Zawya.com - Iraq Editor's Pick http://www.zawya.com/editors-pick/rss/iraq/ en-us Copyright 2014 Zawya Ltd. All rights reserved. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:42:00 GMT 27 Zawya.com | Middle East Business News and Company Directory 144 76 http://www.zawya.com//editors-pick/rss/iraq/ http://www.zawya.com/images/newsletter_zawya_logo.gif Iraq budget deficit balloons http://www.zawya.com/story/Iraq_budget_deficit_balloons-ZAWYA20140415104220/ Huge security and government wage bills have put enormous strain on Iraq’s state budget, a spokesman for the Ministry of Planning told Zawya. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:46:42 GMT Zawya ZAWYA20140415104220 Open MENA oil and gas salary squeeze http://www.zawya.com/story/MENA_oil_and_gas_salary_squeeze-ZAWYA20140413103538/ The region’s remuneration scheme needs to be more competitive to continue luring skilled workers. Sun, 13 Apr 2014 10:39:36 GMT Zawya ZAWYA20140413103538 Open MENA scrambles to build homes http://www.zawya.com/story/MENA_scrambles_to_build_homes-ZAWYA20140413102625/ Non-Gulf countries account for only 10% of the massive USD 2.5 trillion in projects spending, highlighting under-investment in infrastructure and real estate across the Middle East and North Africa. Sun, 13 Apr 2014 10:37:43 GMT Zawya ZAWYA20140413102625 Open Quality issues emerge as Iraq sells more oil http://www.zawya.com/story/Quality_issues_emerge_as_Iraq_sells_more_oil-TR20140408nL3N0M931F2/ Iraq's rush to pump more oil to Asia has coincided with complaints from some buyers about the quality of its crude, casting doubt on whether Baghdad can increase the volumes of its key Basra Light grade to the region by a third in 2014. Tue, 08 Apr 2014 11:02:42 GMT Reuters TR20140408nL3N0M931F2 Subscription SWFs eye domestic mandate http://www.zawya.com/story/SWFs_eye_domestic_mandate-ZAWYA20140402114827/ As Middle East economies grow, sovereign wealth funds are rethinking their once overseas-focused strategy. Thu, 03 Apr 2014 04:10:15 GMT Zawya ZAWYA20140402114827 Open Iraq oil output surges despite turmoil http://www.zawya.com/story/Iraq_oil_output_surges_despite_turmoil-ZAWYA20140327051551/ Iraqi oil production surged to a 35-year high in February, but political tensions are also reaching new heights. Thu, 27 Mar 2014 05:25:59 GMT Zawya ZAWYA20140327051551 Open A shot in the arm http://www.zawya.com/story/A_shot_in_the_arm-ZAWYA20140312081422/ With a rise in healthcare expenditure, business opportunities for medical technology firms are abound in the Middle East. Tue, 18 Mar 2014 07:59:53 GMT Gulf Business ZAWYA20140312081422 Open Middle East drought a threat to global food prices http://www.zawya.com/story/Middle_East_drought_a_threat_to_global_food_prices-ZAWYA20140309100227/ The Middle East's driest winter in several decades could pose a threat to global food prices, with local crops depleted and farmers' livelihoods blighted, U.N. experts and climatologists say. Sun, 09 Mar 2014 10:07:01 GMT Reuters ZAWYA20140309100227 Open MENA hotspots tout for tourists http://www.zawya.com/story/MENA_hotspots_tout_for_tourists-TR20140308nL6N0M40XX2/ Fancy a holiday in Yemen? What about Libya? Iraq, perhaps? Sat, 08 Mar 2014 11:51:15 GMT Reuters TR20140308nL6N0M40XX2 Open ME creates multi-millionaires http://www.zawya.com/story/ME_creates_multimillionaires-ZAWYA20140307153000/ The number of individuals with bulging wallets is predicted to grow as the economy expands, a survey finds. Sat, 08 Mar 2014 04:20:27 GMT Zawya ZAWYA20140307153000 Open Golden opportunity for ME gas http://www.zawya.com/story/Golden_opportunity_for_ME_gas-ZAWYA20140305073732/ With Russia embroiled in the Ukraine conflict, the Middle East has the ability to cushion global LNG exports shocks. Wed, 05 Mar 2014 08:18:15 GMT Zawya ZAWYA20140305073732 Open Falling fortunes in emerging markets http://www.zawya.com/story/Falling_fortunes_in_emerging_markets-ZAWYA20140303081236/ The power of the emerging market may be on the wane, as multinationals turn their attention to areas such as the Middle East. Wed, 05 Mar 2014 04:44:44 GMT The Gulf ZAWYA20140303081236 Subscription All eyes on the western front http://www.zawya.com/story/All_eyes_on_the_western_front-ZAWYA20140303073319/ Western Iraq's renewed descent into violence, reflecting a resurgence of Islamic extremism at home and in nearby Syria, is also a sign of the prime minister's failings. Tue, 04 Mar 2014 06:55:59 GMT The Gulf ZAWYA20140303073319 Subscription PE sets sights on MENA healthcare http://www.zawya.com/story/PE_sets_sights_on_MENA_healthcare-ZAWYA20140225081714/ TVM Capital Group chairman Dr. Helmut M. Schuehsler says the sector is becoming more and more attractive for private investors. Tue, 25 Feb 2014 08:21:16 GMT Zawya ZAWYA20140225081714 Open Arab Spring back to economy http://www.zawya.com/story/Arab_Spring_back_to_economy-ZAWYA20140224031434/ With both Tunisia and Egypt - the two leading countries in the Arab Spring -- entering into a new phase of political settlement, the two will have the chance to look into the economic front. Mon, 24 Feb 2014 08:23:17 GMT Arab News ZAWYA20140224031434 Open The Middle East's nuclear dream: far from reality?? http://www.zawya.com/story/The_Middle_Easts_nuclear_dream_far_from_reality-ZAWYA20140219105449/ The UAE and Saudi Arabia are continuing to rapidly develop nuclear technology to cut down their reliance on fossil fuels for energy. Thu, 20 Feb 2014 05:14:41 GMT Qatar Today ZAWYA20140219105449 Open Despite Iraq's troubles, archaeologists are back http://www.zawya.com/story/Despite_Iraqs_troubles_archaeologists_are_back-TR20140218nL5N0LA15J2/ Ur's palaces and temples lie in ruins, but its hulking Ziggurat still dominates the desert flatlands of what is now southern Iraq, as it has for millennia. Tue, 18 Feb 2014 07:10:48 GMT Reuters TR20140218nL5N0LA15J2 Open The under-education of Arabia http://www.zawya.com/story/The_undereducation_of_Arabia-ZAWYA20140212104233/ The growing number of out-of-school youth remains a major obstacle to achieving socio-economic stability. Wed, 12 Feb 2014 11:32:53 GMT Zawya ZAWYA20140212104233 Open More MENA think tanks needed http://www.zawya.com/story/More_MENA_think_tanks_needed-ZAWYA20140210101230/ Public policy research in the region is limited by the scant presence of advocacy institutions, according to a report. Tue, 11 Feb 2014 05:25:09 GMT Zawya ZAWYA20140210101230 Open Strategic shifts http://www.zawya.com/story/Strategic_shifts-ZAWYA20140204105102/ Conflicts in the Middle East have evolved to be sub-regional, prompting Arab powers to think locally and act independently, suggests Egypt's foreign minister. Sun, 09 Feb 2014 06:01:55 GMT The Gulf ZAWYA20140204105102 Open Iran and Iraq in oil alliance? http://www.zawya.com/story/Iran_and_Iraq_in_oil_alliance-ZAWYA20140208055205/ Officials of both countries are open about their ongoing talks, but experts say a formal deal is unlikely to happen soon. Sat, 08 Feb 2014 06:02:13 GMT Zawya ZAWYA20140208055205 Open FX remains on shaky ground http://www.zawya.com/story/FX_remains_on_shaky_ground-ZAWYA20140205062759/ Currency trading will likely waver this week as investors anticipate the release of key financial reports, says Forex.com’s Fawad Razaqzada. Wed, 05 Feb 2014 06:39:59 GMT Forex.com ZAWYA20140205062759 Open ME eyes North American shale http://www.zawya.com/story/ME_eyes_North_American_shale-ZAWYA20140204102652/ Major crude oil producers are tapping the opportunities brought about by the continent’s energy renaissance. Tue, 04 Feb 2014 11:37:19 GMT Zawya ZAWYA20140204102652 Open Oil prices: Challenges and responses http://www.zawya.com/story/Oil_prices_Challenges_and_responses-ZAWYA20140204033837/ This year could be another time for testing the abilities of oil producers led by Saudi Arabia on how to manage the volatile market. Tue, 04 Feb 2014 06:51:48 GMT Arab News ZAWYA20140204033837 Open Iraq's insurgency reinvigorated http://www.zawya.com/story/Iraqs_insurgency_reinvigorated-ZAWYA20140129102305/ In 2013, Iraq suffered its worst year of violence since fatality levels peaked five years ago. So what's behind the rise in violence in the country? Wed, 29 Jan 2014 11:26:38 GMT The Majalla ZAWYA20140129102305 Open All eyes on Fed as EM monies slip http://www.zawya.com/story/All_eyes_on_Fed_as_EM_monies_slip-ZAWYA20140129075812/ Emerging markets are scrambling to stem the forex fall as Federal Reserve governors discuss the fate of their QE plan, writes Forex.com’s Fawad Razaqzada. Wed, 29 Jan 2014 08:07:58 GMT Forex.com ZAWYA20140129075812 Open Knock-on effects http://www.zawya.com/story/Knockon_effects-ZAWYA20140113104650/ European regulation such as the AIFMD could create opportunities for fund administrators outside Europe. Yet independent firms must work hard to win business from banks. Mon, 20 Jan 2014 05:31:46 GMT Funds Global ZAWYA20140113104650 Open