in 2012 and has quickly become the […]

Iraq’s Evolving Tax Landscape

By Imtiaz Ahmad. Over the last seven to eight years, Iraq remained very attractive for international investment especially in the oil and gas sector. Almost all major international oil companies (IOCs) invested, either individually or in partnership with others. By contrast, Iraq showed slow progress in setting out proper petroleum and tax policy for existing […]

Iraq Stock Market Report

Advertising Feature Rabee Securities Iraq Stock Exchange (ISX) market report (week ending: 7th May 2015). Please click here to download a table of listed companies and their associated ticker codes. The RSISX index ended the week at ID1,168 / $1,161 (+3.8%) (weekly change) ) (-16.2% and -21.6% YTD change, respectively). The number of week traded […]