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KRG to Prioritise Private Enterprise

By Padraig O’Hannelly. A major conference has heard that Iraqi Kurdistan will prioritise a shift towards private enterprise and a more efficient public sector. In his keynote speech to CWC/GFEn‘s Kurdistan Iraq Economic Forum (KIEF) conference, held online, Kurdistan’s Deputy Prime Minister, Qubad Talabani (pictured), said: “We must create an environment to let the private sector… Read More

More than 16,000 Ghost Workers removed in Kurdistan

By Padraig O’Hannelly. The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) biometric registration program is claimed to have removed more than 16,000 ‘ghost workers’ from the state’s payroll. Addressing the CWC/GFEn‘s Kurdistan Iraq Economic Forum (KIEF) online conference, Kurdistan’s Deputy Prime Minister, Qubad Talabani, said: “Building on phase one of our biometric registration program, where every wage-earner was enrolled,… Read More

KRG Opposes new Federal Budget Bill

By John Lee. The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has expressed concerns and signaled its opposition to legislation put forward by the Iraqi parliament on Thursday that it says would once more cut the Kurdistan Region’s share of the federal budget. The Council of Ministers issued the following statement: “The Kurdistan Regional Government commends the Kurdistan… Read More

KRG DPM Talabani to Speak at Virtual Kurdistan Iraq Economic Forum

Kurdistan’s Deputy Prime Minister HE Qubad Talabani to Speak at the Virtual Kurdistan Iraq Economic Forum Inaugural Conference set to navigate the economic future Kurdistan and Iraq Conference will include online sessions available live and on demand for all attendees Delegates will gain insights into the latest policy and project announcements, crucial for successful investment… Read More

Barzani visits Europe seeking Trade and Investment

KRG Prime Minister Masrour Barzani on Monday headed to Europe to meet with senior European officials to discuss the benefits of increased trade with the Kurdistan Region and to strengthen diplomatic ties. The Prime Minister will lead a government delegation visiting several European countries as part of the Kurdistan Regional Government’s roadmap to diversify its… Read More

KRG PM convenes Supreme Economic Council

KRG Prime Minister Masrour Barzani convenes Supreme Economic Council KRG Prime Minister Masrour Barzani today presided over a meeting of the Supreme Economic Council to discuss challenges and opportunities for greater economic growth and prosperity in the region. Joined by Deputy Prime Minister, Qubad Talabani, Prime Minister Barzani affirmed the government is pursuing its ambitious… Read More

Kurdistan faces Water ‘Catastrophe’ as Iran cuts off Rivers

By Kakalaw Abdulla and Dler Abdulla, for Middle East Eye. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi Kurdistan faces water ‘catastrophe’ as Iran cuts off rivers Iraqi Kurdistan has suffered its fair share of water crises over the decades, but experts… Read More

KRI Schools and Unis to Remain Closed

KRG Prime Minister Masrour Barzani on Wednesday chaired a cabinet meeting on safely reopening schools and universities. The Cabinet voted for online learning for the first semester, except for twelfth-graders who will study on campus. The Ministries of Education and Higher Education have been tasked to prepare health and safety guidelines for in-person learning, and… Read More

ILO, KRG to support Employment for IDPs

ILO and Kurdistan Region of Iraq pledge to support formal employment for forcibly displaced persons and host communities The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (MoLSA) in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) signed an implementation agreement aimed at boosting formal employment amongst internally displaced persons (IDPs), refugees and… Read More

US backs Iraqi Progress on Budget Deal with KRI

By Ali Mamouri for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. US backs Iraqi progress on budget deal with Kurdistan Region The Trump administration says it supports Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi’s progress so far in working out a budget agreement with… Read More