Tag Archives | United Arab Emirates (UAE)

Dubai-based Fashion Retailer to Expand in Iraq

Dubai-based Redtag, the value fashion and home lifestyle brand, has announced that it plans to open 20 more stores in the MENA region in 2016 including in Saudi Arabia, Oman, Egypt, Iraq, and Uzbekistan. Out of a total of the brand’s over 170 stores across the Middle East, 101 are currently in Saudi Arabia, with […]

Stirling Group Partners with EUIEC

By John Lee. UAE-based Stirling Group, a leading provider of HSE service, has partnered with the EU Iraq Energy Centre (EUIEC) to provide risk management training to the Iraqi oil and gas industry. The company will deliver a series of three day courses dealing with uncertainty and risk in the global energy sector from its […]

Dana Gas Reaches Settlement With RWE

By John Lee. UAE-based Dana Gas has announced that it has reached an “amicable and mutually beneficial settlement agreement” with RWE’s trading unit RWE Suppy & Trading GmbH (RWEST) to resolve a dispute over its operations in Iraqi Kurdistan. The detailed terms of the settlement agreement are to be treated in accordance with the confidentiality […]

Dana Gas Shares Rise on $2bn Iraq Judgement

By John Lee. Dana Gas has announced that the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) has ordered the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to pay $1.98 billion to a consortium that it leads. In a statement to the Abu Dhabi stock exchange, the Sharjah-based company claims that the judgement is final, binding and internationally enforceable, and […]

Wood Group wins $90m Contract in Iraq

Wood Group has won a new contract worth approximately $90 million to deliver services to one of the world’s leading blue-chip international oil companies (IOC) in Iraq. Wood Group PSN (WGPSN) will provide project management for an onshore facility under the three year contract, which is effective immediately. Concept and FEED work for future projects […]

Court Orders KRG Pay Dana Gas $100m

The UK's High Court has ordered the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to pay a consortium led by Dana Gas $100 million within 14 days. In a statement, the KRG's Ministry of Natural Resources said: “The Court’s decision does not relate to the substantive merits of the claims and counterclaims in the on-going arbitration between the […]

Much-Awaited Future Energy Forum Opens for Membership

Beginning 2016 founders of The Iraq Club, will officially launch the Future Energy Forum (FEF), an exclusive business-focused community connecting a senior network of leaders specifically engaged in the development of emerging energy markets. A much anticipated forum, FEF is spearheaded by William Wakeham and Leanne Case, both of whom are leading experts on critical […]

Iraq Falls in Ease of Doing Business index

By John Lee. Iraq has been ranked 161th out of 189 countries in the World Bank‘s recent Doing Business 2016 report, down from 156th place the previous year. Top of the list were Singapore, New Zealand and Denmark, with last place going to Eritrea, just behind Libya and South Sudan. The pace of business regulatory […]