Archive | 24th December 2012

Iraq Boosts Gold Reserves

By John Lee. Iraq made its first major move in years to boost its gold reserves, joining central banks from emerging market economies such as Brazil and Russia in diversifying its foreign reserves. According to a report from the Lebanese Daily Star, central bank purchases have been one of the biggest drivers of gold's rally […]

Iraq Gets 2 New Navy Ships

The United States Navy delivered two 60-meter Offshore Support Vessels to Iraq on December 20, 2012, in Umm Qasr, Iraq. Vice Admiral Ali Hussein Ali, Head of the Iraqi Navy, hosted a delivery ceremony that was attended by officials from the Government of Iraq, the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, and U.S. Consulate General in Basrah. […]


Iraqi Kurdistan Trade Mission - 24 Feb to 1 March 2013

The UK's Middle East Association (MEA), in partnership with the Kurdistan Regional Government, will be leading a Trade Delegation to Iraqi Kurdistan from 24th February to 1st March 2013, visiting Erbil and Duhok. The Kurdistan region remains one of the MEA’s major success stories. In October we took another large UK trade delegation to the […]

Nose Job: Mosul Men go Under Knife for Good Looks

By Saleh Elias. 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. Business is booming, say cosmetic surgeons in one of Iraq’s most dangerous cities. It’s not just Botox for ladies either. Apparently the biggest increase is in […]