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IBBC welcomes Guests at House of Lords

The Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) held its bi-annual Council Meeting on 30 January, followed by a Reception & Dinner for IBBC members and guests. Both the meeting and the reception and dinner were hosted by Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne, President of IBBC and Trade Envoy to Iraq, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan. The Meeting was […]

How British Creativity can Help Iraq

By Ashley Goodall. How British Creativity can help Iraq and rebuild nations and communities. As middle Eastern economies begin to realise dependency on oil is no longer an option, they are diversifying their economies and evolving their cultures to position for the future, key is creativity and the tech economy. For many the’ Iraq’ word […]

Iraq EITI Latest Annual Report: Disappointing Despite Improvement

By Ahmed Mousa Jiyad. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The Iraq Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (IEITI) published its seventh annual report (Report 2015) on 31 December 2016; a second annual report released in one year after it released its Report 2014 […]

IBBC Announces Changes to Leadership Team

The Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) has today announced changes to its leadership team. Former IBBC Executive Chairman Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne is now President of the 54-member organisation. Baroness Nicholson also serves as the Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Iraq, Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan. Replacing Baroness Nicholson as Chairman is Mr Mohammed Charchafchi, Chairman and […]

IEITI Annual Report 2013: Again, Modest Progress but More Improvement Still Needed

By Ahmed Mousa Jiyad. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. IEITI New Annual Report 2013: Again, Modest Progress but More Improvement Still Needed The Iraq Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (IEITI) succeeded in launching its fifth annual Report 2013 on 10th December 2015, […]

IBBC-BUIC Roundtable: Academic Engagement with Iraq

The Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC), jointly with the British Universities Iraq Consortium (BUIC), held a daylong event sponsored by the British Council in London on different aspects of academic partnerships between Iraq and UK. Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne, IBBC Executive Chairman, HE Prof Al- Mosawi, Cultural Attache of the Iraqi Embassy, Amir Ramzan, Director […]

UK Trade Mission Visits Kurdistan

Some of Britain’s most successful businessmen and women will fly to Erbil tomorrow (September 23rd) on a Trade Mission designed to show the UK’s continuing support for the resilience of the Kurdistan region of Iraq’s infrastructure, society and economy. Organised by the Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC), the group will spend three days meeting senior […]

Iraq in 2014 …

By Padraig O’Hannelly. As we start another year, the focus of media attention has been, understandably, on Iraq’s increasingly difficult security situation. But as always, there is more to the story. For example, professional services firm PwC has said its Iraqi business has grown by 30 percent over the past year; the government has just […]

PwC’s Iraq Business Up 30%

Professional services firm PwC has said its Iraqi business has grown by 30 percent over the past year. Ismail Maraqa, a PwC senior partner overseeing Iraq operations, told the Financial Times: “If you look at the region, Iraq is one of the few promising emerging markets out there … The business opportunities are huge. They […]

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