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Morocco FDI Snapshot

Morocco FDI Snapshot

Due to its political stability and solid infrastructure, Morocco has rapidly emerged as a leading destination for foreign direct investment (FDI) in Africa.

Morocco
15 Feb 2018

UAE Economy

UAE Economy

The UAE economic growth will pick up significantly in 2018.

United Arab Emirates
17 Jan 2018

Dubai Budget 2018

Dubai Budget 2018

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai approved a budget of Dh56.5 billion for 2018.

United Arab Emirates
15 Jan 2018

Nigeria Economic Snapshot

Nigeria Economic Snapshot

Nigeria's government aims to diversify its economy and reduce the country's dependence on oil revenue.

Nigeria
12 May 2017

Nigeria Oil & Gas Snapshot

Nigeria Oil & Gas Snapshot

The oil and gas sector is a major source of foreign exchange for Nigeria. The sector accounted for 94.5% of export revenue and around 70% of government revenue in 2016.

Nigeria
06 May 2017

Nigeria FDI Landscape

Nigeria FDI Landscape

Nigeria was one of the major recipients of FDI in Africa. However, the oil-dependent economy has lost its attractiveness as a FDI destination in recent years.

Nigeria
01 May 2017

A Snapshot of Kenyan Agriculture

A Snapshot of Kenyan Agriculture

The agriculture sector is the backbone of Kenyan economy. Kenya’s agriculture sector will maintain its significant role in the economy.

Kenya
29 Apr 2017

Kenya’s Tourism Industry

Kenya’s Tourism Industry

Kenya’s tourism earnings bounced back in 2016 after five years of steady decline.

Kenya
23 Apr 2017

Kenya Economic Snapshot

Kenya Economic Snapshot

Kenya has been one of the most diversified economies in East Africa. It is expected that the country’s economic growth will remain robust in the medium term.

Kenya
11 Apr 2017

The Brand: Dubai Silicon Oasis

The Brand: Dubai Silicon Oasis

Based on UAE Vision 2021 and Dubai Plan 2021, Dubai Silicon Oasis, an integrated high-tech free zone, is implementing a range of smart city solutions, and preparing government entities for the post-oil...

United Arab Emirates
01 Apr 2017

Kenya FDI Landscape

Kenya FDI Landscape

Kenya has positioned itself as one of the leading FDI destinations in East Africa. It is predicted that FDI inflows into Kenya will continue to rise in the medium term.

Kenya
15 Mar 2017

Dubai Aviation

Dubai Aviation

The continued expansion of Dubai’s aviation sector is seen as a key policy tool for pushing forward with the thus-far successful diversification of Dubai’s economy away from over-reliance on hydrocarbons.

United Arab Emirates
09 Mar 2017

FDI into Turkey down by 59.8 percent

FDI into Turkey down by 59.8 percent

The FDI in Turkey reached $889 million in October 2016, according to the Turkish Ministry of Economy.

Turkey
03 Jan 2017

Making Cities More Resilient

Making Cities More Resilient

Here is a snapshot of why sustainable infrastructure projects are vital for cities across the globe.

Mega Trends
02 Jan 2017

Sharjah’s Economic Outlook

Sharjah’s Economic Outlook

Despite the tighter banking sector liquidity and slowdown in investments, it is expected that large public sector infrastructure projects in Dubai and Abu Dhabi will provide support for Sharjah's economy...

United Arab Emirates
09 Dec 2016

The Quest for Innovation

The Quest for Innovation

Innovation is one of the main pillars of the UAE’s economic development policy. Here is a snapshot of why the UAE offers the best investment landscape for innovation-focused companies worldwide.

United Arab Emirates
09 Nov 2016

Morocco — Top African Market for Investing in Renewables

Morocco — Top African Market for Investing in Renewables

Morocco is considered as one of the world’s top destinations for investment in renewable energy. The country contains around $30 billion worth of potential investment opportunities in the renewable energy...

Morocco
20 Aug 2016

Nigeria to boost its steel and mining sectors

Nigeria to boost its steel and mining sectors

As part of its plans to diversify its oil dependent economy, the Nigerian government aims to boost its steel and mining sectors.

Nigeria
18 Aug 2016

10 things to know about the UAE’s renewable energy landscape

10 things to know about the UAE’s renewable energy landscape

Renewable energy plays a crucial role in the UAE’s economic growth & diversification plans. The UAE aims to bolster its regional position as a role model for sustainable development.

United Arab Emirates
17 Aug 2016

Dubai Property Market Update

Dubai Property Market Update

Dubai is well known for its position as one of the most attractive destinations for real estate investment in the MENA region. Here is an update on the property market in Dubai.

United Arab Emirates
16 Aug 2016

Keeping an Eye on Real Estate Sector in Turkey

Keeping an Eye on Real Estate Sector in Turkey

Here is a snapshot of why Turkey is one of the best-performing real estate markets in the world.

Turkey
30 Jun 2016

Dubai Industrial Strategy

Dubai Industrial Strategy

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid has approved Dubai Industrial Strategy that aims to make Dubai a home for innovators for industrial production.

United Arab Emirates
28 Jun 2016

Opportunity Knocks — The ICT Ecosystem in Turkey

Opportunity Knocks — The ICT Ecosystem in Turkey

With digital services enhancing the lives of people around the world, the Internet economy is projected to reach $4.2 trillion in the G-20 countries by 2017. With its impressive growth rate, Turkey’s...

Turkey
24 Jun 2016

Blue Growth: Maritime Industry in Turkey

Blue Growth: Maritime Industry in Turkey

Here is a snapshot of why maritime sector plays a strategic role in Turkey’s economic development plans.

Turkey
09 Jun 2016

Safeguarding Financial Stability & Developing a Modern Economy

Safeguarding Financial Stability & Developing a Modern Economy

H.E. Nechirvan Barzani, the Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Region, on his vision to achieve economic stability and sustainable growth in the Kurdistan Region.

Kurdistan Region
07 Jun 2016

Turkey's Rapid Climb in the Global Tourism Rankings

Turkey's Rapid Climb in the Global Tourism Rankings

The travel and tourism sector, contributing $7.6 trillion to the global GDP in 2014, was the fourth largest industry after mining, financial services, and retail respectively, according to the World Travel...

Turkey
26 May 2016

Off the Bottom, Emerging Stronger

Off the Bottom, Emerging Stronger

The rapid plunge in oil prices shocked policy makers around the globe, and the emerging energy market of Kurdistan was not immune.

Kurdistan Region
23 May 2016

5 Things to Know About Dubai's FDI Landscape

5 Things to Know About Dubai's FDI Landscape

Dubai remains one of the most preferred destinations for investors. According to FT’s global FDI report, Dubai ranks 4th in terms of greenfield projects and 6th in foreign capital attracted. The government...

United Arab Emirates
23 May 2016

Dubai Medical Tourism

Dubai Medical Tourism

Dubai has ambitious plans to position itself to attract a major share of the $100 billion global medical tourism industry.

United Arab Emirates
19 Apr 2016

Dubai Maritime

Dubai Maritime

Dubai places considerable importance on the maritime industry in its wider plans to continue to diversify its economy.

United Arab Emirates
12 Apr 2016

Turkey Aviation

Turkey Aviation

Turkey faces some competition for its status as an aviation hub but it maintains the advantage, and its new airport is set to redraw the world aviation map.

Turkey
07 Apr 2016

Turkey FDI

Turkey FDI

FDI inflow to Turkey surged in 2015, beating figures from previous years by a considerable margin.

Turkey
15 Mar 2016

Educational Reform & Capacity Building

Educational Reform & Capacity Building

By Jacob Shapiro
At the Rwanga Foundation we believe that education is an investment in future.

Kurdistan Region
01 Jan 2016

The Yezidi Genocide

The Yezidi Genocide

By Tim Mewmaw
Tim Mewmaw is currently writing a novel, titled: Wearing a Niqab, to memorialize the Yezidi’s strength in the face of the Islamic State’s onslaught over the past 14 months.

Kurdistan Region
01 Jan 2016

The Project: Empire World

The Project: Empire World

Empire World continues to forge ahead, advancing the construction of the Empire World Project despite the economic challenges confronting the Kurdistan Region.

Kurdistan Region
01 Jan 2016

Notes from Westminster

Notes from Westminster

How a dynamic, pluralist and moderate Kurdistan can help the world overcome Daesh

Kurdistan Region
01 Jan 2016

MERI Forum 2015: Sharing Visions for the Future of the Middle East

MERI Forum 2015: Sharing Visions for the Future of the Middle East

By bringing together leading figures in domestic and international politics, MERI aims to provide a platform for constructive dialogue to those committed to overcoming the crises currently facing the region.

Kurdistan Region
01 Jan 2016

The Future Economic Challenges of Kurdistan

The Future Economic Challenges of Kurdistan

The majority of people in the Kurdistan Region are financially dependent on the government, which is itself dependent on oil income. Like many oil-based economies, the region’s economic booms and busts...

Kurdistan Region
01 Jan 2016

Identifying Global Beacons for Private Sector Reform

Identifying Global Beacons for Private Sector Reform

By Dave van Zoonen
The vulnerability of Kurdistan’s economy to volatility in the international markets was painfully revealed by last year’s fall in oil prices.

Kurdistan Region
01 Jan 2016

Kurdistan Energy Update

Kurdistan Energy Update

In the latest sign that Kurdish oil has established a foothold in the international market, November marked the third consecutive month of payments to firms exporting crude through the Ceyhan pipeline.

Kurdistan Region
01 Jan 2016

Taxation in the Kurdistan Region

Taxation in the Kurdistan Region

As a semi-autonomous Region, the Kurdistan Region has introduced certain tax laws and practices that diverge from the position in Federal Iraq.

Kurdistan Region
01 Jan 2016

Procurement Procedures in the Kurdistan Region

Procurement Procedures in the Kurdistan Region

The Production Sharing Contracts (PSC) signed between the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and the International Oil Companies (IOC) regulate almost all aspects of the companies’ operations in Kurdistan.

Kurdistan Region
01 Jan 2016

Shifting Trends of the Kurdistan Job Market

Shifting Trends of the Kurdistan Job Market

By Allegra E. Klein, Chief Operating Officer, MSELECT
The Kurdistan region has experienced a series of economic blows in the past 18 months, the effects of which have been profoundly fel...

Kurdistan Region
01 Jan 2016

The Impact of the Humanitarian Crises on Human Security

The Impact of the Humanitarian Crises on Human Security

The on-going structural conflict in Iraq coupled with the advance of the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq has severely compromised human security in the Kurdistan Region.

Kurdistan Region
01 Jan 2016

Resilience-building in the Kurdistan Region

Resilience-building in the Kurdistan Region

With decreasing humanitarian aid, more development must come: resilience-building for refugees and host community in Kurdistan, writes Roger Guiu, MERI Research Fellow.

Kurdistan Region
01 Oct 2015

Social Security Exemptions for Oil Companies

Social Security Exemptions for Oil Companies

Social security exemptions for oil companies operating in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, writes Alain M. Hannouche.

Kurdistan Region
01 Oct 2015

Sustainable Growth in Kurdistan’s Energy Industry

Sustainable Growth in Kurdistan’s Energy Industry

The oil and gas industry’s potential and challenges in the Kurdistan Region, writes Shwan Zulal, Carduchi Consulting Director.

Kurdistan Region
01 Oct 2015

Commitment to changing people’s lives for the better

Commitment to changing people’s lives for the better

AUDK’s commitment to changing people’s lives for the better by offering state-of-the-art programs, writes Dr. Honar Issa, Member of the Board of Trustees, American University Duhok Kurdistan.

Kurdistan Region
01 Oct 2015

Keeping an eye on Kurdistan’s Agriculture Industry

Keeping an eye on Kurdistan’s Agriculture Industry

The Kurdistan Region has huge potential of becoming an agricultural hub in the Middle East. There are strong indicators that agriculture industry will play a prominent role in shaping the future of the...

Kurdistan Region
01 Oct 2015

Rwanga Community

Rwanga Community

By Whitman Davis, Rwanga Foundation
When Rwanga decided to open a designated area primarily for Yazidi internally displaced persons (IDPs), there was careful consideration give...

Kurdistan Region
30 Sep 2015

Ensuring the Protection of Minorities within the Kurdistan Region

Ensuring the Protection of Minorities within the Kurdistan Region

The Kurdistan Region should be proud of its perception as a guardian of minorities, providing at risk groups with security and shelter. However, more should be done to protect the rights of ethnic and...

Kurdistan Region
30 Sep 2015

Democracy & Economic Development in the Kurdistan Region

Democracy & Economic Development in the Kurdistan Region

It would be safe to say that there exists a strong international consensus as to the benefits of democracy, meaning that talking about the negative aspects of the introduction of democratic politics to...

Kurdistan Region
29 Sep 2015

Notes from Westminster

Notes from Westminster

British foreign policy has been relatively passive for over a year to avoid needless controversy before the election and as parliament and government have settled in.

Kurdistan Region
29 Sep 2015

The Right Direction

The Right Direction

A series of reforms and investments has helped reinvigorate the health sector in Kurdistan since 2007. Today, the industry provides plenty of opportunities for foreign investors.

Kurdistan Region
15 Jul 2015

A Logistical Center For International Security Forces

A Logistical Center For International Security Forces

Djibouti’s political stability and its strategic location in the Horn of Africa mean the country has the opportunity to become a favorable partner at the international level.

Djibouti
16 Apr 2015

Islamic Banking On The Rise

Islamic Banking On The Rise

Djibouti’s strategic regional position combined with financial liberalism make the country a favorable business environment for investors, allowing them to enjoy financial stability.

Djibouti
16 Apr 2015

Aiming at self-suffiency

Aiming at self-suffiency

Djibouti’s strategy for 2020 focuses on developing the geothermal sector by using its own resources and reducing the country’s dependency on imported fossil fuels.

Djibouti
13 Apr 2015

Top Transportation Projects in Djibouti

Top Transportation Projects in Djibouti

We keep an eye on the top projects and companies shaping the future of transportation sector in Djibouti.

Djibouti
13 Apr 2015

Competition needed for growth

Competition needed for growth

Djibouti’s progress in the ICT sector is weak. However, the country has benefitted from international telecom projects to construct undersea fiber optic cable systems providing an international network...

Djibouti
10 Apr 2015

Investment Opportunities in Djibouti

Investment Opportunities in Djibouti

Djibouti encourages foreign investment by ensuring 100% foreign ownership in the private sector.

Djibouti
10 Apr 2015

Target: Regional Economic Integration

Target: Regional Economic Integration

Continued progress in Djibouti has allowed for an optimistic appraisal of its future, but more is needed to ensure sustainable growth and to further integrate its economy with those of its neighbors.

Djibouti
09 Apr 2015

Setting Higher Goals

Setting Higher Goals

The transport sector is the backbone of the economy, the main contributor to GDP and an important source of employment.

Djibouti
09 Apr 2015

Needs Time

Needs Time

Since his first term, President Guelleh has primarily focused on driving the growth of the knowledge-based sector, which it is hoped will lead to a better future for the country and its society.

Djibouti
09 Apr 2015

Sarajevo Calling

Sarajevo Calling

The BiH's competitive ICT market is on a good track in catching up with European standards.

Bosnia & Herzegovina
10 Mar 2015

Industrial revival of the BiH has taken off

Industrial revival of the BiH has taken off

Bosnia and Herzegovina is striving to invigorate its once powerful manufacturing spirit.

Bosnia & Herzegovina
10 Mar 2015

Discover, Invest, Harvest

Discover, Invest, Harvest

The BiH fulfills all the conditions to have a well-performing agriculture sector.

Bosnia & Herzegovina
10 Mar 2015

One country, Endless options

One country, Endless options

The BiH's richness in all kinds of tourism offerings deserves a closer look.

Bosnia & Herzegovina
10 Mar 2015

Rapid transformation in 20 years

Rapid transformation in 20 years

An overall gradual economic improvement can be observed in this young European country.

Bosnia & Herzegovina
09 Mar 2015

A growing market for European Banking

A growing market for European Banking

Continuous systemization and global development of financial sector in BiH is promising.

Bosnia & Herzegovina
01 Mar 2015

KRG Worldwide

KRG Worldwide

The KRG’s dynamic foreign relations are crucial and integral components of the Kurdistan Region’s economic and social development. The DFR’s foremost objectives are to raise the global profile of...

Kurdistan Region
26 Feb 2015

Turkey: The Kurdistan Region’s Largest Trading Partner

Turkey: The Kurdistan Region’s Largest Trading Partner

Ankara-Erbil relations significantly deepened and widened to cover security, economic, political, and cultural dimensions over the last decade.

Kurdistan Region
26 Feb 2015

Focus: 36N

Focus: 36N

Bringing the best international practices to Kurdistan.

Kurdistan Region
26 Feb 2015

Focus: MNR Annual Report, Transparency in Energy Sector

Focus: MNR Annual Report, Transparency in Energy Sector

In another step forward for transparency in the Kurdistan’s energy sector and finances, the KRG Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) released its comprehensive Annual Report in April 2014. The report...

Kurdistan Region
26 Feb 2015

Production & Monetization

Production & Monetization

From the accomplishments and challenges of 2014 to the upward trajectory of 2015, Kurdistan remains a choice destination for energy sector investors.

Kurdistan Region
26 Feb 2015

Construction Projects in Kurdistan

Construction Projects in Kurdistan

Top trending construction projects in the Kurdistan Region.

Kurdistan Region
26 Feb 2015

Focus: MACAIR Flight Support

Focus: MACAIR Flight Support

As a commercial pilot with over 14,000 hours of experience flying everything from small aircraft to Boeing jets and an FAA-licensed airframe and power plant technician, Macair Flight Support’s CEO Dori...

Kurdistan Region
26 Feb 2015

The Game Changer

The Game Changer

Major investments in the Kurdistan Region’s higher education system are helping to develop well-trained human capital.

Kurdistan Region
26 Feb 2015

Forging Ties Globally

Forging Ties Globally

Despite the challenges the Kurdistan Region faced in 2014, the KRG has not retreated from its main goals– improving security in the Region and forging strong diplomatic and economic ties globally.

Kurdistan Region
25 Feb 2015

Kurdistan Energy Update

Kurdistan Energy Update

2015 brings new challenges but promises to be the best year yet for Kurdistan's energy sector.

Kurdistan Region
24 Feb 2015

The Success of Economic Regionalism in the Kurdistan Region

The Success of Economic Regionalism in the Kurdistan Region

Dr. Anwar Anaid explains the success of the Kurdistan Region's economic regionalism, and why the Region's stability and prosperity are crucial for Iraq.

Kurdistan Region
24 Feb 2015

Registering an Oil Services Company in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq

Registering an Oil Services Company in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq

How to register an oil services company in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.

Kurdistan Region
10 Dec 2014

Searching for Continued Growth

Searching for Continued Growth

The last year has been a time of both landmark achievements and unprecedented challenges for the economy of the Kurdistan Region.

Kurdistan Region
10 Dec 2014

Forging Ahead

Forging Ahead

In spite of the recent political upheaval in Iraq, 2014 has been a year of growth for oil and gas production in Kurdistan.

Kurdistan Region
10 Dec 2014

Planning to Expand

Planning to Expand

Since the Kurdistan Region is landlocked with no extant rail services, its road and air transportation networks are fundamentally important in efforts to facilitate economic development.

Kurdistan Region
10 Dec 2014

Bold Plans Amidst Regional Strife

Bold Plans Amidst Regional Strife

The Kurdistan Region, with a diversity of both landscapes and cultures, looks to raise its profile as a tourist destination in spite of the obstacles posed by regional turmoil.

Kurdistan Region
10 Dec 2014

Focus: Erbil Business & Trade Center

Focus: Erbil Business & Trade Center

Across from the green expanse of Erbil’s Sami Abdul Rahman Park, a giant new building is quickly rising into the city’s skyline.

Kurdistan Region
10 Dec 2014

Help has no boundaries for Rwanga Foundation

Help has no boundaries for Rwanga Foundation

By Sofia Barbarani —
An international charity foundation in Kurdistan made headlines around the world in August for being the first organization to deliver humanitarian aid to tens of thousands...

Kurdistan Region
10 Dec 2014

Lebanon’s Fransabank Puts Down Roots in the Region

Lebanon’s Fransabank Puts Down Roots in the Region

At the beginning of April this year, Fransabank opened its first branch in Erbil.

Kurdistan Region
10 Dec 2014

Notes from Westminster

Notes from Westminster

The profile of the Iraqi Kurds in the British parliament continues to soar.

Kurdistan Region
09 Dec 2014

Kurdistan Energy Update

Kurdistan Energy Update

Shwan Zulal shares his insight on the recent events and their impact on the oil and gas industry.

Kurdistan Region
09 Dec 2014

Deploying the Resources

Deploying the Resources

The new projects, regulation, and processing facilities will help to modernize Kurdistan’s water supply system.

Kurdistan Region
09 Sep 2014

Confidence Remains High

Confidence Remains High

Shwan Zulal shares his insight on the recent events and their impact on the oil and gas industry.

Kurdistan Region
09 Sep 2014

Creating the Skilled Workforce

Creating the Skilled Workforce

Chris Parker discusses why the KRG should create the skilled workforce.

Kurdistan Region
09 Sep 2014

MSELECT Employee Survey

MSELECT Employee Survey

MSelect announced the launch of its 2014 Kurdistan Employee Survey, the first such comprehensive survey ‘from the ground’ in Kurdistan.

Kurdistan Region
08 Sep 2014

Shifting Dynamics

Shifting Dynamics

As quantity meets demand, however, and global companies set up shop in Kurdistan, quality is now securely in the spotlight. In many respects, 2014 has seen initial rumblings of many shifts in the Real...

Kurdistan Region
08 Sep 2014

Stepping Forward

Stepping Forward

Kurdistan’s ICT sector started from almost nothing in 2005, and has since become one of the Kurdistan Region’s most well developed and strategically important sectors.

Kurdistan Region
08 Sep 2014

Planting the Seeds

Planting the Seeds

The unique topography of the Kurdistan Region makes it ideally suited to the development of a prominent agriculture industry.

Kurdistan Region
08 Sep 2014

Finding Synergy in Unlikely Places

Finding Synergy in Unlikely Places

Faruk Holding, in partnership with Lafarge, have found an innovative method of using Sulaimani’s waste to partially fuel the city’s major cement plants—reducing industrial CO2 emissions, lowering...

Kurdistan Region
04 Sep 2014

Untapped Resource

Untapped Resource

Kurdistan’s quickly expanding workforce contains arguably the most potential to reshape the Kurdistan Region’s business, economic, and social landscape for the better, over the long term.

Kurdistan Region
04 Sep 2014

AmCham Slated to Open in Erbil

AmCham Slated to Open in Erbil

The US business community, increasingly finding its way into the growing sectors in the Kurdistan Region, will soon find additional support in the Region.

Kurdistan Region
06 Jun 2014

Dubai - Kurdistan Trade

Dubai - Kurdistan Trade

One of the biggest challenges for any economy is attracting and securing foreign investment. But Dubai – one of the Middle East’s most prominent financial actors – has only seen promise in the Kurdistan...

Kurdistan Region
06 Jun 2014

Taking the Long View

Taking the Long View

Aamina is a social investment advisor focused on advancing the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) practice in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI).

Kurdistan Region
14 May 2014

Iraq-Britain Business Council

Iraq-Britain Business Council

Baroness Nicholson provides insight into the activities of the IBBC, and discusses the many opportunities in Iraq and the Kurdistan Region for UK business and investment.

Kurdistan Region
11 May 2014

Notes from Westminster

Notes from Westminster

The British Parliament has cross-party groups providing bridges of friendship with 133 countries and regions. The all-party parliamentary group (APPG) on the Kurdistan Region in Iraq has become one of...

Kurdistan Region
11 May 2014

Turkish Economic Expansion & its Regional Implications

Turkish Economic Expansion & its Regional Implications

With increased business interactions between the Kurdistan Region and Turkey, socio-political bonds have strengthened in the recent years.

Kurdistan Region
11 May 2014

Women on the Frontlines

Women on the Frontlines

In a region where high-ranking positions are often dominated by men, the Kurdistan Region is gradually opening its eyes to the benefits of women’s participation in society.

Kurdistan Region
11 May 2014

Investor Highlights from the Sulaimani Forum

Investor Highlights from the Sulaimani Forum

While its unofficial epithet, The Davos of the Middle East, may be ambitious, the 2014 Sulaimani Forum, hosted by the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS) on March 4th and 5th, was not far off...

Kurdistan Region
15 Mar 2014

Expanding Trade Ties

Expanding Trade Ties

Nick Baird analyzes the development of UK-Kurdistan business ties, and discusses the key economic areas of interest for British companies considering using the stability and prosperity of the Region as...

Kurdistan Region
09 Dec 2013

Turkish Policies Empower the KRG’s Independent hydrocarbon Exports

Turkish Policies Empower the KRG’s Independent hydrocarbon Exports

Turkey’s recent decision to award the Turkish group Siyah Kalem a license to import gas from the Kurdistan Region increases pressure on Baghdad to allow the KRG the right to export its own oil and gas...

Kurdistan Region
09 Dec 2013

Bold Results

Bold Results

Blessed with abundant reserves, a prudent vision for resource development, and access to lucrative markets, Kurdistan emerges as the last onshore oil bonanza in the world.

Kurdistan Region
09 Dec 2013

Determined to Grow: Economy

Determined to Grow: Economy

An expected 8% growth rate, giant investment projects, and sound economic policies have ensured that the wind is blowing on the side of the Kurdistan Region economy.

Kurdistan Region
07 Oct 2013

Reform & Investment: Finance

Reform & Investment: Finance

Despite the significant progress that has been achieved in recent years, major reforms are needed to overcome the fundamental financial obstacles of the banking industry.

Kurdistan Region
07 Oct 2013

Reshaping Kurdistan’s Regional and Global Footprint: Energy

Reshaping Kurdistan’s Regional and Global Footprint: Energy

New oil and gas discoveries coupled with massive investment in the Region’s power sector have guaranteed that Kurdistan will maintain its position as a developing contributor to the global energy industry...

Kurdistan Region
07 Oct 2013

Investing in the Future: Human Capital

Investing in the Future: Human Capital

The KRG has pursued multiple programs to promote the appeal of private sector employment, and has secured better educational and training opportunities for the people of Kurdistan.

Kurdistan Region
07 Oct 2013

Restoring the Bread Basket: Agriculture

Restoring the Bread Basket: Agriculture

The KRG’s Strategic Plan for the agriculture industry aims to restore the Region to its former glory as a large-scale producer and exporter.

Kurdistan Region
07 Oct 2013

Heads Up: Construction

Heads Up: Construction

Numerous large-scale construction and real-estate projects are expected to help satisfy rising demand across the entirety of the Kurdistan Region.

Kurdistan Region
07 Oct 2013

Plugging In: Telecom and Internet

Plugging In: Telecom and Internet

Kurdistan’s young and dynamic population, coupled with rapidly increasing mobile and internet penetration rates, indicates that there are long-term growth prospects in the telecom sector.

Kurdistan Region
07 Oct 2013

Opening up to the World: Tourism

Opening up to the World: Tourism

The tourism industry in the Kurdistan Region continues to grow, and new opportunities are emerging.

Kurdistan Region
07 Oct 2013

Taking the Right Route: Transport

Taking the Right Route: Transport

New road networks are under construction, modern airport facilities are in place, and plans for the establishment of railways and tramlines are on the radar.

Kurdistan Region
07 Oct 2013

On Track for Expansion: Health

On Track for Expansion: Health

Healthcare spending between 2013-2020 is set to rise to $2.1 billion, with emphasis to be placed on the modernization and expansion of the sector’s infrastructure.

Kurdistan Region
07 Oct 2013

Knowledge is Power: Education

Knowledge is Power: Education

Kurdistan Regional Government has targeted the development of a well-educated population in order to allow the Region to continue to make uninterrupted strides in its economic growth.

Kurdistan Region
07 Oct 2013

Commitment to Democracy & Rule of Law

Commitment to Democracy & Rule of Law

In a very brief period of time, the Kurdistan Region has managed to achieve a rapidly developing economy, political stability, and national cohesion.

Kurdistan Region
30 Jul 2013

MNR Annual Report 2013

MNR Annual Report 2013

The KRG’s Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) released a comprehensive Annual Report for 2013 in late April.

Kurdistan Region
01 Jul 2013

Common Vision for the Future

Common Vision for the Future

Energy, economic, and trade relations have generated increasing interdependence between Turkey and the Kurdistan Region.

Kurdistan Region
02 Mar 2013

Harnessing technology for Private Sector Development

Harnessing technology for Private Sector Development

The Kurdistan Region’s labor market faces a major challenge in coming years.

Kurdistan Region
02 Mar 2013

Evaluating the Sector: Education

Evaluating the Sector: Education

Rebaz Zedbagi details the vulnerabilities of the current education sector in the Kurdistan Region and provides possible solutions for the major issues.

Kurdistan Region
02 Mar 2013
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