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Business Iraq


  • Brace for higher oil prices: IHS Wednesday, 11 Jun 2014 | 9:11 PM ET
    Oil prices to see upward pressure: IHS

    While oil prices may not hit $140 a barrel, instability in Iraq will definitely set prices on an uptrend, says Nariman Behravesh, Chief Economist at IHS.

  • Iraq won't impact oil in near term: Pro Wednesday, 11 Jun 2014 | 8:35 PM ET
    Iraq fears won't impact oil prices in near term: Pro

    John Kingston, Global Director of News, Platts, says the advancement of Sunni rebels into the city of Tikrit won't impact oil prices as pipelines in that area have been closed since March.

  • Rough time in Iraq: Howard Dean Wednesday, 11 Jun 2014 | 4:00 PM ET
    Rough time in Iraq: Howard Dean

    Discussing today's down day on Wall Street and how Iraq is impacting oil prices, with CNBC contributor Howard Dean; Stephanie Link; "Fast Money" trader Brian Kelly; and CNBC's Sharon Epperson.

  • Iraq's impact on oil Wednesday, 11 Jun 2014 | 2:42 PM ET
    Iraq's impact on oil

    CNBC contributor John Kilduff says oil could surge $5-$10 in short if the situation in Iraq worsens.

  • Iraq violence 'no threat' to oil supply: Minister Wednesday, 11 Jun 2014 | 5:15 AM ET
    Iraq violence 'no threat' to oil supply: Minister

    Abdul Kareem Luaibi, Iraqui oil minister, says that the Iraqui government is taking "very strong action" to deal with violence in the north but that the violence is no threat to oil supply.

  • Takeover of Mosul won't impact oil sector: Analyst Wednesday, 11 Jun 2014 | 12:04 AM ET
    Takeover of Mosul won't impact oil sector: Analyst

    Jay Richards, Commodity Analyst at Just Spreads, says oil traders have factored in the takeover of Mosul in light of long-standing conflicts between rival parties.

  • Geopolitics keeps oil high Tuesday, 10 Jun 2014 | 1:06 PM ET
    Geopolitics keeps oil high

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis explains how political instability in Iraq is impacting oil supply and prices.

  • Iraq eyes pipeline repair after terror attack Friday, 23 May 2014 | 2:46 PM ET

    Iraqi engineers are fixing the main oil pipeline to Turkey after it was shut for nearly three months in attacks by an al Qaeda cell.

  • Wall Street, Big Oil and your pain at the pump Wednesday, 21 May 2014 | 12:45 PM ET
    Gas pump gasoline prices

    Some wonder whether Wall Street and Big Oil are to blame for the high price of gasoline. The answer is yes...and no.

  • Here's why you're paying more at the pump Thursday, 15 May 2014 | 12:17 PM ET

    As the summer driving season looms, U.S. retail gas remains stubbornly lodged near $4 per gallon.

  • Oil producers facing growing global risks Sunday, 27 Apr 2014 | 6:00 AM ET
    ExxonMobil oil rig

    The crisis in Ukraine is a reminder that the world is unstable, and oil companies must drill in those places nonetheless.

  • Energy expert warns of oil supply disruptions Thursday, 27 Mar 2014 | 3:03 PM ET
    Making fuel resilient by shrinking oil demand

    "The oil market right now is probably as dicey as I've seen it my career," former energy portfolio manager Nick Tiller says.

  • Here's what's driving Sheraton's record growth Monday, 10 Mar 2014 | 8:14 AM ET
    Rendering of the Sheraton Zhuhai Hotel in China

    In the midst of an $8 billion growth spurt, Sheraton will open a record 38 newly constructed hotels in the next 12 months, including several in Iraq.

  • New, smaller US military has long road to reality Tuesday, 4 Mar 2014 | 3:15 PM ET
    USS George Washington

    Proposed military budget cuts proposed by the Pentagon last week may be far from what Congress finally agrees on.

  • Fallujah's importance goes beyond oil markets Monday, 13 Jan 2014 | 3:00 PM ET
    Fallujah's importance goes beyond oil markets

    CNBC.com's Ted Kemp talks about how the loss of Fallujah to rebels impacts American who fought there.

  • Will Iran deal sink oil prices? Friday, 8 Nov 2013 | 2:23 PM ET
    Will Iran deal sink oil prices?

    Secretary of State John Kerry is in Geneva talking a potential deal with Iran over its nuclear program for some oil sanctions. Helima Croft, Barclays, weighs in on where crude will go next, and oil production in Iraq.

  • Iraq's energy potential Wednesday, 16 Oct 2013 | 7:00 PM ET
    Iraq's energy potential

    In an exclusive interview, Iraq's Ambassador to France, HE Fareed Yasseen, tells CNBC what the Iraqi government is doing to make the country more business friendly. Plus, how close Iraq is to fulfilling its energy potential.

  • Developing Iraq's resources Wednesday, 16 Oct 2013 | 7:00 PM ET
    Developing Iraq's resources

    Majid Jafar, CEO of Crescent Petroleum, tells CNBC why regional firms, not international conglomerates, have the know-how to navigate in Iraq.

  • Challenges to Investment in Iraq Wednesday, 16 Oct 2013 | 7:00 PM ET
    Challenges to Investment in Iraq

    The President of the US Business Council in Iraq, Hussain Qaragholi, tells CNBC what international firms face in-country. Plus, how security costs can impact your bottom line.

  • Six in 10 Americans say 'no' to Syria strike: Poll Tuesday, 10 Sep 2013 | 6:00 AM ET

    President Obama on Tuesday night will address a nation solidly opposed to using military force against Syria, according to a new poll.