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HEESCO signs Contracts with 3 Int’l Firms

By John Lee. Iraq’s Heavy Engineering Equipment State Company (HEESCO) has signed deals with three international companies in the oil, petrochemical and the marine industries: UK-based Weir Engineering Services; Czech-based KPS; Egyptian-based Petrojet. The company, established in 1963, has technological capabilities in the design, manufacturing and installation of the engineering equipment, such as the tanks, boilers, […]

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Iraq to Supply Egypt with another 12m Barrels

By John Lee. The Ministry of Oil announced the renewal of the agreement to supply Egypt with 12 million barrels of crude oil for one year. Ministry spokesman Assim Jihad said that the agreement will be renewed with the same conditions, starting from January 2018. (Source: Ministry of Oil)

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Iranian Universities enter Iraq

By Zep Kalb for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. In the aftermath of the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003, the country’s educational system all but collapsed. Illiteracy rates have exploded. Universities have turned into sectarian battlegrounds. Systemic violence — including beatings, rape and […]

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Egypt Receives first Oil Shipment from Iraq

By John Lee. Egypt has reportedly received two million barrels of oil from Iraq today. The shipment was the first consignment from a deal reached between the countries in April, under which Iraq will supply 12 million barrels of oil annually to Egypt. (Source: Prensa Latina) (Pictured: Egyptian Petroleum Minister, Tareq al-Mulla)

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Egypt Approves Deal to Import Oil from Iraq

The Egyptian Petroleum Minister, Tareq al-Mulla (pictured) has stated that the Egyptian cabinet, during its meeting on 10 April under Prime Minister Sherif Ismail, approved buying oil from Iraq and clinching a deal to import about million barrels monthly, with a total of 12 million barrels annually. Mulla added that the first oil shipment is […]

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GTH ordered to pay $60m to Atheer

Global Telecom Holding (GTH), an Egyptian joint stock company, today announces that, as previously disclosed, on 19 November 2012 Atheer Telecom Iraq Limited initiated English High Court proceedings against Orascom Telecom Iraq Ltd. (OTIL) and GTH in relation to a dispute arising from 2007 sale of Iraqna, OTIL’s Iraqi mobile subsidiary, to Atheer. Pursuant to […]

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Egypt plans to Import Oil Directly from Iraq

By John Lee. According to a report from Reuters, Egypt hopes to finalise a deal by the first quarter of 2017 to import crude oil directly from Iraq. Petroleum Minister Tarek El Molla (pictured) told reporters that Egypt aims to import between 1 million and 2 million barrels per month from Iraq: “We already use […]

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Zain to pay $94m to settle Iraqna Tax Case

By John Lee. Reuters reports that Zain Iraq is to pay $94 million to settle a tax case related to the 2007 acquisition of rival operator Iraqna from Egypt’s Orascom Telecom. Iraq’s General Commission of Taxes (GCT) claimed Zain Iraq owed $187 million in capital gains tax due on its $1.2 billion purchase of the […]

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How can a Tech Sector Contribute to Iraq’s Economy?

By Hal Miran, Editor-in-Chief, Bite.Tech. Tech has grown in prominence as a key sector in global economic health. It is now commonly accepted that an economy in which entrepreneurs have the freedom and resources to create and innovate tend to perform much more robustly. Intriguingly, one study on the effect of tech on a country’s […]

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How oil is bringing Iraq, Egypt closer

By Mustafa Saadoun for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  Iraqi Oil Minister Jabar Ali al-Luaibi called on Egyptian companies to participate in oil investment contracts. He said during a meeting with the Egyptian ambassador in Baghdad, Hassan Ahmed Darwish, […]

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Egypt’s EGPC gets 20% of Siba Oilfield

By John Lee. Kuwait Energy (KEC) has reportedly signed a farm-out agreement giving Egypt General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC) a 20 percent participating interest for Iraq’s Siba oilfield. According to Reuters, the agreement is subject to Iraqi regulatory approval. Kuwait Energy has not published any information about the deal on its website. The two companies are […]

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