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People, Liabilities & Assets: Risk Management in Iraq

While much of the rest of the world is still taking tentative steps forward in its recovery from a global economic crisis, some industries and regions are already making strides in the right direction.  Anglo-Arab Insurance Broker’s Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Robert Edwards, surveys the risk-transfer buying patterns of the energy industry in some of […]

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Agriculture Ministry Prevents Importing 5 Crops

The Ministry of Agriculture has decided to prevent importation of five kinds of vegetables to protect local produce according to the advisor to the agriculture minister. “The prevented crops include eggplant, pepper, okra and beans,” he explained. The prevention takes effect during the high production seasons. (Aswat Al Iraq)

International Agriculture Fair in April

The Ministry of Agriculture announced on Tuesday that it will organize its second annual agricultural fair next April in cooperation with the Ministry of Water Resources. Speaking at a press conference, attended by Aswat al-Iraq news agency, the advisor of the Ministry of Agriculture, Faisal Rashied Nasser, said “the Ministry decided to hold the fair […]

11,000 Tons of Wheat Arrives in Karbala

Around 11 thousand tons of wheat arrived in Karbala province on Tuesday, said a member of the Karbala Provincial Council. “The wheat is imported from Australia,” Tareq al-Kheqani told Aswat al-Iraq news agency. He said that flour will be distributed to people in Karbala within one week to push down an increase in flour prices […]

ArcelorMittal Plans Steel Plant in Kurish Iraq

The world's biggest steel maker ArcelorMittal said Tuesday it plans to build a 130-million-dollar steel plant in Kurdish northern Iraq in partnership with the Turkish company Dayen. ArcelorMittal "signed a memorandum of understanding to establish a joint venture with Turkish partner Dayen to build a steel mini-mill with electric furnace in Sulaimaniyah," a city in […]

Babylon Establishes Housing Commission

Babylon has demanded the formation of a special committee in the province to develop solutions to problems and obstacles faced by the Commission for the allocation of land for housing projects. Head of the Commission, Alaa Harba, said in a statement that the Authority had discussed at its last meeting held in the presence of […]

Residential Compound’s Cornerstone Laid in Nassiriya

The cornerstone of the investment al-Ahrar residential compound was laid in northern Nassiriya city on Tuesday, according to the media director of the implementing company. “Thi-Qar governor, Taleb Kazem al-Hassan, laid the cornerstone of the project in north of Nassiriya on 32,000 donums and with a total cost of $160 million,” Abduljabar al-Hamdi told Aswat […]

Permits Given to Baghdad Projects

Several companies working in the fields of housing, tourism and hotels have been given investment permits to carry out several projects in Baghdad. “Eight investment permits have been given to a number of companies. Housing projects were given a priority,” the Investment Commission in Baghdad said in a statement received by Aswat al-Iraq news agency. […]

Most of the Projects in Iraq Are a Failure - Official

Most of the projects that have been conducted in Iraq are a “failure” due to the lack of a clear vision by the ministry of planning and absence of inter-ministerial cooperation, an advisor to the minister of industry and minerals said on Tuesday. “The projects that are currently being carried out in Iraq are a […]

Barzani Urges UAE to Invest in Kurdistan

President of Iraq’s Kurdistan region, Massoud Barzani, urged UAE companies to invest in the Kurdistan region, a presidential statement said on Tuesday. “Barzani received on Tuesday (March 16) at the Salah el-Din resort in Arbil the Ambassador of the UAE to Iraq, Sheikh Abdullah Ibrahim,” said the statement received by Aswat al-Iraq news agency. “The […]

Recovery of Economic Activity in Talafar - Mayor

The mayor of Talafar said on Tuesday that the economic activity in Talafar has recovered recently because of the security stability in the district. “The commercial movement has returned to the Talafar’s markets after the recent security stability in the district,” Abdulaal al-Ubeidi told Aswat al-Iraq news agency. “We hope to regain our position as […]