Archive | 26th July 2012

Iraqi Inflation Falls to 5.8%

By John Lee. Iraq's Ministry of Planning said that inflation in Iraq for the period from June 2011 to June 2012 has been running at a reported 5.8 percent. This figure is down from the 6.2 percent reported in May, and the 6.7 percent in April. (Source: NINA)


Turkish Firm Considers Housing Projects in Baghdad

By John Lee. Baghdad Investment Commission has announced that a Turkish company is interested in building large residential projects in downtown Baghdad. According to AIN, a statement by the Commission said: "The Chairman of the Investment Commission Shaker al-Zamili [Shaker al-Zamili, Shaker A Shabib] (pictured) received a delegation from the Turkish Techno Group Company which […]

No Labour Laws in Iraq: Employers Pick Workers’ Reps

By Waheed Ghanim. This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. A fight between the major trade unions in Basra and that state’s authorities highlights the lack of real labour laws in Iraq. Saddam Hussein-era laws mean […]

Wheat Production up by Only 5% This Year

By John Lee. Iraq's Trade Minister, Khayrulla Hassan [Khayri-allah Babakir, Dr Khairallah Hassan Babiker] (pictured) has said that 100,000 tons more of wheat will be produced in Iraq than in 2011. According to the report from AKnews, 1.75 million tons of wheat were produced last year, and this is expected to rise to 1.85 million […]

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New Fertilizer Plant for Basra

By John Lee. The Ministry of Industry and Minerals has announced an agreement with a Japanese Company to build a new plant for nitrogenous fertilizers in Basra province. A statement from the Ministry said: "The MoI represented by the Petrochemical Industries and Fertilizers Commission concluded a non-binding goodwill letter and Confidentiality Agreement with the Japanese […]