GreenClan: FRANK - Hope your relaxed and enjoying your trip.
Is all events and news coming out as planned?
Are there any nice surprises awaiting our study that you did not expect lately?
Frank26: After tomorrow keyword (Shabibi) and the CBI will be talking much more imo
Cleitus: IYO Frank, do you think we are on schedule or behind schedule?
Frank26: On / with acceleration
Thor: Ask questions - hmmm - OK
1) Per articles - A has been replacing cabinet members with techocrates for several months - without a lot of success - reduction in size - 1 here - recommendation there... At the rate he has been going - this could go into 2017. Will we see his cabinet this month or next?
2) The head of parliament has threaten to fire or fired some, parliament members for not showing up and doing their job. This has been going on for quite a while - is he serious this time and will PM's be put in place this month.
3) S speaking and announcing his replacement has been going on for quite a while. Will that happen this month?
4) How long for citizens to come back to their cities before it is deemed enough and it is announced?
5) Does another census have to be done before we see what we want?
I could keep going but I'm sure that is more than enough - Thanks
Frank26: - This month
Good chance yes
Hard to say once again good chance this month
you are welcome
Walkingstick: Urgent parliament session postponed to after the Eid al - Adha
The House of Representatives held its regular postponed today after the Eid al - Adha holiday.
According to a parliamentary source told all of Iraq [where] the presidency of the parliament decided to postpone the hearings until Tuesday day on September 20 th, after the Eid al - Adha holiday, due to lack of quorum. "
The parliament was due to be held on Thursday its regular and includes the agenda vote on the withdrawal ofconfidence from Finance Minister Hoshyar Zebari.
Abadi directs the start of Eid al-Adha holiday on Sunday
The face of the Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, on Thursday, the start of Eid al-Adha holiday from next Sunday for five days.
Information Office of the Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, said in a statement, received a (long-Presse), a copy of it, that "the Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi face the start of Eid al-Adha holiday on Sunday, corresponding to (11 September 2016) for a period of five days."
The supreme religious authority, Mr. Office Ali al-Sistani, announced on Saturday (3 September 2016), proved the vision of legitimacy for the month of the argument to be made, on Saturday, the first day of the month, and this Eid al-Adha will be next Monday (12 September 2016), In conjunction with the announcement of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on the first day of Eid.
The Eid al-Adha one Eid for Muslims, and agrees the first day of Eid tenth day of the month of Dhu al-Hijjah AH, this holiday is also the anniversary of the story of the prophet Abraham when he wanted to sacrifice his son Ishmael in response to the command of his Lord, so does many Muslims approached to God on this day of sacrifice one of the cattle (sheep or a cow or a camel) and the distribution of sacrifice meat among relatives and the poor and their neighbors, hence the name al-Adha holiday came. link
Frank26 Video 9-7-16 https://youtu.be/VSyLlMiRrIQ?t=6
Frank Video : https://youtu.be/kksQT3Aln4U
Walkingstick: US “Transferred $1.3bn More” in Cash to Iran
7th September 2016
Walkingstick: IRAN................Thursday, September 08, 2016
Forex ATM Launched
Shahr Bank has installed a foreign currency exchange automated teller machine in Mashhad’s Hasheminejad International Airport. The machine is developed by Pouya Company that specializes in banking and payment solutions, Way2Pay.ir reported on Wednesday. The ATM allows tourists to exchange foreign currencies into Iranian rial at the market rate. Shahr Bank is owned by municipalities across the country.
AG: WoW! Excuse my ignorance but this seems to mean that at least in some part of the world Iran's currency is being traded ... & at a current market rate at an international level
Don961: Singapore’s growing business clout makes up about 13% of the economy.
Thursday, September 08, 2016
Singapore May Replace London as World’s Financial Hub
Singapore is next in line if London loses its status as leading business hub in the world.
The Asian island nation ranks behind London as the best global city, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP said in a new study, based on social and economic data published before the UK voted to leave the European Union, Bloomberg reported.
The Cities of Opportunity Index places Singapore ahead of Paris and Amsterdam, two European cities that are seeking to attract foreign businesses if they decide to shift jobs out of London.
Superior technology, low taxes and efficient transport and infrastructure systems helped Singapore to overtake New York and move one notch higher in the rankings since the previous study in 2014, according to PwC.
Unlike other surveys that rank financial hubs based on their competitiveness, the PwC index assesses cities on their social and economic health too, measuring indicators such as the ease of doing business, demographics and technology readiness.
The results show Singapore’s growing business clout, driven in part by an expanding financial and insurance industry, which makes up about 13% of the economy.
Singapore leads its main Asian rival, Hong Kong, in categories such as ease of doing business, infrastructure and health, safety and security. Hong Kong dropped one spot in the overall index to ninth, partly due to a decline in the category measuring intellectual capital and innovation.
Few cities beat Singapore on taxes. The corporate tax rate of 17% compares with more than 30% in France, 35% in the US and an average of 22.8% for the 35-member Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.
“An analysis of corporate total tax rate, personal rate, and tax efficiency shows that Singapore, along with Dubai and Hong Kong, have the lowest rates and highest efficiency collectively,” PwC said.
To be sure, the No. 2 spot on the index doesn’t mean Singapore will attract companies seeking to shift their operations out of London as the UK untangles itself from the EU. For a start, the city state has been tightening rules for foreign workers and has a perennial pollution problem from forest fires in Indonesia.
Ravi Menon, head of Singapore’s central bank, said Tuesday that businesses set up operations in Hong Kong and Singapore to tap Asian markets and Brexit may not dent London’s appeal as a financial hub.
“London will remain a major financial center,” he said.
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