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COVID-19 and Environmental Sustainability in Iraq

Impact of COVID-19 on Environmental Sustainability in Iraq Impact of COVID-19 on Environmental Sustainability in Iraq is the fifth in a series released by UNDP on the impact of COVID-19 in Iraq. It emphasizes how the pandemic has exacerbated Iraq’s environmental fragility, which was already affected by legacies of conflict, lack of significant public sector and governance reforms, loss of… Read More

EUR 22.5m Project to Strengthen Iraqi Agriculture

Promoting inclusive economic growth and job creation in Iraq Unemployment remains a persistent challenge in Iraq especially for youth and women. Many internally displaced persons are unemployed, underemployed, informally employed, or out of the labour force. The COVID-19 pandemic has further compounded these employment challenges. In this context, providing jobs and livelihoods remains a high… Read More

NOC acquires Yara’s stake in Libyan Fertiliser Company

Norwegian fertiliser producer Yara International has entered into an agreement with Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) and the Libyan Investment Authority (LIA) on 31 December 2020 to divest its full ownership interest in the Libyan Norwegian Fertiliser Company (LIFECO). Yara’s full legal ownership interest in LIFECO together with all economic rights and all obligations and… Read More

Saudi-Iraqi Business Forum Launched; New Projects Announced

By John Lee. Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi received a delegation of Saudi officials and business people in Baghdad on Monday. Among the visitors was the Saudi Minister of Commerce, Acting Minister of Media, and Chairman of the Saudi-Iraqi Coordination Council, Dr. Majid bin Abdullah Al-Qasabi. The delegation included businessmen representing 22 Saudi companies. During the… Read More

Reopening of Border to drive Saudi Investment in Iraq?

By Adnan Abu Zeed for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Will reopening of border crossing drive Saudi investment in Iraq? The recent reopening of the Iraqi border crossing of Arar with Saudi Arabia  in a bid to enhance trade… Read More

KRG to Prioritise Private Enterprise

By Padraig O’Hannelly. A major conference has heard that Iraqi Kurdistan will prioritise a shift towards private enterprise and a more efficient public sector. In his keynote speech to CWC/GFEn‘s Kurdistan Iraq Economic Forum (KIEF) conference, held online, Kurdistan’s Deputy Prime Minister, Qubad Talabani (pictured), said: “We must create an environment to let the private sector… Read More

Documenting Pollution of Iraq’s Shatt Al-Arab River

By John Lee. A investigation by Bellingcat documents the pollution of Iraq’s Shatt Al-Arab river. Analysis of open source materials suggests evidence of continuing pollution of Iraq’s main waterways. Click here to read the full report. (Source: Bellingcat)

Iraqi Cabinet urges cooperation with Turkey over Tigris River

The Iraqi Cabinet has authorised the Minister of Water Resources to negotiate and sign a protocol of cooperation between Iraq and Turkey on the management of the water resources of the Tigris River. According to the UN, intake from the Tigris and the Euphrates rivers – Iraq’s primary sources of water – is decreasing at… Read More

Bumper Rice Crop in Iraqi Kurdistan

From Rudaw. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Kurdistan Region rice farmers harvest bumper crop Rice harvest season has begun in the Kurdistan Region, and farmers in Erbil’s Harir sub-district say there’s been a boom in production this year. “We’re making a… Read More

Breaking Out of Fragility: Diversification and Growth in Iraq

Breaking Out of Fragility: A Country Economic Memorandum for Diversification and Growth in Iraq Iraq is at a crossroads. Almost two decades after the 2003 war, the country remains caught in a fragility trap, facing increasing political instability, growing social unrest, and a deepening state-citizen divide. Amid a multitude of crises (including an oil price… Read More