Archive for the ‘Iraq’ Category

Annual FDI Standouts 2024 Watchlist: Namibia, Cambodia, Philippines, Iraq, Kenya, Azerbaijan, Serbia

A look at the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) momentum leaders in 2024, courtesy of fDiInsights  Annual FDI Standouts Watchlist. What does this mean for the everyday countries such as Cambodia, Philippines, Namibia, or Iraq? FDI or Foreign Direct Investment, is a critical economic indicator measuring international investment inflow. For #Namibia, for example, ranking 5th implies […]

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Iraq Signs Preliminary Gas Deal With Turkmenistan

Via Energy Daily, a report that Iraq has signed a ‘preliminary’ gas deal with Turkmenistan Iraq on Friday signed an initial agreement with Turkmenistan to import much-needed gas for the country’s insufficient and dilapidated electricity grid, officials said.They added that talks are still needed to arrange transport through Iran. Iraq, ravaged by decades of conflict […]

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‘Fertile ground’: Baghdad Sees Timid Revival With Investment Drive

Via Energy Daily, a report on Iraq’s investment revival: On a summer evening, Iraqis smoke shisha and go bowling at a sprawling riverside complex in Baghdad, one of the many new investments reviving the capital after decades of turmoil.“Iraq is fertile ground for investments,” said Falah Hassan, the executive director of the complex of restaurants […]

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Work Begins on Iraq-Iran Rail Link

Via France24, a report on a rail line linking Iraq’s southern port city of Basra to Iran’s broader rail infrastructure, a 32-kilometer-long line that is part of Iraq’s $17-billion “Route of Development” project, meant to build a north-south corridor within the country: Iraq’s prime minister on Saturday inaugurated construction work on what is slated to […]

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Iraq To Receive Gas from Turkmenistan

Via Al Monitor, a report on a recent agreement between Iraq and Turkmenistan: Turkmenistan agreed on Thursday to export gas to Iraq, a move that could boost the Iraqi energy sector and lessen the country’s dependence on Iran. The Iraqi Oil Ministry’s undersecretary for gas affairs, Ezzat Saber, said Iraq reached a preliminary agreement on importing gas […]

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In Iraq and Algeria, TotalEnergies Signs Major Deals

Via Al Monitor, an article on new deals between Iraq and TotalEnergies that aim to help Iraq fix its longstanding power issues: French energy giant TotalEnergies has signed major deals with Algeria and Iraq in the past two days. Iraq’s Ministry of Oil and TotalEnergies signed a long-delayed $27 billion deal aimed at developing Iraq’s energy sector. […]

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