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Petrofac Confirms $330m Badra Contract

Following the reports earlier in the week that Petrofac has won a major contract in Iraq, the company has issued the following statement to the markets this morning: Petrofac, the international oil & gas service provider, has been awarded a US$330 million lump-sum engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract by Gazprom Neft Badra B.V. (‘Gazprom‘) […]

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Iraq Boosts Oil Export Capacity

This article was written by Ali Sarhan, and was originally published by the Institute for War and Peace Reporting, iwpr.net. It is reproduced by Iraq Business News with permission. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. A plan to triple Iraq’s oil exporting […]

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The New Political Balance of the Iraqi Parliament

The following article was published by Reidar Visser, an historian of Iraq educated at the University of Oxford and currently based at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs. It is reproduced here with the author’s permission. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. […]

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Weekly Security Update for 15th February 2012

Levels of violence fell in Iraq last week. At least 19 people were killed and 55 injured in nationwide incidents. This is a relatively low figure for the country. There was a decline in bombings and shootings countrywide. There were no suicide bombings or abductions reported, although a woman was rescued from captivity during a […]

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Towards Asymmetrical Decentralisation in Iraq?

The following article was published by Reidar Visser, an historian of Iraq educated at the University of Oxford and currently based at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs. It is reproduced here with the author’s permission. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. […]

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‘Rightsizing’ the US Mission Iraq

The following is a transcript of a briefing by Thomas Nides (pictured), Deputy Secretary for Management and Resources at the US State Department, on Wednesday 8th February, regarding the reduction of personnel at the Iraqi embassy in Baghdad: MS. NULAND: Thank you, Operator, and thanks to all of you for joining us. We are pleased today […]

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Direct Flights Between Iraq and India

Indian aviation authorities have approved a plan by Iraq’s national carrier, Iraqi Airways, to operate four return flights every week to Baghdad — two each from Delhi and Mumbai. “The first flight will be launched on February 12,” Bharat Bhushan, Director General of Civil Aviation, told The Indian Express. An Indian ministry official said: “We […]

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Sony Enters Iraq Market, Opens Erbil Store

Japanese electronics group Sony has opened its first outlet in Iraq in the city of Erbil, amid ambitious plans to expand further into the competitive Iraqi market. The showroom will have the brand’s latest electronics on sale and will also provide a costumer care and maintenance service, according to the director of Sony in Erbil. […]

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Iraq Delays Licensing Round Again

Iraq has postponed its next energy licensing round by more than a month to May 30, a senior government official has said. Speaking to Reuters on January 31, Abdul Mahdy al-Ameedi, the Oil Ministry’s Director-General, said the decision to move the date back had been made to allow potential bidders more time to study the […]

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