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Belarus ready to help rebuild Iraq economy

Belarus ready to help rebuild Iraq economy

September (BelTA) – Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei met with Senior Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iraq Nizar Al-Khairalla, who is in Belarus on a working trip, the press service of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs told BelTA. The sides exchanged opinions about topical items on the international agenda and the situation in the Middle East. Vladimir Makei underlined Belarus' commitment to principles of international law and the importance of promoting peaceful initiatives and a political dialogue for the sake of stabilizing the situation and restoring peace in the region.
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World Bank Iraq’s Economic Update – April 2019

World Bank Iraq’s Economic Update – April 2019

Iraq’s economy is gradually picking up following the deep economic strains of the last four years. Real GDP is estimated to have grown by 0.6 percent in 2018, thanks to a notable improvement in security conditions and higher oil prices, reversing the contraction of 1.7 percent seen in 2017. The non-oil economy picked up speed and grew at 4 percent, while oil production was slightly less than 2017 in line with the OPEC+ agreement. Recently, the Iraqi economy has received a boost of confidence with the signing of several trade agreements with its neighbors. Reconstruction efforts have been proceeding at a moderate pace. Inflation remained low at 0.4 percent in 2018, but slightly up from 2017, due to higher domestic demand in addition to rising food and transportation costs.
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Iraq resists US pressure to reduce Iranian gas imports

Iraq resists US pressure to reduce Iranian gas imports

Iranian oil exports have tumbled since the United States imposed new sanctions on Iran this year Iraq has a US waiver to import Iranian gas, but Washington has been pressing Baghdad to phase them out ABU DHABI: Iraq will struggle to generate enough electricity unless it continues to use Iranian gas for three to four more years, the electricity minister said on .
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Iraqi PM visit to China could lead to economic revolution in Iraq: Iraqi economist

Iraqi PM visit to China could lead to economic revolution in Iraq: Iraqi economist

BAGHDAD, Sept. 9 (Xinhua) -- An Iraqi economist said that the upcoming visit of Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi to Beijing later this month could lead to an economic revolution in Iraq through opening broad investment prospects in various fields, state-run al-Sabah newspaper reported on Monday.
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Rebuilding Iraq: Prospects and Challenges. By Abbas Kadhim

Reconstruction in Iraq cannot be achieved without universal reconciliation, economic and education reform, and equitable application of the rule of law The deterioration of Iraqi infrastructure predates the U.S. invasion of 2003. The Iran–Iraq War (1980–88) forced the regime to divert most available resources to military-related spending and cut back on new projects. As a resu

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Iraqi Oil: industry evolution and short and medium-term prospects. By Ahmed Mehdi

Iraq has been a key contributor to OPEC liquids growth, with IOCs in southern Iraq having added approximately 1.7–1.8 mb/d (million barrels per day) in the period 2011–16. With renewed focus on medium-heavy sour markets in light of OPEC output policy, geopolitical supply-side disruptions and Asian refining dynamics, Iraq’s future role in oil markets is of critical importance. T

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GLOBAL TRENDS IN RENEWABLE ENERGY INVESTMENT 2019

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS This report was commissioned by UN Environment’s Economy Division in cooperation with Frankfurt School-UNEP Collaborating Centre for Climate & Sustainable Energy Finance and produced in collaboration with BloombergNEF. CONCEPT AND EDITORIAL OVERSIGHT Angus McCrone (Lead Author, Chief Editor) Ulf Moslener (Lead Editor) Francoise d’Estais Christine Gr

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Iraqi universities must aim higher. By Mohamed Al-Rubeai

Fifteen years ago, Iraq’s higher education infrastructure was in tatters. Two years into the US-led invasion, which began in 2003, 84 per cent of universities had been “burned, looted or destroyed”, according to a United Nations report. Many institutions still feel the impact of the conflict, enduring regular electrical outages and shortages of equipment, facilities and m

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The Iraqi National Economy

Rebuilding Iraq: Prospects and Challenges. By Abbas Kadhim
Reconstruction in Iraq cannot be achieved without universal reconciliation, economic and education
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World Bank: Iraq Economic Monitor Toward Reconstruction, Economic
With a Special Focus on Transition to Poverty Targeted Cash Transfer System
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Promoting Investment in a Fragile Context: the OECD
FOREWORD  In 2007, the Government of Iraq requested OECD support to help
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Oil & Gas Policy

Iraqi Oil: industry evolution and short and medium-term
Iraq has been a key contributor to OPEC liquids growth, with IOCs
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IEN Participates on Iraq Petroleum 2019 as Media
Iraq Petroleum 27–28 June 2019 | London, UK Iraq’s Leading Discussion About Its
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Iraq could see new revenues from its troubled
Iraq may be on the cusp of a revenue windfall after losing
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Iraq’s Kurds Add Capacity to Oil Pipeline to
Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurds upgraded their oil export pipeline to accommodate future production
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