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Corruptioin perception and press freedom in Mena

Tackling the problem of corruption Subscription

1 July 2015 | By Dominc Dudley

The region’s policies to weed out malpractice and fraud are rarely seen as effective

More resources are needed to avert the humanitarian crisis in the Kurdish region of northern Iraq and cater to the needs of refugees in the long term

Underfunding threatens refugees and host countries Subscription

29 June 2015 | By

The $3.47bn funding gap could undermine most basic survival needs

Kurdistan Regional Government’s Foreign Minister Falah Mustafa Bakir

Interview: Rallying to combat Isis Subscription

16 June 2015 | By

The Kurdistan Regional Government’s Foreign Minister Falah Mustafa Bakir says more international support is needed for the Peshmerga fighting Isis. Florian Neuhof reports

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Baghdad-Erbil stalemate continues Subscription

16 June 2015 | By

Dispute over budgetary payments threatens Kurdish oil ambitions

Kevin Baxter

Where next for Opec? Subscription

9 June 2015 | By

A new era of diversity in supply is sending shockwaves through the organisation

Iraq’s Oil Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi (left) and Iran's Petroleum Minister Bijan Zangeneh

Opec sidesteps issue of Iran and Iraq crude glut Subscription

4 June 2015 | By

Cartel well exceeding quota as Tehran lays out plan to add significant exports

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MEED board report, June 2015 Subscription

15 June 2015 | By

Key events and trends in the region over the past month and their impact on the outlook for the Middle East and North Africa


Kurdistan oil development slows on payment delays Subscription

11 June 2015 | By

Oil field developer calls for consistent payment policy to restore confidence

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Iraqi Kurdistan preparing to award gas processing facilities Subscription

11 June 2015 | By

Natural Resources Ministry says associated gas stream will be developed at Garmian block

Iraq oil exports hit record level

Iraq lowers oil production target Subscription

10 June 2015 | By

Oil ministry targeting output of up to 6 million barrels a day by 2020

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Iraq launches new crude export grade Subscription

10 June 2015 | By

Introduction Basra Heavy increases exports from southern oil fields

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Design on $13bn seawater project set for completion this year Subscription

10 June 2015 | By

ILF Consulting Engineers reveals scope of critical Iraqi infrastructure scheme

Isis suspected of abductions

Isis oil revenues reached $800m Subscription

10 June 2015 | By

Former Iraqi national security adviser says black market oil is group’s main funding

Erbil, capital of the Kurdistan region of northern Iraq

Iraqi Kurdistan economy unsustainable amid budget dispute Subscription

10 June 2015 | By

Regional government warns economy could collapse if budget grievances are not resolved

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Lukoil hits phase one Iraq output target Subscription

10 June 2015 | By

Russian group welcomes rolling back of Iraqi oil production ambitions

Iraqi Kurdistan oil exports hit record high in April

Iraqi Kurdistan to establish “national oil company” Subscription

10 June 2015 | By

Autonomous region could form new companies to handle production and marketing

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Iraq mobilising force to protect oil assets Subscription

9 June 2015 | By

Oil minister says 27,000-strong army will secure all oil and electricity facilities

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IMF reaches agreement on $833m loan to Iraq Subscription

7 June 2015 | By

Organisation estimates a moderate 0.5 per cent economic growth in 2015

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Kuwait Energy tenders roads at Block 9 in Iraq Subscription

7 June 2015 | By

Company to build access roads at concession area in Basra province

Opec secretary-general Abdullah al-Badri

Opec still hoping for $80 oil Subscription

4 June 2015 | By

Officials meeting in Vienna hope that prices will rise on the back of increased demand

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Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi

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Haider al-Abadi

Iraq: Economic fallout from jihadist advance Subscription

13 November 2014

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has taken on the leadership of Iraq at a critical time

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Gulf Projects Index

Value of projects planned or under way 12 June 2015

Gulf index holds steady on Bahrain rise Subscription

16 June 2015

Saudi Arabia and Oman also record gains in projects market value

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