By Mustafa Saadoon, for Amwaj Media. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Will Kadhimi deliver Gulf investment to Iraq? Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi has paid his first official visit to Saudi Arabia as he continues his efforts to further cooperation with Iraq's […]
Tag Archives | FDI
Iraq to Easy Entry Visas for Investors
The Iraqi Cabinet held its weekly regular meeting in Baghdad on Tuesday under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi. It approved funding to support the implementation of measures to improve public services, with a focus on electricity supply, water, health and education. It also discussed a range of policies to encourage foreign investment, and […]
"It’s Not the Donations, Stupid": Key Points from Kuwait Conference
By Ahmed Tabaqchali (pictured), CIO of Asia Frontier Capital (AFC) Iraq Fund. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. ‘It’s Not the Donations, Stupid’: Key Points from the Kuwait Conference With a few exceptions, the coverage of the “Kuwait International Conference for the […]
Iraqi Encourages French Companies to Invest
By John Lee. Oil Minister Jabar Ali al-Luaibi [Allibi, Luiebi] has hosted a meeting in Baghdad with the French Minister of State for Foreign Trade, Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne, confirming the significance of the economic and financial relations between the two countries. Both sides expressed hopes for major cooperation in all sectors, including oil, industrial, agricultural, commercial, […]
Kurdistan Region "Safe and Secure for Investment"
The Prime Minister of Iraqi Kurdistan has said the Region is safe and secure for investment, and encouraged foreign businesses to return to Kurdistan after the defeat of the so-called Islamic State (IS, ISIS, ISIL, Daesh) terror organization. Speaking at the opening ceremony of a new five-star hotel in Erbil, Nechirvan Barzani said: "Lebanese investors […]
Iraq is Back in Business, According to Wyndham Group
By Simon Kent. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) is rising again in Iraq, The Wall Street Journal reports. The piece notes General Electric's billion dollar contract in January, which is of course government spending, to highlight how multi-nationals are increasingly confident as the self declared Islamic State begins to collapse. The piece also notes how FDI is […]
Iraq Oil Sector Needs $300bn Investment
By John Lee. Iraqi Oil Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi [Adil Abd Al-Mahdi] has said that Iraq’s oil and gas industry will need an investment of $300 billion over the next 15 years. He made the statement during a visit to Japan, at which he also discussed the long relationship between the two countries in the energy […]
FDI and Legal Compliance in Iraq's Oil Industry
By Shwan Rahman. The Impact of Foreign Direct Investment on Legal Compliance in the Iraqi Oil and Gas Industry This study seeks to ascertain the causal link between the inflow of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and compliance with international law standards. The reasons why various Iraqi governments since 1958 have been very reluctant to open […]
Private Foreign Investment 'Vital for Iraq’s Growth'
Iraq’s Deputy Prime Minister, Dr Bahaa Al Araji (pictured), told a high level international conference in Baghdad on Wednesday that his country recognised the vital importance of foreign investment and Iraq was full of opportunity. Dr Bahaa said the Government was ready to extend all facilities and offer incentives for businesses to come to Iraq. […]
Unemployment Increases in Kurdistan Region
By John Lee. BasNews reports that the unemployment rate in Kurdistan has risen from 7 percent at the end of 2013 to 10 percent currently. The number unemployed is nearly 100,ooo, of which 52 percent are men. The increase has been blamed on the general economic situation in Iraqi Kurdistan, and on the sanctions that Baghdad […]
Iraq could Take Lead in FDI
By John Lee. Growth in foreign direct investment (FDI) to Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon and Jordan should overtake the "expansion of flows" to the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) by 2019, according to a new report from London's Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) and the ICAEW. The report focuses on the GCC member countries […]
Iraq "Lagging in Foreign Investment"
By Mustafa al-Kadhimi for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The question that constantly arises in Iraq, and that is often posed perplexedly, is: “Why have the Iraqis failed to attract large-scale investments over the past ten years of political and […]