From Amwaj Media. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi Kurdistan to launch SEZs for imports substitution Minister Muhammad Shukri discusses the Kurdistan Regional Government's (KRG) plans to set up 16 zones for life beyond oil. The full article can be viewed […]
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[Amended 29th Sept 2022 at 15:50 BST to include comment from G4S] Security arrangements at Baghdad International Airport (BIAP) have been called into question, as a new firm takes over the contract to secure the airport. A source close to the matter told Iraq Business News that G4S, which has been managing security at the […]
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By Robert F. Worth for The Atlantic. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The Most Stinging Resignation Letter Ever Written When Iraq's finance minister stepped down last month, he didn't go quietly. Click here to read the full article.
Transportation Sector in Iraq: Roads and Railways Transportation and mobility are pathways to urbanization, as addressing mobility challenges are key to accessing healthcare, education, and services, as well as promoting trade and commerce. The road network and the railway system in Iraq have been in existence since the rule of the Ottoman Empire during the […]
By John Lee. The Central Bank of Iraq (CBI) has called on licensed banks to facilitate those wishing to obtain loans from the Renewable Energy Initiative. It said that borrowers have a right to choose the lending bank without the need to transfer their salary to that bank. (Source: CBI)
UNDP, USAID and KRG support digitization of the Public Pension Management Information System in Kurdistan The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Iraq and Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) of Iraq, with support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has launched a new Public Pension Management Information System (PPMIS) in Kurdistan. The system […]
By John Lee. The Chairman of the Iran-Iraq Joint Chamber of Commerce has been quoted as saying that trade between the two countries will hit $10 billion by the end of the current Iranian year, on 20th March 2023. This is up from an estimated $9 billion in the past year. Yahya Al-e Es'hagh reportedly […]
By John Lee. The U.S. Ambassador to Iraq, Alina L. Romanowski, and members of the Embassy's Economic Section welcomed diplomats from 11 embassies and international organizations to the U.S. Embassy on Tuesday. The meeting intended to focus efforts on increasing trade and investment in Iraq. In a statement after the meeting, the U.S. Mission to […]
By John Lee. GE Gas Power has signed an agreement with Taurus Arm, owner of the 500 megawatts (MW) Bazyan Power Plant, to provide parts, repairs, and services for two 9F.04 gas turbines at the facility for a period of 16 years. The turbines were supplied by GE to Taurus Arm in 2021 under a […]
By John Lee. The Information and Communications Technology Association of Jordan ([email protected]) has reportedly signed a memorandum of understanding with Jordan's Iraqi Business Council (IBC), to strengthen cooperation between the two sides and support efforts to find new markets for their member companies. According to the state-run Petra News Agency, the two sides will seek […]
By John Lee. Iraq's Minister of Planning, Dr. Khaled Battal Al-Najm, received the new Special Representative of the World Bank in Iraq, Mr. Richard Abdelnour and his accompanying delegation, on Sunday. During the meeting, they discussed aspects of joint cooperation between the two sides in various economic and development issues, especially with regard to the […]