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Kurdistan Confirms Oil Export Agreement

Further to our report last week that oil exports from Iraqi Kurdistan will resume at the start of February, the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has issued a statement confirming the agreement, and addressing the conflict with Baghdad over the budget. The full statement is shown below: Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Barham Salih (pictured) this week […]

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WesternZagros Updates Kurdistan Presentation

WesternZagros Resources, the natural resources company engaged in acquiring properties and exploring for, developing and producing crude oil and natural gas in Iraq, has updated its corporate presentation “to address the Company’s significant prospective resources and its near term priorities“. Highlights from the presentation were presented at the TD Newcrest 2011 Energy Conference in London, […]

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Unemployment: 15% in Iraq, 14% Kurdistan

After the Iraqi Planning Ministry announced that the unemployment rate across Iraq has spiked to 15%, an official from the Kurdistan Region said the rate in Kurdistan is just one percentage lower than the Iraqi level, according to a report from AKnews. The Iraqi planning minister, whom the report names as ‘Mahdi Allaq’ [Nasar al-Rubaie?], […]

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Kurdistan Oil Exports to Resume in February

Reuters reports that Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdish region of Iraq has agreed with Baghdad to resume oil exports from the start of February, the Kurdish prime minister Barham Salih (pictured) said, taking the two sides closer to resolving bitter disputes over oil and land. Around 40 companies, such as Norway’s DNO, have invested in Kurdistan, but […]

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Kurdistan Signs MoU with Sweden

The Kurdistan Region of Iraq signed two memorandums of understanding with two Swedish counties on Tuesday: Örebro (pictured) and Jönköping. The move aims help Swedish companies to invest in Kurdistan. Both memorandums were signed in a meeting between Erbil’s governor, Nawzad Hadi, the mayor of Örebro, a representative of Jönköping, and the Swedish consul in […]

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Former Austrian Chancellor: EU Should Source Energy in Kurdistan

In a recent interview on EU’s energy security with World Security Network Foundation (WSN), former Austrian Chancellor Dr. Wolfgang Schüssel (pictured) said that Europe should also diversify sources of energy supply by looking, for instance, to the Kurdish Region of Iraq. Europe is heavily dependent on Russia for its energy supply, especially natural gas, which […]

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Kurdistan Bolsters Ties with Poland

A delegation representing 15 companies from the Kurdistan Region went to Poland on Thursday to visit an annual business expo in the country. Salah Khidir, the head of the Polish-Iraqi Commerce and Industry Chamber told AKnews that the three-day expo will start on Jan.14. The Kurdish team seeks to boost ties with the host country’s […]

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Northern Ireland Trade Mission to Iraqi Kurdistan

A 22-strong delegation representing 17 Northern Irish companies arrived in Erbil on Sunday on the first Invest Northern Ireland organised trade mission to Kurdistan. The companies, drawn from a broad range of local industries, will be meeting potential customers and community leaders in Kurdistan’s key business centre of Erbil during the week-long mission. The trade […]

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