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Make a Difference for Iraqi Kids Today!

Dear ICF friends, FIVE DAYS TO GO! Our annual "In Their Shoes" 5K race weekend in Washington DC draws dignitaries, diplomats, veterans and business-people, families, and the media. This year we are going GLOBAL! Run or walk from anywhere in the world, this September 18th. Create a team or set a personal challenge, and help us raise […]

4,000-year-old City discovered in Iraq

By Adnan Abu Zeed for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. 4,000-year-old city discovered in Iraq A group of Russian archaeologists made an impressive discovery in Iraq's Dhi Qar governorate, where an ancient settlement about 4,000 years old was […]

Happy New Year from all at Iraq Business News!

As we publish our first newsletter of the new year, we'd like to say a special word of thanks to all of our contributors, including our panel of Expert Bloggers, who have given us the benefit of their wisdom and observations over the past twelve months: Ahmed Mousa Jiyad Ahmed Tabaqchali (AFC Iraq Fund) Alice […]

Peter Hunt MBE

By Padraig O'Hannelly. It is with great sorrow that we report the passing of our dear friend Peter Hunt MBE. A founding member of the Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC), Peter was well known for his knowledge and love of Iraq, its history, people and culture. He was so passionate about rebuilding the country and […]

IBN Welcomes New Expert Blogger

By Padraig O’Hannelly. This week at Iraq Business News, we are delighted to welcome another new Expert Blogger to our ranks: Dr Amer K. Hirmis is Principal at UK-based consultancy CBS Ltd. (2008-present). In October 2009, Amer began a 20-months assignment as Senior Development Planning Advisor to the Ministry of Planning in Iraq (funded under […]

2019 - (Another) Key Year for Iraq

The past year has seen many developments in Iraq, including the successful completion of parliamentary elections (admittedly with a low participation of voters), the installation of a new cabinet (with a few posts still to be filled), and a considerably higher oil price than in the previous year (although that has fallen back considerably towards […]

Oilfield Service Contracts Explained

By Alessandro Bacci. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Alessandro Bacci is an independent energy consultant in relation to business strategy and corporate diplomacy (policy, government, and public affairs). Much of his activity is linked to the MENA region, an area where […]

IBN Welcomes New Expert Blogger

By Padraig O’Hannelly. This week at Iraq Business News, we are delighted to welcome a new Expert Blogger to our ranks: Elena Kornienko (pictured), has more than 15 years of professional experience in contracts, procurement and tendering in various roles from demand-identification to contract close-out. She has worked on major international oil and gas projects, […]

Natural Gas Must Be an Asset for Iraq

By Alessandro Bacci. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. On February 27-28, 2018, the C.W.C. Group, an energy and infrastructure conference, exhibition and training company, will organize in Berlin, Germany, the twelfth edition of Iraq Petroleum, which is one of the major […]

$30bn Pledged to Iraq – Time to Act!

Following the Kuwait International Conference for the Reconstruction of Iraq earlier this week, Iraq has so far received pledges of financing totalling around $30 billion to help with rebuilding the country after the devastating war against the Islamic State group. While this is well short of the $88 billion in funding estimated to be needed, […]

Iraq in 2018 ... What lies ahead?

By Padraig O'Hannelly. The year just gone by has seen many changes in Iraq, including the successful routing of the so-called Islamic State (IS, ISIS, ISIL, Daesh), the holding of a controversial vote on Kurdish independence, and a long-awaited improvement in relations with Saudi Arabia. The latter part of the year also saw a steady […]

Iraq’s Fifth Licensing Round

By Alessandro Bacci. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The Ministry of Oil has repeatedly said that it would like to renegotiate the terms of its service contracts with the international oil companies (IOCs) to link the fees the companies receive for […]