GKP Shares Rise on Corporate Update

By John Lee. Shares in Gulf Keystone Petroleum (GKP) ended the day up more than 6 percent on Friday, as the Kurdistan-focused oil producer gave an operational and corporate update: Jon Harris (pictured), Gulf Keystone's Chief Executive Officer, said: "We continue to safely navigate a challenging operating environment due to COVID-19, with gross average year-to-date […]

UN, US supporting Land Rights of Minority Groups

UN-Habitat Executive Director meets with the US Ambassador to Iraq to discuss on-going partnership to support the land rights of minority groups UN-Habitat's Executive Director (ED), Mrs. Maimunah Sharif, met with Ambassador Matthew H. Tueller, the United States' Ambassador to Iraq, and thanked the US Government for its longstanding partnership and continued trust in UN-Habitat's […]

Iraq Stock Market Report

Advertising Feature Rabee Securities Iraq Stock Exchange (ISX) market report (week ending: 10th June 2021). Please click here to view a table of listed companies and their associated ticker codes. ISX decided to increase trading hours starting June 20, 2021 for every trading session. Accordingly, pre-opening period will be from 9:30 to 10:00 am. Trading […]

New MoU a New Step towards Gender Equality in Iraq

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has today been signed between the General Secretariat of the Iraqi Council of Ministers' (GSCOM) Women Empowerment Directorate and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to advance gender equality, women empowerment, and social cohesion in Iraq. Building upon existing structures and ongoing gender mainstreaming efforts, the new partnership will strengthen […]

KRG begins Buying Wheat from Farmers for First Time

From Rudaw. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. KRG begins buying wheat from farmers for the first time The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) began buying wheat from farmers on Tuesday for the first time, following the completion of the newly constructed multimillion-dollar […]

Caliburn Donates $250k to American Uni Sulaimani (AUIS)

Caliburn International Donates $250,000 to American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS) Caliburn International has announced its intention to commit an initial $250,000 toward a new scholarship campaign with the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS). The campaign, called "We Share the Future," will raise money to provide students from diverse communities across Iraq with access […]

UK, Iraq sign Strategic Partnership

By John Lee. British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has met with Prime Minister Kadhimi, President Salih, Foreign Minister Hussein and other high-ranking officials in the Iraqi Government. Foreign Secretary Raab reaffirmed the UK's commitment to Iraq through signing the UK and Iraq's Strategic Partnership. He met commanders from the Global Coalition against Daesh in which […]

China to Rehabilitate the Nassiriyah International Airport

By John Lee. Iraq and China have signed a contract for the rehabilitation of Nassiriyah International Airport. Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi attended the signing on Tuesday. According to Shafaq, the contract was signed by the Iraqi Civil Aviation Authority (ICAA) and the China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC). (Sources: Govt of Iraq, Shafaq)

Addressing the Needs of Iraq's Most Vulnerable

Addressing needs of Iraq's most vulnerable critical for inclusive and sustainable recovery from COVID-19, new UNDP reports say Recovery strategies targeting Iraq's vulnerable populations - including women, youth and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) -  must be prioritized to ensure inclusive and sustainable recovery from COVID-19 in Iraq, according to two new complementary reports released today […]