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Shiite Forces Advance on Tal Afar

By Shelly Kittleson for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Damaged aircraft hangars and twisted metal are scattered across Tal Afar airport, to the south of the city, and tunnels have been dug in several locations. Graffiti praising the Islamic […]

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Shell “Considering Selling” Iraq Oil Assets

By John Lee. Shell is reported to be considering selling its oil fields in Iraq, as part of a global $30-billion asset disposal program. The move follows the company’s $54-billion acquisition of gas company BG Group earlier this year. Industry sources told Reuters that Shell has found only limited financial benefits in recent years from […]

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New Oil Bidding Round Postponed to Mid-2017

By John Lee. The Ministry of Oil is to postpone a bidding round for 12 small- and medium-sized oil fields, following criticism of the plans by experts including IBN Expert Blogger Ahmed Mousa Jiyad. In a statement, the Ministry’s Petroleum Contracts and Licensing Directorate (PCLD) said: “Following to the previous Ministry of Oil Announcement dated […]

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IBBC Announces Changes to Leadership Team

The Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) has today announced changes to its leadership team. Former IBBC Executive Chairman Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne is now President of the 54-member organisation. Baroness Nicholson also serves as the Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Iraq, Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan. Replacing Baroness Nicholson as Chairman is Mr Mohammed Charchafchi, Chairman and […]

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How Iraqi Real Estate became Subject of Corrupt Dealings

By Wassim Bassem for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  When the Iraqi Commission of Integrity Court entered a default judgment Oct. 16 against the head of the Karbala Real Estate Registration Directorate, ordering her imprisonment for tampering with […]

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The Young Iraqi Behind ‘The Better Facebook’

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. Sajad Saadi has dreams of becoming the next Mark Zuckerberg, the now-seriously wealthy American who helped found Facebook while he was at university. And to get that particular party started, […]

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Iraq hopeful of more Filipino Investments

By John Lee. The Philippine embassy in Baghdad has said that the recent opening of ICTSI‘s $130-million port development in Basra opens further possible opportunities in construction and the oil and gas sectors. In a statement, Chargé d’Affaires Elmer Cato (pictured) expressed the hope that more Filipino companies would explore investment opportunities in Iraq. Philippine-based […]

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Can Iraq curb Corruption among Customs Officials?

By Salam Zidane for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The head of the Security and Defense Committee in the Iraqi parliament, Hakem al-Zamili, has spoken out about the corruption prevailing over Iraq’s border crossings. In a press conference held Oct. 3, he stated that the state was not benefiting from […]

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Emerson Expands Support Facility in Iraq

US-based technology and engineering company Emerson has officially opened its expanded facility in Al Majal Business Park in North Rumaila. The company moved from its existing facility in Albradheya, Basrah to the new facility to increase its capabilities and address the needs of its continuously expanding installed base. The Al Majal facility will serve as […]

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