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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 the Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) and Leicester University and Professor Eleanor Robson of Nahrein Network and University College London (UCL), led a successful workshop for the Ministry of Higher […]

IBBC celebrates 10 years at Conservative Conference

The Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) held a reception at UK onservative party conference to celebrate 10 years working in Iraq. Led by Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne , President of IBBC and Trade Envoy to Iraq, a number of members including BP and Tratos were welcomed to the well attended event. Dino Bossi director at […]

IBBC hosts Iraq Business Forum

The Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) is hosting over 250 Iraqi business people to a special trade and business conference in Westminster central hall on November 13th all day. The business people will be looking for British companies to interact and meet, for imports and exports of a wide range of products and sectors. British […]

UK announces New Ambassador to Iraq

By John Lee. The UK’s Foreign & Commonwealth Office has announced that Mr Stephen Hickey has been appointed as British Ambassador to Iraq. He succeeds Mr Jon Wilks CMG, who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Mr Hickey will take up his appointment during November 2019. He has most recently served in New […]

Strong Sales of Animal Feed Additives in Iraq

By John Lee. Anpario plc, a UK- based producer and distributor of natural animal feed additives, has attributed sales growth of 23 percent in the Middle East and Africa region on strong performances in Iraq, Israel and the United Arab Emirates, driven by sales of its Orego-Stim® and Mastercube, its pellet binder. In its interim […]

Financing agreed for Siemens Transformer Deal

By John Lee. Iraq’s Cabinet of Ministers has approved a loan agreement between the Federal Ministry of Finance, Standard Chartered Bank and the German Deutsche Bank for the purpose of financing the construction of 13 secondary substations (132) kV, and the supply of 35 high voltage transformers with the German company, Siemens, for the Ministry […]

UCL announces Iraq-Focussed Research Grants

University College London (UCL)‘s Research Grants Scheme has re-opened to applications. This final round of funding will offer funding of up to £30,000 for successful projects. Deadline 23:59 15 November 2019 The awards These awards support interdisciplinary research on themes relating to one or more of the Nahrein Network’s five aims. The final call, with […]

UK and Iraq agree Future Defence Relationship

By John Lee. British Defence Secretary Ben Wallace met with his Iraqi counterpart, His Excellency Najah al-Shammari, signing a Memorandum of Understanding. Defence Secretary Ben Wallace said: “The work our personnel are doing in Iraq to help them combat the scourge of terrorism is absolutely vital. Not only are we making a valued international partner […]

Wood Group expects Increased Activity in Iraq

By John Lee. Scottish-based engineering firm Wood Group plc has said that its operations in Iraq will see increased activity. In its half-year results for the six months ended 30 June 2019, the company said: “Growth in 2019 will be led by Operations Solutions, where we expect increased activity in Iraq with customers including Basra […]