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Alabama Firm Wins $10m Contract

By John Lee. Quantitech Inc., Huntsville, Alabama, has been awarded a $9,999,908 firm-fixed-price contract to procure systems engineering, test and evaluation, and computer resources supporting the Counter-Rocket, Artillery, Mortar Program Directorate (C-RAM) in Iraq and Afghanistan with capability integration with the Air and Missile Defense Planning and Control System. Work will be performed in Huntsville, […]

FIFA Lifts Ban on Friendlies

By John Lee. FIFA, the international federation governing soccer, has reportedly lifted a ban on playing friendly football matches in Iraq. A spokesman for the Ministry of the Youth and Sport told AIN that the head of FIFA, Joseph Blatter (pictured), has agreed to allow friendly football matches in advance of a complete lifting of […]

Flagship Partnership to Revive Southern Iraq

The Basra Compact, a flagship partnership to revive the economy in southern Iraq The authorities of Basra and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) have signed a flagship agreement, the Basra Compact, aiming at strengthening participatory and accountable governance and reviving the economic activity in the southern governorate, which is not just oil-rich but needs to […]

The’ Next Billion’ and the Power of Inclusive Prosperity

By Madeleine White, capacity building specialist and co-founder of Nina Magazine “Emerging markets will be a driving force in sustainable economic growth. If civil society is fully and inclusively engaged in the economy, the significant population growth rate will lead to greater consumption and therefore greater economic growth.  Cash rich emerging markets with an inclusive […]

State Dept Approves $395m Arms Sale to Iraq

By John Lee. The State Department approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to Iraq for Ammunition and associated equipment, parts and logistical support for an estimated cost of $395 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale. The Government of Iraq has requested a possible sale of […]

Oil Export Data from KRG

By John Lee. The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has published the Monthly Export Report for April, 2015. The detailed report provides a summary of crude oil exports in April through the Kurdistan pipeline network to the port of Ceyhan in Turkey. The report also indicates the volumes provided to SOMO by the KRG in line […]

Women in Islam – A Fair Share of Inheritance

By Dr Natalie Schoon, Islamic finance expert. This is an extract from an article originally published by Nina Iraq, and is reproduced here with permission. At a time when women generally had little to no rights, the Quran introduced equality between genders. Women were not owned by their husbands, but were considered independent and could have their […]

Central Bank Rejects Redenomination of Dinar

By John Lee. The parliamentary economic and investment commission has reportedly said that the Central Bank of Iraq (CBI) is not able to redenominate the Iraqi dinar, deleting the three zeros. According to a report from Shafaq News, this is "due to the unstable economic situation." Instead, new banknotes worth 50,000 dinars are to be […]

m2fx partners with Hevek for Fiber Optic

By John Lee. Fiber optic company m2fx has announced a new partnership with Hevek Company, expanding distribution of its products into Iraq for the first time. Hevek Company will provide customers with m2fx’s full product range, including its tough yet flexible range of pushable fiber cables, lightweight aerial solutions and microducts for Fiber to the […]

Kurds Struggle to Avoid Regional Conflicts

By Mohammed A. Salih for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. As a coalition of Sunni Arab states led by Saudi Arabia targets Shiite Houthi forces and their allies in Yemen, Iraqi Kurds are watching with concern and caution, wondering how […]

IDP Camp in Basra, a Story of Social Cohesion

The 5-Miles IDP Camp in Basra, a Story of Social Cohesion The opening ceremony of new shops managed by internally displaced persons in the popular al-Asri market, 5 miles off the city of Basra, marks a story of success. Following a fire in a community of displaced people in Tannoma District, 300 families (2,000 people) […]