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KRG Streamlines Company Registration Process

By John Lee. The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has streamlined the registration of companies in Iraqi Kurdistan. Balend Mohammed, Director General of the Registry of Companies, said that while it previously took many months to register business names, it must now be completed within 24 hours, or else "the relevant parties will be prosecuted." He […]

The Station partners with Accelerator of Pre-Seed Start-Ups

The Station Partners With The Largest Accelerator of Pre-seed Start-ups in The World (FI) The Station Foundation for Entrepreneurship and¬†Founder Institute, the world's largest accelerator of pre-seed start-ups, have announced a partnership that will provide access to international experts and participation in one of the world's most well-known business accelerators for start-ups from The Station […]

$10m to Enhance Teaching in Lagging Iraqi Governorates

Iraq: US$10 million to Enhance Teaching Practices and Improve Learning for the Most Vulnerable Primary Students in Lagging Governorates The World Bank has approved a new US$10 million project to support Innovations towards Learning in three lagging Iraqi Governorates. The project aims to enhance teaching practices of Arabic and Mathematics teachers, and improve literacy and […]

KRG to establish New Tourism Directorates

By Adam Lucente for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Kurdistan Regional Government to establish new tourism directorates Tourist visits are increasing each year to the autonomous part of northern Iraq, an area that offers many natural, cultural and […]

IMF: Iraq Real GDP Growth of 10% in 2022

The economy is recovering well amid high oil prices, with real GDP projected to reach its pre-pandemic level this year. Cushioning the impact of surging food prices on the most vulnerable is the most urgent priority. Using the current favorable oil market conditions to accelerate structural reforms and advance socio-economic priorities will be key to […]

Iraq plans 750-MW solar project in Muthanna

By John Lee. Iraq is planning to build a 750-MW solar energy project in Al-Muthanna. On a visit to the province, Electricity Minister Adel Karim said the project would be supported by "several secondary stations", to help meet the need for electricity. The announcement follows major contracts over the past year with companies such as […]

Central Bank of Iraq increases Capital

By John Lee. The Central Bank of Iraq (CBI) has reportedly announced an increase in its capital. State-owned Iraqi News Agency (INA) said that the capital will be increased from 3 trillion dinars (approximately $2 billion) to 5 trillion dinars. It quotes the media office of CBI as saying that the increase was made using […]

Anbar get Funding for Saudi Border Crossing

By John Lee. Iraq's Ministry of Finance has allocated one billion dinars (¬£700k) to Anbar Governorate to complete procedures relating to the Arar (Ar Ar) border crossing. The border post with Saudi Arabia was re-opened in late 2020 following a 30-year closure. Improving trade links between the two countries has been a priority for both […]

Canada Increases Support to Iraq

Canada reaffirms its commitment to Iraq's stabilization with new CAD 10 million support The Government of Canada has pledged an additional CAD 10 million (approximately US$ 7.8 million) to support the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Iraq as it works to accelerate stabilization efforts and boost sustainable livelihoods across western Anbar and Ninewa. Canada's […]