Tag Archives | United Kingdom

Video: IBBC's fourth Member Introduction Session

From the Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC): With four participants including Padraig O'Hannelly from Iraq Business News (IBN) who provides an overview of what's been happening in Iraq especially the price of oil and the benefit of simpler visa system: Wajdi AbouIzzeddine, Director of Operations (Iraq) of the DAR Group Amar Raouf, Director of Development […]

IBBC launches New Paper on Corruption in Iraq

Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) seminar to launch Professor Frank Gunter's publication on Corruption in Iraq: Corruption Worse Than ISIS: Causes and Cures for Iraqi Corruption In a well-attended online seminar, with leading International and Iraqi businesses, Embassy officials and media, Professor Frank Gunter outlined some of the key points in his paper on Corruption in […]

UK's $4m support for Iraq's fight against COVID-19

By John Lee. The United Kingdom has committed GBP 3 million (approximately US$ 4.1 million) to support the Government of Iraq's response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). With this contribution, the United Kingdom joins 12 international partners in supporting UNDP's COVID-19 rapid health emergency response […]

UK Removes Iraq from List of "High-Risk Third Countries"

By John Lee. The United Kingdom has removed Iraq from the list of high-risk third countries for the purposes of money laundering legislation. The new listing -- "Schedule 3ZA" -- does not include Iraq.  This schedule replaces the list in Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2016/1675 of 14th July 2016 by identifying high-risk third countries with […]

IBBC Webinar: Causes and Cures for Iraqi Corruption

Corruption Worse Than ISIS: Causes and Cures for Iraqi Corruption The Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) is delighted to invite you to the public launch of Professor Frank Gunter's new paper on corruption in Iraq on Monday 26th of April from 1pm - 2pm BST. Following the presentation of the paper there will be comments from […]

Invitation to IBBC Members' Introduction Webinar

Dar Al Handasah has provided consultancy services to more than 950 clients in 60 countries, and has handled projects involving a total investment cost of over US$ 300 billion. Through these projects, we participate actively in the development of our societies. With a permanent staff of 9,850 and over 4,000 successfully completed projects, DAR has in-house […]

Iraqi Union of Accountants signs Agreement with UK counterpart

On 15th March the Iraqi Union of Accountants and Auditors signed a cooperation agreement with its UK counterpart, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). The signature of this  important agreement for both countries was witnessed by IBBC President and UK PM's Trade Envoy Baroness Nicholson, Iraq's Parliament First Deputy Speaker HE […]

IBBC discussion to celebrate International Women's day

On Monday, 8th March the Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) held a well attended Women's Group discussion to celebrate International Women's day. The discussion was chaired by Ms. Samar Thamer Al Mafraji, Managing Director, AMS Iraq with the speakers including Mrs Vanessa Douglas, Senior VP/Director HR & Admin, SKA International Group DMCC; Mrs. Hadeel Hassan, […]

Fourth Oil Exec Jailed for Iraq Bribery

Paul Bond has today been sentenced to three and half years' imprisonment for conspiring with others to bribe Iraqi public officials to secure lucrative oil contracts in post-occupation Iraq. Earlier this week, Bond, a former senior sales manager at SBM Offshore (SBM), was found guilty on two counts of conspiracy to give corrupt payments following […]

Iraq plans 20GW Solar Power by 2030

By John Lee. Iraq's Minister of Oil has his Ministry's goal is to support the Ministry of Electricity to have 20 gigawatts of solar energy capacity installed by 2030. In a promotional video issued by the Government of Iraq, Ihsan Abdul Jabbar added that the recently-announced partnership with French energy company Total will include the […]

Martrade Group joins IBBC

Martrade Group is a privately owned shipping, port and terminal operator, and logistics service provider, offering worldwide services. Headquartered in Germany, the Group has also interests in communication services, real estate, land & terminal development projects across the globe. The Group traces its origin to the early 1970s, when the founder and main shareholder commenced […]