investment

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

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

Kenya FDI

Kenya FDI

East Africa’s largest economy, Kenya, is one of the leading destinations for foreign direct investment (FDI) in Africa.

Kenya
19 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

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 2016

Morocco FDI

Morocco FDI

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

Morocco
08 Mar 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Boosting Trade

Fathi al Mudaris, Advisor, Ministry of Trade and Industry, KRG

IIG talks to Fathi Al-Mudaris on the trade and investment landscape in the Kurdistan Region.

Kurdistan Region
25 May 2016 - Erbil

Leading the Way

Nechirvan Barzani, Prime Minister, KRG

Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani explains the KRG's economic performance, why investors should choose Kurdistan as a business destination, and the key...

Kurdistan Region
23 Feb 2015 - Erbil

Ambitious Target of Growth

Raad Zahid, CEO, Erbil Stock Exchange (ESX)

Raad Zahid provides IIG with some specifics on the ESX’s opening, initial market capitalization, and plans to attract foreign investors.

Kurdistan Region
02 Sep 2014 - Erbil

The Big Box Comes to Kurdistan

Jean Marie Boixel, Country Manager–Iraq, SI Retail

Jean Marie Boixel predicts a bright future for hypermarkets like Auchan in Kurdistan.

Kurdistan Region
20 Aug 2014 - Erbil

SI Retail’s Expansion in Kurdistan

Christophe Durand, Expansion and Business Development, SI Retail

Christophe Durand talks with IIG about SI Retail’s expanding operations in Kurdistan and the opportunities in the retail sector.

Kurdistan Region
19 Aug 2014 - Erbil

Retail Giant

Bhupesh Malhotra, Country Manager, Landmark Iraq

Bhupesh Malhotra speaks to IIG regarding the opportunities and challenges of pioneering foreign investment in the Kurdistan Region’s retail market.

Kurdistan Region
18 Aug 2014 - Erbil

Facilitating Investment

Shwan Ibrahim Taha, Chairman, Rabee Securities

Shwan Taha provides IIG with insight into the growth and evolution the Iraq Stock Exchange (ISX) and the Erbil Stock Exchange (ESX), and discusses the...

Kurdistan Region
11 May 2014 - Erbil

Building Bridges

Bakir Lashkari, President, Kurdish-Dutch Business Club (KDBC)

Bakir Lashkari provides IIG with insight into the opportunities and challenges that Dutch businesses find in the Kurdistan Region.

Kurdistan Region
11 May 2014 - Erbil

Investing in Long Term Growth

Paul Bailey, Managing Director, Definitus

Paul Bailey provides IIG insight into the investments and opportunities that Definitus finds appealing in the Kurdistan Region, as well as the challenges...

Kurdistan Region
11 May 2014 - Erbil

Iraq-Britain Business Council

Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne, Executive Chairman, Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC)

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

Kurdistan Region
11 May 2014 - Erbil

Promoting Opportunities for Growth

Rezan Kader, KRG Representative to Italy, KRG

Rezan Kader discusses the business and investment opportunities that the Kurdistan Region offers Italian companies, and provides insight into the ways...

Kurdistan Region
11 May 2014 - Erbil

Long-term Collaboration

Dilshad Barzani, KRG Representative in Germany, KRG

Dilshad Barzani provides IIG with insight into the ways in which the KRG’s Representative office in Germany has brought the KRG and Germany together...

Kurdistan Region
11 May 2014 - Erbil

Promoting Spanish Investment

Daban Shadala, KRG Representative in Spain, KRG

Daban Shadala provides IIG with insights into the KRG Representation in Spain’s strategy to draw Spanish investment into the Kurdistan Region, as well...

Kurdistan Region
11 May 2014 - Erbil

Expanding Trade Ties

Nick Baird, Chief Executive, UK Trade & Investment

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

Kurdistan Region
09 Dec 2013 - Erbil

An Open Door for Business

Bakhtiyar Ameen, Director General, Directorate General of Investment in Dohuk

Bakhtiyar Ameen explains the key sectors that are in need of greater investment, the main projects that have had the greatest impact on the economy of...

Kurdistan Region
06 Sep 2013 - Dohuk

Dohuk Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Ayad H. Abdulhalim, Chairman, Dohuk Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Ayad H. Abdulhalim discusses business climate for foreign investors in Dohuk, the sectors that are most ripe for development, and the Chamber’s activities...

Kurdistan Region
05 Sep 2013 - Dohuk

Follow Us

Mawlawi Jabar Wahab, Chairman, General Board of Tourism, KRG

Mawlawi Jabar Wahab explains the development of the tourism industry in the Kurdistan Region, the different aspects of the Tourism Strategic Plan 2025,...

Kurdistan Region
21 Aug 2013 - Erbil

Shaping the Future of the Kurdistan Region

Nechirvan Barzani, Prime Minister, KRG

PM Nechirvan Barzani provides IIG with exclusive insight into the importance of the KRG’s Human Capacity Development Program, the major structural reforms...

Kurdistan Region
29 Jul 2013 - Erbil

At the Forefront

Ayad Mirza, Deloitte Iraq, Country Partner

Ayad Mirza talks to IIG regarding the competitive strengths of Deloitte’s legal practices, Deloitte’s key goals and objectives for 2013, the strengths...

Kurdistan Region
27 Jul 2013 - Erbil

Hub for Industry

Farman Gharib Sa’eed, General Director, General Directorate of Investment in Slemani Kurdistan BOI

Farman Gharib Sa’eed explains the evolution of the Board of Investment in Slemani, the priority areas and opportunities for investment, and the overall...

Kurdistan Region
05 Jun 2013 - Slemani

Renovating the City

Nihad Latif Qoja, Mayor of Erbil, Kurdistan Region

Nihad Qoja details the work that has gone into developing Erbil, the infrastructure that requires further investment, the planned renovations for the Erbil...

Kurdistan Region
09 May 2013 - Erbil

Financial Sector in the Region

Bayiz Talabani, Minister of Finance and Economy, KRG

Minister Bayiz Talabani discusses the current objectives of his Ministry, the methods taken to ensure further economic growth, the creation of the Kurdistan...

Kurdistan Region
29 Apr 2013 - Erbil

Industrial Revival

Fathi al Mudaris, Economic Relations Advisor, Ministry of Trade and Industry, KRG

Fathi al Mudaris gives IIG insight into the priority areas for investment in the industry sector, the development of human capacity, and plans for the...

Kurdistan Region
01 Apr 2013 - Erbil

Generating Trust in the Banking Sector

Bustam Al-Janabi, Managing Director, Kurdistan International Bank

Bustam Al-Janabi gives insight into the evolution of the banking sector in the Kurdistan Region, the projects that the Kurdistan International Bank for...

Kurdistan Region
11 Mar 2013 - Erbil

Developing Priorities

Herish Muharam, Chairman, Kurdistan Board of Investment

IIG talks to Minister Herish Muharam about the development, implementation, and evolution of the 2006 Investment Law, the priority sectors for investment...

Kurdistan Region
20 Feb 2013 - Erbil

Strengths, Vulnerabilities and Objectives

Hayder Mustafa Saaid, Department of Studies and Information Director General, Kurdistan Board of Investment

IIG interviews Hayder Mustafa Saaid to learn his thoughts on the strengths and vulnerabilities in the region’s investment opportunities, the key players...

Kurdistan Region
20 Feb 2013 - Erbil