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New Oil Discovery in Iraqi Kurdistan

Iraqi Kurds say they have struck a new oil find at the disputed district of Shaikhan, north of the city of Mosul. According to the report from Azzaman, the discovery of reserves of up to 917 million barrels in an area close to Mosul, the capital Nineveh, is certain to fuel tension between Iraqi Kurds […]

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US-Kurdistan Business Council names Gen James Jones as CEO

The U.S.-Kurdistan Business Council (USKBC), a trade group of U.S. companies investing in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, named former U.S. National Security Advisor General James Jones (USMC-Ret) as the council’s CEO last week during a reception honoring President of the Kurdistan Region Masoud Barzani. “General Jones is exceptionally knowledgeable about Kurdistan and about the […]

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Kurdistan to Double Trade Volume with Sweden

Trade between the Kurdistan Region of Iraq and Sweden hit $154 million last year and the Swedish authorities are planning to double that figure by 2015, reports AKnews. Swedish Minister of Trade, Eva Bjorling (pictured), opened the Swedish Embassy’s trade office in Erbil, and an institute to help Iraqis address unemployment, on Tuesday. Fathi Mohammed, […]

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Afren Jumps on Kurdistan Oil Find

Shares in Afren jumped more than 10% in early trading, before falling back slightly, following the company’s announcement that the high impact Simrit-2 exploration well, located on the Ain Sifni PSC in the Kurdistan region of Iraq, has discovered a significant oil accumulation based on the results of drilling, wireline logs and sidewall core sampling. […]

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