Dunia Weekly Iraq Market Tracker

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Iraq Business News is delighted to bring you the latest Iraq Market Tracker report from Dunia Frontier Consultants. The market tracker highlights the activities and market performance of a basket of publicly traded firms who derive a significant percentage of their revenues from operations in Iraq, but are traded on foreign exchanges: a proxy Iraq play as much as practicable. It also identifies and analyzes the primary political and security events that occur in country that have market-moving implications.

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Companies Mentioned:

ExxonMobil, Total

Action Calls:

  • Sadr threatens no-confidence within 15 days:Not likely to result in no confidence, but may result in movement on some issues.
  • Exxon signs contract to drill 20 wells with IDC: Signals Exxon’s commitment to West Qurna 1, and tacit support at Ministry of Oil.
  • Our take on 4th Round contracts: Auction will only be first test for viability of exploration under fixed payments.

Headlines:

  • Qubad Talabani to return to Erbil: Most likely succession planning and sign of unity, but also signal to Baghdad?
  • Tensions with Sadr in Baghdad, Basra: Look to Maliki’s relations with Sadrists as signal of how far he’s willing to push.

Calendar Events Discussed:

  • May 23 – P5+1 Nuclear Talks in Baghdad
  • May 30-31 – 4th Round Oil and Gas Auction

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