Middle East Economic Survey
New Iraqi Cabinet Emerges, But Oil Uncertainties Remain
Iraq’s parliament on 21 December approved a second premiership for current Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, together with his nominations for the majority of the ministerial posts available, including the key and controversial oil portfolio. Deputy oil minister for the upstream, ʹAbd al-Karim Laibi, becomes the new Iraqi Minister of Oil. Current oil minister and...