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November 10, 2019

SULAIMANI — Iraq’s oil production and export rates remain stable, Oil Minister Thamer Ghadhban said on Saturday (November 9) , as the country remained gripped by widespread anti-government protests.

“Ghadhban pointed to the stability of production and export rates, and the extractive side was in very good health,” a statement from his ministry read.


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November 13, 2019

SULAIMANI — The Council of Representatives' Labor and Social Affairs Committee said on Monday (November 11) that the federal government is developing plans to hire for 239,000 new positions as a part of the 2020 federal budget.

Lawmaker Fazil Jabr said that those jobs will be distributed across all government departments"...


November 13, 2019

SULAIMANI — The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Electricity said on Monday (November 11) that they plan to resolve the Region's electricity problems before winter and have started reorganizing electricity sub-stations to enable them to distribute power supplies more efficiently.

Electricity provision is a persistent problem in the Kurdistan Region, where blackouts are a common occurrence. During period of greatest demand"...

November 13, 2019

SULAIMANI — The US dollar to Iraqi dinar (IQD) exchange rate was stable on the Kurdistan Region’s currency markets on Tuesday (November 12).

Broker Rawaz Jaza told NRT Digital Media that $100 was at 121,575 Iraqi dinars, maintaining the same rate as the previous day.

Jaza also reported that 100 British pounds was 153,000 Iraqi dinars and 100 euros was 132,750.


November 13, 2019

SULAIMANI — Crude oil prices were up on Tuesday (November 12), compared with the previous day.

The price of Brent crude was $62.21 up from $61.81 and US WTI crude was $56.84 up from $56.49.

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and its Russia-led allies agreed on December 7 to slash oil production by more than the market had expected.


November 13, 2019

Al Qubba Water Treatment Plant has been inaugurated in east Mosul, in cooperation with the local government and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

According to the state-owned Emirates News Agency, the inauguration was attended by Mansour Marid, Governor of Mosul, and UNDP Officer of Northern Iraq Governorates Projects, who thanked the UAE for supporting the project.


November 13, 2019

The government-sponsored Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) has reportedly signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Sulaimaniyah Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCI) in a bid to promote bilateral trade.

Taiwan News says the document was signed by SCCI President Sirwan Mohammed Mahmood and TAITRA Executive Vice President Leonor F. M. Lin (林芳苗), during the visit of a trade mission from Iraq to Taiwan for the procurement"...