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Iran/Iraq Business Prospects Conference in Tehran

Business opportunities and investment prospects in Iran and Iraq will be reviewed in a conference in Tehran on August 8. The Director of the Iranian Privatization Organization (IPO), Gholam-Reza Kord-Zanganeh, who is also secretary of the conference, said that they aim to facilitate an interaction and interchange of ideas and between the two countries' businesses. […]


Govt Allows Private Sector to Invest in Border Services

The Iraqi government announced on Tuesday that it has decided to allow the private sector to invest in services for border crossing points, according to spokesman of the government. “The government agrees also to allocate an independent budget for crossing points within 2011 budget and to coordinate with crossing points in Kurdistan region with the […]


Smuggled Cars Seized at Basra Port

A source in the Iraqi Ports Company said on Monday that Acting Transport Minister and Minister of Oil, Hussein al-Shahristani, visited several ports in Basra in a surprising visit on Sunday evening, while the security forces seized a number of smuggled cars in one of the ports in the province. "Oil Minister, Hussein al-Shahristani, arrived […]

Kurdistan Gold Imports Increased by Nine Times

The Kurdistan Region imported nearly 10,000 Kg of gold in the first six months of this year, nine times more than last year, a source at the Region’s Jewelry Control Directorate told AKnews. Ismael Sabir, the technical administrator in Kurdistan Region's Jewelry Control Directorate, said that 9, 449 Kg of gold were traded in the […]

Indian Companies to Invest in Basra

A delegation representing Indian companies is visiting Basra to learn about investment opportunities in the province, according to a report from Aswat al-Iraq. "The delegation, which consists of a number of Indian companies, held talks with the second deputy governor, Ahmad al-Hasni, on Thursday, regarding investment opportunities in different fields in Basra,” the source told […]


Diamonds in Demand in Kurdistan

A source at the directorate of jewelry quality control in Erbil told AKnews on Sunday that 19 Kg of diamonds have been imported into the Kurdistan Region so far this year. A diamond dealer confirms that demand for diamonds has grown in the Region in recent months. “We check diamonds and other jewelry imported into […]

Economist Calls for New Border Crossings

An Iraqi economic expert has called on the government to use the border areas to support the Iraqi economy and to create more border crossings for trade. "Over the years, Iraq has not pushed hard enough to open commercial markets with the surrounding countries”, Ali Ke Ji, an Iraqi economic expert, said on Sunday. "We […]

Egyptian Trade Delegation in Iraqi Kurdistan

The Kurdistan Cabinet advisor for international relations, said Jihan Rashid Snedi, announced on Sunday that an Egyptian trade delegation will visit the Kurdistan Region. "The Egyptian trade delegation plans to talk with the chief of Kurdistan Chamber of Commerce about reconstruction, investment, business, technology, agriculture and higher education during its stay in Kurdistan," Snedi noted. […]

Talabani Calls for Enhanced Trade Ties with Iran

Iraqi President Jalal Talabani met with an Iranian official on Sunday to discuss bilateral economic relations and ways to expand trade between the two countries, according to a presidential press release. “Talabani welcomed Ali Agha Muhammadi, the economic assistant to the first vice president of Iran, and his accompanying delegation, and expressed Iraq’s keenness on […]

New Industrial Area East of Amara

A new industrial area will be built to replace the old one east of Amara [Amarah] city, in Maysan province. “The new industrial area will be on the Amara-Mashrah road, 5 km east of Amara,” a local source told Aswat al-Iraq news agency. He noted that the new industrial area’s designs have been prepared. Amara, […]

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