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Wealthwatch Chat Room News & Comments 6-10-16
[Late Thursday PM & Early Friday AM]
chattels: SULAIMANI, Kurdistan Region—The Iraqi parliament’s grand session hall that was vandalized by rioters last April will cost around $5 million to repair, according to a parliament report that has examined the damages.
chattels: ERBIL, Kurdistan Region—As the battle for Fallujah rages on, the city is on the brink of a humanitarian disaster.
More than 20,000 people have fled Fallujah since Iraqi forces launched their operation to retake the city from the Islamic State at the end of May, according to the United Nations who estimates that up to 90,000 may remain trapped in the city. Those who have been able to escape the city paint a bleak picture of life in the city.
chattels: neither Abadi nor Sadr are making any real effort to fight corruption.
chattels: there has not been a single prosecution of a political insider from any Shia Islamist or Kurdish faction, or even from any Sunni Arab faction on good terms with Baghdad.
chattels: Abadi has no electoral mandate or even a governing coalition in parliament.
chattels: the crisis of institutions remains, and only on June 7 was he again able to get a majority of ministers to attend cabinet meetings and indisputably establish legal quorum. Parliament, now in recess, has likewise made quorum only once since April 26, with Jaburi’s status as speaker presently under legal challenge.
chattels: It remains unclear whether Abadi can use the current breathing space to get political institutions back on track.
chattels: IMF program pushes Iraq to pay oil companies Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi speaking at the World Economic Forum annual meeting on Jan. 23, 2015 in Davos. (FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)
To unlock $15 billion in loans, Iraq needs to pay off debts to IOCs – part of a program designed to improve fiscal discipline and raise the confidence of international investors and lenders.
chattels: Abadi and Maliki call attack on their party office ‘criminal and gangster act’
chattels: demanded high Nassif Prime Minister Haider al - Abadi MP to follow the legal and constitutional contexts in general managers bench nomination of Iraqi banks.
chattels: a statement of the Prime Minister 's Office said , "Based on the requirements of the national interest and the continuation of the approach of comprehensive reforms announced by Prime Minister Dioanaa has issued an order to appoint new managers in each of the commercial Bank and the Rafidain Bank and Rasheed Bank and the bank 's real estate industrial Bank and the agricultural Bank.
chattels: It is unclear to me whether Abadi will " appoint by proxy " like Maliki of conform to the constitution as Nassif is demanding. Interestingly, Nassif is known as Maliki sychophant.
chattels: Member of the parliamentary finance calls for the central bank to more effectively to improve the banking sector's role
chattels: "improving banking performance need to be more effective than before the CBI 's role, as well as the introduction of the electronic system to the banking sector , " noting " the importance of making the banking sector has been instrumental in business and finance in the private sector . "
chattels: " the introduction of the electronic system to the banking sector " - Not done yet ! ?
chattels: The distribution of 83 million dinars to those affected by the terrorist attacks and military errors in Najaf
chattels: The high social and economic cost of the war on terrorism in Iraq.
chattels: Under the federal budget for 2016 approved by the House of Representatives Law arrival of the roof of non - oil revenues obtained for the government to 13 trillion dinars for the current year.
chattels: " ............. through taxes and customs fees and official transactions and religious tourism, that will check payments , amounting to more than 8 trillion dinars. "
chattels: Thursday, June 9, 2016 Iraq’s Oil Revenue Up In May 2016 But Still Short Of Meeting Costs
chattels: Kirk H. Sowell Retweeted Sada / @SadaJournal 19h19 hours ago Why Iraq's political crisis isn't really about reform or sectarianism: ceip.org/1Yc4qC9
chattels: Kirk H. Sowell @UticaRisk 5h5 hours ago We've gone thru name by name. Every target of prosecution has been outside the main blocs. @IqanAlkhassaf @SadaJournal
chattels: Kirk H. Sowell @UticaRisk 5h5 hours ago In a few cases there are reports that one of these figures will be prosecuted, but it doesn't go beyond a press release. @IqanAlkhassaf
chattels: Kirk H. Sowell @UticaRisk 5h5 hours ago Or perhaps "rumor" is better. Against serious figures, nothing solid directly from the Comm itself. @IqanAlkhassaf
chattels: Kirk H. Sowell Retweeted Iqan Alkhassaf @IqanAlkhassaf 18h18 hours ago youtu.be/OMCMkqlAcls Sadrists assault a number of PMU, Badir and Maliki party buildings in southern iraq