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Electoral Commission announced the arrival of the ratio of counting the votes in the capital to 30%.

A member of the Board of Commissioners Mohsen al-Moussawi, the “Furat” Today, “The operations of counting the votes in Baghdad has reached 30%, stressing that” the process of counting centers in Rusafa continuous and by lips. Read the rest of this entry »

5/4/2014 0:00
Baghdad morning suggested the parliamentary legal committee approve the general budget bill this month, excluded used as in the formation of political alliances after the elections. Vice President of the Kurdistan Alliance bloc Committee member Mohsen al-Sadoun stressed that “file the budget in 2014 would not fall within the papers pressure for the formation of political alliances to form the next government. Read the rest of this entry »

Screen Shot 2013-10-01 at 8.03.29 PMIraq Central Bank announced last week for printing new bank notes contain signs of additional security make it difficult to counterfeit or tampered with.

The Director of Treasury at the Central Bank Ihsan Shomran Yasiri to my home that the CBI re-printed paper currencies of small denominations (250, 500 and 1000) dinars, and also large groups (5, 10 and 25) thousand dinars. ”

“The new currency, which started offering small ones for trading not much different from the currency currently in circulation among the citizens in terms of shape, but it provided the technical specifications more efficient and safer as contained signs of security and properties of many technical make currency a longer lifetime and are difficult or impossible to falsify.” Read the rest of this entry »

big_checkmark pollInflux of voters in Baghdad and the provinces to the polling stations to cast their votes in parliamentary elections.

A reporter channel Euphrates today that “the masses of voters flocked morning at the polling stations to cast their votes in the parliamentary elections.” Read the rest of this entry »

Made by Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki on Wednesday morning vote in the legislative elections.

A reporter Euphrates channel today, “al-Maliki voted in Baghdad after the opening of the polling stations since seven o’clock this morning to the citizens.”

And the start of Wednesday morning, the public vote for the parliamentary elections in the country amid extensive security measures where the number of voters covered by the vote of {20} million and {437} thousand and {712} voters with the number of candidates of political entities and coalitions {9031} them {6424} man and {2707} {woman vying for 328 parliamentary seats}. ” Read the rest of this entry »

Approval of the money transfer companies to open accounts directly with the Central Bank

Baghdad (newsletter). The Board of Directors of the Central Bank of Iraq held Sunday to approve the conversion of the financial companies to open accounts directly with the Central Bank of Iraq ‘ in Iraqi dinar and the dollar ‘. Read the rest of this entry »

Wednesday, April 30 / April 2014 11:50

Counting the head of the citizen Bayan Jabr elections today an important milestone in the history of Iraq and will draw people to the panel different from the previous plates.

He said al-Zubaidi, after casting his vote at the Rashid Hotel in the Green Zone, “Today is the turning point in the history of Iraq, noting that” the Iraqi people will draw a new panel in order to be members of the House of Representatives to the responsibility and tend the political process a new turn down Iraq to the ranges of the developed countries. ” Read the rest of this entry »

Central Bank: the new currency to help the blind know

April 8, 2014

BAGHDAD ((eighth day))
CBI re-printed banknotes with pictures of the Iraqi new and more protection, and at the time, who pointed out that the current will continue to be traded currencies.

The bank said in a statement received by the agency ((eighth day)), a copy of it, he was “re-print the new series of banknotes of Iraq and the currently circulating pictures of new and superior protection,

using a good quality of printing paper, with the inclusion of the two dates Hijri and Gregorian and the signing of the Governor of the Central Bank and the Agency Abdul Basit Turki Saeed, with the addition of some signs of security. Read the rest of this entry »

Sell ​​gold to the public strengthens the dinar

8/4/2014 0:00

Baidhani described monetary policy successful
Baghdad – Mostafa Hashemi said the academic economic Dr Majid Baidhani that a central bank to activate the monetary policy tools and the willingness to sell gold to the public would be granted dinar greater strength as well as it reduces the dollarization phenomenon experienced by the economy.

added Baidhani in a statement (morning): The adoption of this measure requires increasing the Central Bank reserves of gold as a cover for the currency, and the promotion requires finding a basket of currencies to assess the economy vulnerable to prices, the dollar downwards or upwards. Read the rest of this entry »

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The government is taking action to protect Iraqi funds abroad

8/4/2014 0:00
government has taken after consultation with international experts swift measures to protect Iraq’s money abroad.

comes at a time announced by the Minister of Finance Agency purity of net debt to install 20 000 component of the gainfully employed daily within Charge of the Knights in 2008 on the permanent staffing and approve the transfer of services of employees of the Ministry of Interior of the holders of BA degree from the military to the wire civil. Read the rest of this entry »

The Ministry of Commerce held a meeting with representatives of the World Trade Organization in Baghdad to continue the ongoing negotiations between the parties to Iraq’s accession to the WTO, and discussed at the meeting, which was held yesterday a set of laws and legislation of an economic nature that Iraq must approve in the coming period.

They discussed the subject of updated Memorandum of Iraq’s foreign policy presented in 2004 to the Secretariat of the Organization and to identify the ministries and agencies responsible for the update as well as updated files SPS TBT and file of government support for agriculture ACC4. Read the rest of this entry »

after the passage of months out of Iraq from Chapter VII, is preparing the central bank eventually to raise U.S. protection imposed on the Iraqi funds deposited in the United States, step has been welcomed and raised fears at the same time about the possibility of achieving a quantum leap in the process of construction or damage the money of the Iraqi Foreign Will it be the money to the summit, “easy prey” for some actors, under the pretext of debt?.

in (22 May 2014), will raise U.S. protection for Iraqi funds deposited in the “Development Fund for Iraq,” and will receive a responsibility CBI directly, after exit Iraq from Chapter VII in the (June 27, 2013), but there are fears of an asylum some countries and traders who “Wiesel their saliva” on those funds, according to observers, to bring claims in international courts for debt, claiming it owed ​​to the former regime. Read the rest of this entry »

wtoNational Committee No. 31 to discuss Iraq’s accession to the World Trade Organization

02-04-2014 02:11 PM
Baghdad (newsletter) … Held at the headquarters of the Ministry of Commerce of the 31st meeting of the National Committee for Iraq’s accession to the World Trade Organization, headed by the Deputy Chairman of the National Committee, the Director General of the foreign economic relations Department of the Commerce Ministry Hashim Mohammed Hatem and membership representatives from all Iraqi ministries.

The most important were reviewed in specialized workshop, held in Geneva from 17 to 21 March 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

04/04/2014 2:18 p.m.
Revealed the CBI, on Wednesday, announced the opening of 15 branches of the Arab banks or foreign country during the last three months of 2014, the current, as a result of his policy of openness to the world, noting that pulling off one branch of the Arab bank for violating the conditions laid down in the laws. Read the rest of this entry »

The Iraqi Central Bank, disclosed Thursday, the arrival of up to 90 tons of gold to support the value of the Iraqi dinar, stating that it contributes to the strengthening of the national economy.

The Central Bank said in a statement (term), “to buy 60 tonnes of pure gold from around the world over the past two months in order to support the national currency, dinar,” Noting that “the amount of gold reserves which currently has reached 90 tonnes. Read the rest of this entry »

World trade bankAraji: The World Bank warned the Iraqi government from interfering in the work of the Central Bank


The World Bank warned the Iraqi government from interfering in the work of the Central Bank
{Baghdad: Euphrates News} said Liberal MP from the parliamentary bloc Bahaa al-Araji, that the “international student Nabek reform policies and non-interference by the Iraqi government in the political CBI especially with regard to the subject of borrowing.”

He said al-Araji, said in a statement received by the Euphrates News Agency {} a copy of it on Tuesday, “We had already warned of the deteriorating economic and financial situation in the country because of the failure to take policies professional and overlapping powers and interference in the work of the central bank by the Iraqi government.”

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IMFLogoPress Release No. 14/124

March 25, 2014

An IMF mission led by Carlo Sdralevich, Mission Chief for Iraq, visited Amman during the period March19-24 to meet with an official Iraqi delegation led by Acting Minister of Finance, Dr. Safa Al Safi. The mission also met with the Acting Governor of the Central Bank, Dr. Abdul Basit Al Turki Said, and officials from the ministries of finance, planning, and oil, the central Bank, and the Board of Supreme Audit. The IMF team also consulted with representatives of Iraqi private sector and diplomatic community in Amman. The mission reviewed recent macroeconomic developments and the current fiscal and monetary issues. This work will help prepare the 2014 Article IV consultation with Iraq later in the year.

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Said a statement obtained by “obelisk”, a copy of “Alasttratejah as part of the central bank in managing the reserves of the vessels, to achieve an element of safety and safety in order to use the tools of monetary policy to stabilize the exchange rate of the dinar against foreign currencies Iraq.”

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Screen Shot 2014-03-22 at 2.44.41 PMIraq from countries committed to pay its debts gives a good indication of what part of the world rankings informal in this area. Where have paid more than $40 billion of total debt adjusted to the Paris Club, which was up to 51.6 billion dollars in 2004.

classified Iraq’s foreign debts on 4 categories include both debt to Paris Club countries, the debt of non-member states of the Paris Club, and the debt of commercial creditors ( foreign private sector), and the debt of the GCC countries in addition to contracts for consultants accounting and legal. Read the rest of this entry »

Iraq’s banking system is notoriously unstable, competitive, unsecure and riven by political infighting. MPs say they’re trying to improve the banking system but in the meantime, locals are still keeping cash in a box under the bed

Iraq’s banking system is notoriously unstable, competitive, unsecure and riven by political infighting. MPs say they’re trying to improve the banking system but in the meantime, locals are still keeping cash in a box under the bed

Saleh Majid owns an electrical supplies shop in Baghdad’s busy Shorja market area. And every day after the close of business, he takes all the money he has made that day home with him; he won’t deposit it in any Iraqi bank.

This is because Majid had been a customer of Iraq’s Warka Bank for Investment and Finance, the country’s largest privately owned bank. In early 2012, the Warka Bank was declared insolvent by Iraq’s Central Bank and placed under management appointed by the Central Bank.
“When the bank loses its capital, fails in its financial operation and faces an unsolved problem, the Central Bank according to its law, intervenes as a guardian and appoints a new temporary administration to run this bank,” the deputy governor of the Central Bank, Mudher Saleh Kasim, told news agency Reuters at the time. Read the rest of this entry »

KUWAIT, March 22 (KUNA) — Gulf Cooperation Council’s (GCC) former Secretary General Abdullah Beshara called Saturday on the importance of having strategies, economic and trade agreements in order to achieve Arab economic integration.

“The Arab countries have a genuine opportunity that should be seized in order to have strategies, and economic and trade agreements in order to strengthen the Arab economy and trade,” Beshara said in a seminar about “Personal Experience,” part of activities of the 25th Arab summit, due in Kuwait on March 25-26. Read the rest of this entry »

Thursday, 20 March 2014 14:56

Baghdad (AIN) –The State of Law Coalition assured nominating the Secretary General of the Council of Minister, Ali al-Allaq, as the head of the Central Bank of Iraq instead of the former head, Abdul Basit Turkei.
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Legend of Saint Patrick
Good St. Patrick travelled far, to teach God’s Holy Word
And when he came to Erin’s sod, a wondrous thing occurred
He plucked a shamrock from the earth and held it in His hand
To symbolise the Trinity that all might understand
The first leaf for the Father
And the second for the Son
The third leaf for the Holy Spirit
All three of them in one.

Irish Blessing: May the sun shine all day long, everything go right and nothing wrong. May those you love bring love back to you, and may all the wishes you wish come true!

Maliki is determined to lead his party’s relations appointed Governor of the Central Bank

Sunday, March 16, 2014 at 10: 37

An official statement in the Council of Ministers, on Sunday, the Prime Minister’s determination to the appointment by the Secretary-General of the Council of Ministers and the leader of the Dawa party, Ali al-allaq as Governor of the Central Bank of Iraq instead of Abdel Basset Turki. Read the rest of this entry »

Economists say: Iraq is not eligible to enter the World Trade Organization

16/03/2014 05: 35 PM

Baghdad/follow us:-increased calls for Iraq’s accession to the WTO, as part of the transition to capitalism and its openness. Fulfilling its obligations to the international community made in signing the Charter of the International Covenant. Read the rest of this entry »

02: 34: 17/03/2014

The Iraqi Parliament Presidency decided to postpone reading the draft budget law for the year 2014, until next week to reach a atvkat between the political blocs objecting to budget. Read the rest of this entry »

Sunday, 16 March 2014 23:59

Baghdad (AIN) –The United States of America expressed its readiness to mediate between the Federal Government and Kurdistan Regional Government to settle the disputes related to 2014 State Budget.

The media office of the Second Deputy Premier of KRG, MP Arif Tayfur, of the Kurdistani Alliance reported in a statement received by AIN “Tayfur hosted the US Deputy Assistant Secretary for Iraq and Iran Affairs, Brett Macrik, and his accompanying delegation at his office where they discussed the recent political situations in Iraq and regional arena.” Read the rest of this entry »

Baghdad, Ali Naji

Security experts believe the United States working to help Iraqi politicians contenders to end their differences in order to stop the bloodbath in Iraq, calling for Washington to register their presence in the Iraqi political scene, and events of the Iraqi public.

Iraq has been one of the worst acts of violence in recent years. As the data says the UN mission to help Iraq that nearly 9000 people were killed in the year 2013 only. Read the rest of this entry »

March 5, 2014,

The central bank began to examine the decision to amend the categories of the Iraqi dinar since 2010 as it seeks today to the deletion of three zeros from the Iraqi currency, a project raises many concerns on the street level and the business community in Iraq.

The delayed implementation of the project after it has been amended, the central bank more than once due to concerns based predominantly to counterfeit currency circulating in the market and the security situation uncontrolled and open market for foreign goods. Read the rest of this entry »