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Iraq's Plans to Cut Salaries face Strong Backlash

By Omar al-Jaffal for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq's plans to cut salaries face strong backlash The government of Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi is seeking to reopen the "social justice" issue regarding state spending on salaries. […]

Local Businesses get Boost from Iraq Lockdown

By John Lee. Iraq's national lockdown in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has reportedly given a boost to local businesses. According to a report from AFP, local businesses no longer have to compete with imports from countries such as Turkey, Iran, China, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Kuwait. It quotes the owner of an ice-cream […]

Jiyad: Oil Market Collapse Damages the Iraqi Economy

By Ahmed Mousa Jiyad. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Oil Market Collapse, Damages the Iraqi Economy and Changes Oil Geopolitics The collapse of the global oil market is undoubtedly unprecedented in its timing, magnitude, spread and devastating impacts across the globe. […]

ACWA Power Signs MoU with Iraq Energy Institute

ACWA Power, a Saudi-based developer, owner, and operator of power generation and water desalination plants, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Iraq Energy Institute (IEI), an independent non-profit policy institute, to collaborate on research development projects and enhance capacity building programs that will contribute to the optimum development of Iraq’s energy sector. The […]

Iraq works to distance itself from US-Iran Tension

By Ali Mamouri for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq works to distance itself from US-Iran tension after Saudi Aramco attack Attacks that occurred Sept. 14 against Aramco oil processing facilities in Saudi Arabia, resulting in huge fires and halting near half of the supply from […]

Iraq signs deal to Import Electricity from Gulf States

Iraq has signed a landmark deal with the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) for a power line to import 500 megawatts of electricity by 2020, local reports said on Sunday. According to the Iraqi Electricity Ministry, the 300-kilometre line will run from Kuwait to Iraq’s southern port of Faw and be financed by the GCC. Electricity […]

Cabinet approves Draft Law on Public-Private Partnership

The Cabinet held its regular weekly meeting in Baghdad on Tuesday under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Mr. Adil Abd Al-Mahdi. It approved: the recommendation of the Ministerial Energy Council on the service contract for Al-Mansuriyah oil field in Diyala province; a draft law on public-private partnership to strengthen cooperation between government agencies and the […]

Iraq could surpass Saudi Arabia in Oil Production

By Padraig O'Hannelly. A senior oil executive has predicted that Iraq could surpass Saudi Arabia as an oil producer. Addressing delegates at CWC's Iraq Petroleum conference in London, Majid Jafar (pictured), CEO of Sharjah-based Crescent Petroleum, said: "Iraq is hugely underexplored. We at Crescent know of 300 structures just in the Western Desert that have […]

Iraq "has a Role to Play" in Reducing Middle-East Tensions

By Padraig O'Hannelly. Following the increase in tensions in the Gulf region in recent weeks, two British diplomats have expressed the view that Iraq could have a positive role to play. Addressing delegates at CWC's Iraq Petroleum conference in London, the British Ambassador to Iraq, Jonathan Wilks CMG, said: "Iraq is strong enough now to […]