Tag Archives | KRG

Baghdad sends delegation to Erbil to Resolve Disputes

By Dana Taib Menmy for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi President Barham Salih met separately Sept. 18 with four Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) leaders — President Nechirvan Barzani, Prime Minister Masrour Barzani, parliament Speaker Rewaz Fayaq and Deputy Prime Minister Qubad Talabani in Erbil, the KRG […]

KRG Bans Grape Imports

By John Lee. The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has reportedly banned the import of grapes into the Kurdistan Region. Rudaw quotes Hussein Hama Karim, KRG’s Agriculture and Water Resources spokesperson, as saying: “The ban is to protect our domestic product … We will continue our efforts to completely ban the illegal import of products into […]

KRG to Repay Farmers’ Debts

By John Lee. The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is to repay the debts of what it describes as “around 9,000 hardworking farmers“. In a statement, the KRG said the Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources will repay over IQD 222 billion (USD 186 million), in line with the new government’s objective of developing and diversifying […]

Brick Makers seek Financial Support from KRG

By John Lee. Manufacturers of red bricks are reportedly criticizing the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) for its failure to financially support the industry and capitalize on demand in the rest of Iraq. According to information obtained by Rudaw, the Kurdistan Region has 11 advanced brickworks, with the capacity to produce some 860 million bricks annually, […]

KRG to Improve Protection for Intellectual Property

By John Lee. The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has agreed that it will update and fully implement legislation on intellectual property, protecting the Kurdistan Region’s entrepreneurs, academics and businesses from infringement. A legal committee will also be established to review new draft legislation for approval in this session of the Kurdistan Parliament. (Source: KRG)

New Pipeline to Transport Iraqi Oil to Turkey

By Omar Sattar for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  New pipeline in works to transport Iraqi oil to Turkey Ankara and Baghdad are working toward building a new oil pipeline with the capacity to transport one million barrels per day from Iraq’s […]

Oil Ministry’s “Odious Contract Trap” with ExxonMobil

By Ahmed Mousa Jiyad. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The Ministry of Oil and the “Odious Contract’ Trap” with ExxonMobil’ Consortium Talks have intensified recently about the continuation of negotiations between the Ministry of Oil (MoO) and ExxonMobil/CNPC consortium that might […]

Oil, Budgets, Kirkuk still nag Baghdad-Erbil Relations

By Omar Sattar for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.   Oil, budgets, Kirkuk still nag Baghdad-Erbil relations Meetings last month between representatives of Iraq’s federal government in Baghdad and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in Erbil failed to produce […]

KRG Spokesman to be Foreign Relations Head

By Amberin Zaman for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Former government spokesman tapped as KRG foreign relations head Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has formally announced that Safeen Dizayee, the former spokesman of the KRG, will serve as […]

Hawrami to be Top Energy Official in new KRG Cabinet

By John Lee. The Kurdistan Regional Government’s long-serving Minister of Natural Resources (MNR), Ashti Hawrami (pictured), is to be appointed to the post of Assistant Prime Minister for Energy Affairs in the new KRG cabinet. According to a report from Rudaw, it is not currently clear whether the move will result in the scrapping of […]

Iraqi Kurdistan Cabinet finally sees daylight

By Dana Taib Menmy for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Masrour Barzani presented his new Cabinet July 10, vowing to institute reforms and reinvigorate the semi-autonomous government in Erbil, Iraq. Three main parties in Iraqi Kurdistan were […]