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Iraq seeks FDI for reconstruction projects

The conflict in Iraq is dying down and attention is being turned towards reconstruction, as evidenced by the major investment opportunities showcased at the Kuwait International Conference for Iraq Reconstruction.

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Iraq takes steps to rise from the rubble

In the wake of a long and bloody campaign to drive out Islamic State, Iraq may now be looking at its greatest opportunity for recovery since the US-led invasion nearly 15 years ago. Natasha Turak reports. 

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Trade Bank of Iraq chairman looks to finance Iraq's future

Faisal Al Haimus, chairman of the Trade Bank of Iraq, the country's largest bank and the government’s primary vehicle for imports and trade, talks to Natasha Turak about the war-torn state's rebirth and moving away from a cash-based economy.

Iraq's Kurdistan plunged into financial uncertainty

The failed independence referendum and resignation of president Masoud Barzani have rocked the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Natasha Turak looks at how this could affect its investment potential.

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What could Kurdistan independence mean for FDI?

Iraqi Kurds overwhelmingly backed independence in September’s referendum, though neither Baghdad nor the international community recognised the outcome. Now all parties are bracing themselves for challenging negotiations with the future of the region’s oil resources at stake. Jacopo Dettoni reports.

Kurdish referendum increases uncertainty

The Kurds’ ever-louder calls for independence threaten to exacerbate an already tense situation. Olivia Azadegan reports.

Iraqi port receives its largest cargo vessel

Container ship berth marks Umm Qasr’s arrival on the China-Gulf Express route

The worth of risk

Where to go, when to stay: the perils of risk assessment in 2014

Global instability is nothing new, but the past few years have seen numerous flashpoints come to the fore around the world. This leaves many companies in a quandary over whether to stay in an unsettled location, how to insure themselves, and how to keep the locals on side should they choose to stay put. 

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Zain Group CEO makes long-term MENA pledge

While civil unrest in the Middle East and north Africa is making many businesses operating in the area decidedly twitchy, the CEO of Zain Group tells Barbara Njau that the telecommunications company's view that the region holds great long-term potential remains unshaken.

New $6bn investment in Iraq oil sector

Switzerland-based heavy engineering company Satarem is investing $6bn to build a new large-scale oil refinery in Iraq.

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