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Fundamental Changes in Kurdistan Pharmaceutical Regulations

Kurdistan Region's medicine market sees fundamental changes in pharmaceutical regulations The Kurdistan Regional Government's (KRG) Ninth Cabinet took effective measures to regulate the medicine market, making fundamental changes in its crackdown on illegal and counterfeit medications imported to the Kurdistan Region. The KRG in 2019 enhanced its efforts to regulate the medicine market and provide […]

Kurdistan Innovation Institute (KII) launched

KRG Prime Minister Masrour Barzani has attended the launch ceremony of Kurdistan Innovation Institute (KII), designed to support innovators and researchers. The KII was founded at the initiative of Prime Minister Barzani, who continues to support Kurdistani youth in the pursuit of their hopes and ideas. "Today is a milestone in our collective growth; as […]

Prominent Role for Kurdistan in Global Gas Markets

By Ahmed Tabaqchali, for the Atlantic Council. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Kurdistan positioned in prominent role in global gas markets A new report, The Kurdistan Region of Iraq's Gas-Export Potential: Deja Vu All Over Again, authored by Atlantic Council […]

Iraq "Lacks Strategy on many Governance Fronts"

By Abbas Kadhim, for the Atlantic Council. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq lacks strategy on many governance fronts. It's never too late to rectify this unforgivable deficiency A year after the October 2021 elections, the Iraqi Council of Representatives […]

Renovation of Reconstructive Surgery Hospital in Sulaymaniyah

Burn and Reconstructive Surgery Hospital in Sulaymaniyah completes the second phase of its renovation and expansion project The World Health Organization (WHO), in coordination with the Sulaymaniyah Directorate of Health, inaugurated the Burn and Reconstructive Surgery Hospital in the city of Sulaymaniyah in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq after the completion of the second phase […]

KRG hopes Digitalization will bring Investment

By Adam Lucente for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Kurdistan government in Iraq hopes digitalization will bring investment The Kurdistan Regional Government has made progress digitizing government services, but investors say more is needed to attract serious capital […]

Investment in Kurdistan's Agriculture Sector Surges

Inward investment in the Kurdistan Region's agriculture rose from 1.5% to over 10% under the Kurdistan Regional Government's (KRG) Ninth Cabinet, which has been working to diversify the Kurdistan Region's economy sector by mainly focusing on developing the sector. The KRG has been working on building strong industrial and agricultural infrastructure in the Region to […]

Iraq Economic Review: KRG Finances; Iraq's Real Estate Boom

By Basima Abdulrahman, Rania Baker and Ahmed Tabaqchali, for the Institute of Regional and International Studies (IRIS) at the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS). The opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq Economic Review: KRG's Financial Conundrum | Iraq's Real Estate Boom […]

Genel Shares Rise on Trading Update

Shares in Genel Energy were trading as much as 6 percent higher this morning following a trading and operations update in respect of the third quarter and first nine months of 2022. Paul Weir (pictured), Chief Executive of Genel, said: "I am pleased that we remain on track to generate around $250 million of free […]

DNO Reports Strong Third Quarter Results

DNO ASA, the Norwegian oil and gas operator, today reported third quarter operating profit of USD 191 million on revenues of USD 339 million driven by strong production at the flagship Kurdistan Tawke license and continued high oil and gas prices. In Kurdistan, gross operated production totaled 109,100 barrels of oil per day (bopd) in […]