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Iraq Stock Market Report

Advertising Feature Rabee Securities Iraq Stock Exchange (ISX) market report (week ending: 21st March 2019). Please click here to download a table of listed companies and their associated ticker codes. The RSISX index ended the week at IQD589 (-2.5%) / $634 (-2.6%) (weekly change) (-10.6% and -10.7% YTD change, respectively). The number of week traded […]

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Has the Islamic State returned to western Anbar?

By Hamdi Malik for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  The Iraqi security forces have expanded their operations to track down members of the Islamic State (IS) in the vast Western Desert. The security forces, however, have yet to reach […]

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Qatar-Iraq Trade Jumps 52 Percent

By John Lee. Trade between Qatar and Iraq rose by 52 percent last year to reach QR473 million compared to QR310 million in 2017, according to a report from Al Bawaba. Al Bawaba quotes Sheikh Khalifa bin Jassim bin Mohammed al Thani, the Chairman of Qatar Chamber, as saying that the most important Qatari imports […]

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Wood Group sees Increased Activity in Iraq

By John Lee. Wood Group has said that it is seeing strong growth in the Middle East due to “increased activity in Iraq with Exxon and Basra Gas [Company (BGC)]“. In its full year results for the year ended 31 December 2018, the UK-based energy services company said it sees “opportunities in Middle East driven […]

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A Refreshing View of Iraq …

By John Lee. Christian Lindgren, from Norway, has gathered a facinating collection of photographs on a recent trip to Iraq. With his permission, we are delighted to reproduce some of them here; you can view the full album at: https://www.unusualtraveler.com/  

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GardaWorld Weekly Security Report

GardaWorld, a global leader in comprehensive security and risk management, has made its weekly security report available to Iraq Business News readers. Prepared by GardaWorld’s Risk Analysis Team in Iraq, this essential report includes short- and medium-term outlooks on the security situation, reports and commentary on recent significant events, and a detailed overview of developments […]

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Court approves Chinese Takeover of Kuwait Energy

Kuwait Energy has announces that the Royal Court of Jersey has approved the acquisition of the company by Gold Cheers Corporation Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of United Energy Group Limited (UEG), by means of a scheme of arrangement. The consideration to be paid under the transaction will be US$477,248,630.20 which equates to a per share […]

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At least 93 killed in Ferry Sinking in Mosul

By John Lee. A ferry on Tigris River near Mosul sank on Thursday afternoon, leaving at least 93 dead. According to Xinhua, the ferry capsized because of “high water levels” while crossing from the bank of the river to a small tourist island called Um al Rabeein. It cites a civil defense source as saying […]

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Iraq – Financing a Modern Economy

IBBC Spring Conference 2019 Iraq – Financing a Modern Economy  10 April, The Mansion House, London The Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) invites you to attend its Ninth Annual Conference at the Mansion House on the 10th of April. This year’s conference is organised in partnership with the Central Bank of Iraq and the Iraqi […]

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Genel Energy Shares dip following Results

By John Lee. Shares in Genel Energy were trading down four percent on Wednesday morning after the company announced its audited results for the year ended 31 December 2018, in which it wrote down its Miran asset by $424 million. Despite this, Genel says it can now initiate “a material and sustainable dividend policy“, with […]

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Iraq gets new Sanctions Waiver to buy Iranian Energy

By John Lee. The Trump administration has reportedly granted Iraq a further 90-day extension to the waiver exempting it from US sanctions on Iran. CNBC quotes a senior State Department official as saying on condition of anonymity: “While this waiver is intended to help Iraq mitigate energy shortages, we continue to discuss our Iran-related sanctions […]

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