aggiedad77 » March 24th, 2015, 11:07 am
Tuesday News Summaries and Commentaries
Lots of news out and about today Family....bear with me as we wade through it all.
Tikrit is the roadmap beyond "Daash" and "repudiate" who supported the organization
Tikrit is being cleared or has been cleared of DAASH control...it took a while due largely to the cowardice acts that DAASH left behind to slow the Iraqi forces down...the IED's and such....but much has been done for the city since March 2.....
There are now lists being generated of those within the city who are believed to have been sympathetic to the terrorists....I only pray that justice is served where and only where it might be warranted and that these lists are not being created out of revenge by one political or religious entity against another.....
The Iraqi forces work their way slowly around and through the city dealing with the booby traps left behind by DAASH
Start a large-scale military operation to liberate eastern gray areas
As Tikrit operations are resuming.....new operations are getting underway in Anbar to deal with DAASH terrorists east of Ramadi...Iraqi forces have liberated several villages in the area between Ramadi and Fallujah....but are finding the terrorists are starting to use human shields to protect their exit from the area....cowards they are.
Interior announces the release of standard card next June
The Interior Ministry announced that the unified national identification cards would be first distributed this coming June....supposedly four current cards will be replaced with just one card that will consist of 10 digits and will contain pertinent personal information about each holder.....supposedly this will help to bring an end to corruption at some levels.
A commission of inquiry Mosul: the Dawa Party-Maliki confirmed the readiness to cooperate and make testified
The Commission in charge of the Mosul inquiry is ready to inform the President of Iraq of their timing to interrogate VP Maliki....allegedly Maliki is saying that he is ready to cooperate....a formal letter to the President will be forthcoming from the Commission that will require the presence of Maliki before the investigative group.
American Radio: Almousliyn feelings changed after 8 months of rule Daash
While a few in Mosul see life as almost unchanged....buying goods from the back of trucks....some still getting paid by the government....others tell a far more bleak tale that grows ever darker as the noose around the terrorists neck grows tighter and tighter.....they are quick to take out anger on the citizens who remain.....
Travel out of the city is near impossible today....slave markets are rampant and beheadings are commonplace....not a good life for any family....the Peshmerga may be poised to attack from three sides but they patiently await Iraqi forces that have been slowed in Tikrit to catch up....so the battle for Mosul may begin in earnest.
Central imposes a program to determine tax rates..And private banks criticized
The CBI on this day has brought forth a program that imposes special program regarding taxes and customs goods....this program was placed under the COM and is designed to eliminate illegal transactions associated with foreign currency smuggling....some do expect the program to have a negative impact on the Iraqi consumer due to a rise in prices of goods.....
This change puts banks at a disadvantage for not completely understanding what is transpiring and how they are to integrate their efforts with the new mechanism....there are ongoing seminars and conferences being led by the Association of Private Banks to get the banks up to speed but the mechanism is being rolled out now and the banks are expected to participate....
The learning curve here will be steep for some it seems....meanwhile the other shoe is awaiting a fall that may see higher prices for consumers who will be seeking imports that have seen price hikes due to the new taxation process.
Adel Abdul-Mahdi: IMF bowed to Iraq's desire to remain subsidies for petroleum products
Iraqi Oil Minister Mahdi stated today that the subsidies that Iraq has in place for imported gas and gasoline products will remain unchanged despite fluctuating prices....whereas the IMF believes that prices should be increasing Mahdi and the Finance Minister denied them this price change for the time being.....at this time the IMF continues to back the stance of Iraq.
Construction and Investment Authority Trgehan ten thousand flat delivery in Basmajh the end of 2015
The Ministry for Construction and Housing is anticipating some 10,000 apartments for delivery in a Baghdad suburb by the end of the year....this sounds like budget money being freed up and released at last to get projects like this underway.....these plans also call for schools to be constructed as well as a 400 bed hospital....incredibly a Korean company is working on this project and have made projects out to 2019 where they will be expecting completion of some 100,000 units.
Hosting reason Abdul-Mahdi to parliament .. ??
Is the Oil Minister Mahdi coming to Parliament....and if so...for what reason.....or has PM Abadi received a letter from him stating that he does not wish to take his work before Parliament....what is there to hide...and why.....or is Mahdi simply trying to keep the Parliament folks out of his business for the time being....maybe so he can get some worthy things accomplished....who knows.
White House: Visit Abadi underlines the strategic partnership between the United States and Iraq
During PM Abadi's visit to Washington next month President Obama wishes to talk about bilateral agreements with Iraq and how the US is leading the fight against DAASH.....maybe leading in numbers of aircraft that have made strikes on alleged ISIS strongholds and convoys and such.....but I'm not sure what else the US happens to be leading in this fight with at this point in time.....hoping that Abadi takes the time to tell obama just how the cabbage is painted in his neck of the world.....what a political football at play here.
Canada expands its assault on Daash in Iraq and Syria
Canadians are upping their presence in both Iraq and Syria with more fighter-bombers being used to strike at ISIS strongholds.....their level of participation will become second behind the efforts of the US airstrike sorties.
Presidency of the parliament calls to find financing for the budget is Iraq's oil resources
I'm confused by the names and titles associated with this article...but suffice it to say that Iraq's Parliament seeks other means of revenue aside from oil which continues to take a tumble in world-wide pricing.
Planning grants tomorrow's first international training certificate for Iraqi experts in the implementation of government contracting
The Ministry of Planning announces today that it will be granting the first certificates on an international level for contracts...the ones who receive these certificates will be certified as trainers and they are representative of a number of Iraqi ministries....so there should be good things to come in the future with regards to contracts and how they are written and who they serve as a result of these training efforts.
Planning expects the application of electronic files in 2018
The Planning Ministry expects to see the electronic cards in use by 2018 that will contain family health information on the cards....some areas though may see the application of the cards as early as this year....it will be implemented slowly across all of Iraq.
Karbala Governor: State is able to play a greater role in the revitalization of the country's economic sector
The governor of Karbala sees his government as having a vital role in revitalizing the economy of Iraq...he sees this being activated through improvements in investment opportunities as laws are brought forth to help in key areas that will remove red tape for investors and help pave the way for greater interaction at the province level in the economic reform.
Abadi decide solution Reconciliation Commission next month and replaced by an independent body able to resolve crises
PM Abadi has decided to abolish the Commission on National Reconciliation next month and in its place create an independent commission that includes a more robust group of individuals reflective of more of Iraq's population that can hopefully bring some agreement forth as to how the national reconciliation effort should be seen moving forward....this after the current commission has been stalemated in its efforts thus far.....Abadi is a man of results and he is not afraid to change the members on the bus if he believes they are not working together well.
Today .. Kurdistan distributed January salaries to the staff of the region
Kurdistan state employees are receiving salary payments today for January....finally.....but my question....is the 490 billion dinars really enough to cover even one month's salaries.....I have my doubts....so where and when will the rest be made up if this is the case.
Economists Association expects to overcome the current financial crisis
A member of the Iraqi Economists Association is predicting that Iraq will overcome the current financial situation in a matter of days....based on mechanisms put in place and studies and plans that are all designed to rescue the economy....makes you wonder what could this "save all" process be that will benefit them so well....could it be....might it be.....no....surely not.
Parliamentary Services: surprised by the government to raise the subject of duties and taxes at the moment
A member of the Commission on Services and Reconstruction is stating that the government plans to impose taxes upon telecommunications, electricity companies and water service companies will indirectly impose those taxes upon the citizens of Iraq through higher prices for good of services....this is how the government identified one possible way to bridge the deficit in the budget for 2015...many are saying this is an unfair disservice to the citizens and there should be other ways in which to deal with the deficit....difficult measures though for difficult times....thank Maliki and his thugs for this problem.
Economic parliamentary: the influx of giant companies to invest distinct offers
A member of the Economic Committee is suggesting that giant companies be enticed to invest in specific programs within Iraq....they are suggesting that many of these companies have the ability and are willing to set up paybacks that span 20 years or so and can provide financial benefit to Iraq today.
Iraq oil helps to find buyers for international bonds
Iraq has recently made talk about international bonds denominated in USD to the tune of $5 billion dollars...but such an effort requires that those bonds have a minimum credit rating associated with them....or no one will be willing to invest in them....such credit ratings could take months to generate.....bottom line even with oil production and exports expected to grow continually in coming years it seems difficult to see Iraq acquiring a credit rating of sufficient strength to allow this bond effort to go forward....what can they do at this point to make such an effort happen.....would there be enough risk takers on the oil predictions to make the bonds feasible.
Cabinet approves proposal for the central bank to accept the instruments of private banks to taxes and fees
Tariffs and taxes are pushing forward thanks to efforts by the Economic Committee within COM today.....approving a proposal that allows the CBI to accept payments by private banks with regard to tariffs and taxation...and there is no roof on these instruments.....
This in conjunction with the measures put into play by the CBI to eliminate smuggling and illegal transactions at the borders...imposing taxes and tariffs on imports before they enter the country.....the banks are scampering to learn all they can about this process and the mechanisms that will push it forward for them....they do not want to get in trouble with the CBI over their own ignorance of the process.
Here is a good place to throw an anchor for the day and watch what else might transpire.....will be around to comment as the day moves forward....hoping you have enjoyed and learned something. Aloha Rand