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New Digitised Mapping Service for Erbil

By John Lee. A new startup has reportedly announced a new product that digitises real estate maps. According to a report from Iraq Tech, Optionline's Naxsha is cloud-based real-estate software that "offers agencies a customisable platform to build and use data to improve their sales strategy." The app currently only contains maps of Erbil city, […]

$24m for Flood Defences in Erbil

KRG allocates 35 billion Dinars to mitigate the impact of flooding in Erbil province Under the direct supervision of Prime Minister Masrour Barzani, the Erbil Flood Conference was launched on Saturday. The Conference will last for two days and is also being attended by various officials of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), as well as […]

Training for Farmers in Erbil

FAO Iraq completed a 3-day training for the Farmer Field Schools Facilitators in Erbil The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Iraq concluded recently a three-day training of facilitators for the Farmers Field Schools (FFS), and continues the training programme for extension staff from the Ministry of Agriculture in Nineveh. 26 […]

IBBC hosts Reception in Erbil

On July 27th, the Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC), courtesy of the Sardar Group, hosted a reception at the Sardar Group Showroom on Gulan Street, Erbil. Guests included HE the Governor of Erbil and other regional Governors and Government officials, in addition to the UK Ambassador to Baghdad, Mark Bryson-Richardson and UK Consul General David […]

Fitch Rates Iraq's KIIB Bank 'CCC+'

By John Lee. Fitch Ratings has assigned the Kurdistan International Islamic Bank (KIIB) a Long-Term Issuer Default Rating (IDR) of 'CCC+', and Viability Rating (VR) at 'ccc+'. It says the rating reflects the bank's "weak franchise, unstable business model and operations in the highly volatile operating environment of Iraq". More here. (Source: Fitch Ratings)

Fitch Rates Iraq's RTB Bank 'CCC+'

By John Lee. Fitch Ratings has assigned the Erbil-based Region Trade Bank for Investment and Finance Private Shareholding (RTB) a Long-Term Issuer Default Rating (IDR) of 'CCC+', and Viability Rating (VR) at 'ccc+'. It says the privately-owned bank has minimal market shares in Iraq, no competitive advantages and limited distribution capabilities. More here. (Source: Fitch […]

Start-Ups On The Move, Networking Event in Erbil

SPARK and Startups Without Borders are hosting the Startups On The Move networking events, a series of ecosystem events happening in June, to connect entrepreneurs from diverse backgrounds with key ecosystem players in the Middle East. The events are part of the Startups on the Move incubation programme, launched with support from Google.org, which involves […]

New Primary Health Care Centre opens in Kawergosk

Opening of new primary health care centre in Kawergosk to support the local and refugee communities UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and the General Directorate of Health (DoH) of the Kurdistan Regional Government inaugurated the new Primary Health Care Centre (PHCC) in Kawergosk sub-district in Erbil governorate, the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. The new Kawergosk […]

Refinery Targeted in Rocket Attack

By John Lee. A rocket attack that targeted an oil refinery in the Khabat area of Erbil on Sunday has been widely condemned. Six rockets were fired at the Kawergosk refinery, which is owned by KAR Group, reportedly damaging a storage tank. The Iraqi Security Media Cell said it located a launch base near the […]