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IBBC Promotes Young Iraqi Entrepreneurs

The Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) is partnering with Innovest as a Bronze-level eco-system partner for the Ruwwad Al Iraq Platform for young Iraqi Entrepreneurs in 2020. Ruwwad Al Iraq [“Iraqpreneurs”] is a leading empowerment competition platform by INNOVEST Middle East that embraces young entrepreneurs around Iraq and helps them to start or scale up […]

Video: Trump Threatens Iraq with Sanctions

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. US President Donald Trump ratcheted up his rhetoric with Iran and Iraq late on Sunday, warning of a “major retaliation” if Iran strikes back to avenge the US assassination of one of its […]

Sandoog Strengthens Advisory Board

By John Lee. Iraqi last-mile delivery service Sandoog has announced that Ahmed Al Shagra (pictured) has joined its advisory board. Co-Founder Mustafa Al Obaidi informed Iraq Business News: “Ahmed brings a wealth of experience in building successful startups (currently ‘Intajy’) as well as being an advisor and mentor with key, regional ecosystem institutions.“ (Source: Sandoog)

First Master’s Degree on China’s Belt and Road Initiative

By John Lee. An Iraqi researcher has reportedly obtained the first master’s degree in Iraq on the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) [One Belt One Road], by virtue of a thesis titled “Geo-strategic Importance of the Silk Road and its Impacts on the Future of Iraq“. Khalaf Ayyash Ahmed told Xinhua: “The importance of […]

Leading Brands Iraq 2019 Award Ceremony

The first ever Leading Brands Iraq award ceremony was hosted at Rotana Hotel Erbil, Iraq. Popular brands of consumer goods in Iraq have received their awards in a ceremony attended by representatives of the Iraqi central government and the KRG, delegates of leading brands as well as academics and media. Kurdmax TV recorded the event […]

HQTS Awarded Iraq Quality Certificate

China-based HQTS has been awarded a Conformity Certification (COC) certificate by the Government of Iraq to conduct quality assurance services on imported goods to the country. Iraq’s Minister of Planning, Dr. Nouri Sabah al-Dulaimi, announced yesterday that HQTS was one of the just four successful bids and the only Chinese company selected out of 19 […]

CIMIC settles “Bribery” Class Action

Australian construction giant CIMIC, formerly known as Leighton Holdings, has reportedly settled a long-running class action with investors over allegations its senior executives had knowledge of corrupt behaviour relating to the Unaoil bribery scandal that hit the company’s share price. The class action alleged that CIMIC failed to comply with its continuous disclosure obligations and […]

Governor of Anbar visits UK

The Governor of Anbar, Mr Ali Farhan Hameed, visited the UK this week as a guest of the Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) . While here, he attended various meetings at Chatham House, UKEF, at roundtables with IBBC members and dinner in the House of Lords with Baroness Nicholson ( President of IBBC and PM […]

New Report from IOM: Made in Iraq

By John Lee. Among many other priorities in the recovery of post-conflict Iraq, access to employment for the population in conflict-affected regions remains paramount. The ability of the population to earn a living wage impacts the recovery process and has a direct bearing on future stability. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) created the Enterprise […]

Scheme to Smuggle Luxury Cars into Iraq

By John Lee. Three men and a woman have reportedly been charged in Canada in connection with a scheme to smuggle stolen high-end cars and pickup trucks into Iraq. According to CP24, the gang stole 39 cars, including a BMW X6, usually from car rental agencies. The accused are named as Yehia al-Jbouri, Amer al-Ogaili, […]