OOTW: ONE OF THESE WAS THE REMOVAL OF THE BUDGET ITEM INSTATING TAXES FOR CUSTOMS GOODS WHICH ARE "LUXURY ITEMS" LIKE ALCOHOL CIGARETTES AND SO ON?
chattels: “I resigned because I could not carry out my duties,” he continued.
OOTW: MY HOPE IS THAT THEY'VE DONE THIS BECAUSE THEY KNOW THE TARIFF'S ARE GOING INTO EFFECT, ACROSS THE BOARD, AND THEY DO NOT NEED TO KEEP THIS ITEM IN THE BUDGET
MichelleL: did he site health chattels?
OOTW: IT WOULD BE "SUPERFLUOUS"
chattels: Zebari retired from his post after offering his resignation in late June and returning to the Kurdistan region.
OOTW: SO TXBRAND, I DO THINK THEY'LL NEED TO INCREASE BUYING POWER..HOW MUCH, WE JUST DON'T KNOW
chattels: ‹@MichelleL› No, but being Sunni and a Kurd in " Iraq " is dangerous to anyone's health. [Image: smile.png]
OOTW: CHATTELS Wink
MichelleL: ‹@chattels› [Image: laughing.png] it would be to mine
sczin11: ‹@MichelleL› ACTUALLY I READ A RELEASE TODAY, HE WASNT HAPPY WITH THE WAY BAGHDAD WAS "NOT PASSING" THE WEAPONS TO [ESHMERGA THAT WERE SENT TO IRAQ FOR THEIR USE
OOTW: THANKS SCZIN11
MichelleL: I saw something about that sczin, did you post it?
chattels: 122 degree temperature and terrorists
OOTW: SO I WANTED TO CONTINUE A BIT MORE RE IRAN
MichelleL: sounds like arizona
OOTW: I WANT TO SHOW YOU THIS...
sczin11: ‹@MichelleL› LEMME CHCECK BRB
MichelleL: thanks sczin
MichelleL: I am absolutely amazed at how you guys keep track of all you post - its quite a feat
chattels: “The Kurds form less than 1 percent of the Iraqi army,” Zebari said, attributing the low percentage to the Kurds because they rejected remaining in the Iraqi army.
“The events that happened in Mosul, Kirkuk, and Salahadin led to the dissolution of the 3rd, 4th and 12th Divisions of the Iraqi army, that included Kurdish soldiers and officers.
The command wanted those divisions to join the Kirkuk military base, but they refused to obey the orders.”
TxBrand: (today ) O said that when he turns over the keys to the next president .. they would still be fighting ISIS
EdoBini: Tariffs and increase in currency rate should go hand-in-hand. or the people will revolt against. it
OOTW: THIS IS THE LAST IMF CONSULTATION ( I COULD FIND) WITH IRAN
OOTW: Statement at the End of an IMF Mission to the Islamic Republic of Iran Press Release No. 15/40 February 9, 2015 End-of-Mission press releases include statements of IMF staff teams that convey preliminary findings after a visit to a country.
The views expressed in this statement are those of the IMF staff and do not necessarily represent the views of the IMF’s Executive Board. This mission will not result in a Board discussion.
An International Monetary Fund (IMF) team, led by Martin Cerisola, Assistant Director for the Middle East and Central Asia Department, visited Tehran from January 24 to February 5, 2015.
The team held discussions with the authorities on recent developments in the Iranian economy, the near-term outlook, and the authorities’ macroeconomic policies and reform agenda.
At the conclusion of the mission, Mr. Cerisola made the following statement: “Discussions with the Iranian authorities took place against the background of a marked improvement in macroeconomic conditions over the past year, with a rebound in economic activity and a decline in inflation.
However, the sharp drop in global oil prices and an uncertain external environment will bring significant challenges to the outlook. “The authorities recognize these challenges and remain determined to sustain the improvements in macroeconomic conditions.
The discussions focused on the policies needed for preserving disinflation gains and for supporting the economy in its adjustment to lower oil prices. For this, the IMF team recommended that fiscal policy should aim at limiting the budget deficit in the next fiscal year to around 2.5 percent of GDP.
Monetary policy should continue to aim at keeping inflation expectations anchored, by preemptively targeting liquidity growth at prudent levels.
This policy mix would help absorb shocks and provide more room for credit to flow to the economy. Maintaining exchange rate flexibility will also help smooth the transition to an environment with lower oil prices. The discussions also focused on the need for
MichelleL: ‹@TxBrand› is he signing up with them?
TxBrand: [Image: laughing.png]
TxBrand: I hope
OOTW: The discussions also focused on the need for pressing ahead reforms and the authorities’ plans in the banking sector to address nonperforming loans and strengthen the efficiency of financial intermediation.
“The IMF team and the authorities agreed that the 2015 Article IV Consultation mission in the Spring will provide an opportunity to deepen the discussions of the policy and reform priorities of the authorities.
“The mission met with senior officials of the Central Bank of Iran and Ministry of Economy and Finance, as well as a wide range of private sector representatives."
MichelleL: ‹@TxBrand› they'd be sure to lose with him helping
sczin11: ‹@MichelleL› Babacar Zebari: I resigned because I was not I can exercise my powers
OOTW: WE'VE SEEN SOME DISCUSSION ON THE WEB ABOUT THE CONNECTION BETWEEN IRAN AND IRAQ RE THE POTENTIAL FOR A CHANGE IN VALUE OF THE IRAQI CURRENCY - EVEN THE RIAL/IRANIAN CURRENCY
MichelleL: thanks sczin
OOTW: WHAT ARE ANY OF YOUR THOUGHTS ON THIS?
MichelleL: After the past several years of scoffing up the iqd, iran has much to gain from the potential change in value of the dinar
MichelleL: what ever happened to all those discussions regarding a common gulf currency?
TxBrand: I agree they go hand in hand... but we don't know anything about timing
sczin11: ‹@MichelleL› HOPEFULLY ALL THE TRAING IN COUNTERFEITTING BY THE CBI WILL PLAY A BIG ROLL IN PROTECTING THE IRAQI ECONOMY
OOTW: JUST OUT OF CURIOSITY WHY WOULD THEY GO HAND IN HAND?
MichelleL: sczin I'm not saying the dinars they have are not legal, just that they've had a decade to accumulate them
OOTW: YES MICHELLE, WE KNOW IRANIANS HAVE BEEN DIAL IN THEIR RIAL, THE IQD AND THE DOLLAR
OOTW: AGREED MICHELLE!
sczin11: ‹@MichelleL› LEGITIMATE DINAR IS ACCOUNTED FOR BY THE CBI
sczin11: WHETHER IRAN HAS IT OR YOU DOESNT MATTER
TxBrand: well ...like I have said before... rate meant a lot to Sadam he had guy hands chopped off when the rate went down ..does mean a lot to them now ?
MichelleL: right now you're right sczin, if it rvs it will matter very much to me [Image: laughing.png]
MichelleL: it should Tx, Arabs are generally very proud people
EdoBini: It is now reconfirmed that the tariff will start on the August 1st.
MichelleL: thanks EdoBini
OOTW: WE HOPE SO TXBRAND...I ASK THESE QUESTIONS BECAUSE POINTS OF THE CONNECTION ARE STILL UNCLEAR - BUT THEY ARE NEIGHBORS, AND TRADE IS OPENING BETWEEN THE TWO COUNTRIES (MORE BROADLY AND REGULATED BY CUSTOMS/TARIFFS ABOUT TO GO INTO EFFECT) AND OBVIOUSLY THEY'RE NEIGHBORS
OOTW: I LIKE THAT IRAQ/CBI IS PUTTING OUT A TENDER/BID FOR PEOPLE TO HELP PUT IN PLACE XBRL - VISIBLE / DIGITAL BANKING PROCEDURES
OOTW: AND THAT IRAN ALREADY HAS THIS IN PLACE - SINCE BEFORE THE IMPOSITION OF SANCTIONS
EdoBini: Thanks OOTW.. Neighbors matters a lot in that Region.
OOTW: SO TRUE EDOBINI - I JUST DON'T WANT US FINDING ANOTHER
OOTW: ""CHAPTER 7" TO CLING TO
OOTW: THE MYSTERIOUS TRIGGER POINT
OOTW: LOL BUT... IT IS GOOD THIS IS HAPPENING ESP THE TARIFF'S
OOTW: ONE MORE ARTICLE I'D LIKE TO BRING IN FROM THE SJC
OOTW: FROM THE SJC SITE Sahar Hussein The federal judiciary has announced the launch of Project E queries to Federal Court of Cassation in order to alleviate the burden on citizens by taking advantage of technological services.
OOTW: THE SJC IS THE SUPREME JUDICIARY
OOTW: ANOTHER EXAMPLE WE HAVE THAT THE E GOVERNANCE DIGITAL PROGRAM IS GOING INTO EFFECT
OOTW: THIS ARTICLE IS ALSO IN THIS WEEK'S GOVT THREAD
OOTW: REMEMBER THIS PROGRAM IS NOT JUST FOR QUERIES....IT'S SAID TO ALSO SUPPORT PAYMENT RECEIPT AND MONETARY TRANSACTIONS
OOTW: WE'VE SEEN A LOT OF WAFFLING ABOUT THIS IN THE NEWS
OOTW: "IT WILL BEGIN ON...." AND "IT'S STALLED FOR NOW"
OOTW: SO SINCE THIS IS COMING FROM THE SJC..THIS IS A GOOD SIGN
MichelleL: what percentage of average iraqi homes are tech savvy at all, OOTW? this learning curve may take a considerable amount of time - I still don't know how to use my phone and I've had it for 2 years and a computer over 20
MichelleL: over 25 actually but i like making believe i'm younger
OOTW: YES IT WILL, BUT REMEMBER MICHELLE THAT SEVERAL MONTHS AGO ...AFTER ABADI CAME INTO OFFICE THEY STARTED FREEING UP THE CAFE'S WHERE PEOPLE WERE PERFORMING ON LINE ACTIVITIES WERE BEFORE SUPPRESSED OR BULLIED BY THE MALIKI GOVERNMENT?
OOTW: AND THEY PUT BANS ON CERTAIN INTERNET USAGES...
MichelleL: OOTW yes, I remember, but I still think its a "
OOTW: THE PEOPLE HAVE ACCESS TO INTERNET CAFE'S AND I'D SAY ANYONE (AT LEAST) YOUNGER THAN BABY BOOMER'S WOULD KNOW HOW TO USE THIS AND CAN HELP OTHERS
OOTW: YES THERE ARE A LOT OF POOR PEOPLE WHO HAVE NO CLUE
MichelleL: young man's game" when it comes to tech - the older gen, the monied gen may have many more problems dealing with the online aspect
OOTW: THEY WILL EDUCATE THEM
OOTW: BUT AT LEAST THEY'LL HAVE THE OPTION
OOTW: AND WHAT'S THE WORST THAT CAN HAPPEN?
OOTW: THE PEOPLE HAVE TO PHYSICALLY TURN UP AT THEIR LOCAL GOVERNMENT'S OFFICE FOR ASSISTANCE?
MichelleL: yes, but do we not remember saddam's cave with all those extinct vcrs all over the place? tech comes slowly
OOTW: YES AND SO WOULD THE PRESENCE OF COMPUTER'S
OOTW: THEY STILL CAN GET ASSISTANCE VIA ACTUAL FORMS
MichelleL: I'm sure it will - perhaps they'll start smaller, like electricity [Image: laughing.png]
OOTW: AND THOSE IN THE GOVERNMENT CAN PROCESS THEIR FORMS ONLINE FOR THEM
OOTW: AND HERE'S THIS LAST PRESS RELEASE FROM THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE
MichelleL: I'm sure - just thinking of what it would have been bringing computers into this country in my grandparents' day
OOTW: SO TRUE MICHELLE
OOTW: Rasheed Bank announces lending retired smart card holders[Image: newticker_logo.png] Wednesday July 15, 2015 [url=http://www.mof.gov.iq/Pages/MOFMinistryNewsDetail.aspx?ArticalID=84&LstName=MinistryNews]
Rasheed Bank announces Btzlev retirees do the smart card holders amounts and ceilings as pension for retirees. And that the advance is a period of 3 years and interest rate of 5% per annum and to ensure that government employees on the permanent staffing (covered by the Civil Service Law). www.mof.gov.iq/Pages/MOFM...
MichelleL: thanks OOTW
MichelleL: guess they're throwing them into it [Image: laughing.png] - you're still not going to get me to use a phone to pay for my starbucks
OOTW: SO PAYMENTS ARE GOING TO BE RELEASED TO GOVT EMPLOYEES AND THERE WAS ANOTHER ARTICLE OUT ON THIS STATING THAT THEY WOULD BE RETROACTIVE BACK TO THREE YEARS...’
SO AGAIN, WE WAIT AND SEE..BUT TRULY, THE GOI IS TRYING TO GIVE THE PEOPLE THEIR DUE IN MANY AREAS.
OOTW: STARBUCKS BAD GMO COFFEE NOOOOOOOO
MichelleL: 3 years back pension, good stuff
MichelleL: it was just an example, actually I don't drink the stuff [Image: laughing.png] I roast/grind my own
OOTW: OKAY SO I'M FINISHED ANY QUESTIONS?
MichelleL: thanks so very much, again, I'm awed by the energy you put into educating us, really I am [Image: smile.png] time for some tea, will see you later [Image: smile.png] Again, OOTW and Sczin, thanks!
sczin11: THANK YOU ALL FOR JOING IN
OOTW: YES THANKS EVERYONE...HUGS ALL AROUND
OOTW: THERE'S MUCH FORWARD PROGRESS, YES MUCH MORE STILL TO BE MADE...BUT WE ARE SEEING SO MUCH GREAT MOVEMENT IN IRAQ -AND I ALSO DIDN'T ADDRESS THE HUGE STRIDES BEING MADE BY THE MILITARY
OOTW: I'LL TRY TO INCORPORATE THAT INTO MY NEXT TALK, BECAUSE TRULY, WE ARE SEEING GREAT PROGRESS
OOTW: NO, NOT YET ABRAHAM - I ADDRESSED THIS AND IT WILL BE IN THE POST OF THIS CHAT
OOTW: [Image: smile.png]
HERE ARE THE ASSOCIATED LINKS FOR THIS CHAT:
THIS WEEK'S THREAD CONTAINING GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCEMENTS
IRANIAN SANCTIONS AND THE RIAL
IRAN'S TRADE WITH IRAQ
CUSTOM TARIFFS ACROSS BORDER
House of Representatives on the line enters the crisis powers of the provinces and the looming legal action against the government
CHAT - PARLIAMENT DETAILS - JULY 5, 2015
Minister of State submit an amendment to the law of the provinces to the Council of Ministers
WIKIPEDIA INFORMATION ON THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT
NOT MENTIONED IN THIS CHAT, HOWEVER...A VERY INTERESTING READ BY SCZIN 11 ON TODAY'S AUCTIONS