Archive | 2nd February 2012

Iraq Statistical System Modernization Project

As  part of UNFPA Iraq Country Office support to the National Statistical System (NSS) Modernization Project in Iraq  that falls under the UN joint programme with Government of Iraq on Public Sector Modernization (I-PSM), UNFPA is calling for proposals from consultancy firms/ organizations involved in Statistical Systems reform and modernization to carry out Phase II of […]

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Emergency Road Rehabilitation Project in Iraq

The Government of Iraq has received a Credit (IDA Credit No. 42120) from the International Development Association (IDA) toward the cost of the Emergency Road Rehabilitation Project (ERRP) implemented by the Ministry of Construction and Housing (MoCH), and it intends to apply part of the credit proceeds to payments for the consultancy services to prepare […]

Pragmatism Breaks Out in Iraq

There has been a welcome outbreak of pragmatism in Iraq in recent days. While the fact that ExxonMobil will apparently be allowed to take part in the auction for the fourth round oil licences was not entirely unexpected, some will see it as a climb down on the part of Baghdad. Others, such as Hess […]

Brain Drain with No Gain?

By T. Keyzom Ngodup, co-founder at Ideas sYnergy.  Ideas sYnergy is Iraq’s first multiple bottom line advisory company committed to inclusive economic and social development through market-based solutions that help build and scale youth-driven innovative ideas for social change.   An Economist report rightly pointed out that when people in the developed countries worry about […]

Baghdad Can Not Prevent Exxon-KRG Deal

Iraq’s legislation doesn’t prevent oil companies from signing deals with the central government in Baghdad and with the KRG, as ExxonMobil has done, said Adnan al-Janabi, chairman of Iraq’s Oil and Energy Committee. Speaking on the sidelines of an oil conference in London, he added, "there are no blacklists in parliament". “With or without the […]

Iraq to Increase Basra Crude Shipments in Feb

Iraq plans to ship 17 cargoes of Basrah Light crude oil from the Persian Gulf in the first half of February, according to a loading program obtained by Bloomberg. This would be two cargoes more than in the second half of January. A total of 28.06 million barrels, or 1.87 million barrels a day, will be […]

Arab League Summit to go Ahead in Baghdad

The Arab League envoy to Iraq, Ahmed Bin Hili, said on Wednesday that Iraq is ready to host the next Arab League Summit, expected to be held in Baghdad in March. According to AKnews, Bin Hili arrived in Baghdad on 30th January to inspect the preparations for the summit, which has been postponed several times […]

Broad Welcome for Sunni Return to Iraqi Politics

This article was written by Abeer Mohammed, and was originally published by the Institute for War and Peace Reporting, It is reproduced by Iraq Business News with permission. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. A decision by Iraq’s Sunni Arab political […]

Weekly Security Update for 2nd February 2012

There was no significant increase or decrease in the number of attacks recorded in Iraq last week but the fatality figure doubled from the previous week. At least 101 people were killed and 216 injured in nationwide incidents. Conditions appear to have worsened since the US military pullout at the end of 2011 and the […]