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Three Iraqi Start-Ups get Seed Funding

By Ali Al-Makhzomy, for The Station. Re-published with permission by Iraq Business News. Five One Labs recently hosted an online Start-up Showcase to celebrate the graduation of their first-ever Arabic incubator program in c. Over 90 attendees joined the event from Iraq, Germany, USA and other places. Ten of the entrepreneurs gave brief overviews of […]

Hyundai to Build Al-Khairat Power Station

The Cabinet held its weekly meeting on Tuesday under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi. The Cabinet discussed the needs of Iraq's health sector, and agreed several measures to expand existing capacity and introduce new services. The measures included: Adding additional ward capacity for the treatment of cancer patients at the National Amal Hospital and the […]

Govt imposes Total Curfew during Eid Al-Adha

Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi on Sunday chaired a meeting of the Higher Committee for Health and National Safety. At the start of the meeting, the Prime Minister thanked Iraqi health workers and paid tribute to their efforts during the coronavirus pandemic, and for treating and looking after those affected by Covid-19. In his remarks, the […]

Iraq issues 'Total Curfew' for Eid al-Adha

By Al-Monitor staff. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq's coronavirus cases top 100,000 as Baghdad airport reopens Iraq is instituting a "total curfew" for the upcoming Eid al-Adha holiday. The curfew will be in place from July 30 until Aug. 9, according […]

Iraq's Lezzoo Closes Seven Figure Seed Round

Northern Gulf Partners, a frontier market investment firm, and California-based Pay It Forward Venture Capital, have led a seven-figure US dollar seed round investment in Lezzoo, a delivery and e-payment platform that aims to become Iraq's first super-app. Lezzoo received a pre-seed investment from Silicon Valley's Y Combinator and is the only Iraqi start-up accepted […]

Entrepreneurship in Iraq after COVID-19



By Aymen Salman, for The Station. Re-published with permission by Iraq Business News. During this worldwide pandemic, Entrepreneurs have to face a new reality. Whether a vaccine or a cure will be found for this virus or won't, we are hearing a lot of voices about the world and ecosystem after COVID-19. Considering the fact […]

Iran, Iraq Determined to Meet $20bn Trade Target

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said the governments of Iran and Iraq have decided to raise the value of annual trade exchange to $20 billion. Speaking at a joint press conference with Iraq's visiting prime minister in Tehran on Tuesday, President Rouhani said the Iranian and Iraqi governments have decided to raise the value of bilateral […]

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The Business of Recycling War Scrap in Iraq

By Isadora Gotts for the London School of Economics (LSE) Middle East Centre. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The business of recycling war scrap: the Hashd al-Shaʿabi's role in Mosul's post-conflict economy The modalities of the scrap trade reflect a larger […]