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Companies Seeking Investment Prospects in Basra

A number of companies participating in a Basra international fair revealed on Saturday their intention to seek investment opportunities in the province, the 'economic capital of Iraq', according to a source cited by AK News. The 5-day Basra International Fair opened on Friday, with the participation of more than 150 local and foreign companies specialising […]

Basra Plans to Establish an Industrial City

Basra's governor has announced projects totalling more than 50 billion Iraqi dinars ($42m), according to a report from AK News. "Many projects will be implemented and financed from Basra's budget at a cost of more than 50 billion Iraqi dinars. The first project is to establish an industrial city for 40 billion dinars that includes […]


German Firm to Build in Basra

German company IQ Martrade has  submitted several proposals for developments at Basra Port. The manager of the Company, Mr. Gunther Hahn, said "the projects include investment in jetties at Umm Qasr Port, and the establishment of an oil pipes factory near the port -  there is a huge need for such pipes in Iraq and […]


Major Campaign to Reduce Electricity Theft in Basra

A major campaign kicked off in Basra on Sunday to clamp down on the theft of electricity from the grid. Basra police chief Maj. Gen. Adel Dahham, speaking in a statement to "Eye Media" on the role of security services, said "military and police forces worked with the electricity departments in a campaign to stop […]

Turks Seek More Trade with Iraqi Kurds

A large Turkish business delegation will head to northern Iraq Tuesday to boost trade links, despite a political chill over Turkish Kurd rebels taking refuge in the area, a newspaper report said. State minister for foreign trade Zafer Caglayan, who will lead the 200 businessmen, voiced the hope that increased economic exchanges between Turkey and […]

Syria, Iraq to Boost Financial Cooperation

Syrian Prime Minister Mohammad Naji Otri and Iraqi Finance Minster Baqir Jabr al-Zubaidi met on Sunday to discuss cooperation and relations between the two countries. Later, Syria's Minister of Finance Mohammed al-Hussein discussed with al-Zubaidi the positive impact of Syrian-Iraqi financial cooperation on economic relations which serve the interest of both countries. Minister al-Hussein stressed […]

Iraq Wants to Open Oil Border with Kuwait

Dhiya Jaafar, chief executive of Iraq's state-run South Oil Co (SOC), has said the country seeks to open a special border crossing with neighbouring Kuwait for international oil firms working in the country, Reuters has reported. The new border crossing would facilitate the inflow of equipment for the oil companies that secured contracts to develop […]

Iraq Oil and Gas Report

Business Monitor International (BMI) forecasts that Iraq will account for 9.00% of Middle East (ME) regional oil demand by 2014, while providing 11.08% of supply. Regional oil use of 7.47mn barrels per day (b/d) in 2001 rose to an estimated 10.64mn b/d in 2009. It should average 10.98mn b/d in 2010 and then rise to […]


Iraq Disputes so-called 'Friendship Dam'

According to a report from AK News, the Iraqi government has increased its diplomatic efforts with Syria and Turkey regarding their plans for the Tigris River. "Iraq will form a delegation of experts in the fields of water and agriculture to visit Turkey, Syria and Iran soon, to persuade those countries on the size of […]