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Audio: How Can Iraq Upgrade Its Banking Sector?

From the Iraqi Voices podcast. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. How Can Iraq Upgrade Its Banking Sector? Iraqi Voices hosts Akel Al-Ansari, a commercial banking specialist, to discuss the current state of the banking sector in Iraq and what is […]

COVID-19: Iraq announces 10-Day Lockdown

By John Lee. The Iraqi Cabinet on Tuesday approved a recommendation by the Higher Committee for Health and National Safety to impose a 10-day full curfew from May 12th to 22nd, following a rise in COVID-19 infections across the country. All malls, restaurants, cafes, cinemas, event and wedding halls, swimming pools and gyms will be […]

Market Review: "On the Economics of Coiled springs, Crouching Tigers, and Chicken Lickens"

By Ahmed Tabaqchali, CIO of Asia Frontier Capital (AFC) Iraq Fund. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Market Review: "On the Economics of Coiled springs, Crouching Tigers, and Chicken Lickens" The market, as measured by the Rabee Securities RSISX USD Index, continued […]

Sallyport wins $240m Iraq Contract

By John Lee. US-based Sallyport Global Holdings, part of the Caliburn International group, has been awarded a not-to-exceed $240,000,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee undefinitized contract action to provide base operations support, base life support, and security services in the support of the Iraq F-16 program. Work will be performed on Balad Air Base, Iraq, and is expected to […]

Iraq Oil Export Volumes Flat for April

By John Lee. Iraq's Ministry of Oil has announced preliminary oil exports for April of 88,398,319 barrels, giving an average for the month of 2.947 million barrels per day (bpd), effectively the same as the 2.946 million bpd exported in March. The exports from the oilfields in central and southern Iraq amounted to approximately 85,534,916 […]

Iraqi, Syrian Oil Ministers discuss Gas Imports

By Al-Monitor staff. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi, Syrian oil ministers discuss gas imports The Iraqi and Syrian oil ministers talked about the possibility of transporting Egyptian gas to Iraq through Syria during a meeting in Baghdad. Click here to […]

Iraq Finalises Oil Exports for March

By John Lee. Iraq's Ministry of Oil has announced finalised oil exports for March of 91,311,929 barrels, giving an average for the month of 2.946 million barrels per day (bpd), down slightly from the 2.960 million bpd exported in February. The exports from the oilfields in central and southern Iraq amounted to approximately 88,240,184 barrels, […]

Iraq Pays another $380m Reparations to Kuwait

By John Lee. The United Nations Compensation Commission (UNCC) made available $380 million to the Government of the State of Kuwait towards the Commission's remaining claim with an outstanding award balance. The United Nations Compensation Commission is a subsidiary organ of the United Nations Security Council. It was established in 1991 in accordance with Security […]

Iraq's Elections "Unlikely to be Game-Changers"

By Sajad Jiyad, 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. Protest vote: why Iraq's next elections are unlikely to be game-changers Iraq is due to hold elections in the next 12 months, whether […]

Can Iraq play the role of a Bridge in the Gulf?

By Katherine Harvey and Bruce Riedel, for The Brookings Institution. The opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Can Iraq play the role of a bridge in the Gulf? There has been a gradual thaw in the relationship between Saudi Arabia and Iraq since […]