Middle East Economic Survey
Hashimi Becomes Acting Oil Minister As Bahr Al-ʹUlum Steps Down Again
Iraqs Tourism Minister Hashim al-Hashimi was on 31 January appointed acting oil minister after the resignation of Ibrahim Bahr al-ʹUlum was accepted by the government. Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Chalabi, in his capacity as head of Iraqs Energy Council, headed his countrys delegation to the OPEC ministerial meeting in Vienna on 31 January. Dr Bahr al-ʹUlum tendered...