Middle East Economic Survey


No 38


Iraqi Oil Officials Dismiss Threat From Political Turmoil

Iraqi oil officials are rejecting suggestions that rising political turmoil could derail their timetables for a number of key development initiatives. The ruling coalition split last month, leaving Prime Minister Nuri al-Malikis Da'wa party in a minority in cabinet. And political tensions ahead of parliamentary elections in January are fuelling the recent upsurge in violence, observers...