Archive | 7th April 2012

Kurdistan Parliament Approves New KRG Cabinet

The Kurdistan Parliament approved the new Kurdistan Regional Government cabinet on Thursday. Incoming Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani (pictured) and his ministers were sworn in to begin their two-year term. While many of the ministers remain in their previous positions, nine new ministers were sworn into the 7th cabinet. Announcing the agenda of the new cabinet, […]


For an Iraq Free of Landmines by 2018

Marking the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action, the United Nations calls for an Iraq free of all landmines by 2018, and reaffirms its commitment to support the country’s Mine Action programme. “Each year on 4 April, countries around the world raise awareness about landmines and progress toward their eradication. In […]

Iraqi Women Trained in Ad Agency Skills

This article was written by Farah Ali, and was originally published by the Institute for War and Peace Reporting, It is reproduced by Iraq Business News with permission. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. A five-day course in financial management held […]

President KRG President Barzani Meets President Obama

The President of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq Masoud Barzani was officially received by President Obama and Vice President Biden at the White House on Thursday. During their talks, both sides emphasized the necessity of a prolonged and deepened relationship between the United States and the Kurdistan Region within the framework of a democratic, pluralistic […]

KRG Claims Exxon's Tillerson Committed to Kurdish Deals

Further to the rumours that Exxon Mobil plans to abandon it's contract at West Qurna-1 in favour of pursuing exploration deals in Iraqi Kurdistan, the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has issued the following statement: "In a meeting with President Masoud Barzani in Washington DC this week, the CEO of Exxon Mobil, Rex Tillerson [pictured] stated […]

Iraq Stock Market Report

Advertising Feature Rabee Securities Iraq Stock Exchange (ISX) market report (week ending: 5th April 2012). Please click here to download a table of listed companies and their associated ticker codes. ID1,314 / $1,442,  -1.7% (weekly change). The number of weekly traded shares was 24.6 bn and the weekly trading volume was ID49.6bn ($41.9mn).   ISX […]