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News Iraq » Trade: Iraq is ranked among the world’s most corrupt countries

News channel or source: https://sofrep.com/100017/iraq-is-ranked-among-the-worlds-most-corrupt-countries/
Publication date: Friday 23 February 2018

The former Iraqi trade minister, Falah al-Sudani, was sentenced to 21 years prison time earlier this month. The charges were in connection to a scandal involving the food rations program for Iraq.

News Iraq » Trade: Iraq exempts 540 goods from Jordan from customs duties

News channel or source: https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20180221-iraq-exempts-540-goods-from-jordan-from-customs-duties/
Publication date: uesday 20 February 2018

Iraq has officially exempted about 540 Jordanian goods from customs duties, the country’s Minister of Industry, Trade and Supply, Yarub Al-Qudah, announced yesterday. Speaking to Jordan New Agency (Petra), Al-Qudah said that the decision “aims at ...

News Iraq » Trade: Trade a Lexus for a prestigious phone number? In Iraq, the best digits cost a mint.

News channel or source: https://www.stripes.com/news/middle-east/trade-a-lexus-for-a-prestigious-phone-number-in-iraq-the-best-digits-cost-a-mint-1.511626
Publication date: uesday 13 February 2018

BAGHDAD — In Iraq, owning this special item can grease the skids in business, get a politician to stand at attention and even inspire affection in a sweetheart. This key that opens so many doors is a cellphone SIM card. But not just any SIM card.

News Iraq » Trade: Post victory over Daesh: The struggle for Iraq’s market

News channel or source: http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/2/8/291139/World/Region/Post-victory-over-Daesh-The-struggle--for-Iraq%e2%80%99s-m.aspx
Publication date: Friday 16 February 2018

One way to understand the post-IS reconstruction is to look back at Iraq’s neo-liberal economic policies after 2003 and how far these have shaped the country’s economy, which depends mainly on its vast oil revenues. These free-trade and free-market ...

News Iraq » Trade: Iraq urges FIFA to lift ban on hosting internationals

News channel or source: http://www.arabianbusiness.com/sport/390494-iraq-urges-fifa-to-lift-ban-on-hosting-internationals
Publication date: Wednesday 21 February 2018

Iraq hopes that hosting Gulf football friendlies ... and the two countries have since exchanged several trade delegations. While Abttan's efforts to bring football tournaments back to Iraqi soil appear to be bearing fruit, he faces challenges persuading ...

News Iraq » Trade: Lebanese president makes landmark visit to Iraq

News channel or source: https://www.yahoo.com/news/lebanese-president-makes-landmark-visit-iraq-161133800.html
Publication date: Wednesday 21 February 2018

Iraq has been scarred by decades of conflict ... Abadi said talks had focused on "strengthening bilateral relations in the areas of economy, trade and reconstruction". Aoun, a Christian, also visited a church in Baghdad where Islamists killed 55 ...

News Iraq » Trade: Iraq among most corrupt in global rankings, again

News channel or source: http://www.rudaw.net/english/kurdistan/210220183
Publication date: hursday 22 February 2018

Earlier this month, an Iraqi court sentenced former trade minister Falah al-Sudani to 21 years in jail for his role in a corruption scandal connected to Iraq’s food rations programme. Transparency International bases its ranking on data gathered from ...

News Iraq » Trade: Iraq’s Lack Of Water Is A Foreign Policy Problem, Ministers Say

News channel or source: http://www.niqash.org/en/articles/politics/5844/
Publication date: hursday 22 February 2018

Al-Tamimi also believes that Iraq’s water should become a part of other ministerial portfolios because it overlaps the trade, energy, oil and foreign policy sectors. In particular, he believes there is special urgency for the ministry of foreign affairs ...

News Iraq » Trade: How Will Iraq Contain Iran's Proxies?

News channel or source: https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2018/02/the-man-who-could-help-rebuild-iraq/553799/
Publication date: Friday 23 February 2018

Iraq’s U.S.-trained armed forces had collapsed ... the psychic and cultural wound caused by the Trans-Atlantic slave trade, the loss of life, culture, language, and history that could never be restored. It is the attempt to penetrate The Void that ...

News Iraq » Trade: Football: Iraq urges FIFA to lift ban on hosting internationals

News channel or source: http://www.france24.com/en/20180222-football-iraq-urges-fifa-lift-ban-hosting-internationals
Publication date: Wednesday 21 February 2018

Iraq hopes that hosting Gulf football friendlies ... and the two countries have since exchanged several trade delegations. The detente is now extending into the realm of football. But politics has also mixed with sport in the Gulf diplomatic crisis ...