Three Experts offer advice to Iraq

By Padraig O'Hannelly. A major petroleum conference has heard expert advice on the steps Iraq should take to increase its prosperity and wellbeing. Addressing delegates at CWC/GFEn's Iraq Petroleum conference, held online this week for the first time, Anne-Laure Kiechel, Founding Partner at Global Sovereign Advisory, stressed the importance of fighting illegality in Iraq. She […]

Miswag Closes Second Round of Investment

Miswag, Iraq's leading e-commerce platform, today announced the successful closing of its second round of seed funding. Coordinated by Iraq Tech Ventures and led by Euphrates Iraq Fund and Shwan Ibrahim Taha, Chairman of Rabee Securities, this round was funded by the same consortium of institutional and individual investors from the Middle East and United […]

US gives $4m to American University of Kurdistan

US Consul General Robert Waller visited the American University of Kurdistan (AUK) and met with its president, Dr. Randall Rhodes. They announced the "Support to American-Style Higher Education in Iraq" program, with a $4 million grant from the U.S. Department of State. AUK is now partnered with six U.S. universities. This grant will support accreditation […]

Iraqi Startups' Ecosystem Monitor

The research is based on evaluating 14 different entrepreneurial frameworks derived from experts' evaluations for each of the different frameworks. Also, it provides a comparison with some MENA countries and gives recommendations to develop each framework and the ecosystem in general. This publication is part of Business LANDSCAPE series which a series of research publication […]

Iraq Insider: Q3 2020 Non-Oil Economy Review

From the Iraq Energy Institute (IEI). Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. For Q3 2020, our first non-oil economy part examines Iraq's current challenges and economic potential at the macro and micro level. With the oil economy review, there two reports […]

Video: Pollution blamed for Killing Fish in Iraq

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Pollution in southern Iraq is being blamed for killing thousands of fish. Locals say the government has allowed sewage to poison the livelihoods of fishermen. Al Jazeera's Simona Foltyn reports from Karbala province:

Alsaree3 and Al Zajel Close Seed Round

Alsaree3, Baghdad's most popular food delivery app, recently closed its 6-figure seed round. This round also included investment in its sister company, Al Zajel, which provides last-mile deliveries and e-logistics services in Baghdad. Alsaree3 has been operational since 2018 and quickly became the market leader due to its high-quality customer service, fast deliveries, and extensive […]

US Sanctions Iranian Ambassador to Iraq

From US Dept of the Treasury: The U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is designating Iraj Masjedi (pictured), a general in Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Qods Force (IRGC-QF) and Iran's Ambassador to Iraq, for acting for or on behalf of the IRGC-QF. A close adviser to former IRGC-QF Commander Qassem […]

UK to return 5,000 Ancient Artifacts to Iraq

By Al Monitor staff. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. UN project hopes to preserve Iraq's marshlands The British government will return nearly 5,000 stolen artifacts to Iraq, the office of Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi said on Friday. Click here to […]

Iraq's Future Isn't Oil, It's Sustainable Electricity

By Luay al-Khatteeb, for Foreign Policy. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq's Future Isn't Oil, It's Sustainable Electricity As the country continues to grapple with the aftermath of the Islamic State insurgency, revolutionizing the country's energy sector could be the […]

Iraq, Jordan, Egypt Economic Partnership gains Momentum

By Muhammed Magdy for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq, Jordan, Egypt economic partnership gains momentum The tripartite meeting between the foreign ministers of Egypt, Jordan and Iraq, and the ensuing agreements to boost cooperation raises questions about […]

Iraq Stock Market Report

Advertising Feature Rabee Securities Iraq Stock Exchange (ISX) market report (week ending: 22nd Oct 2020). Please click here to view a table of listed companies and their associated ticker codes. The RSISX index ended the week at IQD679 (-0.3%) / $699 (-1.1%) (weekly change) (+3.0% and -0.2% YTD change, respectively). The number of week traded […]