Toyvp: IMO….Since they normally RV there currency around the 15th of April and the 15th of September and according to IMF rules and regulations that they must have a 100% functioning and transparent government to hold International status they would then have everything in place around the 9th of April and could very likely announce on the 13th and go live on the 15th
Jay: Agreed... They only did the september thing twice iirc.. Its been done 4/15 most of the time.
Zerb: toy I concur...Christine Lagarde currently speaking in Paris on the monetary reform of many countries
IslandG1211: I agree, and feel that the PTB set that date in the Fall after Iraq failed to make any progress on their own. Thus the LOI with the IMF in Dec, the U.S. military taking the lead on the fight to free Mosul and attack ISIS, the two clerics, the protestors, deal with Russia to take out ISIS, Iran deal, TPP, Vietnam getting off their fix exchange rate, etc. If Iraq can't realistically make the April date and they get the loans without conditions in June, we could be waiting until Sept or next April. Iraq has to have a fully seated government, laws passed and Mosul back. That's going to involve some arrests and replacements.
Naphtali: What is sticking with my thoughts today is that statement made many times ---- articles are about 2 weeks old when we get to see them!!! I appreciate how Frank gets information from his teams and then -BAM- the media releases the information in print in the not so distant future. So JUST IMO.... there are no dates given in the articles, just days Like Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday.... and number of weeks that are allotted to get things done. So in the first article it says by the end of the month... MARCH maybe??? OH, That would be TODAY - Thursday?!?!? Just maybe
Zerb: keep in mind what Franky said monday night.....articles will be moving towards the present and not a 2 week delay. thank you for your insight
Walkingstick: Deputy: Parliament Select 10 days to study the candidates for cabinet reshuffle
deputy for the National Alliance said that the House of Representatives Select 10 days to study the biographies of the list of candidates submitted by the Prime Minister Haider al - Abadi in a cabinet reshuffle.
Said Harith al-Harthy told all of Iraq [where] that "the parliament select months for a change in the independent bodies and special grades and deputy ministers, military leaders and all the positions that are managed by proxy" .anthy
OneWildRide: Iraqi parliament postpones session until Saturday: state TV
Iraq's parliament postponed its session until Saturday after Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi presented a new cabinet lineup aimed at combating corruption, state television said on Thursday.
Aggiedad77: Great posting this morning WS, this stuff on the corruption pertaining to the oil efforts in Iraq in particular. Some of you old-timers here with us may remember the oil auctions (2-3 of them as I remember) that date back to 2009.....Shahristani and others were a huge part of those auctions.....something didn't ring right to me back then and it is all coming to light now....better late than never....what an all-encompassing scandal this is turning out to be for sure......you can run but you cannot hide. Aloha Randy
Walkingstick: Major scandal ousted officials of power in Iraq, most notably al-Shahristani
An investigation of the investigative Institutes Fbervaks Media and Haventgon Post largest bribe in Iraq in the oil its contracts which included high-ranking Iraqi officials, including the current Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Hussain al-Shahristani.
The probe publication, on Wednesday, several media of the two institutes mentioned briefed him / information / that "a number of prominent names in Iraq that are directly related to this scandal, notably Higher Education Minister Hussein al-Shahristani, who was oil minister in the former government and the Deputy Prime Minister for Energy Affairs in the previous government, as well as the names Abdul Karim and coffee and oil minister in the previous government and Jafar al-Moussawi, the South oil company and Kifah Numan director who took over as director of the southern oil under former oil minister Thamer Ghadhban, as well as Uday Qurashi, a senior official at the South oil company ".
He added that the "deal of corruption included Basil Jarrah, an Iraqi resident outside the country and has extensive relationships with Iraqi officials present, which is a link between the Iraqi officials and oil company unaoil which owned a business from neighboring countries, based in Monaca," noting that "the company's role boils to communicate with the major oil companies across the world to ensure that their contracts in Iraqi oil fields. "
And explains the investigation that "the mechanism of contracts for the sale of Iraqi and tenders of oil to large companies through wounds and some of the oil companies," pointing out that "millions of dollars spent in bribes to Iraqi officials during the period between 2005 until 2014, some obtained by Shahristani and coffee directly in addition to bribes paid directly by the surgeon and other oil company officials to the smallest. "
He said the investigation published that "one of the contracts that the company has expanded it is the signing of a contract Hewanda company where he offered a company Hewanda pay seven million dollars if they wish to obtain the contract, worth $ 100 million, which is the thrust of a presentation by the surgeon to address the Hyundai," noting that "a bribe of seven million dollars part of which goes to the al-Shahristani and another person named Ahmed al-Jubouri, who was the link between the surgeon and al-Shahristani."
The investigation confirmed that "one of the messages said make sure the surgeon approval Jubouri to receive an amount of US $ million, compared to ensure the victory of Petrofac Company and SBM Dutch holding Garraf fields," noting that "the surgeon agreed to pay twenty million dollars for Jabouri in 2010 and 2011 to influence Shahristani Allaibi and to persuade them to grant a stake in the pipeline project for Leighton marine company. "
He noted that the investigation "in 2011 paid a bribe paid one of the largest in the history of companies valued at $ 16 million to win the support of al-Shahristani, in order to get a hold of the pipeline is estimated at $ 600 million." Finished / 25's
Doodlebug: Balances News / publish the names of candidates for the new government Abadi
Balances News / publish the names of candidates for the new government Abadi
Abadi nominate Alaa Mubarak , the Ministry of Health ..
Abadi nominated Ali Allawi , the Ministry of Finance ..
Abadi nominate Hassan al - Janabi , the Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources ..
Abadi nominate Yousef Majid al - Saadi al - Asadi , or the Ministry of Transport ..
Abadi nominated Ali al - Jubouri , the Ministry of Education ..
Abadi nominated by Sharif Ali Bin Al - Hussein of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs ..
Abadi nominate James Baldwin and fulfillment of the Ministry of Labor and Immigration ..
Abadi nominate Mohammed Nasrallah , the Ministry of Justice ..
Abadi nominate Akil Yusuf of the Ministry of Youth and Sports ..
Abadi nominate Abdul - Razzaq al - Issa of the Ministry of Education ..
Hoshyar al - Abadi nominated as minister of reconstruction and housing, municipalities ..
Nizar Salem Abadi nominated as oil minister ..