Deloitte Report on Oil and Gas in Kurdistan

As the Kurdistan Regional Government has promised, and to prove its commitment to transparency in the entire oil and gas sector of the Kurdistan Region, today the first report by the international auditing company, Deloitte, is released. The report, which includes verified numbers of export and sales of oil in the Kurdistan Region for the […]

Iran Eyes Closer Banking Ties with Iraq

Iran’s president called for stronger banking relations with Iraq to allow for a growth in the bilateral trade and economic cooperation. In a meeting with Iraq’s parliament speaker in Tehran on Tuesday, President Hassan Rouhani said expansion of economic and trade ties between the two neighbors hinges on enhanced baking relations. The central banks of […]

Genel receives Payment for Taq Taq Exports

By John Lee. Genel Energy has announced that the Taq Taq partners have received a gross payment of $10.10 million from the Kurdistan Regional Government for oil sales during October 2017. Genel’s net share of the payment is $5.55 million. (Source: Genel Energy)

Turkey’s Optimistic Plans in Iraq seem to be Faltering

By Mahmut Bozarslan for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The partnership Turkey, Iran and Iraq formed against the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) independence referendum in September has left Tehran pleased but left Ankara severely disappointed. Ankara had two basic expectations about the partnership. First, Turkish officials believed […]

IBN Expert Blogger Co-Authors New Book

Iraq Business News is proud to announce that our Expert Blogger Ahmed Mousa Jiyad has just contributed to a major new book on the regulation of the upstream oil and gas industry. The second edition of Upstream Law and Regulation: A Global Guide, published by Globe Law and Business, summarises the upstream regulation and the […]

Shaikan Crude Oil Sales Agreement Signed

Gulf Keystone Petroleum (GKP) has announced that a crude oil sales agreement has been signed between Gulf Keystone Petroleum International Ltd (“GKPI”), on behalf of the Shaikan contractors, and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG). Under the agreement, the KRG will purchase Shaikan crude oil at the monthly average Dated Brent oil price minus a total […]

Free Satellite Internet “Soon”

By John Lee. Plans are reportedly progressing to launch a free ka-band satellite broadband service in Iraq in the second quarter of 2018. UK-based Quika promises the world’s first entirely free high-speed satellite internet for consumers in developing countries. Its free plan will be funded by paid-for services for enterprises and internet providers. According to […]

Number of Returns Exceeds Number of Displaced Iraqis

Number of Returns Exceeds Number of Displaced Iraqis: UN Migration Agency For the first time since the beginning of the Iraq crisis in December 2013, the number of people returning to their area of origin has surpassed the number of people displaced in the country. Over the past four years, the country has been deeply […]

Anbar eyes Political Battle as Displaced Return

By Shelly Kittleson for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Two months after government forces retook Iraq’s last major city from the Islamic State (IS), the country is preparing for parliamentary elections slated for May. Anbar, its largest and westernmost […]

More Details on Iraqi Reconstruction Conference

By John Lee. On 13th February 2018, and within series of events of the Kuwait International Conference of Iraq Reconstruction and Development, Kuwait Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCCI) will organize jointly with Iraq’s National Investment Commission (NIC), the World Bank (WB) and the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) a conference entitled Invest […]