Elmerf123456 : I have a strange feeling that everything that is supposed to be done is now all aligned and ready to go the first of the year that's why it's been quiet!, but in the quietness it's been very loud IMO with all the good news from Iraq, the World Bank the IMF etc. etc. etc.and now it's Ban Ki Moon with the United Nations jumping in. I see connected dots and a great painting!
Elmerf123456 : Ban Ki Moon....whoop whoop! This is good stuff and has underlying meanings IMO!
Mr. Prime Minister, Dr. Haider Abadi, received a telephone call Wednesday from Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mr. Ban Ki-moon.
He congratulated Ban Ki-moon, the government and the Iraqi people on the occasion of victory against terrorist Daash and the liberalization of the city of Ramadi, noting that such a victory sends a message of hope and optimism to the international community after the Iraqi flag in the city of Ramadi,
a major development in the events, while the second important step would be re-civilians to their homes and protect them after the extension of security and stability and that the United Nations stands ready to provide all support in this area.
He praised the Secretary-General of the United Nations, the efforts of Mr. Prime Minister and the measures taken to strengthen the work of the Government,
For his part, thanked Mr. Prime Minister and Mr. Ban Ki-moon on these congratulations indicating that the Iraqis are pleased with this victory and that Iraqi forces are not controlled to the city center but only grip control on the perimeter of the city is also giving it full control of the patchwork owned by a year and a half from now.
The Prime Minister pointed out that the city is now our priority mine clearance and protection to ensure the return of displaced families after the provision of basic services has formed a higher committee concerned with the process to restore stability in Ramadi and other cities!
Angel11: Thanks Elmer! Sounds like the stars have aligned and we are good to go!!!!!
Elmerf123456 : Puerto Rico will default on small portion of the $1B in bonds due Monday: signs signs everywhere is signs!
OkRocks...interesting read on Iran returning to Int'l Financial System once the nuclear deal is implemented within days....When the nuclear deal is implemented Iran will be allowed to return to the international financial system, receive billions of dollars that were frozen by foreign banks, and sell greater quantities of oil abroad.
BadScott54: Respect Your Dreams And Goals. What You Respect, You Will Attract. Respect is needed for excitement. Excitement is needed for your energy. Energy is needed for completion of your dreams and goals. Create your Dream-Wall with pictures of future experiences you desire. Put in front of you what you want to remember...every single day. The Proof of Desire Is Pursuit. Joy Is The Proof You Are Pursuing Something God Wants You To Enjoy. Dr. Mike Murdock 12/30/15
SassyD: The Same Pill That Costs $1,000 in America Sells for $4 in India -- December 28, 2015 -- http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-12-29/the-price-keeps-falling-for-a-superstar-gilead-drug-in-india
SassyD: The AIIB Bank officially opens -- Dec 30, 2015 -- http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-12-30/philippines-makes-last-minute-decision-to-join-china-led-aiib
Dinan: Sassy...yes...the AIIB as well as the BRICS nations bypassing the IMF/World Bank...interesting times..
Four2atous: The multicurrency system was hailed as a masterstroke and is still considered in many circles the best way to keep the economy afloat and stable, barring of course the challenges associated therewith. http://www.zimdaily.com/?p=40995#sthash.oU4JreXe.dpuf
Four2atous: VietNam negative interest= http://tuoitrenews.vn/business/32468/vietnam-to-set-negative-interest-for-dollar-deposits-cbank-governor
Fur2atous: VietNam Banking-restructure http://tuoitrenews.vn/business/32485/vietnams-banking-restructuring-scheme-fruitful-with-important-targets-met
SassyD: Puerto Rico will default AGAIN -- December 30, 2015 -- http://money.cnn.com/2015/12/30/investing/puerto-rico-default-january/index.html
Four2atous: One industry effects another= http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-12-29/oil-shown-as-culprit-for-u-s-steel-woes-as-import-threat-eases
Four2atous: Zim opens the gate for the Chinese= http://www.zimdaily.com/?p=40908
Four2atous: Big deal.....esp for HSBC as they are in process of moving their HQ to China /central bank's suspension notice for Citi, HSBC and BNP Paribas=
Uni345ty: So Four2 what does that article have to do with zim RV which we all are waiting on? I don't understand
Four2atous: We can see China, who is the other "big player" in the RV process, making moves to court Zim, VietNam, and others too numerous to name here setting up a system to circumvent the dollar trade system.....it has everything to do with exchange>>>
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NancyK. Update - 12-30-15bbThere is a LOT of buzz going on at the various sites. I shall summarize what I found important.
We are in a new 72 hr window that looks "awesome," extraordinary." This window began last night at 4 EST and goes until Friday afternoon, which is the beginning of a 3 day weekend for the USA and Great Britain and who knows whatever other countries.
The tariffs are due to be implemented at all Iraqi ports of entry, sea or land, on Jan 1 (Friday). This will cause inflation if the RV doesn't happen. It will also be a HUGE amount of dinar shippers must possess to pay said tariffs. It doesn't make sense to implement tariffs without the RV for at least these two reasons.
All licensed banks in Iraq have been given the authority Dec 28 by the CBI to handle foreign transactions and in particular currency transactions.
Ramadi is looking good.
The lower denominations are all poised in the banks for usage to begin. There are those who say once the RV happens banks will start giving change and cashing checks with the new LDs and taking all higher denominations out of circulation.
There is a FIRST time ever huge carnival planned for Baghdad starting on Friday and going all weekend. It's a FIRST in the whole middle east.
The oil tankers off Galveston that await a new rate have begun selling oil, now that it's up $4.
The ISX (Iraqi Stock Exchange) was going gang busters yesterday allowing only countries to trade. ISX did more business yesterday than in ALL of 2015 combined. The ISX will then be CLOSED for 3 days!
Dr Shabibi (the economic guru of Iraq who has been shepherding this thing for many years, was in exile from Maliki, is back but not yet formally IN change) has always said he'd need 3 days of shutdown of CBI and exchanges to transition. Coincidence? Not likely!
I know there's more I cannot find at the moment,, but you get the gist.
Millionday "...asia cell mobile phone service, announced the launch of electronic payment (Asia Service Money project), in the whole of Iraq and the Kurdistan Region..."
ELECTRONIC PAYMENT IS SET UP ALL OVER THE COUNTRY OF IRAQ AS OF TODAY THROUGH ASIA CELL. THEY MAY PAY THE BILLS THROUGH ASIA CELL AND HAVE BEEN GIVEN INSTRUCTIONS –
THIS IS THROUGH ELECTRONIC CREDIT CARDS -- WHOOOPOW.
THAT WOULD LEAD ME TO BELIEVE THAT THEY WILL BE INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNIZED THROUGH ECONOMIC LOGIC BUT HAVE TO WAIT TO INK.
EXOGEN: Iran begins issuing e-Passport for citizens abroad
Iran has unveiled a new electronic passport system for the citizens living outside the country.
According to the Iranian media, the first documents produced being issued for diplomatic purposes and and the government plans to release e-Passports to all applicants by the end of the Iranian year.
“The Foreign Ministry’s officials, either inside or outside the country, must consider respect for each and every Iranian as their most important duty,” Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said in a ceremony held in Tehran on Monday to unveil new electronic passport system.
He called on the ministry officials and the country’s diplomatic missions abroad to strive to make sure that Iranians get decent respect.
Zarif also hailed Iran’s success to achieve the technical know-how to issue the new generation of passports.
Iran’s foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif attends a ceremony to unveil a new electronic passport system for Iranian citizens abroad (Photo credit: Aghar Khamesh, Mehr News)
Earlier this month, an Iranian Police official said the country is among the exporters of biometric passports.
A biometric passport, also known as an e-passport or a digital passport, is a combined paper and electronic passport that contains biometric information that can be used to authenticate the identity of travelers.
The passport’s critical information is both printed on the data page of the passport and stored in a microprocessor chip embedded in the passport.