Reposted from 9-21-16
DR. CLARKE: This is EXACTLY what we were hoping to see today, the 21st, as we've been talking about Sept. 21 now for past 3 weeks, as a Key important date......and SEE immediately on the other side........
Zebari removed....and IEX 1st Qtr. info released.....ALL while Abadi out of the country.....hmmmmm....World Bank today also, huh?.....same day?
Right on Schedule, Right on Time, Right Now, moving according to "Plan".
Very Positive Momentum right now…..Friends, it's only going to get MUCH BETTER, from here on out......There'll probably be a "small" downer thrown in over the next few days - but IGNORE IT.....will pass right by & thru....
As we indicated last time, this upcoming SUNDAY 25th & MONDAY 26th, are VERY VERY important.
Please find that SMILE that's been hiding in Doubt, for Oh, such a very long time......at least find a small one, even to yourself, that nobody else sees.....
It's time to Start Smiling, and KEEP Smiling.....this time.
Mangelo : the banks are ready, they were hoping to get the numbers late last night, a possible twist is they would give out the numbers but we wouldn't be able to call until a certain time.... just be ready
Well with several calls in the recent days, they are saying this should happen by this week ........ lets see if it will happen....would be nice..
Gerson: Iran introduces credit cards for first time
Iran introduced credit cards for the first time on Sunday, the Iranian Students’ News Agency (ISNA) reported.
Iran is looking to bolster its oil production and economy after world powers in January lifted sanctions against the Islamic Republic in return for Tehran complying with a deal to curb its nuclear ambitions.
Valiollah Seif, the head of the central bank of Iran, cautioned that it could take some time for banks to get used to the credit card system.
“It would be incorrect to think that these cards will be used quickly within the banking network,” ISNA quoted Seif as saying.
The cards will be offered with limits of approximately 3,000, 10,000 and 15,000 dollars and can be used for purchases in shops or online.
(Reporting by Babak Dehghanpisheh in Beirut; editing by Jason Neely)
Zerb: happy Sunday family I've said it before and I'll say it again........imo this has nothing to do with Iraq........waiting for everyone else to be ready or for THE PTB. So the question comes down to are THEY going to ALLOW us to see IT this year or next year?
FaithPrevails: Does anyone have any input on whether The ISX or IEX could delay our exchange Thank you
Jay: I don't see how either could. ISX is Iraqi Stock exchange. Just like ours. Nothing to do with currency exchanges.
IEX. Has nothing to do with currency exchanges either. IEX is an added stock exchange like our DOW NAS & S&P. IEX IS NOT A CURRENCY STOCK WATCHER like Forex or XE.
Economists Atdarson expand financial resources
BAGHDAD / Shokran Fatlawi
considered the elite of financiers, economists and specialists of financial and oil affairs challenges and problems facing the 2017 budget year in light of a sharp drop in oil prices , arguing that the budget is the main criterion for measuring economic performance , stressing at the same time , the need to develop a vision based on thefinancial realities and oil for the country.
initiated a symposium organized by the progress of policy development institute under the title «economic analysis to balance the 2017 challenges and solutions» and attended by «morning» the word of the President of the Institute , Dr. Mehdi al - Hafez, which explained through which the country is going through very harsh conditions, which impacted on the preparation of the budget and the value of Finance. fundamental issues
and pointed out that since 2003, and still balance the focus of controversy and discussion is useless because of the sense that the waste could leak into the budget and its implementation.
he said Hafiz said the deal is going on in economic circles on the text submitted ananalysis of the budget in 2017 to be taken into account fundamental issues in dispute , particularly the exchange rate of the Iraqi dinar, then placed «final accounts« which constitute an essential element in the state accounts, which is still pending material without serious her application, and control over the exchange rate.
the 17 percent asked for financial accounts with the Kurdistan region and whether that 17 percent represents sound formula or should be counted the money received by the region ,whether in the form of oil sales, taxes or fees or other forms, then what about the official existing units now in the economic structure of the state and do we need to rethink thesafety of these units and economic need for them.
He concluded Hafiz Talking about the service contracts in the field of oil and calls for a review and put it in the context of reduced public spending of the state as well as thequestion of the project on a number of institutions and the reason to keep it. in turn assured the governor of the central bank and the agency , Dr. Ali Keywords in abrief statement that the work is underway to set up a budget programs and re - structure accounting system and the reduction of import phenomenon and work tariffs.
For his part , stop counselor for economic Affairs in the Council of Ministers , Dr. Abdul Hussein Al - Anbuge, when international loans and carry it from the negative effects on the national economy , where Iraq will face difficulty in repayment and benefits years later, also addressed the value of the dollar and linked to addressing the deficit in thefederal budget, as well as reducing the number of parliamentarians to 100 members and determine the ten members of the provincial council and its role in reducing expenses.
maximizing revenue and added that to maximize revenue and as stated in the budget of 2017 is continuing to impose sales tax on Kartat mobile phone and internet networks about 20 percent ,accompanied by the imposition of airport tax as a lump sum (25 thousand dinars) per ticket in all airports, as well as the continuation of the ministries and provinces to impose fees or wages of new services and modification fees and current wages with theexception of the
and stressed the importance of activating the collection of electricity, telephone, water and sewer fees, The deduction is worth 4.8 percent of the total salaries and allowances for all state employees and retirees all meet the needs of the popular crowd and relief to the displaced as well as increase the property tax rate of 10-15 percent, selling and investment Output Cree rivers and 50 percent of them to cover the Ministry of water resources expenses and 50 percent final revenue budget
rationalization of spending
either in regard to measures to rationalize spending, Anbuge it clear that reducing thenumber of cars to the heads of the three presidencies as stated in the budget of 2017 by 5 cars of the heads of the three presidencies and four cars to their deputies and three cars for ministers and rank shall be fixed and two cars to agents and rank shall be fixed for the general managers.
among Anbuge, bears employee car State uses a completely fuel and maintenance expenses with the exception of operational cars and farm productivity and ambulances and the transfer of staff, referring to reduce the number of delegates 50 percent and reducing the external deployment and reduce expenses. the organization of conferences
and stressed the need not to organize conferences outside Iraq and reducing diplomatic missions by 25 percent and the closure of Attaches and transferred to the embassy , and reduce the number of its employees by 25 percent , also stressed the importance ofreduce the number of state employees and to stop the appointments in companies and institutions of self - financing and trimming scores that are vacated due to transportation or retirement or death.
point Anbuge a number of observations about the budget bill consisted article 10 / III need to rewriting floating for being, as the Article 21 dispute the scientific bases for thepreparation of the budget came while Article 27 remained floating well as the issuance ofmoney orders and bonds worth $ 12 billion to cover the entitlements of the oil companies did not appear in the budget table.
RaginCajun: MINUTES FROM PARLIAMENT SESSION ON SATURDAY, 24 SEPTEMBER 2016
House of Representatives finish reading the four bills
Ended the House of Representatives at its nineteenth regular , headed by Dr. Salim al - President of the Council and in the presence of 217 deputies Today Saturday, 24.09.2016 read four bills in the Kurdistan region staff salaries and entitlements of peasants discussed for the years 2014-2015.
At the outset of the meeting, President al-Jubouri Mahls appreciated all the efforts made in the liberation of the city of Sharqat process, congratulated the Iraqi people in this heroic feat.
This was followed by MP Badr stallion issued a statement praising the liberation of the city of Shirqat in Salahuddin province at the hands of the armed forces and the expulsion of the terrorist gangs of them, announcing obtain security clearance for the return of displaced people to their towns, calling for continued progress for the Liberation of other cities, especially Hawija.
On the other hand, the MP Rashid al - Yasiri in a statement that a distress call from the emergence of environmental and B. The prevalence of uncontrolled plant flower herb Nile in the Tigris River basin, alluding to the serious economic and environmental effects that lead to a significant lack of water resources.
He called Yasiri the House of Representatives to assume its responsibilities in light of the weak capabilities of the Ministry of Water Resources through a request to the government to increase the ministry allocations and the launch of a special emergency grant for the purpose of combat that scourge and to invite international agencies to provide assistance in relevant, praising the local government's efforts in Wasit province, in the treatment of the spread of this plant, despite the scarcity of potential and customizations.
Mr. President of the Council and the face of the water committee and marshes to take the necessary measures to curb the spread of the disease through contact with the authorities concerned.
Then followed the Committee on Women, Family and Children issued a statement denouncing the heinous crimes against children, in particular murder, kidnapping, rape, warning of growing these heinous crimes, cross - sectional at the same time Jraima got against children in several Iraqi cities, demanding the government to shoulder its responsibilities in providing protection for children in accordance with international agreements with speed up enactment of the Law on protection of domestic violence and the need to send the State Council for Child protection project for the purpose of approval.
For his part, President al - Jubouri called the Committee on Women, Family and Children to expedite the completion of the special protection of children and women bills, stressing that the crime of rape is not covered by the amnesty law contrary to what has been promoted noting that the House of Representatives supported for such crimes punishment.
The Presidency has decided to postpone the vote on the draft public holidays and submitted by the committees of Awqaf and Religious Culture, Media and Legal Affairs Act to lack of readiness of the bill, according to the opinion of the relevant committee.
For his part, drew MP Hamid vegetation to having signed a number of ladies and gentlemen of Representatives on the proposal Eid al-Ghadeer Act requests and consider it part of public holidays.
For his part, Mr. Jubouri said respect for the presidency of the Council for all points of view that can translate to a formula laws but requires legislative measures are made through the assignment of executive power to the committees of the Council or submit a request signed by 10 deputies are forwarded by the President of the Council to the Legal Committee of the statement of legal opinion.
This was followed by the Attorney vegetative proposal for the law Eid al-Ghadeer Trafalgar and regarded as an official holiday.
It ended the first reading of a bill to protect witnesses, experts and whistleblowers, victims and provided by law for the security and defense committee in order to secure the necessary witnesses and pieces of news, victims and experts and their families protection and ensure the safety of the presentation of evidence, preservation and crime detection and prevention aversion submitted and in line with the requirements of international conventions ratified by the Republic of Iraq.
The Council discussed the repercussions of the lack of the Kurdistan Regional staff salaries at the request of the Attorney Hoshyar Abdullah .
The MP pointed out the applicant that the staff of the province since 2014 have not been paid or received half their salaries in a few times, which reflected badly on the situation in the region, pointing to the existence of a continuous migration of the competencies of the region and fears of a study crashes and delivery of health services, pointing to a discrepancy in attitudes between the governments of the center and the province without any treatment, calling for the Finance Committee to adopt the initiative to solve the oil problem and the formation of a parliamentary committee jointly to prepare a suitable ground for a new agreement between the federal government and the provincial government as well as to speed up the resolution of a draft oil and gas inactivated law for years.
In the interventions of the ladies and gentlemen of Representatives MP Kawa Mohamed stressed that the economic situation in Kurdistan is very difficult than those imposed on the House of Representatives to have a role in resolving the issue of the Kurdistan Regional staff salaries.
MP Ashwaq dry out the importance of the formation of a government committee to discuss the dispute by sitting at the dialogue table with the participation of economists and legal experts neutral with the need for attention to exceptionally Peshmerga salaries file.
It inquired high Nassif MP for the fate of the money resulting from the export of oil to Turkey in the region in 2014 as well as the importance of knowing the House details of the agreement between the government and the Kurdistan region.
He noted the MP Sirwan Abdullah to coordination and understandings between the government and the province for the purpose of reaching an agreement on oil.
And it demanded an MP, but Talabani of the Presidency of the Council under the direction of the Oil and Energy Committee follow - up nature of the oil accord with the importance of providing the Kurdistan Regional staff salaries.
He called on the Attorney Haitham al-Jubouri, a division of the federal budget on the basis of a single province, and wondered about the fate of the large amounts paid by the federal government for the region.
In turn, MP Sroy Abdul Wahid pointed to the need to take the House of Representatives for a quick decision to KRG salaries.
MP Salim connecting access and follow-up agreement for the export of oil between the central government and the province.
MP Abdul Aziz Hassan noted that the data for the statistics-base in the region is different from what the central government, calling for error handling that impede the payment of staff entitlements.
And MP Mohammad Naji that the problem of salaries are within the territory of Kurdistan and the result of the non-delivery of the amount of oil agreed with the central government.
For his part, Mr. Speaker face referral of some of the recommendations to the relevant committees with the assignment of other recommendations form queries as well as the formation of a parliamentary committee to investigate the financial status of the staff of the province of Kurdistan, headed by one of the members of the Presidency that is offered during the month to the House of Representatives in conjunction with the draft federal budget law.
The Council discussed the issue of payment of dues of farmers and peasants for the years 2014 - 2015 and the subject of the percentage amounts of grain received from the peasants of the Kurdistan region based on a request from Rep. Najiba Najib.
The MP said the applicant that the government awarded 50% of the dues of farmers, calling on the House of Representatives to intervene to compel the government to pay the remaining overdue receivables, noting that the subject of the percentage amounts of grain received from the province in which the debate has become irrelevant after the end of the season.
For his part, accept Firat Tamimi, chairman of the Committee on Agriculture, Water and marshes measures taken during the last period to force the government to pay dues of farmers , noting that payment of dues of farmers for 2016 will be paid after the approval of the next budget proposal for amendment of the federal budget for the current year and make peasants dues and increase of 5 trillion to 6 trillion dinars to pay 50% of their dues.
He suggested MP Mohammed Halbusi the formation of a joint committee of the committees of agriculture, finance and distribution of dues of farmers by the primacy of religion and work on the host for the purpose of settlement involved payment of dues.
For his part, President al-Jubouri called Finance and Agriculture Committees to hold a joint meeting to find recommendations concerning the settlement of dues in arrears of farmers for the purpose of voting on it in close session.
It postponed the Presidency of the Council read the report and discuss the draft accession of the Republic of Iraq to the Second Protocol to the Hague Convention for the private 1954 Protection of Cultural Property Law in the event of armed conflict and submitted by the committees Foreign Affairs, Culture and Information and Tourism and Antiquities relations to a future meeting at the request of the competent committees.
The Board did read the report and discuss the draft law on ratification transfer of sentenced persons between the Government of the Republic of Iraq and the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and submitted by the committees and foreign financial and legal relations Convention on the Law.
Council completed a report and discussion of the draft Iraqi Syndicate of academics and submitted by the committees of Higher Education and Scientific Research, and the legal, financial institutions and civil society law.
In the interventions MP demanded Abbas al - Bayati finding a unified vision for the formation of trade unions in Iraq by holding dialogues with stakeholders.
In its response to the intervention of the Committee on confirmed the absence of a trade union for academics as one of the institutions of civil society.
Council and he finished reading the report and discuss a bill board of the Iraqi Atomic Energy submitted by the committees on oil and energy, legal and higher education and scientific and financial research.
In the interventions MP Ali Safi pointed to the importance of the enactment of the law to protect the areas from harmful radiation with the importance of cooperation with international bodies and to benefit from their expertise in this regard.
She said the MP beautiful Obeidi, the need to be the picture is clear on the role of the regulator in the board of atomic energy.
In its reply to the interventions relevant committees stressed the importance of benefiting from the Authority for the purpose of keeping up Iraq, the ongoing developments in the world in the field of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes.
And then it decides to adjourn the meeting until Monday next 26/09/2016.