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New Comprehensive Guide for Iraqi Start-Ups

"Roadmap 2 Startup Iraq" is a guide for every entrepreneur in Iraq to register their start-up legally and know from A to Z the requirements of registration. It will show you why you need to register your start-up, from reservation of the name to the memorandum of association and beyond, including addresses and contacts of […]

Iraq's October Revolution - A Look Back and a Look Ahead

By Sarah Waggoner, for The International Affairs Review (IAR). Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. One Year After Iraq's October Revolution - A Look Back and a Look Ahead While 2020 has proven to be a tumultuous year across the globe, […]

Achieving SDGs to Recover from COVID in Iraq

Conference highlights importance of achieving SDGs to recover from COVID-19 pandemic The challenges and opportunities of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the context of COVID-19 was the focus of a two-day conference organized by the Ministry of Planning in cooperation with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Iraq. Held on the fifth […]

Iraqi Stability and Its Free-Falling Middle Class

By Dr. Munqith Dagher, for the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Strategic Dialogue: Shaping a U.S. Strategy for the "Ghosts" of Iraq There are many causes of instability in Iraq, but one that gets […]

Bell Finance joins IBBC

Bell Finance LLC joins IBBC as a new member and brings investment to the private sector in Iraq Bell Finance LLC has joined the Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) to continue the work of the Iraq Middle Market Development Foundation's lending and educational activities in Iraq since 2005 (www.immdf.org). Funded by the U.S. International Development […]

Inaugural Meeting of Iraqi Economic Contact Group (IECG)

Reforming the economy and improving the security situation are vital if Iraq is to build back better from coronavirus, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said, after his meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi on Thursday 22nd October. HRH The Prince of Wales and Prime Minister Boris Johnson also met Kadhimi yesterday (Thursday 22 October), their […]

Video: Anti-Govt Protests Resume in Iraq

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Protesters gathered in Baghdad's Tahrir Square on Sunday to mark one year since their movement against a corrupt ruling class they say has failed to meet their demands. It was the most significant […]

Why can't Iraqis Agree on National Day Holiday?

By Omar al-Jaffal for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Why can't Iraqis Agree on National Day Holiday? Seventeen years after the overthrow of Saddam Hussein, Iraq has neither a national day nor a national anthem. Click here to […]

Three Experts offer advice to Iraq

By Padraig O'Hannelly. A major petroleum conference has heard expert advice on the steps Iraq should take to increase its prosperity and wellbeing. Addressing delegates at CWC/GFEn's Iraq Petroleum conference, held online this week for the first time, Anne-Laure Kiechel, Founding Partner at Global Sovereign Advisory, stressed the importance of fighting illegality in Iraq. She […]

Miswag Closes Second Round of Investment

Miswag, Iraq's leading e-commerce platform, today announced the successful closing of its second round of seed funding. Coordinated by Iraq Tech Ventures and led by Euphrates Iraq Fund and Shwan Ibrahim Taha, Chairman of Rabee Securities, this round was funded by the same consortium of institutional and individual investors from the Middle East and United […]

US gives $4m to American University of Kurdistan

US Consul General Robert Waller visited the American University of Kurdistan (AUK) and met with its president, Dr. Randall Rhodes. They announced the "Support to American-Style Higher Education in Iraq" program, with a $4 million grant from the U.S. Department of State. AUK is now partnered with six U.S. universities. This grant will support accreditation […]