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Kurdish Political Heavyweight Announces Plan to Shake Up Voters

This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. If people in Iraqi Kurdistan are not talking about the referendum on independence then they are discussing the arrival of new political alliance with the potential to change the Kurdish […]

Salih to Hand Over to Nechirvan Barzani in KRG Cabinet Reshuffle

Prime Minister Barham Salih will hand over to former Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani in a reshuffle of the Kurdistan Regional Government cabinet. The move is part of the strategic alliance between the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) which are in a coalition government. Under the agreement, Dr Salih was […]

Kurdistan Economy to Grow by 12% Next Year

Barham Salih [Saleh], the Prime Minister of Kurdistan’s Regional Government,  said he expects 12 per cent growth in the region’s economy next year. Speaking at the opening ceremony of the Sulaimaniyah Trades Fair, Salih (pictured) praised the economic boom in the Kurdistan Region. “This city [Sulaimaniyah] used to be like a military camp, a war […]

KRG Prime Minister’s Statement on Oil and Gas Laws

Today [Monday] the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Barham Salih, following the visit to Erbil of Iraqi Federal Finance Minister Rafie al-Issawi, welcomed the new efforts made by all parties in the federal government on Iraq’s planned oil and gas legislation. “We have had excellent discussions with Finance Minister al-Issawi,” said Prime Minister Salih. […]

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 […]

Egytians Want To Invest in Kurdistan

Rashid Mohamed Rashid, Egypt’s Trade and Industry Minister, is to head a delegation of investors on a visit to Iraqi Kurdistan, to consider the possibility of establishing projects in industry, tourism, energy, housing and infrastructure in the Kurdistan provinces. Egypt is encouraging the private sector to go to Iraqi Kurdistan as part of the support […]

Work Starts on Sulaimaniyah’s New $150m Mall

The Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government,  Barham Ahmed Salih [Barham Saleh], laid the cornerstone of the second largest shopping complex in Kurdistan. The ceremony in the city of Sulaimaniyah city underlined the region’s growing economic power. The complex will be built by the Kurdish investment group, Hiwa, owned by Ahmed Majidi, who opened […]

France Opens Research Institute at Erbil’s Citadel

Prime Minister Barham Salih [Barham Saleh] and France’s Ambassador to Iraq today opened a French centre for research inside Erbil Citadel, the world’s oldest continuously inhabited settlement. As well as launching the Iraq office of l’Institut Francais du Proche-Orient (IFPO – the French Institute for the Near East), Prime Minister Salih and Ambassador Boris Bouillon […]