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Boosting Iraq's Tech Start-Ups

IBBC Tech Forum hosts investor panel on ' What Iraq can do to boost its Tech Start up Economy' The Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) has held a well-attended panel discussion on Iraq tech start up economy, with leading investors and practitioners, including : Mohammed Khudairi, partner of Khudairi Group and Co-Founder of Iraq tech […]

$33.6m from World Bank for Coronavirus Outbreak

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak in Iraq, the World Bank has recently approved the re-allocation of U$33.6 million under the current Emergency Operation for Development Project (EODP-US$750 million) to support the Ministry of Health's efforts in preventing, detecting, and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. This fast track emergency response comes in two phases. The […]

IBBC contributes to World Bank Iraq Report

IBBC contributes to World Bank launch and assessment on Iraq Economic Monitor Iraq Economic Monitor - Spring 2020 - Navigating the Perfect Storm. The World Bank has released its latest report on Iraq entitled "Navigating the Perfect Storm" with a special focus on "Laying the Foundations for a New Economy in Iraq: Digital Transformation". See […]

IFC Invests in Hospital in Erbil

By John Lee. IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is investing over $26 million in a new 161-bed hospital in Erbil in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. The facility will increase the availability of quality healthcare services and help address gaps in the country's healthcare infrastructure. The $92 million Seema Hospital project is […]

"Doing Business 2020 – Iraq" Report: A Critique

By Dr Amer K. Hirmis. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. World Bank’s ‘Doing Business 2020 – Iraq’ report: A Critique The World Bank published ‘Doing Business 2020– Iraq’ report (henceforth WB2020), on September 24 2019, amid tumultuous political and economic events […]

Iraq Falls in Doing Business Index

By John Lee. Iraq has been ranked 172nd out of 190 countries in the World Bank‘s recent Doing Business 2020 report, down from 171st place the previous year. Top of the list were New Zealand, Singapore and Hong Kong, with last place going to Somalia, just behind Eritrea and Venezuela. Iran ranked 127th, with Libya […]

Conference: Find Out What’s Happening in Iraqi Business

From Peace to prosperity: The Conference to find out what’s happening for Iraq business. The Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) Autumn Conference in Dubai on December 8th is set against a backdrop of relative peace and security in Iraq, and the prospect of oil revenues surging through the economy is driving a wider range of […]

Iraq commits to further Advancing the Digital Economy

Iraq, Jordan and Lebanon have committed to digitally transform their countries, discussing their roadmaps to support the Mashreq region’s integration into the rapidly evolving global digital economy. The commitments came on the first day of the landmark, high-level forum on Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship Development in Mashreq, which was  hosted by the Government of Jordan […]