Tag Archives | Kurdistan Investment Board

Emaar, Faruk to Build $2bn Resort at Dukan

By John Lee. Dubai-based Emaar Properties is expected to sign a contract worth over $2 billion with Kurdish company Faruk Group Holding to develop a resort in Sulaymaniyah. Herish Muharam Muhamad, chairman of Kurdistan Investment Board (KIB), said the Dukan tourist city project will include hotels, restaurants, residential areas, cinemas and casinos. Emaar last year signed […]

KRG Investment Board Chair visits Austria, Slovakia

Austrian companies in Vienna heard about the investment and trade opportunities in the Kurdistan Region, at the first business lunch to be jointly hosted by the Kurdistan Regional Government Austrian Representation and the Austrian Federal Chamber of Commerce. The guest of honour was Chairman of the Kurdistan Investment Board Minister Herish Muharam, who on the […]

Most of Kurdistan's 2012 Investment is in Erbil

Since the beginning of this year most of the investment in Iraqi Kurdistan has taken place in Erbil, according to figures from the Kurdistan's Investment Board. AKnews reports that the Kurdistan Region's total volume of investment in the "first period" of this year was $3.1bn (3.6 trillion Iraqi dinars), but does not break this down […]

Kurdistan Investment Board to Devolve Powers to Provinces

The Chairman of Kurdistan's Investment Board said that the board will adopt a more strategic approach and devolve investment licensing powers to its three provincial directorates. Minister Herish Muharam, speaking at the 'Iraq: Untapped Opportunities' conference in London, said, "To increase the efficiency of our Investment Board, we are delegating more of our operations to […]

Kurdistan Declines to Confirm Shell Contacts

At the 'Iraq: Untapped Opportunities' conference in London on Tuesday, Padraig O'Hannelly, for Iraq Business News, pressed the Chairman of the Kurdistan Board of Investment, H.E. Herish Muharam, on reports that the KRG had been in discussions with Shell: IBN: "Is it true that Shell was in discussions with Kurdistan relating to exploration contracts, and […]

23% of Investment in Kurdistan is from Foreign Countries

Foreign companies and governments account for about 23 percent of the investment in the Kurdish Region, according to a report from AKnews. The Kurdistan Investment Board said that $3.9 billion [4.6 trillion Iraqi dinars] of investments came from up to 20 countries in the past 5 years. With $17.4 billion [20.3 trillion Iraqi dinars] was […]