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Academic Warns of Hammour Extinction

An Academic warned on Wednesday of the extinction of Hammour fish in  Iraqi territorial waters and in the Gulf. “The sea sciences center of the Basra University has adopted several precautionary measures to increase the number of Hammour,” the center’s media official, Hashem Zaki, told Aswat al-Iraq news agency. “The center will work on increasing […]

Symposium to Discuss Trade, Investment in Karbala

The Chamber of Commerce in Karbala has held a symposium to discuss trade and investment in the province, the chamber’s head said on Wednesday. “The symposium included a number of officials and traders, as well as parliamentarians, local government members and more than 60 Iraqi traders,” Nabeel al-Anbari told Aswat al-Iraq news agency. The symposium […]

ISX Up 1.2%

The Iraqi Stock Exchange (ISX) index went up on Tuesday by 1.2% to close at 99 points as 13 out of a total of 37 quoted shares traded during today’s session went up. 10 companies’ shares went down, while 14 retained their previous prices. The number of traded shares hit 7.285 billion worth over 8.597 […]

Khuzestan Exports $421m to Iraq

In the eleven-month period ending February 19 over 1.5 million tons of goods worth some $421 were exported to Iraq from Khuzestan Province, southwest of Iran. The director of Khuzestan Province Customs Administration, Abbas Alidadi, told ISNA news agency that the goods are 216 percent heavier and 127 percent more in value compared to the […]

24 hour Traffic Lights

The Director-General of Kindi State Company, Engineer Yousef Hussein Yousef, said that his company has developed a system of traffic light signals which work on power and solar energy, which enable it to work for 24 hours without interruption. This system is distinguished by low price, compared to imported ones, with little consumption of electrical […]

Basra a Focus for Sweden and Norway

Delegations from the embassies of Sweden and Norway met with the governor of Basra last week to discuss investment opportunities in the province, according to Aswat Al Iraq. The joint delegation, led by the Swedish ambassador to Iraq, expressed the readiness of companies from both countries to contribute to large projects in the province. (Source: […]

Supplementary Budget May Be Allocated for Ration Cards

The Iraqi Ministry of Trade said that this year’s allocations for ration card items are insufficient, adding that a supplementary budget might be provided for this purpose. “A total of $2.9 billion U.S. dollars has been allocated for rations cards from the 2010 budget,” Trade Minister Safaa al-Din al-Safi told Aswat al-Iraq news agency. “A […]

Paris Urges Firms to Set Up Shop in Iraq

Following last week's positive statements from France's Ambassador to Iraq, France's Industry Minister Christian Estrosi urged French companies to open offices in Iraq and claim a share of the lucrative investment opportunities in the country. He added that the French government will open a major agricultural centre in Kurdistan to train workers in the agricultural […]

Successful Iranian Mission to Basra

Following the recent visit by a delegation of  Iranian businessmen and officials to Basra, an Iranian company has started negotiations with the investment commission in Basra over the construction of an iron foundry. The plant is planned cost to cost $10m and will cover 25,000 square meters. (Source: Aswat Al Iraq)


Ministry Should Pay Merchants

Iraqi Trade Ministry is in debt to merchants who supplied the Ministry with food items related to the ration card system. “This issue would negatively affect the ration card system,” Falah Kamona, head of the Iraqi Chamber of Commerce, told Aswat al-Iraq news agency on Friday. He said that the Ministry has been in debt […]