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Iraq Business News brings you the latest news on developments and opportunities in commodities and mining in Iraq.

New Report from Extractive Ind. Transparency Initiative

By John Lee. The Iraqi-Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (IEITI) report for year 2011 has been published by an independent and international reconciler firm Ernst & Young. The report considers for the first time the quantities of crude oil used for local consumption and the paid revenues by the Extractive Oil Companies (National & International). It […]

The New Iraq: 2013 Discovering Business

This week marks the 150th edition of our Iraq Business News newsletter, and we are delighted to mark the occasion by bringing you a major new guide to business in Iraq. Published by Allurentis, in association with Iraq’s National Investment Commission (NIC) and UK Trade & Investment (UKTI), the fourth edition in the annual New […]

Iraq Declared ‘EITI Compliant’

The Board of EITI (Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative) has declared Iraq to be ‘Compliant’ with the EITI Standard. There are now 18 countries that are ‘EITI Compliant’. EITI compliance means that the country has an effective process for annual disclosure and reconciliation of all revenues from its extractive sector. This allows citizens to see how […]

Ex-Im Bank Approves $35m Loan Guarantee to Devco

By John Lee. The board of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) voted to guarantee a JPMorgan Chase loan totaling $35 million to Devco International LLC (Devco) of Tulsa, Okla., for the design and construction of a sulfur purification plant in Mosul, Iraq. Ex-Im Bank’s financing will support approximately 380 U.S. jobs, […]

Un-Licensed Insurers “Liable to Severe Financial Penalties”

By Padraig O’Hannelly. With increasing commercial activity in Iraq, much of it by foreign-based investors, there’s a growing market for adequate insurance to cover the risks. But in a country emerging from years of chaos, how can you be sure that the insurance you buy is legal and valid? To help clarify this point, Iraq […]

Sonoro Update on Iraqi Progress

Sonoro Energy recently announced the following operational and corporate updates. Drilling Rig As previously announced on June 12, 2012, Sonoro and its partners entered into an agreement to establish a joint venture company (“JV Co”) and purchase a 750 HP drilling rig, subject to certain conditions including a final satisfactory rig inspection. JV Co has […]

Turkey Considers Investment in Basra

The Turkish Consul in Basra, Farouk Qaimagja, and the Commercial Attache of the Turkish Embassy, met the head of Basra Investment Commission to discuss ways of boosting economic and trade cooperation. “The consul, accompanied by representatives of a number of Turkish companies, reviewed with local officials in Basra ways of attracting Turkish investments to the province […]

Entico Corporation Prepares its Third Iraqi Summit

The Entico Corporation is pleased to announce the Maysan and Thi Qar Reconstruction & Investment Summit on the 12th and 13th of May at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, Dubai, UAE. The event will be held under the patronage of H.E. Dr Khudier AlKuzai, Vice President of Iraq. The southern Iraqi provinces of Maysan and Thi […]