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IBBC holds Women's Group discussion

On Monday, 1st June the Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) held a well attended Women's Group discussion entitled 'Women in Business: Current Challenges and Future Perspectives' with Ms Samar Thamer Al Mafraji, Managing Director, AMS Iraq chairing the session. Speakers included: Ms Caroline McGarr, Managing Director, Thinkbank; Mrs Faten Issa Alsarraf, Managing Director, Final Fix […]

Iranian Minister in Iraq for Talks on Energy Cooperation

Iran's Minister of Energy Reza Ardekanian has paid a visit to Iraq for talks on energy cooperation. During his trip to Baghdad, Ardekanian will hold talks with his new Iraqi counterpart and the other senior officials of the Arab country to weigh plans for the promotion of cooperation in the electricity industry. The Iranian and […]

Major New Report on Economic Effects of COVID-19 in Iraq

KAPITA has compiled a study about the economic effects resulting from the COVID-19 Pandemic. The research aims to provide insights and recommendations to tackle the challenges and opportunities that currently face the various segments of the Iraqi market. This will aid governmental organizations and authorities in devising effective policies to make a faster economic recovery. […]

Iraq Returns to Lockdown after Surge in Coronavirus

By Al-Monitor staff. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq returns to lockdown after surge in coronavirus cases Iraq reimposed total lockdowns over the weekend following a surge in COVID-19 cases. After meeting with his COVID-19 task force on Saturday, Iraqi Prime […]

Covid-19: Iraq Extends Nationwide Curfew

Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi chaired on Saturday a joint meeting of  the Higher Committee for Health and National Safety and the parliamentary Covid-19 crisis cell. At the start of the meeting, the Prime Minister paid tribute to Iraq's health teams for being on the frontline during the current health emergency, and to Iraqi security forces […]

Local Businesses get Boost from Iraq Lockdown

By John Lee. Iraq's national lockdown in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has reportedly given a boost to local businesses. According to a report from AFP, local businesses no longer have to compete with imports from countries such as Turkey, Iran, China, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Kuwait. It quotes the owner of an ice-cream […]

KRG "to Privatise Electricity Sector"

By John Lee. Kurdistan's Council of Ministers has reportedly approved a proposal from the KRG's Ministry of Electricity to privatize the Region's electricity sector. Ministry official Mohammed Ahmed told Rudaw on Wednesday: "The government and the people will both benefit from it as it will help reduce a significant amount of stolen electricity." More here. […]

GB Auto to Distribute MG Cars in Iraq

By John Lee. Egypt-based GB Auto (Ghabbour Group) has been appointed as the distributor of the Chinese-owned MG car brand in Iraq. According to Trade Arabia, the new partnership will see six MG showrooms opened across the country, in Erbil, Baghdad (on 62 St and at Baghdad Mall), Duhok, Sulaymaniyah and Basrah. Operations are expected […]

Iraq Reopens 2 Border Crossings with Iran

By Adnan Abu Zeed for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi received a phone call from Iranian President Hassan Rouhani May 11 asking him to accelerate the procedures for reopening the border between the two countries for trade. "We are […]