UKfan1972: It's pretty simple. The money was turned off and about to be turned back on. Ask yourself this....would the U.S. and its allies want Iran to be the new darling of the Middle East, but leave Iraq behind...hobbling..trying to catch up.
june1 : Opening up the Green Zone, which is also known as the International Zone, could potentially shorten hours-long traffic jams, making it easier for residents of Baghdad to travel from one side of the congested capital to the other.
It could also improve access to certain services that are only available inside the zone, such as applying for visas at foreign embassies and visiting Iraqi government buildings, including the parliament.
DKully: Here's the Big News of the morning!! --
Tim2h2Lman: This is a positive move for sure.....looking good for the Iraqis in Baghdad….I'm not the brightest bulb in the package but if indeed they've opened up the Green Zone.....Then I would deduct that they are getting ready to do something. or for something. Something is changing over there would you all agree????
NetGlobal: It appears these laws are dropping off like flies. Yesterday they passed the law of parties. Saturday is suppose to be the National Guard and perhaps on monday will be investment law. Fewer roadblocks in the way of the RV
New Creation: Lots of red...look at some YTD -56.01% and more ...fe http://money.cnn.com/data/sectors/energy_minerals/
rrrr : I am a Seenager,(Senior Teenager)… I have everything I wanted as a teenager, only many years later. I don’t have to go to school or work. I get an allowance every month. I have my own pad. I don’t have a curfew. I have a driver’s license and my own car. The people I hang around with are not scared of getting pregnant and they don’t use drugs. I don’t have Acne…and I am about to receive an RV. Life is Great!
Tishwash: The most important demands of the demonstrators in the Iraqi provinces for today
Roudao - Erbil
Southern and central provinces and the capital Baghdad, has seen mass demonstrations carrying banners demanding fundamental reforms in the economic, political and administrative situation in the country, and the trial of spoilers.
Thousands of people demonstrated in Tahrir Square in central Baghdad, demanding the abolition of parliament and the judiciary and the prosecution of corrupt, and implementation of reforms Abadi.
In Basra in the south, was launched on Friday evening, a demonstration in front of the Court of the province of Basra to demand reforms and services and the dismissal of the conservative Majed Nasraoui.
It is said that the demonstrations in Basra enters its fourth week in a row to demand the services and reforms and the sacking of corrupt.
In Maysan, thousands of citizens and activists gathered civilians, in front of the provincial council building amid tight security, demanding the resignation of the local government, both the executive and legislative and judicial reform and the dismissal of the Chief Justice Medhat al-Mahmoud, job creation and limiting arms possession state.
In Diwaniya ..
Thousands of demonstrators from Diwaniya province, gathered today in front of the provincial council building, demanding Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi approve the resignation of the Governor of civil Ammar.
The activists maintain that the demonstrations began in Diwaniya for the delegation of Prime Minister al-Abadi and implementation to meet the demands of thousands of people in the province, which includes the abrogation of the Constitution and the declaration of an emergency government resolution of the House of Representatives.
Hundreds of residents of the province of Babylon, Friday, in front of the governorate building, demanding the dismissal of the governor resolution of the provincial council and support Abadi reforms and amend the constitution, and the demonstrators carried copies of the Constitution and threw them in Hilla River.
Hundreds of civilian activists and citizens in the courtyard of education amid the province, and the demonstrators called for Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to declare a state of emergency and dissolved the provincial council.
And proceeded security forces deployed heavily, to cut off some roads and streets leading to the rally venue in anticipation of any security breach.
Thousands of demonstrators gathered Najaf province, the center of the province, demanding Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi change the Constitution in line with the general interest of the country and solving the House of Representatives.
Among their demands, too, sacking the Chief Justice Medhat al-Mahmoud and held accountable publicly They also demanded the sacking of Najaf International Airport director.
While those with student massacre victims Spyker in Najaf, the trial of former Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki. LINK
Poppy3: ANYONE TELLING YOU THERE WILL BE A GLOBAL CURRENCY RESET IS FULL OF BULL.
CHRISTINE LAGARD ANNOUNCED TWICE IN NATIONAL SPEECHES THAT THERE IS NO SUCH THING. ...THERE WILL NOT BE ANY GLOBAL RESET PERIOD. ...
I WAS TOLD YESTERDAY TO JUST PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO THE NEXT 4 DAYS FOR WHAT CHANGES ARE MADE AND THAT THE CBI SAYS THEY ARE NOW READY AS SOON AS THE PARLIAMENT FINISH THEIR DUTIES...
WHAT DUTIES THAT IS, TO US IS NOT KNOWN AT THIS TIME.
I DID HEAR THAT THE HCL WAS BROKEN INTO THREE PARTS SO THEY COULD APPROVE ONE PART THAT THEY AGREE 100% ON AND IT WOULD ALLOW ABADI TO GET THE RATE CHANGE HE NEEDS AND WANTS NOW MORE THAN EVER.
Walkingstick » August 28th, 2015, BY REQUEST.............
Time Running Out for the Dinar Peg
August 26, 2015 in Banking & Finance By John Lee.
A foreign-exchange crunch cause by the drop in oil prices could force a devaluation of the Iraqi dinar, according to a report from Bloomberg.
Data compiled by Bloomberg show that dollar reserves fell by approximately 20 percent to $59 billion as of July 23, while in the first 25 days of August the Central Bank of Iraq (CBI) sold $4.6 billion of currency to keep the dinar at its pegged rate of 1166 to the US dollar.
Frank Gunter, author of “The Political Economy of Iraq,” said the currency could weaken as much as 20 percent over the next year, adding “Iraq’s perfect storm means the country will continue to lose reserves until the government of Iraq decides to devalue the dinar.”
Research from Dubai-based bank Emirates NBD suggests that Iraqi dinar is one of the Middle East currencies most at risk of devaluation, but that the current exchange-rate regime is likely to remain.
London-based investment firm Exotix Partners LLP said that maintaining the peg could cause Iraq’s foreign-currency reserves to drop to about $45 billion by the end of next year. “The authorities will try to hold on to the peg as long as possible, but may be forced to devalue if pressures continue,” said Jakob Christensen, a director at Exotix.
But Waleed Eedi, a director general at the CBI, told Bloomberg that the policy now is to meet the demand for dollars, the reserves won’t be depleted because of oil sales, and the dinar won’t devalue.
Walkingstick » August 28th, 2015, Iraq and a host of economic Brix
BAGHDAD - morning
search for alliances and partnerships economic may be trying to get out of crises, economic failure, and the renewal of dealing with a more flexible markets, and less dominant, and out of the dominant circle of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank and their conditions predatory politics in control and Alakhaddaa..ohmah recognize the Iraqi government to move toward such
These spaces will be some sort of disengagement with the turbulent economic policies, and with the soaked crises markets, did not contribute to the development of any episode of the economy mired in centrality, and figured out that the need to approach the government for the pursuit of openness and partnership with the BRICS economic group, which Her countries mean faster growth rates global economic, it will be a springboard to engage in new economic system, and an activist, and an economic horizon of the future, and can help you solve a lot of problems, commercial, agricultural, oil and banking economy in Iraq.
This organization has the task of states, strong economies such as China, Russia, Brazil, India and South Africa, and with the active participation of Iran, which is Masada economic trends for these countries more effectively in the face of US and Western domination of world markets, especially that of human demography of these countries makes it valid to create the world's largest markets environment, and to develop economic growth rings, as it sought to confirm the independence of Iraq and his search for outlets meet its economic needs ..
It is noteworthy that capital «Brix» group of nearly 200 billion dollars, divided into $ 100 billion, as capital «Brix» Bank for International Development, as well as another $ 100 billion to fund the cash reserve.
This will force the financial and banking force will be an element protectionist countries that join the group, or that share its economic policies, and positions in the reduction of political polar hegemony, banking and domination of the banks run by the major policies in the United States and Gharb..kan Russian President that, Vladimir Putin, announced ahead of summit Ufa in Russia last month, the leaders of the Group countries signed, during the sixth summit held last year in the city of Fortaleza, Brazil, the founding document of the bank $ 100 billion, the work which starts with a capital estimated at $ 50 billion, to provide every state 10 billion.
JDTolle: » August 28th, 2015, Push life in a positive direction
When the bad stuff gets worse, you can get better. When hope is nowhere to be found, you can create a whole lot of it.
You don’t have to deny reality in order to be positive. You just have to be willing to change reality, and you can.
You can think, you can act, you can learn, you can adjust, you can dream, you can do, you can persist and you can help. There are a thousand ways for you to make a significant positive difference in the next month, and even more ways after that.
There’s more to greatness than just looking good as you sail through life. True greatness is built in times of adversity by refusing to accept the finality of that adversity and by working to turn life around.
The world could use a little true greatness from you right now. Use your intelligence, your love and your energy today to push life in a positive direction.
Push life in a positive direction, and keep pushing. This great experience of life is ready for you to make it even greater.
Ralph Marston Wishing All a safe and blessed day/weekend JDT
P.S. Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little. -- Edmund Burke