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Kurdistan President Tasks New PM to Form Cabinet

Kurdistan Region’s President Masoud Barzani on Wednesday, 7 March, confirmed Nechirvan Idris Barzani as the new Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government and tasked him to form the 7th Cabinet. This follows the decision on February 17 by the Kurdistan Parliament to nominate Nechirvan Barzani for the post of prime minister and Imad Ahmed […]

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Gulf Keystone Shares Slump on Kurdistan Worries

More than £1 billion ($1.6 billion) was wiped off the value of Gulf Keystone Petroleum (GKP) during trading on Tuesday, as its share price fell by one third to 228.5p. Some of those losses have been recovered on Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning, with the shares currently changing hands at 275p. The falls were attrributed […]

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Middle East Association on 10th Mission to Kurdistan

A leading British trade association last week visited the Kurdistan Region for the 10th time, helping to cement Kurdistan’s commercial ties with the UK. The 26-strong Middle East Association (MEA) trade mission met universities, government ministers and officials, and business organisations. Mr David Lloyd, the mission leader and Senior Consultant to the MEA, said, “This […]

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Signs of Progress for Women in Kurdistan

By Chris Bowers, British Consul General in Erbil. This article was originally published by Rudaw, and is re-published with permission by Iraq Business News. Can any government reach its full potential without using its entire people? Of course not. That is why the UK worldwide considers the role of women to be so important. A […]

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First Lithuanian Delegation Visits Kurdistan

The first official and business delegation from Lithuania has visited the Kurdistan Region to meet with local officials and explore potential areas of cooperation. The large group was headed by the Lithuanian Vice-Minister of Economy, Mr Daumantas Lapinskas, and included the Vice-Minister of Agriculture, Mr Mindaugas Kuklierius, and the Deputy Director of External Economic Relations […]

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5 Traffic Helicopters Arrive in Kurdistan

The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has taken delivery of five helicopters to help control traffic, says Aswat al-Iraq. We bought helicopters to develop the traffic system in the region and to use the modern technology to tackle the all traffic problems, The Kurdistan Region has seen a steady increase in the number of victims of […]

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Transparency and Integrity Board Launched in Kurdistan

The establishment of a new transparency board to promote integrity and anti-corruption practises in Kurdistan was announced on this week, according to AKnews. The so-called Transparency Development and Impeachment Board will investigate government conduct, identify shortcomings and inform the relative bodies. Husam Barzinji [Hisam Hakim Barzinji], the General director of the Kurdistan Economic Development Organization, […]

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30% Increase in Foreign Company Registrations in Kurdistan

About 400 foreign companies have opened branches and representation offices in the semi-autonomous Kurdistan Region to expand their business in the fast-growing investment market here, Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Minister of Trade and Industry said. AKnews reports that about 430 foreign companies registered in 2011 to do business in Kurdistan – an increase of about […]

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$17m for Kurdistan’s Stadiums and Sports Centres

Seventeen stadiums in Iraqi Kurdistan are to be renovated, and new sports centres will be created, at a total cost of 20 billion Iraqi dinars ($17m), reports AKnews. 4.6 billion Iraqi dinars ($3.9m) will be used to refurbish stadiums in and around Erbil, while 991 million Iraqi dinars ($850,000) will go towards renovating Sulaimaniya stadium; […]

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