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PM al-Abadi meets Iraqi Businessmen in UAE

By John Lee. Prime Minister Dr. Haider Al-Abadi met a number of locally-resident Iraqi businessmen in Abu Dhabi earlier this week. He listened to the views, observations and suggestions delivered by the investors related to the laws and travel procedures that should be facilitated, in addition to the significance of providing a suitable environment for […]

PM Al-Abadi Arrives in UAE

Prime Minister Dr. Haider Al-Abadi and his accompanying delegation arrived in Abu Dhabi on Monday morning, and were welcomed at the presidential airport by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, and the head of the mission of honor Dr. Sultan […]

Petroceltic Shares Slump, CEO Increases Stake

By John Lee. Dragon Oil said on Monday that it was backing out of plans to make an offer of 230 pence a share for Irish operator Petroceltic, which has interests in Iraqi Kurdistan. Shares in Petroceltic closed down 35 percent at 112.45 pence on Monday, 50 percent below their recent peak. Chief Executive Brian […]

Sulzer, Unaoil in JV Agreement

By John Lee. Swiss-based Sulzer has signed an agreement to form a joint venture with the Unaoil Group to service of rotating equipment for oil and gas, and power customers in Southern Iraq. The joint venture (JV) will operate under the name of Sulzer Rotating Equipment FZCO and will have offices in Dubai, with local operations […]

Atrush First Oil on Schedule

By John Lee. TAQA, the Abu Dhabi National Energy Company, has said that first oil from its Atrush Block in Iraq is on schedule for late 2015. The company said that operations have resumed following a brief interruption to drilling activities after increased regional instability in August. (Source: TAQA)

Emirates Resumes Services to Erbil

By John Lee. Emirates resumed its twice-weekly passenger flights to Erbil on Sunday. The route is erved by an Airbus A330-200 aircraft in a 3-class configuration. The service will increase to four weekly flights from 4th December 2014. Sheikh Majid Al Mualla, Emirates Divisional Senior Vice President Commercial Operations, said: “We have been closely monitoring […]

Transworld Group, NAWAH Partner on Ports

Dubai-headquartered companies Transworld Group and NAWAH [North America Western Asia Holdings] have announced that the two firms have entered into a formal agreement to service Iraq’s growing demand for imports, linking their considerable shipping, logistics, marine services and port capabilities. As part of their agreement, Transworld Group and NAWAH Port Management, NAWAH’s port operations business […]

Etihad Reroutes Flights and Modifies Schedule

By Patrick M Schmidt. In the wake of other airlines and the American Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) ban for American commercial airlines, Abu Dhabi based airline, Etihad Airways, has announced that they will redirect their aircraft around Iraqi airspace. The airline has cancelled all flights to Erbil, but will maintain its current flight operations to […]

Emirates to Reroute Flights

By Patrick M Schmidt. Sir Tim Clark, Chief Executive of Emirates Airlines, has announced that the airline would no longer allow its own aircraft to fly over Iraq. This statement comes as a reaction to the missile strike on Malaysian Airlines MH-17 and concerns about ISIS militants in the north of Iraq being in possession […]

KRG Rejects Dana Gas Statement on Payments

By John Lee. The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has rejected a statement by Abu Dhabi-listed Dana Gas to the effect that the London Court of International Arbitration had awarded the company the right to receive some outstanding payments from the Kurdish government. Dana Gas said on Sunday that its consortium with Crescent Petroleum and Pearl Petroleum […]

UAE Assures Project Implementation in Kurdistan

The United Arab Emirates Deputy Minister of Economy and Trade, Abdullah Saleh, visited the Kurdistan Region this week to attend the 2014 TradeUAE Iraq conference in Erbil. The conference included 115 Emirati companies specializing in a wide range of sectors, including energy, the food industry, petrochemicals, construction, as well as companies offering banking and communications […]