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Water Company Pays off Iraq Bribe Penalty

Water and gas supply and treatment company AVK Holding has paid a total of 1.2 million Danish crowns to the Public Prosecutor for Serious Economic Crime (SOK) for violations relating to the UN Oil-for-Food Program scandal, Copenhagen Post reported on 15 February. AVK reached a settlement with SOK over the violations, which included accusations of […]

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Iraq Participates in Amman Conf. to Benefit from Experience in the Region

The Iraqi minister of housing and reconstruction on Monday said that Iraq’s participation in the meetings of the UN-HABITAT meetings in Amman aims to benefit from experience in the region. “A total of 150 representatives of the state-run housing sector in neighboring countries, in addition to the private sector, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), banks and UN […]

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Australians Agree Payout over Bribes

Australia's AWB wheat firm agreed on Monday to pay 39.5 million Australian dollars (35 million $US) to settle a class action for bribing the regime of former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein to secure lucrative deals. The former monopoly exporter will make the payment, including interest and costs, to more than 1,000 shareholders and farmers who […]

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Ministry of Transport: 150 Buses in Service

Iraq's Ministry of Transport has announced the arrival of 150 modern buses. A statement issued by the Ministry's media office received by Eye Media said " Um – Qasr harbor has received 130 – Korean made Hyundai buses type 2010. In addition 20 Mercedes 2010  buses came through Jordan manufactured by Bahouse Company. Bahouse is […]

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Baghdad Mayor Urges Iraqi Businessmen to Contribute to Reconstruction

The mayor of Baghdad has called on Iraqi businessmen to participate in the reconstruction process of the capital Baghdad. “This came during the mayor’s meeting with a number of businessmen from the Iraqi National Business Council…,” according to a statement released by the mayoralty and received by Aswat al-Iraq news agency. The mayor has called […]

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Ministry to Ratify Deal with France

The Transport ministry is ready to ratify a deal with the French Registry Body BERUVARITAS, enabling it to administer the steamers belonging to it without needing to depend on Arab companies. It has also formed a committee to re-count and re-manage the salaries of navel crews. Deputy Director for general company of naval transport, Mohammad Saeed, […]

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Middle East Firms Build Up Operations in Iraq

While Western firms notch up high-profile deals in Iraq, smaller regional companies from Iran to Turkey are quietly building a broader Iraqi presence by pumping billions of dollars into housing and other projects. Pledges by companies to invest in Iraq are suddenly taking off as violence falls sharply and the government seeks help to rebuild […]

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Private FM Radio Stations Constitute 48% of the Total Local Stations

New Arab Advisors Group's research revealed that 338 local FM radio stations broadcast in 18 Arab countries, by July 2009. The regional landscape varies widely: Algeria and the UAE have the highest number of local government-owned FM radio stations while Palestine, Iraq and Lebanon have the highest number of private local radio stations. The research […]

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