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UK MP: “Huge Potential for Growth in Iraq”

Ms Tasmina Ahmed Sheikh MP, Trade and Investment spokesperson for SNP, gives Keynote Speech to members at Council Meeting Dinner of the Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC): “Huge potential for growth in Iraq”: Thank you very much for that warm welcome, and the invitation to speak to you all this evening. If it wasn’t already […]

New Internet Service for Iraqi Oil & Gas Companies

Global satcom specialist Marlink, based in France, UK-based service integrator Defaultroute and Iraqi Internet service provider Abr Al Manara have announed that they have joined forces to deliver a groundbreaking hybrid digital connectivity service resulting in a multi-million US dollar contract for a major Iraqi oil and gas company. Overcoming the challenges of poor terrestrial […]

Cape Pursues Expansion in Iraq

By John Lee. UK-based Cape plc, a provider of critical industrial services to the energy and natural resources sectors, has said that it is pursuing expansion in Iraq, where the Group was awarded initial small contracts from Kuwait Energy and GE during 2016. In its preliminary results for the twelve months to 31 December 2016, […]

Iraq Petroleum Conference – Agenda Announced

The annual Iraq Petroleum Conference, now in its eleventh edition, is set to once again gather the leaders of Iraq’s Oil & Gas industry to discuss the major opportunities and strategies for the newly emerging energy landscape. Organised by energy events experts CWC Group and proudly working alongside the main government institutions in Iraq: the […]

Human Rights Lawyer Struck Off over Iraq Misconduct

By John Lee. A UK-based human rights lawyer has been struck off as a solicitor after he was found guilty of multiple professional misconduct charges, including dishonesty and lack of integrity, relating to alleged abuse by the British military in Iraq, reports The Guardian. The British Iraq Historic Allegations Team (IHAT) said it would now […]

Iraq Considers Retaliatory Ban on US Visitors

By John Lee. According to various media reports, Iraqi lawmakers have said that they might ban US nationals from entering the country in retaliation against Donald Trump’s executive order to deny Iraqis entry to the United States. The parliament’s foreign affairs committee called on the government to act after Trump controversially ordered that citizens from […]

Work Starts at Mid-Euphrates Airport

By John Lee. AFP reports that Iraqi officials laid the cornerstone of a new Mid-Euphrates Airport, 35 kilometres (20 miles) south of Karbala. The $500-million project will be carried out by the UK-based Copperchase, with work supervised by the Khayrat al-Sibtein company, which belongs to the Imam Hussein shrine (pictured). During the ceremony, Karbala Governor […]

IBBC Welcomes Five New Members

The end of 2016 saw several new members join the Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC), each of which are underpinned by strong reputations for innovation, reliability and a commitment to investing in Iraq. GE, Khudairi Group, Pell Frischmann, Petronas and Siemens join 51 other world- and region-leading companies that form IBBC’s Council of Members. “IBBC […]

IBBC Opens New Office on London’s South Bank

The Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) has relocated its London office south of the river to Lambeth, a short walk from its old premises in Westminster. The IBBC team moved into the new office, which is located in Westminster Tower along Albert Embankment, in late November 2016. It shares the space with the AMAR Foundation, […]