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A Preliminary Look at 2012 Foreign Commercial Activity

By Jared Levy, Senior Middle East Analyst at Dunia Frontier Consultants. Dunia Frontier Consultants tracks foreign commercial activity (FCA) in Iraq, defined as investments, service contracts or any other form of commercial activity undertaken by non-Iraqi companies inside Iraq. An analysis of this data is undertaken annually in Dunia Frontier’s end-of-year Foreign Commercial Activity in […]

Foreign Investment in Iraq Soars

In 2011, foreign firms and investors reported $55.67 billion in investments, service contracts and other commercial activities across Iraq — an estimated 40.3 percent increase in total deal value over the previous year. So say Dunia Frontier Consultants (DFC) in their latest report on foreign commercial activity in Iraq. But did you know also that: […]

30% Increase in Foreign Company Registrations in Kurdistan

About 400 foreign companies have opened branches and representation offices in the semi-autonomous Kurdistan Region to expand their business in the fast-growing investment market here, Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Minister of Trade and Industry said. AKnews reports that about 430 foreign companies registered in 2011 to do business in Kurdistan – an increase of about […]

Iraq: The Coming Oil Boom

Articles from the October/November issue of fDi Magazine, available free of charge to registered users: Iraq begins building towards long-term prosperity Security issues, corruption problems, processes bound up in bundles of red tape… The problems facing companies wanting to do business in Iraq are myriad, but the country’s promise – as one of the world’s […]

Foreign Investors Flock to Iraq

By David Rosenberg, for The Media Line. Reproduced with permission by Iraq Business News. It was just another day in Iraq on July 15. In the city of Kerbaba; two car bombs killed a total of seven people and wounded 19. An American solider was killed in Baghdad while in another part of the capital […]

Investment in Iraq Set to Double This Year

Iraq attracted $45 billion in new investment so far this year, more than the total for the whole of last year, according to a report by Dunia Frontier Consultants reported by USA Today. The spike in investment is down to improved confidence in Iraq’s stability, analysts say. Last year Iraq secured $42bn in investment. Much […]

Number of Foreign Companies in Kurdistan Up 55%

According to a report from AKNews, 1,602 foreign companies have branches in Iraqi Kurdistan. The latest figures from the Kurdistan Company Registration Directorate show that 18 months ago there were 1027 foreign companies operating in the region, meaning there has been an increase of 55 per cent. There are also 10,100 local companies working side […]

23% of Investment in Kurdistan is from Foreign Countries

Foreign companies and governments account for about 23 percent of the investment in the Kurdish Region, according to a report from AKnews. The Kurdistan Investment Board said that $3.9 billion [4.6 trillion Iraqi dinars] of investments came from up to 20 countries in the past 5 years. With $17.4 billion [20.3 trillion Iraqi dinars] was […]