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Iraq Falls in Ease of Doing Business Index

By John Lee. Iraq has been ranked 168th out of 190 countries in the World Bank‘s recent Doing Business 2018 report, down from 165th place the previous year. Despite the fall in the rankings, the report notes that over the previous year Iraq simplified the process of starting a business by combining multiple registration procedures […]

Iraq Third from Bottom in “Passport Power”

By John Lee. Iraq has been rated third-last in a ranking of the ‘passport power’ of 199 countries around the world. The list, compiled by passportindex.org, ranked passports by their ability to allow persons to travel visa-free to other destinations. Top of the list was Germany, followed by Sweden and Singapore, while Iraq comes in […]

Electro-Voice supplies Sound System for Karbala Stadium

By John Lee. Singapore-based Electro-Voice has supplied the sound system for the recently opened Karbala Olympic Stadium in Iraq. According to Entertainment Technology Press, audio for the project was provided by Baghdad-based APCO Electronics, which chose a sound system from Electro-Voice, including a multi-zone digital audio system, horn-loaded loudspeakers, amplifiers, microphones and wireless systems. The […]

China, Iraq, Plan Historic Oil Cooperation

By Simon Kent. There is growing speculation over a planned energy initiative between Iraq and China, with both Iraqi PM Haider al Abadi and oil minister Adel Abdul Mahdi travelling to China for “deep discussions” on the proposal. According to The Wall Street Journal, Unipec, the trading branch of Chinese state refiner Sinopec, will be working with […]

Iraq Falls in Ease of Doing Business index

By John Lee. Iraq has been ranked 161th out of 189 countries in the World Bank‘s recent Doing Business 2016 report, down from 156th place the previous year. Top of the list were Singapore, New Zealand and Denmark, with last place going to Eritrea, just behind Libya and South Sudan. The pace of business regulatory […]

KS Energy Supplies Land Rig to Taq Taq

By John Lee. Singapore-listed KS Energy (KSE) signed a contract recently to supply its KS Discoverer 4 land rig (pictured) to the Taq Taq Operating Company (TTOPCO) in Kurdistan. The rig will be contracted for one year or until the completion of one exploration well and two development wells, whichever is later. TTOPCO has the […]

NIC holds Iraqi-Singapore Investment Forum

By John Lee. Iraq’s National Investment Commission (NIC) recently held the Iraqi-Singapore Business and Investment Forum in Baghdad, in order to brief the Singapore delegation on investment opportunities in Iraq, as well as to promote economic and commercial exchange between the two countries. Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Reform, Dr. Rowsch Shaways, confirmed in his opening […]

Iraq Welcomes Singaporean Businesses

During a three-day visit to Singapore, Hussain Al-Shahristani (pictured), Iraq’s Deputy Prime Minister for energy affairs, told Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong that Iraq welcomes Singapore companies to seek business opportunities in the country. Channel News Asia says Shahristani also conveyed his appreciation for Singapore’s technical assistance to Iraqi officials, while Lee hoped that […]