Archive | 20th March 2013

Investment Opportunity in Nassiriya

By John Lee. Iraq's Ministry of Construction and Housing has announced an investment opportunity in the governorate of Nasiriyah to build a residential complex for Ministry staff and state employees. The project is located on a 250,000 m2 site on the island of Kushmarah, on the highway in the northern part of Nasiriyah city, adjacent […]

10 Yrs After Invasion, Iraq Still Imports Oil Products

Translated from Azzaman Iraq for Al-Monitor by Naria Tanoukhi. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Former Iraqi oil minister Issam al-Jalabi says that although Iraq is an oil-rich country, it still imports petroleum products from abroad to meet its needs 10 years after […]

Goods Without Cert of Origin Prevented Entering Iraq

By John Lee. Authorities at Traibeel [Tirbil, Tarbiel] border crossing (pictured) between Iraq and Jordan have said that trucks carrying goods without an official certificate of origin certified by the Iraqi Embassy will not be allowed to enter Iraq. Yaseen al-Falahi, Director of the border post, told NINA that the measures are to prevent sub-standard […]

Iran's Role In Iraqi Dinar Devaluation

By Omar al-Shaher for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. There were conflicting accounts of the reasons for the rise in the value of the US dollar against the Iraqi dinar earlier this month. Politicians and economists have said that Iranian […]

Postponement of Provincial Elections in Anbar, Nineveh

By Reidar Visser. The following article was published by Reidar Visser, an historian of Iraq educated at the University of Oxford and currently based at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs. It is reproduced here with the author’s permission. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq […]

Maliki Re-Elected as Head of Dawa Party

By Mushreq Abbas for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has won a third term for the presidency of his Islamic Dawa Party in an election that was attended by a number of Iraqi political leaders […]