Iraqi Stability and Its Free-Falling Middle Class

By Dr. Munqith Dagher, for the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Strategic Dialogue: Shaping a U.S. Strategy for the "Ghosts" of Iraq There are many causes of instability in Iraq, but one that gets […]

Bell Finance joins IBBC

Bell Finance LLC joins IBBC as a new member and brings investment to the private sector in Iraq Bell Finance LLC has joined the Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) to continue the work of the Iraq Middle Market Development Foundation's lending and educational activities in Iraq since 2005 (www.immdf.org). Funded by the U.S. International Development […]

Inaugural Meeting of Iraqi Economic Contact Group (IECG)

Reforming the economy and improving the security situation are vital if Iraq is to build back better from coronavirus, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said, after his meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi on Thursday 22nd October. HRH The Prince of Wales and Prime Minister Boris Johnson also met Kadhimi yesterday (Thursday 22 October), their […]

Video: Anti-Govt Protests Resume in Iraq

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Protesters gathered in Baghdad's Tahrir Square on Sunday to mark one year since their movement against a corrupt ruling class they say has failed to meet their demands. It was the most significant […]

Why can't Iraqis Agree on National Day Holiday?

By Omar al-Jaffal for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Why can't Iraqis Agree on National Day Holiday? Seventeen years after the overthrow of Saddam Hussein, Iraq has neither a national day nor a national anthem. Click here to […]

Three Experts offer advice to Iraq

By Padraig O'Hannelly. A major petroleum conference has heard expert advice on the steps Iraq should take to increase its prosperity and wellbeing. Addressing delegates at CWC/GFEn's Iraq Petroleum conference, held online this week for the first time, Anne-Laure Kiechel, Founding Partner at Global Sovereign Advisory, stressed the importance of fighting illegality in Iraq. She […]

Miswag Closes Second Round of Investment

Miswag, Iraq's leading e-commerce platform, today announced the successful closing of its second round of seed funding. Coordinated by Iraq Tech Ventures and led by Euphrates Iraq Fund and Shwan Ibrahim Taha, Chairman of Rabee Securities, this round was funded by the same consortium of institutional and individual investors from the Middle East and United […]

US gives $4m to American University of Kurdistan

US Consul General Robert Waller visited the American University of Kurdistan (AUK) and met with its president, Dr. Randall Rhodes. They announced the "Support to American-Style Higher Education in Iraq" program, with a $4 million grant from the U.S. Department of State. AUK is now partnered with six U.S. universities. This grant will support accreditation […]

Iraqi Startups' Ecosystem Monitor

The research is based on evaluating 14 different entrepreneurial frameworks derived from experts' evaluations for each of the different frameworks. Also, it provides a comparison with some MENA countries and gives recommendations to develop each framework and the ecosystem in general. This publication is part of Business LANDSCAPE series which a series of research publication […]

Iraq Insider: Q3 2020 Non-Oil Economy Review

From the Iraq Energy Institute (IEI). Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. For Q3 2020, our first non-oil economy part examines Iraq's current challenges and economic potential at the macro and micro level. With the oil economy review, there two reports […]

Video: Pollution blamed for Killing Fish in Iraq

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Pollution in southern Iraq is being blamed for killing thousands of fish. Locals say the government has allowed sewage to poison the livelihoods of fishermen. Al Jazeera's Simona Foltyn reports from Karbala province: