Archive | 6th March 2012

Kurdistan Oil Shares Lower on Miran West-3 Update

Shares in Heritage Oil have fallen more than 10% in the past two days following its announcement that drilling at Miran West-3 in Iraqi Kurdistan in taking longer than expected. The company owns 75% of the block, with Genel Energy owning 25%. Shares in Genel have shed 14% since Friday’s close. CEO Tony Hayward commented: […]

Tutor Perini wins $55m Contract for Blast Protection

Tutor Perini Corporation (NYSE: TPC), a leading civil and building construction company, has announced that its subsidiary, Perini Management Services, Inc. (PMSI), has been awarded a task order valued at $55 million by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Middle East District. The task order was competitively bid under the multi-year USACE MATOC program […]

FDC Launches Service Center in Iraq

FDC, one of the largest Value Added Distributors (VADs) of IT products in the Middle East, has officially opened its first service center in Iraq. The launch of such a service center in Iraq has been much anticipated. Customers can now invest in their IT components and laptops with the peace of mind that the […]

Iran Sanctions Affect Iraqi Tourism Industry

Normally thousands of Iranian tourists arrive in Karbala daily. But as Western sanctions on Iran hit, pilgrims are staying at home. And the ones that do come are not shopping. Karbala’s merchants say they’re facing financial ruin, according to this article from NIQASH. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily […]

Signs of Progress for Women in Kurdistan

By Chris Bowers, British Consul General in Erbil. This article was originally published by Rudaw, and is re-published with permission by Iraq Business News. Can any government reach its full potential without using its entire people? Of course not. That is why the UK worldwide considers the role of women to be so important. A […]

Strengthening Partnership Between TVET & Private Sector

United Nations Educational, Science and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) hereby invite qualified companies to submit sealed tenders as follows: • facilitate the establishment of partnerships between private companies and firms working in selected economical sectors and the TVET sector: formalizing the processes of collaboration in a formal framework; identifying the incentives to motivate the private sector […]

Establishment of Fallujah Maternity and Children Hospital

Request for Proposal for Implementation of a Community Awareness Campaign for Establishment of Fallujah Maternity and Children Hospital in Fallujah, Iraq The Government of Japan (GoJ) within the framework of the cooperation programme with the Government of Iraq (GoI) and in its ongoing efforts aiming at assisting Anbar Governorate to reinstate its health services and […]