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UniHouse to run Talented Iraqi Program for Eni

By John Lee. Italian energy company Eni S.p.A has signed an agreement with UniHouse to execute the Talented Iraqi Program. Under the scheme, high-caliber, talented Iraqi students will be placed in the UK to study for Bachelor of Medicine degrees. UniHouse will provide a full range of services, including preparation, exams, orientation, and in-country academic… Read More

Petrofac Fined $105m; Shares Rally Further

By John Lee. Shares in Petrofac were trading up more than 7 percent on Monday, as the company was ordered to pay GBP 77 million [$105 million] after the UK’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) secured further convictions in its investigation into bribery and corruption at the Jersey-registered energy services company. On Friday, Petrofac Limited pleaded… Read More

Al Burhan Group honoured at IBBC Iraq Business Forum

IBBC Iraq Business Forum and the awarding of the Rasmi Al Jabri prize to Al Burhan Group The Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) hosted over 200 Iraqi SME’s in Westminster Central Methodist Hall in London on Monday 27th September at the Business Forum event. The sessions were jointly chaired by Richard Cotton and Muhanad Alkhattab… Read More

IBBC holds Annual Retreat: ‘Iraq in Perspective’

IBBC holds Cumberland Lodge annual retreat programme: ‘Iraq in perspective’ For the first time in two years the Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) held its annual retreat programme at Cumberland Lodge in Windsor Great Park. The event was generously sponsored by IBBC Member Al Burhan Group. The morning sessions were fully attended by a range… Read More

Suppliers chosen for UNOPS Contracts in Iraq

By John Lee. Two companies have won contracts with the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) in Iraq: Wood Group UK Ltd: Web-based mapping applications development; Contract value $61,000 FieldWireLabs, Inc.: Construction Management Software Application; Contract value $14,700 (Source: UNGM)

Petrofac Shares Jump following Iraq Bribery Plea Agreement

By John Lee. Petrofac shares closed the day up more than 26 percent on Friday, after the company announced that it has reached a plea agreement with the UK Serious Fraud Office (SFO) in relation to bribery in Iraq, Saudi Arabia and the UAE. The Company indicated guilty pleas to seven counts of failing to… Read More

Final call for the Iraq Britain Business Forum

Hello I would like to attend this Conference. I hold dual Iraqi and UK nationalities.I am a retired academic, having worked at universities within Iraq as well as Britain. Also, I have published papers on the Iraqi economy, as well as other issues pertaining to my homeland.

Iraqi Cabinet authorises Desalination Project in Basra

By John Lee. The Iraqi cabinet has agreed to the authorization of a contract with a consortium of companies for a major seawater desalination project in Basra. A statement from the cabinet named the companies as Samsung, Makinasinayi (sic), Biwater, Wood Group and Al-Rida Group. The work will be based on a study submitted by… Read More

AA to distribute Laboratoires Gilbert in Iraq

Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) member AA for Global Trading and Commercial Agencies has announced that it has started importing the products of Laboratoires Gilbert of France to Iraq, as per an agreement signed in 2020. Based in France’s Normandy region, Laboratoires Gilbert manufactures and markets 30 brands and 1,900 references such as Physiodose, Physiolac,… Read More

Iraqi Cabinet approves BP Plan to spin off Rumaila

By John Lee. The Iraqi cabinet has approved a plan to restructure the ownership of the giant Rumaila oilfield. The field will be taken over by the newly-created Basra Energy Company (BEC), which in turn will be owned by BP and the China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC). According to a statement from the Ministry of… Read More