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HKN Energy creates 450 Jobs in Kurdistan Region

By John Lee. The US Consul General in Erbil has praised the Dallas-based HKN Energy for directly creating 450 jobs in the Kurdistan Region. Robert Palladino made the comments during a visit to the company's facility in Chamanke. Click here to read the full article. (Source: Kurdistan 24)

$250m Wheat Marketing Center Opened in Erbil

By John Lee. The Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has opened a new wheat marketing center in Erbil, a year after announcing the project. In a statement on Twitter, Masrour Barzani said: "In less than a year, we are back to inaugurate the $250-million wheat marketing project in Erbil. A great new […]

Pro-Israel Summit in Erbil Breaks New Ground

By Dennis Ross, for the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. A Pro-Israel Summit in Erbil Breaks New Ground At great personal risk, Iraqi civil society leaders gathered to demand entry into the Abraham Accords, and […]

KESK Secures Six-Figure Seed Funding

By John Lee. KESK, which describes itself as a "green solutions company", has announced that it has secured six-figure seed funding from Euphrates Venture Capital Fund. Founder and CEO, Basima Abdulrahman (pictured), said: "My vision is to make smart green solutions trustable, accessible, and affordable. We simply want to make the green way, the easy […]

Atrush Exceeds 50m Barrels Production

By John Lee. ShaMaran Petroleum has announce that the Atrush block in Iraqi Kurdistan has surpassed the cumulative oil production milestone of 50 million barrels since its first oil in July 2017. Dr. Adel Chaouch, President and Chief Executive Officer of ShaMaran, commented: "This significant operational achievement is noteworthy as the production milestone has been […]

KRG "Bans Tomato Imports from rest of Iraq"

From Rudaw. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Kurdistan's unemployed youth blame the government The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has banned imports of tomatoes from Iraq, following protest from farmers because of the low price of their fruit. Click here to read […]

Sustainable Energy Solutions: New Projects Launched

Supporting Iraq's Local Economic Development through Sustainable Energy Solutions - New Projects Launched Three innovative projects aimed at promoting sustainable energy solutions were launched today in partnership with the European Union and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Iraq and the governorates of Erbil, Sulaymaniyah, and Duhok. The projects, which were designed by the […]

Khor Mor gets $250m Financing from DFC

Pearl Petroleum, the consortium led by Dana Gas and Crescent Petroleum of the UAE, has signed a $250 million financing agreement with the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) to support the gas expansion works currently under way at the Khor Mor gas plant in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI). DFC is the development […]