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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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Building Bridges

Falah Mustafa Bakir, Head of the Department of Foreign Relations, KRG

IIG talks to Minister Falah Mustafa Bakir on the KRG's foreign policy priorities.

Kurdistan Region
07 Jun 2016 - Erbil

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

Expanding Commercial Ties

Steve Lutes, Director, US Chamber

IIG talks to Steve Lutes on the US Chamber’s activities in the Kurdistan Region.

Kurdistan Region
16 May 2016 - erbil

Kurdistan in Italy

Rezan Kader, Representative, KRG Italy

IIG talks to Rezan Kader, the KRG Representative in Italy, on the KRG - Italy bilateral ties.

Kurdistan Region
01 Jan 2016 - Erbil

Kurdistan in Australia

Haval Syan, Representative, KRG Australia

IIG talks to Haval Syan, the KRG Representative in Commonwealth of Australia, on the KRG-Australia bilateral ties.

Kurdistan Region
01 Jan 2016 - Erbil

Rwanga Foundation

Abdul Salam Medeni, CEO, Rwanga Foundation

IIG talks to Abdul Salam Medeni on the Rwanga Foundation’s current and future projects.

Kurdistan Region
01 Jan 2016 - Erbil

Cooperation On All Fronts

Bayan Sami Rahman, High Representative, KRG

IIG talks to Bayan Sami Rahman, the KRG High Representative to the USA, on the KRG-U.S. relations and her Representation's top priorities to further strengthen...

Kurdistan Region
29 Sep 2015 - Erbil

Confidence in the Future

Masoud Barzani, President, KRG

IIG talks to President Masoud Barzani about the Kurdistan Region’s cooperation with the international community, new regional challenges, and Kurdistan’s...

Kurdistan Region
23 Feb 2015 - Erbil

The KRG's Foreign Policy Perspective

Falah Mustafa Bakir, Head of the Department of Foreign Relations, KRG

Minister Falah Mustafa Bakir details the Kurdistan Region’s foreign policy goals and priorities in 2015 and the Region’s strengthening ties with the...

Kurdistan Region
17 Dec 2014 - Erbil

Boosting Trade for Growth

Samal Sardar, Minister of Trade and Industry, KRG

Samal Sardar explains why he believes the Kurdistan Region remains an attractive destination for foreign investment and discusses the Ministry of Trade...

Kurdistan Region
10 Dec 2014 - Erbil

Invisible Protection & Energy Savings

Martin Westney, Managing Director, Advanced Glass Technology

Martin Westney explains the security and energy-saving benefits of AGT glass products, his growing portfolio of clients, and the opportunities available...

Kurdistan Region
10 Dec 2014 - Erbil

International Standards, Local Roots

Colin Gaskin, ­Executive Director, 36N

Colin Gaskin speaks with IIG about 36N’s efforts to bring international standards to the facilities and property management sectors in Kurdistan and...

Kurdistan Region
10 Dec 2014 - Erbil

The UK: A Friend to the Kurdistan Region

Angus Mckee, British Consul General, Kurdistan Region

British Consul General Angus McKee discusses the growing commercial ties between the Kurdistan Region and the United Kingdom and shares his government's...

Kurdistan Region
09 Dec 2014 - Erbil

Kurdistan in Austria

Dr. Mustafa Ramazan Goran, Representative, KRG in Austria

Dr. Mustafa Ramazan Goran speaks to IIG regarding the ties that the KRG Representation in Austria is fostering between Austrian and Kurdish business and...

Kurdistan Region
04 Sep 2014 - Erbil

Kurdistan in France

Khaman Zirar Asaad, Representative, KRG in France

Khaman Zirar Asaad provides IIG exclusive insight into the ways in which the KRG Representation in France is bringing French business to the Kurdistan...

Kurdistan Region
03 Sep 2014 - Erbil

Building on Industrial Capacity

Dilshad Shakir, CEO, Azady Industries

Dilshad Shakir speaks to IIG about the role that Azady Industries is playing in the development of Sulaimani a center for heavy indus- try in Iraq and...

Kurdistan Region
01 Sep 2014 - Erbil

New Concept in Erbil

John Downe, Managing Partner, Azure Serviced Offices

John Downe discusses the opportunities and challenges Azure sees as it introduces the serviced office concept to the Kurdistan Region.

Kurdistan Region
28 Aug 2014 - Erbil

Educational Edge

Robert Ritchie, Director, Professional Development Institute -  AUIS

Robert Ritchie speaks to IIG about the growing demand for professional development training and education in the Kurdistan Region, and how PDI’s MBA...

Kurdistan Region
27 Aug 2014 - Erbil

Harnessing Kurdistan’s Human Potential

Ian McIntosh, Consultant, Ministry of Natural Resources

Ian McIntosh talks to IIG about the MNR’s plans to develop technical and vocational skills that will allow the Kurdish workforce to take on a bigger...

Kurdistan Region
26 Aug 2014 - Erbil

Building Capacity

Allegra Klein, Director - Training and Development Center, MSelect

Allegra Klein provides insight into the expansion of MSelect into training and development, the training-related demands of local and multinational businesses...

Kurdistan Region
11 May 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

DFR signs MoU with Invest In Group for ‘Kurdistan Review 2014’

Falah Mustafa Bakir & Can Yirik, Signing Ceremony, DFR & IIG

Today, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Department of Foreign Relations (DFR) and...

Kurdistan Region
17 Feb 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

Expansion through Experience

Bayad Jamal Ali, CEO, Bayad Group/Samsung

Bayad Jamal Ali details the creation, evolution, and expansion of the Bayad Group, as well as the challenges and opportunities inherent in doing business...

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

Farsighted Leadership

Masoud Barzani, President, Kurdistan Region

The President of the Kurdistan Region His Excellency Masoud Barzani provides IIG with exclusive insight into the driving forces behind Kurdistan’s success...

Kurdistan Region
29 Aug 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

Diplomacy in Action

Dr. Fuad Hussein, Chief of Staff to the President, Kurdistan Region

Dr Fuad Hussein provides IIG with exclusive analysis of the recent political developments in the Region, the role the KRG has played in promoting regional...

Kurdistan Region
05 Jul 2013 - Erbil

Importing Experience

Jeroen Kelderhuis, Head of Embassy Liaison Office for the Kurdistan Region, Kingdom of the Netherlands

Jeroen Kelderhuis discusses his posting in Kurdistan, the economic sectors that are most alluring for businesses from the Netherlands, and the role he...

Kurdistan Region
04 Jul 2013 - Erbil

Huge Opportunities

Serwan M. Mahmood, Chairman, Slemani Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Serwan Mahmood provides insight into the regular operations of the Slemani Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the economic sectors that have been identified...

Kurdistan Region
10 Jun 2013 - Slemani

Strong, Inspiring, Visionary

Hawre Daro Noori, CEO, Faruk Group Holding

Hawre Daro discusses the rapid growth of Faruk Group Holding, the role internal human capacity development has played in strengthening the company’s...

Kurdistan Region
10 Jun 2013 - Slemani

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

Good Governance & Transparency

Nisar Talabany, Senior Advisor to the Prime Minister, KRG

Nisar Talabany explains the growth of the Good Governance and Transparency Strategy, the inclusion of the Kurdistan Region in the Extractive Industries...

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

Boosting Trade

Sinan Celebi, Minister of Trade and Industry, KRG

Minister Sinan Celebi provides IIG with exclusive analysis of the growth and evolution of the Kurdistan Region’s industrial sector, the development of...

Kurdistan Region
30 Mar 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

Innovation Replacing Tradition

Justin Carney, General Manager, Agrisoya

Justin Carney, General Manager of Agrisoya, explains the necessity of diversifying the agriculture sector, the challenges of promoting new ideas and technologies,...

Kurdistan Region
01 Mar 2013 - Erbil

Facilitating, Openness & Stability

Falah Mustafa Bakir, Head of the Department of Foreign Relations, KRG

IIG meets with Minister Falah Mustafa Bakir to hear his thoughts on Kurdistan’s open door policy, its relations with its immediate neighbors, and his...

Kurdistan Region
26 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

Expanding Knowhow

Dara Jalil Khayat, President, Erbil Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Dara Khayat talks to IIG about the evolution of the Chamber of Commerce, the industries that have undergone the most successful development, and the commercial...

Kurdistan Region
24 Jan 2013 - Erbil

Strategic Growth

Kamaran Ahmed Abdullah, Minister of Housing and Reconstruction, KRG

Minister Kamaran Ahmed Abdullah gives IIG an exclusive look into the burgeoning road, bridge, and tunnel construction sectors and details the Kurdistan...

Kurdistan Region
10 Jan 2013 - Erbil

IIG to produce “Kurdistan Review” in partnership with DFR

Falah Mustafa Bakir & Can Yirik, Signing Ceremony, DFR & IIG

The Department of Foreign Relations of the Kurdistan Regional Government signed a memorandum of understanding with Invest in Group.

Kurdistan Region
07 Nov 2012 - Erbil