aggiedad77 » April 13th, 2015, 2:34 pm
Monday News Summaries and Commentaries
Apache and unmanned aircraft in a table Abadi visit to Washington today
PM Abadi is coming to Washington and has a list....a laundry list of sundry things that he wishes to take home....not souvenirs....but things that can help his country and his security forces take care of DAASH terrorists in a better fashion than they have been doing up to now....and up to now they have been doing a relatively good job of pushing the terrorists back....but a few choice pieces of equipment could sure go a long ways in their battle against terrorism.....F-16's....Apache Attack Helicopters....with ammo and missiles....would be good as an agreement to go home with I am sure.
Chenkali: high dollar prices in the Iraq crisis fabricated by some of the parties and the government to pursue the matter
Well at least one Kurd MP believes that the high dollar prices against the IQD are being fabricated by some of the political parties in the government....in my opinion....this kind of talk is just that....talk....the Iraqi economic situation is bad enough on its own....they don't need political parties fabricating anything to get to this point.....the price of oil coupled with the devastation caused by the former government's corrupt ways are sending things in a tailspin all by themselves.....this is more of an attention getting IMO.
Chuird emphasizes the need to raise the profile of banking services
The head of the Foreign Relations Committee spoke out regarding the need to raise the importance to banking services in order to better meet the needs of the Iraqi citizens.....good timing on this topic as they are seeking to get the citizens to have better trust in the banks and to come in to the banks....to bring their business to them....trust in them in a way that will encourage more loans for those who might not have qualified for them before.
Parliamentary Finance exclude termination of the contracts personnel services in next June
Times are tough....really tough....and it is becoming necessary to focus on ways to cut costs at the government level.....so says this member of the Finance Committee that I have little trust in.....he is saying that contract labor may be cut in an effort to save on costs for the government....even though I do not trust this individual what he is saying makes sense....as with any company who is facing tough times....contract labor is often the first to be cut....the easiest of cuts that can be made and also the easiest to bring back when better times return.....keep in mind this is one person's opinion...and may not be followed through.
Parliamentary relations: There is an Arab embargo on Iraq's political and frequency behind the delay in the opening of the Saudi embassy
Is there a hold up in allowing the Saudi's to move their embassy back to Iraq.....it is possible it seems due to perceived reluctance on the part of the Saudi's in getting behind Iraq in improving their economy....along with this issue is the problem with getting visas granted to some neighboring countries as well....seems they have a concern that Iraqi's would want to come into their countries for more than just business purposes....maybe to live there....political football at play it sounds like....these kinds of delay tactics are succeeding in slowing down many projects unfortunately.
Iraq PM retires over 300 army officers
PM Abadi stopped at the Baghdad airport long enough to make a final speech before heading to Washington.....part of that speech included an announcement of the retirement of over 300 army officers....a direct result of the collapse witnessed within the army last summer when DAASH began to invade....this is an effort to make the army more efficient and effective.....I can rest assured in the idea that Abadi did not come to this decision on a lark, it had to have been after a great deal of research and study of what is believed to have transpired last summer.
Water Resources: 13.5 million cubic meters of strategic stockpiling water deficit
At this point Iraq is 13.5 million or billion cubic meters short on water for this coming summer....for March the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers stood at 60% of normal flow for that time frame.....sounds like water rationing is on the way in the near future....this will severely dampen agricultural efforts within Iraq.
Zain Iraq confirms that there is a change or raise prices Kartat shipping
Zain, a multi-media company operating in Iraq confirms that while it has had taxes/tariffs imposed upon them they have maintained pricing to their customers....however there is also some indication that these taxes have not been implemented by the government yet and as such should not be hitting the citizens any way.....anyone who is raising prices saying they are related to taxes/tariffs are gaming the system at this point and may be subject to penalties....the natives are getting more and more restless over this taxation situation and what they suspect is coming as a result of the government's efforts to use taxation as a means to raise revenues.
Conscious / Economist: open new outlets to pump dollar will put the central bank in front of a big challenge to the Iraqi constitution
The CBI continues to try and deal with issues that surround the USD rising rates against the IQD.....and stay within legal guidelines for themselves.....while trying to work within the constraints set forth in the 2015 budget, Article 50 of a cap of $75 million USD per day....some say they face constitutional issues.....others await the decision from the Federal Justice department on whether the Parliament/Finance Committee had authority to even pen Article 50 in the first place since the CBI works as an autonomous entity....it would appear that a number of individuals wish to hamstring the CBI in any way they can.
Afternoon snack time.....FRANK....where are the cookies brother? Aloha Randy