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Financial Sector Developing in Kurdistan

Both public and private sectors are working hand in hand to establish and develop a modern financial sector in the Region that can support the economic growth in the Region, measure up with international standards, and be connected to world markets, something that is key to the soundness and efficiency of this sector. The sector […]

Investments in Erbil to Exceed $7bn

Investment projects in the capital of Kurdistan region, Erbil, are estimated at $7.5bn, the deputy governor reported on Tuesday. "We expect that investment will increase in the coming years,” Tahir Abdullah said. The projects have been carried out in different sectors, such as industry, reconstruction, agriculture and housing projects in Erbil, Abdullah noted. A member […]

WesternZagros Update on Kurdamir-1 Operations

WesternZagros Resources Ltd has successfully retrieved the upper 450 metres portion of the parted drill string at the Kurdamir-1 well. Following thorough testing of the blow-out preventers, snubbing operations are now underway to recover the remaining 2,400 metres of drill string. This operation is expected to take approximately 20 days. Total costs of Kurdamir-1 to […]

Kurdistan Prepares to Export Gas via Turkey

The Kurdistan Regional Government is preparing to export natural gas to Europe via Turkey and the Nabucco project, Turkish Hurriyet Daily News said on Tuesday. “After failing to agree with the central government in Baghdad over the sale of oil and gas, northern Iraq’s administration is now preparing to export natural gas to Europe via […]

Muthanna to Learn from Kurdistan's Development

A delegation from Muthanna Province has arrived to Sulaimaniyah to get acquainted with the latest developments in the Kurdistan Region, the Sulaimaniyah Press Secretary reported on Wednesday. "The delegation, headed by Ibrahim Suleiman, visited Sulaimaniyah, in order to see the latest developments in the Kurdistan Region," Twana Ali Kamal said. They visited the Bazyani cement […]

Kurdistan Govt Approves $500m Avro City

The regional government of Iraq's Kurdistan has approved the construction of the $500m Avro City in Dahuk province as security in the area improves, Meed has reported. The project will include 120 low-rise buildings, 3,396 apartment units, 56 single-family villas, 40,000 sq m of education facilities, a five-star hotel, sports stadium, commercial district, healthcare facilities, […]

Erbil Stock Exchange Opens for Business

AK News reports that the Erbil Stock Exchange has opened for business. "The Kurdistan regional government (KRG) has continually strived to create an environment for the local businessmen and traders to have shares in the local companies of Kurdistan," the secretary of the high economic council of KRG, Izzat Mullah said. Erbil stock market is […]

Kurdistan Region Demands Strategic Trade Relations with Turkey

The Chief of Erbil Trade & Industrial Chamber has announced today that his Chamber has taken into consideration the strategic trade and economic relations, rather than the temporary relations, with a visiting Turkish trade delegation in Erbil. "We have demanded the latest Turkish trade delegation to take into consideration the joint long term trade relations, […]

Turkish Minister Targets $20bn Investment in Iraqi Kurdistan

At the Turkey- Kurdistan Regional Economic Forum held this week in Erbil, Kurdish and Turkish entrepreneurs and businessmen met to discuss possible future joint investment projects in Kurdistan Region. During the meeting, Turkey's Foreign Trade Minister, Zafar Çaglayan, also declared that his country seeks to increase investment by Turkish companies in the region to US$20 […]

Turks Seek More Trade with Iraqi Kurds

A large Turkish business delegation will head to northern Iraq Tuesday to boost trade links, despite a political chill over Turkish Kurd rebels taking refuge in the area, a newspaper report said. State minister for foreign trade Zafer Caglayan, who will lead the 200 businessmen, voiced the hope that increased economic exchanges between Turkey and […]

Gulf Keystone Warns of Delays

Gulf Keystone, the Kurdistan-focused oil explorer, has had to delay the drilling of its Shaikan-2 exploration well, after running into difficulties with its current Bijeel-1 well. Mechanical problems were encountered when testing and evaluating the lower section of Bijeel-1. This has necessitated a sidetrack and re-drill of this portion of the well to "fully evaluate […]