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Iraq Falls Again in Prosperity Index

By John Lee. Iraq has fallen one place in this year’s Legatum Institute Prosperity Index, ranking in 142nd place out of the 149 countries measured. The index ranks countries according to its nine pillars of prosperity: Economic Quality, Business Environment, Governance, Personal Freedom, Social Capital, Safety and Security, Education, Health and Natural Environment. Despite Iraq’s […]

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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 […]

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Qatari FM arrives in Iraq

By John Lee. The Qatari Foreign Minister, Dr Khalid bin Mohamed Al Attiyah, arrived in Baghdad on Thursday on an official visit. He is scheduled to meet a number of Iraqi government officials to discuss relations between the two countries, and the latest developments in the region. He was met on arrival at Baghdad International […]

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Kurds Struggle to Avoid Regional Conflicts

By Mohammed A. Salih for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. As a coalition of Sunni Arab states led by Saudi Arabia targets Shiite Houthi forces and their allies in Yemen, Iraqi Kurds are watching with concern and caution, wondering how […]

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Iraq Maintains Neutrality in Regional Conflicts

By Mustafa al-Kadhimi for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. It appears that neither Iran nor Saudi Arabia, the two rival parties to the proxy and direct wars in the Middle East, was satisfied with the signals sent by Iraqi Prime […]

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Yemen War Fuels Iraqi Sectarianism

By Adnan Abu Zeed for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Operation Decisive Storm in Yemen has stirred the Iraqi sectarian divide. While the Shiite majority opposes the campaign, the Sunnis are voicing support for it. These differing positions, expressed for the Shiites by the […]

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Iraq to Grant $5m for Yemen’s Development

By John Lee. Iraq is to give a $5 million aid to support the development process in Yemen, Iraq’s ambassador to Yemen said on Tuesday that Iraq is to give a $5 million to support the development process in Yemen. Speaking to the Yemeni news agency Saba, Asad al-Samarai said many agreements were signed between […]

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Iraq Pledges $15m to Sudan, Yemen

By John Lee. The Iraqi government has decided to grant both Sudan and Yemen a total of $15 million. The Republic of Sudan is to get $10 million in the form of direct funding to Sudan’s federal budget for FY 2013. “The funds will be channeled to the post-conflict rehabilitation in Darfur region, west Sudan,” […]

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Unrest in Iraq – the Risk of Contagion

With unrest in several Arab cities, many in the region are worried about the risk of contagion. The latest flashpoints are Egypt, Tunisia, Yemen, Jordan and Algeria; but is Iraq vulnerable as well? The people certainly have a lot to complain about. Electricity The heat and increased use of air conditioning put a major strain […]

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