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SOMO, Litasco to Trade Oil from Dubai

By John Lee. Iraq’s State Oil Marketing Organization (SOMO) and Russia’s Litasco — Lukoil‘s international marketing and trading arm — have set up a joint oil trading company in Dubai. A source told Reuters that the new venture, LIMA Energy, is building a team to work at the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) to trade […]

IBBC Celebrates Successful Inaugural Conference in Dubai

More than 180 expert speakers and delegates from the UK, Iraq, UAE and abroad gathered in Dubai at The Address Dubai Marina on Sunday 18 December for the Iraq Britain Business Council’s (IBBC) Autumn Conference. Usually held in London, the well-attended conference marked the first time the IBBC has held an event in the UAE, […]

Baroness Nicholson – Opening Speech at IBBC Conference

Baroness Nicholson – Opening Speech for the Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) Conference on December 18th in Dubai: Welcome to Dubai. IBBC has been aware for many years of the important role that the UAE plays as a regional hub for business and trade through the MENA region and in particular as a regional base […]

IBBC Announces Line-Up for Iraq Business Conference

Having had to postpone its autumn conference earlier this year, the Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) has confirmed that it has received full UAE Government approval to hold its conference on Sunday 18th December. It has convened 20 of the top decision-makers from the Government of Iraq and key industry sectors, who will come together […]

Oil Ministry asks IOCs to drop Dubai Offices

By John Lee. Reuters reports that Iraq has asked international oil companies to save costs by shutting down their prestige offices in Dubai and running their Iraqi operations from within Iraq. Oil companies with contracts in Iraq have to clear spending with Baghdad, including staffing costs, and are then repaid with income from Iraq’s exports […]

IBBC Autumn Conference Cancelled

By Padraig O’Hannelly. The Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) has had to cancel its Autumn Conference, originally scheduled for 6th November in Dubai, due to circumstances beyond its control. A spokesperson told Iraq Business News that planning is now underway for an alternative conference to be held in Baghdad in December, with details to be […]

Online Fashion Retailer Opens to Iraqi Customers

By John Lee. Dubai-based online fashion retailer Elabelz has started shipping to Iraq. According to a report from Forbes, it will “be the first pioneering player in the uncharted waters of Iraqi e-commerce market”. The company, founded in May 2016, has reportedly developed a customized solution of delivery and payment for its clientele in Iraq, […]

DSI Wins $61m Zubair Project

Dubai-based Drake & Scull International PJSC (DSI) has announced that it has been awarded a AED 226 million ($61 million) engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for the construction of a water injection network installation project at the Zubair oil field in Basra, Iraq by ENI Iraq B.V. (EIBV) a subsidiary of the Italian oil […]

Qaiwan secures $105m Loans for Iraq Power Plant

By John Lee. Kurdistan’s Qaiwan Group has secured two loans totalling $105 million to refinance part of the firm’s investment in the 442-MW Bazian Power Plant (pictured). According to a report from Trade Arabia, Deutsche Bank has arranged an eight-year $75-million buyer credit, along with the Dubai branch of Lebanon’s Bankmed. The finance is being […]

Dubai-based Fashion Retailer to Expand in Iraq

Dubai-based Redtag, the value fashion and home lifestyle brand, has announced that it plans to open 20 more stores in the MENA region in 2016 including in Saudi Arabia, Oman, Egypt, Iraq, and Uzbekistan. Out of a total of the brand’s over 170 stores across the Middle East, 101 are currently in Saudi Arabia, with […]

Wood Group wins $90m Contract in Iraq

Wood Group has won a new contract worth approximately $90 million to deliver services to one of the world’s leading blue-chip international oil companies (IOC) in Iraq. Wood Group PSN (WGPSN) will provide project management for an onshore facility under the three year contract, which is effective immediately. Concept and FEED work for future projects […]