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Baghdad Construction Projects

This month (March 2010), investment permits have been awarded to several projects in Baghdad including companies working in the fields of housing, tourism and hotels. “Eight investment permits have been given to a number of companies. Housing projects were given a priority,” the Investment Commission in Baghdad said in a statement received by Aswat al-Iraq […]

Al-Zubaidi: 2010 Budget for Culture Ministry

The Minister of Finance Baqir al-Zubaidi, said the budget in 2010 will focus on different sectors in the Ministries of Culture , environment, human rights, education, and sports and youth. During a meeting of a Committee to plan strategy of the federal budget this year, Al Zubaidi stressed on taking into account the ministries important […]

Electricity Ministry Produces Lighting Columns

The Iraqi Electricity Ministry has been able to produce lighting columns at competitive pricing. “The prices of produced columns are greatly reduced in comparison to those on the local market,” a media source from the Ministry told Aswat al-Iraq news agency. He said that the pillars were produced by the Ministry’s own efforts. ( Aswat […]

OPEC Symposium Baghdad – Sept

The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries will hold a symposium in September for its 50th anniversary, Iraq’s oil minister said Wednesday. Hussein al-Shahristani told Dow Jones Newswires of the planned event after exiting an OPEC meeting in which the cartel decided to keep output quotas steady. OPEC was founded in Baghdad on Sept. 14, 1960. […]

Iraq Expects to Step up T-bill Activity in 2010

Iraq expects to step up its Treasury bill activity in 2010 to help plug continuing budget deficits and foster a secondary treasury market, the Central Bank and Finance Ministry said in a submission to the IMF. Iraq, only just emerging from sectarian war but still battling a stubborn insurgency, also wants to develop foreign exchange […]

Ministry will Appoint All Oil Graduates

The Oil Ministry has decided to appoint graduates from 2005-2009 to different oil companies throughout Iraq, Essam Jihad told Aswat al-Iraq news agency. “The distribution of jobs will take into consideration the nearness of the work to the graduates’ houses,” he added. “The appointments will be done in batches within the Ministry’s 2010 plan. The […]

Trade Ministry to Import 209,000 Tons of Rice

The Iraqi Trade Ministry announced on Wednesday that it signed four contracts to import 209 thousand tons of rice from the U.S, Pakistan, Vietnam, and Thailand. “Contracted FOB per ton prices varies from $423 to $534,” the Ministry said in a release on Wednesday received by Aswat al-Iraq news agency. Iraq consumes more than 90 […]

Amara Dam Finished

The Iraqi Water Resources Ministry has completed the Amara dam project in Missan province. “The project is important because it controls and distributes the Tigris River water throughout the province,” the Ministry said in a release on Thursday received by Aswat al-Iraq news agency. (Aswat Al Iraq)

No More Iraqi Oilfields for Foreign Companies: Prime Minister

Reuters reports Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki as saying that there will be no further deals with foreign oil companies for the development of Iraq’s oilfields. “I told the oil minister during a cabinet meeting that we will never sign any more contracts with foreign oil companies”, Maliki told supporters at a rally in the southern […]

Opportunities at Breakfast

The reconstruction of Iraq is under way and opportunities for Texas businesses abound. The Bilateral U.S. – Arab Chamber of Commerce (BUSACC) was due to  host a business breakfast and panel discussion featuring Iraq’s Ambassador to the United States, the Senior Commercial Counsel and a high level Ministry of Energy official and delegation, along with […]