By John Lee. Iraq signed a $14-million deal with a U.S. consortium on Tuesday to modernise the Maqal Port on Shatt al-Arab waterway. The consortium, led by North America Western Asia Holdings (NAWAH), will invest in a new heavy-lift crane as well as container handling capabilities, and will build a modern container yard in one […]
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By Robert Tollast, Iraq analyst with The Brecon Group. Standing on the Ziggurat, an impressive religious temple from the Sumerian period which was largely restored in the 1980s, you can still see solidified tar seeping out from the several thousand year old brickwork. In fact "qar" in the province’s name refers to tar that was […]
By John Lee. China Petroleum Pipeline (CPP) and North America Western Asia Holdings (NAWAH) have announced that the two companies have entered into an agreement to jointly pursue potential energy sector development projects in Iraq. Under the agreement signed during a formal ceremony in CPP’s global headquarters in China, CPP and NAWAH will seek an […]
By John Lee. North America Western Asia Holdings (NAWAH), U.S. Steel Tubular Products, a subsidiary of United States Steel Corporation, and MRC Global Inc. have announced an alliance to bring critical oil well equipment into the natural resources-rich region of southern Iraq. The consortium will serve an international lineup of leading oil and gas companies […]
CNN's Fareed Zakaria speaks with Paul Brinkley, former U.S. Deputy Under Secretary for Business Transformation with the Department of Defense, about his efforts to get major American companies to set up in Iraq: (Source: CNN)
What's the future of business in Iraq? There are plenty of opinions on this, but the opinion of the former US Defense Department official who was tasked with promoting business in Iraq has to be worth more than most. So what does Paul Brinkley have to say about it? “There’s no opportunity like this in […]
Bloomberg reports that Paul Brinkley (pictured), the former U.S. Defense Department official who sought to attract companies to Iraq and Afghanistan, has started an investment and advisory firm with backing from billionaire Hyatt chairman Thomas Pritzker. Nawah LLC - short for North America Western Asia Holdings - will initially seek to invest in Iraqi companies […]