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Iraq to Spend $500bn on Energy Industries

Iraq will invest around $500 billion in energy and linked industries with the help of the private sector by 2030, the Deputy Prime Minister for Energy told a conference hosted by the Iraq Britain Business Council and Iraq’s National Investment Commission. Dr Hussain al-Sharistani (pictured) said the move would generate around $6 trillion in revenues […]

Western Business Chiefs Head To Baghdad Summit

Around 80 executives from the world’s leading companies doing business in Iraq will arrive in Baghdad this weekend as part of a major trade delegation. They will attend a two day conference on Sunday September 30th and October 1st at the Al Rashid Hotel, Baghdad, to hear speeches from Deputy Prime Ministers Sharistani and Shaways […]

Iraqi Foreign Minister Praises Work of IBBC

Iraq’s Foreign Minister Hoshayar Zebari [Hoshyar Zebari] (pictured) thas been praising the Iraq British Business Council (IBBC) for what he called: “its remarkable work.” He was speaking at a meeting in the House of Lords where he was guest of honour. Mr Zebari told the All Party Political Group, Foreign Affairs that Britain lagged far […]

“We want More British Companies in Kurdistan”, KRG President

The Kurdish Regional Government’s President Masoud Barzani has been telling a delegation of Iraq Britain Business Council members the door to trade with the Kurdish region was wide open. He said: “I hope that as companies you will support us at this critical time in the development of Kurdistan. “There are British businesses here already […]

Basra Governor set for Iraq Day Conference

His Excellency Dr Khalaf Samad Khalaf (pictured), Governor of Basrah, is guest of honour at IBBC’s Iraq Day Conference at London’s Mansion House on May 17th 2012 attended also by executives from the world’s leading corporations including major oil and construction companies. As rising oil sales supercharge the Iraqi economy Dr Khalaf’s keynote address will […]

Baroness Nicholson Apologises for British Visa System

Baroness Emma Nicholson, Executive Chairman of the Iraq-British Business Council (IBBC), has apologised for the complexity and inefficiency of the British visa system. Addressing the opening of the Iraq Mining 2011 conference in London, the Baroness described the visa system as an inhibitor rather than a facilitator of business interests. Several Iraqi delegates to the […]

UK Minister Lord Howell Addresses Iraq-British Business Council

The UK’s Foreign Office Minister, Lord Howell, addressed the Iraq-British Business Council (IBBC) on 24 May: It is a pleasure to address you today here at the IBBC’s Iraq Day Summit Conference. The IBBC’s commitment to Iraq is much welcomed by this Government. The UK Government continues to develop a strong and supportive bilateral relationship […]