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China Wins $121m West Qurna-1 Contract

By John Lee. China Petroleum Engineering & Construction Corp (CPECC) has reportedly won a $121-million contract to upgrade gas capture facilities at West Qurna-1 oilfield. According to Reuters, the project is due to be completed within 27 months. (Source: Reuters)

Iraq, China launch ‘Oil for Reconstruction’ agreement

By Salam Zidane for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. When Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi led a delegation to China in September, Baghdad and Beijing activated an “oil for reconstruction” and investment program. Under the arrangement, Chinese firms work in Iraq in […]

China’s CITIC may Finance Iraqi Projects

By John Lee. The Iraqi Minister of Finance has met with China’s state-owned investment company CITIC Bank to discuss the financing of projects in Iraq. Minister Fuad Hussein held talks with CITIC Bank chairman Chang Zhenming, in the presence of the Iraqi governors, transport minister, and electricity minister. The projects are said to include rail […]

CMEC to Expand in Iraqi Electricity Sector?

By John Lee. During their recent visit to China, the Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs, accompanied by the Ministers of Transport and Electricity visited the China Machinery Engineering Corporation (CMEC), which specializes in transport, energy, communications and heavy engineering equipment. The company is already involved in the reconstruction of Salah al-Din power station and […]

Iraq to join China’s Belt and Road Initiative

By John Lee. Prime Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi has reportedly said that Iraq will join China’s “Belt and Road” [One Belt One Road] initiative. According to AFP, he made the announcement in a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping during a state visit to the country. President Xi said that China would like “to push […]

Iraq “Expels Taiwanese Business Delegation”

By John Lee. Iraq has reportedly expelled a visiting Taiwanese business delegation from the country. According to Focus Taiwan, the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) was abruptly notified that the delegation’s visas had been canceled a few days after its members had arrived in the country. The delegation was scheduled to visit Baghdad and […]

PM visits China as Business Relationship Strengthens

By John Lee. Prime Minister Adil Abd Al-Mahdi arrived on Thursday morning in the Chinese city of Hebei to participate in the World Conference on Industrialization. The visit follows the granting of two major contracts in Iraq to Chinese companies in recent weeks: China Construction Third Engineering Bureau will reportedly implement civil engineering projects and […]

New Drilling Contracts Awarded at Majnoon

By John Lee. Basra Oil Company (BOC) has signed two contracts for new drilling at the giant Majnoon oil field. China’s Hilong Oil Service & Engineering Company is to drill 80 oil wells at a cost of $54 million, while the Iraqi Drilling Company (IDC) will drill 43 oil wells at a cost of $255 […]

Oil Ministry’s “Odious Contract Trap” with ExxonMobil

By Ahmed Mousa Jiyad. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The Ministry of Oil and the “Odious Contract’ Trap” with ExxonMobil’ Consortium Talks have intensified recently about the continuation of negotiations between the Ministry of Oil (MoO) and ExxonMobil/CNPC consortium that might […]

Chinese Company signs $1.4bn Iraq Construction Deal

By John Lee. A Chinese company has reportedly signed a $1.39-billion construction contract in Iraq. According to Xinhua, China Construction Third Engineering Bureau will implement civil engineering projects and infrastructure in southern Iraq, including low-cost housing, education, medical centres, and facilities projects in governorates of Najaf, Karbala and Basra. (Source: Xinhua)

Trade Bank of Iraq (TBI) Expanding Abroad

By John Lee. The state-owned Trade Bank of Iraq (TBI) is reported to be planning to expand its operations in China and the Gulf. Chairman Faisal al-Haimus [al-Haimus] told Reuters that the bank want to increase revenues from retail banking and international operations from 25 percent to 30 percent by 2022. He added that it […]