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Japan Lends Funding for Water Treatment

By Simon Kent. Japan will extend a loan worth "billions" of Yen to construct a water treatment facility in Samawah, southern Iraq. According to the Japan Today, the southern city of 300,000 people currently lacks adequate treatment facilities. Between 2003-04 a contingent of Japanese troops were stationed in the city, and the new loan represents […]

Can China Do More For Iraq?

By John Lee. China expert Simone Van Nieuwenhuizen has written an opinion piece for The Diplomat, a foreign affairs journal that covers events in Asia. She argues that it would be in China's interests to do more for Iraq. In the piece, Van Niewenhuizen notes that not only has China been threatened by the Islamic State of […]

Video: Billions of Dollars Wasted in Iraq

From Jewish News One. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. A decade after the US-led invasion of Iraq, and despite USD 60 billion in taxpayer funds for development, the country is still unstable and according to Stuart Bowen, US Special Inspector General […]

Iraq - 'Everything Imaginable Needs to be Rebuilt'

U.S. investors and other foreign companies continue to shy away from investing in Afghanistan and Iraq because of security and infrastructure problems as well as government corruption, a critical shortcoming in the two countries' efforts to grow their economies and increase stability. "Security is essential to economic and business development," said Ethan B. Kapstein, a […]

Governor and Housing Minister Mull Kirkuk Reconstruction Projects

Kurdistan’s Housing Minister, Kamran Ahmad Abdullah, and his accompanying delegation discussed reconstruction projects in the province with Kirkuk Governor Abdulrahman Mustapha on Wednesday, according to the province’s media director. “The two sides discussed reconstruction operations in Kirkuk,” Dalier Samad told Aswat al-Iraq news agency, noting that the minister expressed the region’s support for reconstruction in […]