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Lufthansa Consulting Builds Business in Iraq

By John Lee. Lufthansa Consulting is pursuing at least 10 percent annual sales growth as clients such as Iraq, which is reviving its airline, tap into the German carrier’s experience in safety and infrastructure. Dr Andreas Jahnke, head of Lufthansa Consulting, told Bloomberg: “There are lots of opportunities for us helping clients set up a new business […]

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Air Arabia Launches Sharjah-Baghdad Service

By John Lee. Air Arabia has announced the launch of non-stop services to Baghdad, its fourth destination in Iraq, and 83rd worldwide. The inaugural flight G90361 will take off to the capital city on March 10, 2013. The low-cost pioneer will start three weekly services between Sharjah and Baghdad, which will be increased to five […]

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Weekly Security Update

By Tom Walker, Director, Assaye Risk. (Please click on graphics to view.) COUNTRY OVERVIEW 08 and 11 February saw bombings in Mosul, Baghdad, Karbala and Shomali that resulted in the deaths of at least 38 people with a further approx 100 wounded, which followed a similar pattern of attacks from the previous week. There has […]

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Training on Management of Investment Zones

By John Lee. In collaboration with OECD and and National Investment Commission (NIC), a special two-day training course in the management of investment zones was held recently in Baghdad. On behalf of NIC chairman Dr. Sami Al-Araji, NIC advisor Dr. Abdullah Al-Bander welcomed participants representing several ministries, including Industry and Minerals, Communication, Finance and the […]

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US Ambassador’s Fund Grant

The U.S. Mission in Iraq, through the Ambassador’s Fund Program, is seeking Statements of Interest that offer creative and effective approaches to promote reconciliation and stability in Iraq and to improve the institutional capacity of Iraqi organizations and local communities. Awards will range from USD 200,000 to USD 500,000, although smaller and larger awards may […]

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Standard Chartered Expanding in Iraq

By John Lee. British bank Standard Chartered is to apply to Iraqi regulators for permission to open three business branches in Baghdad, Basra and Erbil. Chief executive of wholesale banking, Mike Rees (pictured), told The Telegraph: “Associated with the name British is trust … It is a very important brand which I think is underestimated. But […]

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Restoration of Border Villages Allegedly Tied to Elections

By Omar al-Shaher for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. For weeks, numerous Iraqi politicians have been speaking about a bundle of development projects in the country, including reviving the thousands of border villages that were abandoned and decimated during the […]

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GE Opens New Facility to Help Boost Oil Production

By John Lee. Underlining its commitment to help strengthen Iraq’s energy infrastructure, GE Oil & Gas has established a new technology and service center near Basra City. The facility, which was opened earlier this month, brings the latest GE technology and expertise to local customers to help boost production in the Rumaila oil field. In […]

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Weekly Security Update

By Gary Sandiford, Olive Group’s Dubai based assessments manager.  Olive Group is a leading provider of security and technology solutions and has operated continuously in Iraq since 2003.   Overview Olive Groups Iraq statistics are drawn from multiple sources, including media reporting and direct liaison with in country assets. Included within the statistics are a […]

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