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Siemens Pushes for Major New Iraq Electricity Deal

By John Lee. German business newspaper Handelsblatt reports that Chancellor Angela Merkel has personally intervened with Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to persuade the Iraq Government to sign a major contract with Siemens to upgrade the country’s electricity infrastructure. It is understood that the State Secretary for Economic Affairs, Thomas Bareiß, accompanied Siemens Chief Executive Joe […]

US EXIM agrees $3bn Iraq Financing

On Tuesday, the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Iraq’s Ministry of Finance aimed at rebuilding Iraq and enhancing trade and economic cooperation between the two countries. EXIM’s Acting Vice Chairman Scott Schloegel signed the MOU today with Iraq’s Deputy Finance Minister Dr. Maher Hammad Johan […]

Iraq Set to Expand Free Trade Zones

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. Iraq, with its privileged geographical location, plans to improve the performance of its three free-trade zones. It also intends to establish new free-trade zones as part of efforts to diversify its […]

Italy’s Export Credit Agency Signs Deal with KIB

Italy’s new ambassador to Iraq last week visited the Kurdistan Region for the first time and met President Masoud Barzani. He came with a delegation from SACE, Italy’s export credit and project finance agency. President Barzani and Ambassador Massimo Marroti, who arrived from Baghad, discussed bilateral relations and explored ways to further strengthen ties. Their […]

Ex-Im Bank Approves $35m Loan Guarantee to Devco

By John Lee. The board of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) voted to guarantee a JPMorgan Chase loan totaling $35 million to Devco International LLC (Devco) of Tulsa, Okla., for the design and construction of a sulfur purification plant in Mosul, Iraq. Ex-Im Bank’s financing will support approximately 380 U.S. jobs, […]

Belgian Credit Agency Warns on Iraq’s Instability

ONDD, the Belgian export credit agency, has warned in its monthly report that “insecurity, instability and sectarian tensions will continue to prevail in Iraq”. The text of their statement is shown below: Iraq: Deteriorating security and political climate as US troops leave the country > Event: The last US troops left Iraq after President Obama‘s […]