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EAME Wins Zubair Terminal Contract

UK-based EAME Consultants has announced its appointment as professional environmental adviser to Zubair Terminal Company SAL (ZTC), based in Beirut and Dubai. It was established to develop and operate a greenfield terminal project at the port of Khor al-Zubair in Iraq, in association with its strategic partners, Peel Ports Group (Portia Management Services Ltd), Beirut […]

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Big Changes Planned for Iraqi Stock Markets

By Melissa Hancock for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. With the world’s eyes focused on the recent Iraqi elections, little attention is being paid to the major changes taking place in Iraq’s banking and finance industry. As part of an effort to liberalize the […]

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Weekly Security Update 13 – 19 May 2014

By Constellis Consulting www.constellis-consulting.com Initial election results released by the Independent High Electoral Commission on May 19 showed that Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki’s State of Law coalition won the largest share of seats, with at least 94 elected MPs in the 328-member parliament. Though previous estimates predicted that Maliki’s party would lead the polls, proportions exceeded expectations […]

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UNDP Considers Development Plan

Foreign Minister, Hoshyar Zebari, discussed on May 13, 2014 with UNDP Country Manager, Adam Abdel Mawla, the programs and projects of the UN in Iraq. The UN representative stressed that all development programs will be run, from the beginning of next month inside Iraq, not from abroad, confirming that the organization will open a big […]

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Weekly Security Update 06 – 12 May 2014

By Constellis Consulting www.constellis-consulting.com With official results due in the next few days, electoral manoeuvres defined Iraq’s political environment this week, with party leaders seeking to form alliances and build coalitions to advance their own interests. Ultimately, the ability of political figures to navigate this system, more than the poll results, will determine the shape of Iraq’s […]

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CPECC, Petrofac Win Rumaila Contracts

By John Lee. Iraq has announced the award of two contracts totalling nearly a billion dollars to Britain’s Petrofac and China’s CPECC, Reuters reports. The deals, for services at the super-giant Rumaila field near Basra, were worth $535.8 million for Petrofac and $425 million for China Petroleum Engineering & Construction Corporation. Rumaila is a field of key strategic […]

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Iraq Oil Exports Up for April

By John Lee. Iraq’s oil exports were up to 2.5 million bpd for April, an increase on March’s exports of 2.4 million bpd, despite the inactivity of the major northern Kirkuk-Ceyhan pipeline, which has been inoperable due to insurgent sabotage. A statement from the ministry of oil said that April’s total of 75 million barrels […]

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Weekly Security Update 22 – 28 April 2014

By Constellis Consulting www.constellis-consulting.com A well-planned and extensive ISIS assault against political rallies and polling stations formed part of a predictable surge in violence as Iraq prepares to vote in the first elections since the US withdrawal. The scale of the challenge facing the ISF, as they prepare to secure the electorate who will cast their votes […]

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Maliki Goes on Offence as Elections Approach

By Harith Hasan for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. In an interview with the Lebanese Al-Manar TV channel on April 20, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki challenged his adversaries, who have been accusing him of becoming a dictator and monopolizing […]

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Special Ballot for Army Causes Concern

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. Two days before the rest of the country does, over one million members of Iraq’s military will vote in general elections. The questions are clear: Will the army simply be loyal […]

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