[john77] millionday do they talk about early or mid or late next month?
[millionday] i would assume early due to the internationally compliant accounting and transparency they have initiated as demanded by the international community brb with more
[john77] millionday supercool!
[millionday] i have the kurdistan newsletter for us to look at this was this past week or actually the weekend
[millionday] Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani today opened the Kurdistan Careers job fair and launched Kurdistan Works, an employment and training information website provided by the Kurdistan Regional Government to promote recruitment to the private sector.
Mr Barzani said, 'Today I believe we take a modest step, a simple step, but a necessary step. This job fair is a clear indication of the strength of the private sector in Kurdistan, and the Kurdistan Works website will serve as a bridge to connect our talented, capable, and eager workforce with the foreign and local companies that drive our economy.'
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Kurdistan Careers holds an annual fair organised by young Kurdish citizens. Dozens of companies are participating in the fair this year as they seek to hire qualified employees, and thousands of job-seekers have arrived at the Saad Abdullah Conference Centre for the two-day event.
[millionday] Kurdistan Works, kw.krg.org, is a job portal that aggregates private sector jobs throughout the Kurdistan Region, also providing information for companies and job-seekers regarding training, employment laws, and related subjects.
Following the Prime Minister’s speech, Minister Qubad Talabani, Head of the Department of Coordination and Follow-up, chaired a discussion panel focusing on the importance of a strong private sector and capacity-building for Kurdistan’s youth.
The Prime Minister then opened the fair, visiting the booths of various companies and speaking with young job-seekers. Facilitating private sector employment is a KRG priority.
[millionday] The Prime Minister said, 'Today I urge all companies operating in the Kurdistan Region to announce vacancies in a public and transparent manner…and, most importantly, I urge graduates and job seekers to take advantages of this career fair and this website.'
He added, 'The KRG will spare no effort in establishing the groundwork for a strong, successful, inclusive economy, ensuring that we can all move forward together.' A number of KRG ministers, members of the diplomatic corps, and leaders of Kurdistan’s business community attended the launch.
The career fair is being held from September 4 to 5 and is open to the public, free of charge. A number of panel discussions and workshops are available for job-seekers and companies. Please refer to www.kurdistancareers.com for more information.
[millionday] that doesnt translate so let me look for some more -- i have so much here for some reason smile
[millionday] The Secretariat General of the Council of Ministers formed a committee that is working on identifying the price of the US dollar in return of Iraqi dinar for all purposes.
In a statement, the Secretariat General of the Council of Ministers stated, “The formed committee will be chaired by the Deputy Chairman of the Central Bank of Iraq and the membership of the Secretaries of Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Planning as well as the Acting Director of the Supreme Council of Audit.”
[millionday] this is the committee we were waiting to see in the steps to reinstate the iqd to an internationally accepted currency -----that is their sole purpose and after they have finished the task at hand they will be monitoring the change and its effects to make sure all goes well -- of course along with all of the departments that are being effected by the entry to the globe smile brb with more
[millionday] At a meeting in Erbil today, the oil and gas companies operating in the Kurdistan Region and leading figures from the oil services sector pledged to provide emergency relief to the large number of displaced people who have flooded into the Region in recent weeks.
Dr Ashti Hawrami, the Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Minister of Natural Resources, said, “Although the KRG has already allocated 10 million dollars-equivalent in fuel supplies and some 25 million dollars of capacity-building funds for emergency assistance, given the huge scale of the crisis and the number of refugees arriving daily we all need to work together to provide more urgently needed help.”
[millionday] note -- the oil and gas companies are helping those in need after the problems that have come from the syria events of late
[millionday] It is hoped that an additional US$50 million of funds can be raised by the companies through their own industry-wide effort. In addition to the funds already committed by the KRG, Minister Hawrami said the government would match “dollar for dollar” any contributions from the oil sector.
He added, “I am pleased that in our meeting the oil and gas companies agreed to help fund the humanitarian relief effort. Their assistance will make a big difference to the lives and well-being of the refugees and also help the communities in which they are located.”
At the meeting, Minister Hawrami, senior international oil company representatives, UNHCR officials and representatives of international NGOs discussed how to kick-start this important and urgent funding initiative.
[millionday] The KRG Council of Ministers asked the Ministry of Natural Resources to put the request to the oil and gas companies, as long-term partners of the Kurdistan Region that can play a role in contributing to the relief efforts.
William Tall, head of UNHCR in the Kurdistan Region and northern Iraq, told the meeting that there were similar oil industry initiatives around the world in times of crisis, and he cited his experiences with Azerbaijan after the fall of the former communist regime.
He also commended the KRG’s efforts in responding to the refugee crisis, describing them as “exceptional.” But he explained that with the winter approaching and more refugees arriving, the situation is “not sustainable without further help.”
[millionday] Current estimates by the UNHCR put the number of displace people in the Region at over 200,000, with more arriving every day. Roughly half have been accommodated in temporary camps, but a significant number have filtered into villages, towns and cities, where they are often struggling on the margins.
The KRG, international aid agencies, NGOs and local citizens have all risen to the challenges posed by such a large influx of displaced people, but much more is needed in the way of practical aid to help the Kurdistan Region cope with the scale of the crisis.
[millionday] this is so nice of them to chip in to help those that have had to flee -- those families had to leave with the shirts on their back im sure -- such hard times and also scary times -- i am sure God will bless them for chipping in for their fellow citizens/humans brb with more
[millionday] note -- notice that this is the last meeting -- this is the preparation for the national and the sighing of the social ladder to take place within days and end with the signing of the peace agreement
[millionday] The MP, of the State of Law coalition, Jinan Bresam described the last meeting of the three presidencies and the leaders of political blocs as fruitful and prepared the ground for the convergence of views and resolve the current crisis. She said in a statement to the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / :
"The regional situation is serious and may have negative repercussions on the internal situation of the country , in addition to the inter crises of lack of confidence among the political parties , which requires double the effort of all parties to overcome the internal crises and prevent the reflection of the regional situation on the country. "
[bluedog2] millionday what else can delay this?
[millionday] She added: "The meeting of the three presidencies and the leaders of the political blocs created a suitable ground and put the basic building block for the convergence of views among all the parties to overcome the current crisis, it also gave a clear message, to all parties that hunt in the troubled water, that the Iraqis are coherent." It is mentioned that a meeting was held on Monday night between the three presidencies and the leaders of political blocs , attended by
[millionday] bluedog2 i dont see it as delayed at all -- i can find nothing that will at this point hun look at this group of attendees
[millionday] Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, Parliament Speaker Osama Nujaifi, Vice President Khodair al-Khzaie, President of the National Alliance, Ibrahim al-Jaafari , Humam Hamoudi a leader figure of the Supreme Islamic Council and head of the Kurdistan Alliance bloc in the House of Representatives, Fuad Masum aa well as a number of parliamentary figures in the National Alliance and the Kurdistan Alliance and the Iraqiya coalition .
[millionday] so as we see -- they have completed preparations for the national meeting -- it is going to hit right on time it appears -- so cross everything -- looks like we are rolling down hill smile brb with more
[millionday] they have announced to the citizens that they are removing the three zero currency in October -- i would assume that it is part of the transparency compliance and also the international accounting procedures so it would mean it is at the beginning of the month but as always -- we shall see
[millionday] Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani outlines his policies to promote foreign direct investment into the Kurdistan Region, human capacity development and fighting corruption in the September edition of The Review.
The Review is published by Invest In Group, in cooperation with the Kurdistan Regional Government's Department of Foreign Relations which oversees the publication. This is the third and final bi-monthly update and will be followed by the annual publication in October.
The Prime Minister says the KRG welcomes international businesses to the Region. He says, 'Our rich and vibrant region can be used as a platform for doing business in all of Iraq. This Region is not just a market for 5 million people, but has access to a market for 30 million people.'
[millionday] Speaking about the importance of education in The Review, Prime Minister Barzani says: ‘Having a well-educated society is important to every nation, but perhaps more so in this Region since many of our people had their education disrupted through conflict and displacement and most couldn’t travel abroad.'
Prime Minister Barzani touches on reform initiatives to promote transparency and accountability, as well as attempts to route investments to Duhok and Slemani.
‘The KRG Board of Investment now has directorates in each province with the authority to award investment licenses to companies, independently from the board’s headquarters in Erbil,’ he said. He also adds that the KRG is planning legislation to further promote the financial sector.
[millionday] note -- i hope i didnt already bring this
[millionday] In The Review, British Consul-General in Erbil, Hugh Evans, speaks about the growing relationship between the Kurdistan Region and the UK over the past several years.
He says, 'Our overarching objective in Kurdistan is for the UK to become a partner of choice for the KRG. So, we support activities across the whole spectrum of bilateral relations.' The September edition of The Review also includes interviews with senior officials, including Dr Fuad Hussein, Chief of Staff to the President, and several cabinet ministers as well as insights from leading businesses in Kurdistan.
[millionday] the october issue is much different and will include the annual publication -- this should include the changes that have occurred smile brb with more
[millionday] Member of the Economic Committee of the Kurdistan Alliance MP Mahma Khalil stated the importance of activating the stock market to increase storage and support the economy.
According to him, Iraq Stock Exchange will be a safe haven for the investors and thus it will bring positive impacts to the economy of the country. He also remarked that many States have serious and wish to enter the Iraqi market and are waiting for the improvement of the security and political situation.
[millionday] On the matter of stability of Iraqi Dinar in exchange of USD, he mentioned that it is a subject to the security and political conditions for Iraq and the region, adding that the stability of the dinar would be a positive step to bring investors and strengthen the Iraqi market.
The fluctuations in the exchange rate of the dollar led to the trend of capital invested in the stock market to market supply and demand of foreign currency.
[millionday] this request was made last week and is obviously the truth -- the isx needs to move forward so that the iraqi economy can get on the map to say the least brb with more
[millionday] i hope everyone knows this has happened but lets look at it again as complete
[millionday] An agreement with Nasdaq OMX Group to replace its current trading platform with OMX platform (Horizon), powered by X-stream technology has been concluded by the Iraq Stock Exchange (ISX).
By the month of June of 2014, the process is anticipated to be upgraded. Iraq Stock Exchange CEO Taha Abdulsalam said that the upgrade is part of its strategy to emerge as one of the most innovative exchanges in the Middle East and across the globe.
He also remarked, "Upgrading our trading technology and continuing our partnership with Nasdaq OMX is a clear indication to investors, regulators and other exchanges that Iraq will continue to become a financial center for more regional and global businesses.”
[millionday] Following migration to modern and multi-asset trading platform, the ISX will be able to comply with global standards of trading, while increasing the investor involvement both in the Middle East and internationally.
The upgrade is a necessity for the ISX as it has experienced a boom in traded shares by 10 times to over 1.2 billion expected in 2013, while its market capitalization raised more than seven folds during the same period.
Presently, there are over 25 stock exchanges, which use the Nasdaq OMX's X-stream technology. Nasdaq OMX Group owns and operates 26 markets, 3 clearinghouses and 5 central securities depositories in the US and Europe, which supports equities, options, fixed income, derivatives, commodities, futures and structured products.
[millionday] so obviously that is good news
[millionday] and also it has been done and ready for some time -- nothing but good news -- i have nothing bad to bring -- love it i know i dont do news on thursday -- but had to share all this that was sent
[millionday] so i am going to go get some things done and if anything else comes in -- i will come back
[millionday] the Kurds have announced in Tennessee that the removal of the three zeros is in October -- love that
[millionday] let me have the floor for a second -- there have been many that have said we are buts about the rate and also they are by saying that it will go back to what it was before the 1980s because -- saddam had set the rate well let me say this
[millionday] who else would set the rate ? of course he set the rate -- he was the leader of iraq --- it makes no sense for people to say that it is just a rate set by saddam because it should have been set by saddam -- the leader of the country and how the country was run then as a dictator -- he was the boss -- so he would set the rate not buts -- i mean nuts