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Armenia opens Consulate General in Erbil

By John Lee. Armenia has opened a Consulate General in Erbil. Arshak Manukyan, the Consul General of Armenia in Erbil, delivered opening remarks at the event, welcoming guests and presenting the goals and upcoming programs of the diplomatic mission. The Consul General noted that due to active contacts with the counterparts from Iraqi Kurdistan during […]

Networks of Power: Popular Mobilization Forces and the State in Iraq

By Dr Renad Mansour for the Royal Institute for International Affairs (Chatham House). Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Networks of Power -- The Popular Mobilization Forces and the state in Iraq The PMF and its connection to the state continues to […]

New ILO-EU-UNESCO Collaboration in Iraq

Iraq: Jobs, and cultural heritage the focus of new ILO-EU-UNESCO collaboration The International Labour Organization (ILO), the United Nations Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the European Union (EU) have launched a new collaboration that will support internally displaced persons, Syrian refugees and host community members to access immediate, short-term decent employment in the […]

Iraq Stock Market Report

Advertising Feature Rabee Securities Iraq Stock Exchange (ISX) market report (week ending: 25th February 2021). Note: ISX will be closed on 28th of February, and 7th of March due to lockdown according to the decision of new Supreme Committee for National Health and Safety. Please click here to view a table of listed companies and […]

Iraq to buy Chinese COVID Vaccine

By John Lee. The Iraqi Cabinet held its weekly meeting on Tuesday under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi. At the start of the meeting, the Prime Minister praised the efforts of state institutions and agencies to ensure the implementation of curfew regulations, and thanked all citizens for adhering to preventative health measures. Following […]

Baghdad Firm to import US Cosmetics

By John Lee. AA for Global Trading and Commercial Agencies has been appointed exclusive agent and distributor in Iraq for the American E.T. Browne Drug Company. The Baghdad-based company says it has already started importing, marketing and distributing skin care, beauty and hair products of one of the company's top brands, Palmer's. (Source: AA)

ICSID Denies Agility's $380m Claim against Korek

Kuwaiti-based logistics provider Agility has said foreign investors "should think carefully about the perils of investing" in Iraq, following a ruling by an international arbitration panel to deny its claims that Iraqi officials expropriated $380 million invested by Agility in an Iraqi telecom company. The ruling, by a panel constituted by the International Centre for […]

Coronavirus: Iran to Shut Border with Iraq

Iran's minister of interior unveiled plans to shut the border with Iraq in the southwestern province of Khuzestan in order to contain a new wave of the coronavirus pandemic. Speaking to reporters on Saturday, Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli said the Coronavirus Fight National Headquarters has made new decisions to control the coronavirus in Khuzestan province, where […]

Social-Spatial Transformations in Contemporary Baghdad

By Omar Sirri, for the London School of Economics (LSE) Middle East Centre. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Destructive creations: social-spatial transformations in contemporary Baghdad This working paper examines social-spatial transformations in contemporary Baghdad by zooming in on two of the […]

Iraq "Pauses Oil Pre-Payment deal with China"

By John Lee. Iraq has reportedly "put on hold" it oil contract with China's Zhenhua Oil. The multi-billion-dollar agreement would have seen Zhenhua pre-pay Iraq's State Oil Marketing Organization (SOMO) for a regular supply of crude oil. Oil prices have risen significantly since the deal was struck. More here. (Source: S&P Global)

Applications Open for Business Incubator Program

By John Lee. Applications are now open for the Orange Corners Baghdad incubation program. If you have an innovative e-commerce idea or solution, this program will advance you in the entrepreneurial world in just six months. Orange Corners Baghdad supports Iraqi youth in bringing their entrepreneurial ideas to life. Through a six-month incubation programme, it […]