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IBBC and the Southern Governorates

By Robert Tollast. The following opinions are the author's only, and do not necessarily represent the views of Iraq Business News. Despite the grim headlines, the main challenge for doing business in many parts of Iraq is not really security, it is still bureaucracy and a lack of clarity regarding who is responsible for different […]

IBBC Announce Iraq Business Clinics

By Simon Kent. The Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) have announced that they will be offering expert advice on Iraq’s marketplace and  how UK businesses can get involved on 21 October 2015 at the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI). Companies are welcome to register for 20 minute appointments by contacting LCCI at [email protected] […]

The Time is Now

By Padraig O'Hannelly. What are we to make of the current situation in Iraq? The country has a new government, which is a positive development, but the Prime Minister's nominations for some key posts have been rejected. Meanwhile, the US is hitting the Islamic State (IS) with airstrikes, but President Obama confirms that there will […]

More Companies Join IBBC

By John Lee. Influential trade body, the Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC), has welcomed three new members since the start of August: Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA), the internationally renowned design firm – with British-Iraqi Pritzker Architecture Prize winner Zaha Hadid at its helm – is set to bring its bold and visionary design to Iraq, […]

IBBC Signs MOU with Babylon Investment Commission

By John Lee. The Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) has announced that a memorandum of understanding (MoU) has been signed with the Babylon Investment Commission. Mr Alaa Harba, Chairman and Director General of the Commission, and Baroness Nicholson signed the memorandum on 3rd September at the IBBC’s London office. The MoU can be seen here. […]

Baroness Nicholson's Speech to Investment Forum

Speech given by Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne, UK Trade Envoy for Iraq and Chairman of the Iraq Britain Business Council, to the ‘Investment Forum in Iraq and Kurdistan Region’, Rotana Hotel, Erbil: ‘I am indeed grateful for the privilege of addressing this eminent audience,and I thank most warmly the President of The Kurdistan Federation of […]

Iraq in 2014 ...

By Padraig O'Hannelly. As we start another year, the focus of media attention has been, understandably, on Iraq's increasingly difficult security situation. But as always, there is more to the story. For example, professional services firm PwC has said its Iraqi business has grown by 30 percent over the past year; the government has just […]

KRG President Barzani meets UK Trade Delegation

Ten members of the Iraq Britain Business Council's trade and education mission to Iraq met the President of the Kurdistan region, Massoud Barzani, at his residence North of Erbil on Wednesday (November 20th) The members, part of the biggest ever trade delegation to Baghdad and Erbil, were warmly welcomed by the President. The IBBC’s Executive […]