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Increasing Number of UAE Investments in Basra

A number of UAE companies wanting to launch investment projects in Basra province has increased in recent weeks, said a spokesman for Basra's governor on Sunday. "Basra province received more than four UAE companies within a month," Salem Al-Taqi, told AKnews. [We assume that "more than four" means "five" - Ed.] "Basra's governor, Sheltag Aboud, […]

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Investors unimpressed with hotels’ good news

On August 11, the Iraqi paper Addustour (Constitution) reported that the government would be providing six hotels with a total of US$ 300 milion to upgrade their facilities in preparation for the Arab League summit, which is scheduled to be held in Baghdad next March. The six—the ISX-listed Palestine (HPAL), Babylon (HBAY), Baghdad (HBAG), Mansour […]

$100 Billion Invested in Baghdad

The value of investment projects in the Iraqi capital has reached $100 billion [120 trillion Iraqi dinars], the Baghdad Mayoralty said on Tuesday. “The investments are in the housing, hotels, malls, theme parks, and resorts sectors,” the mayoralty said in a press release received by Aswat al-Iraq news agency. It noted that the Baghdad Mayoralty […]


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 […]

Arabs Are Top Investors in Kurdistan

Investors from Arab countries have led other foreign investors in the Kurdistan Region in the last two years with nearly $2.7 billion (3.2 trillion Iraqi dinars) of investment in various sectors of the Region’s economy, a senior official of the Kurdistan Investment Board (KIB) told AKnews. “Four Arab countries -- Kuwait, Lebanon, Egypt and Jordan […]

Maliki Urges Iranian Companies to Invest in Iraq

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki called on Iranian companies to contribute in the reconstruction operations in Iraq, according to a statement of his office. “This came during al-Maliki’s meeting with Iranian Ambassador to Baghdad, Hussein Qomi [Hassan Kazemi Qomi] , at the end of his term in the country,” said the statement received by Aswat […]

Australian Ambassador, Najaf Governor Discuss Investment Cooperation

The Australian Ambassador to Baghdad, Robert Tyson, paid a visit to Najaf to foster economic, cultural and scientific relations, Najaf's governor said this week. Adnan al-Zarfi said he received the Australian ambassador on Wednesday (July 21), with whom he dicussed ways of boosting economic, scientific and cultural relations between the local government in Najaf and […]

Banks’ bonus issues a disappointment so far

It’s always been a bit of a mystery why anyone should care about bonus share issues.  Since a company’s retained earnings are already owned by the shareholders, you would think that converting these earnings into shares shouldn’t have any effect on an investor’s returns.  Following a bonus, the share price should logically fall by an […]

Turkish Companies' Assets in Kurdistan Exceed US$ 600 Million

A source from Kurdistan Investment Board declared that the Turkish companies' assets in Kurdistan Region amount to US$ 621 million. Confirming the figure, Haydar Mustafa, the Director General of Investigation & Information in the Board, told AKnews on Wednesday that although there are many Turkish companies operating in the Region the majority of them are […]