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Public Payroll Expansion in Iraq: Causes and Consequences

By Ali Al-Mawlawi. Public Payroll Expansion in Iraq: Causes and Consequences The public payroll in Iraq has grown unchecked since 2003, commensurate with the country’s vastly expanding oil wealth. With few alternative sources of government income, the state budget’s growth poses worrying questions about whether this ongoing trend can be sustained without risking economic ruin. […]

KCA Deutag Wins Contract Extension in Iraq

By John Lee. ​Scottish-based KCA Deutag has announces that its land drilling operation has won new contracts in the Middle East, Africa and Europe. In Iraq, two of the company’s rigs have had their contracts extended by one year. KCA Deutag currently has three rigs in Iraq. (Source: KCA Deutag)

IBBC hosts Major Iraqi Business Delegation in London

IBBC hosts largest ever delegation of Iraqi business people at London Business Forum In a wide-ranging business event over 230 Iraqi business-people and 70 British gathered to meet and discuss Business relations, trade, investment and engagement with the UK’s Business community. Delegates from all regions of Iraq through the chambers of commerce gathered to hear […]

Successful IBBC Trade Visit to KRI

The Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) took a significant group of members on a trade mission to KRI this week. Paramount was the need to review business opportunities and investment in the region and to learn directly from the Prime Minister Barzani his plans for business and industry. The group, led by Baroness Nicholson, UK […]

IBBC Delegation Meets Iraqi President

Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) fields significant Baghdad meetings with Dr Barham Salih, President of Iraq, and Ambassadors, to strengthen private sector business in Iraq. IBBC President Baroness Nicholson and MD Christophe Michels, Rasmi Al Jabri, IBBC Deputy Chairman and Mohanad Al Khatab Baghdad Office Manager, met this week with the President Dr Barham Salih […]

Conference: Find Out What’s Happening in Iraqi Business

From Peace to prosperity: The Conference to find out what’s happening for Iraq business. The Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) Autumn Conference in Dubai on December 8th is set against a backdrop of relative peace and security in Iraq, and the prospect of oil revenues surging through the economy is driving a wider range of […]

KRG PM Barzani receives UK Trade Envoy

KRG Prime Minister Masrour Barzani has received a delegation from the Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) headed by its chairman and the UK Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Iraq, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, and Kazakhstan, Baroness Emma Nicholson. The two officials discussed strengthening bilateral trade relations between the Kurdistan Region and the United Kingdom. The Prime Minister […]

IBBC hosts Deputy Speaker to Iraqi Parliament

Baroness Nicholson and IBBC host Deputy speaker to Iraqi parliament and MP’s to discuss business in Iraq. The Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) hosted a meeting in the Houses of Parliament with Mr Bashar Tawfeeq the Deputy Speaker, Mr Gates Alrikabi in the State of Law block, Mr Hussein Almaliky a member of the Foreign […]

Iraqi Parliamentary Delegation meets IBBC

By John Lee. An Iraqi parliamentary delegation headed by Dr. Bashir Khalil Al-Haddad met in London last week with Baroness Emma Nicholson, President of the Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC). In discussion with members of the Council, they exchanged views on the expansion of foreign investment in Iraq, as well as further cooperation between Iraqi […]

IBBC, Nahrein preparing Iraqi Unis for Int’l Collaboration

IBBC and Nahrein network hold successful workshop session Preparing Iraqi Universities for International Research Collaborations with MOHE and Scientific research Professor Mohammed Al Uzri of IBBC and Leicester University and Professor Eleanor Robson of Nahrein Network and UCL, led a successful workshop for the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research with a number of […]