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“It’s Not the Donations, Stupid”: Key Points from Kuwait Conference

By Ahmed Tabaqchali (pictured), CIO of Asia Frontier Capital (AFC) Iraq Fund. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. ‘It’s Not the Donations, Stupid’: Key Points from the Kuwait Conference With a few exceptions, the coverage of the “Kuwait International Conference for the […]

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$30bn Pledged to Iraq – Time to Act!

Following the Kuwait International Conference for the Reconstruction of Iraq earlier this week, Iraq has so far received pledges of financing totalling around $30 billion to help with rebuilding the country after the devastating war against the Islamic State group. While this is well short of the $88 billion in funding estimated to be needed, […]

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Iraq to Increase Oil Capacity by 40%

By John Lee. Oil Minister Jabar Ali al-Luaibi [Allibi, Luiebi] (pictured) has said Iraq plans to increase its crude oil production capacity from 5 million bpd at present to 7 million bpd by 2022. According to a report from Reuters, he added that Iraq needs $4 billion for new investments in its downstream oil industry, […]

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World Bank’s Commitment to Iraq Reaches $4.7bn

The World Bank Group and the Government of Iraq signed two projects today totaling US$510 million to help the Iraqi people by improving living conditions, enhancing water supplies, and creating jobs. The two projects along with the ongoing US$750 million Emergency Operation for Development program and other planned commitments, will increase the World Bank’s total […]

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UN launches Iraq Recovery and Resilience Programme

UN Secretary-General António Guterres launched the Iraq Recovery and Resilience Programme today at the Kuwait International Conference for the Reconstruction of Iraq. The two-year Recovery and Resilience Programme is designed to fast-track the social dimensions of reconstruction and help ensure that people see tangible improvements in their daily lives at the start of the reconstruction […]

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Video: Donors pledge more than $300m to Iraq

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq is hoping for more concrete pledges from international donors on the second day of a conference on rebuilding cities and infrastructure shattered by the conflict with ISIL (the Islamic State of Iraq […]

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Investments in Health can contribute to Peace Dividends

In the lead-up to the Kuwait International Conference for Reconstruction of Iraq, the World Health Organization (WHO) calls on the international community to further invest in Iraq’s devastated health sector. In Anbar, Ninewa, Salah Al Din, and Kirkuk, 14 hospitals and more than 170 health facilities were damaged or destroyed in the three-year conflict. Water […]

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Six Industrial Projects Open for Investment

By John Lee. Iraq’s National Investment Commission (NIC) has included six industrial projects in its list of major strategic projects to be presented during the Kuwait International Conference for Iraq Reconstruction, to be held in Kuwait from 12th to 14th February: A. Rehabilitation and development of white cement plants in Falluja. Area: 642000m² Production capacity: […]

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Four Special Economic Zones open for Investment

By John Lee. Iraq’s National Investment Commission (NIC) has included four Special Economic Zones in its list of major strategic projects to be presented during the Kuwait International Conference for Iraq Reconstruction, to be held in Kuwait from 12th to 14th February: Huteen zone/ Babylon Province for medium & heavy engineering manufacturing. Huteen is located […]

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Six Rail Projects offered for Investment

By John Lee. Iraq’s National Investment Commission (NIC) has included six rail projects in its list of major strategic projects to be presented during the Kuwait International Conference for Iraq Reconstruction, to be held in Kuwait from 12th to 14th February: New railway line (Baghdad-Kut-Umara-Basra) and branch line (Kut-Nasriya-Shuaiba-UmQasr) Length: 910km Number of lines: dual […]

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