Archive for March 19, 2012

KUWAIT: Several economists noted that the recent visit of Iraqi Prime Minister, Nouri Al-Maliki, was of great importance as it provided a clearer vision and new methods to solve the lingering problems between the two States.

There were various beneficial outcomes from the meeting, especially in regard Kuwait Airways and its compensation of nearly $500 million through a direct $300 million payment, with the additional $200 million set to be turned into an investment in establishing a joint Kuwaiti-Iraqi air company as a joint venture. This solution has been on the table for years but was politically obstructed. Now, the joint interests between the two countries calls for the solving of problems so that the concentration of both can be on development and mutual interests. (more…)


19/03/2012 22:41:00
Baghdad (NINA) – Informed source said that Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has agreed on a nominee presented by Iraqiya slate for the post of Minister of Defence.

The source, who refused to be identified, told NINA on Monday, Mar. 19, that Maliki has agreed on one of the nominees presented earlier by Iraqiya slate to hold the post of Minister of Defence and he will sent his name to Parliament to be voted on in its next. (more…)

Arbil, March 19 (Rn) – Economic Commission renewed its claim to the parliamentary Monday Iraqi Council of Ministers to create the basic introductions to the activation of the Tariff Act.

The Iraqi Finance recently decided to activate the Tariff Act in Iraq as of June next after Tagelin row.

According to the parliamentary economic committee that activation of the tariff will provide additional financial revenue to the state treasury could be invested in the revitalization of agricultural and industrial sectors, but economists believe the futility of activating the law.

Monday, March 19 / March 2012 18:52

Research and Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari today with Deputy U.S. Treasury Secretary David Cohen, the U.S. ambassador in Iraq, James Jeffrey and his accompanying delegation relations, Iraq – U.S. and Iraq’s international obligations.

The Foreign Ministry statement received by all of Iraq [where] a copy of it on Monday that “the two sides also discussed the situation in the Arab region and the regional and the latest developments in Syria.”

For his part, Cohen said, according to the statement “the importance of holding the Summit in Baghdad, because the region is witnessing rapid developments after the events of the Arab Spring”.

19/03/2012 13:14

Baghdad, March 19 / March (Rn) – The Iraqi Ministry of Finance, on Monday, to its potential and its ability to pay the amounts agreed to by the Government of Iraq with Kuwait, and special Iraqi Airways and $ 300 million in cash, at the time called on the government to accelerate in finding the formula for investment amounts the remaining $ 200 million.

The delegation, which visited Kuwait last week, led by Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki have agreed to settle the issue of Iraqi Airways with the Kuwaiti side of the Iraq paid the amount of $ 500 million to Kuwait, to be half the amount in cash as given to the Kuwait Investment in Iraq worth the second half. (more…)

Jazeera Airways: Iraq agrees to flights between Kuwait and Najaf during the next six months

3/19/2012 BAGHDAD
Jazeera Airways of Kuwait, Monday, for Iraq’s agreement to conduct Jazeera Airways flights between Kuwait and Najaf, which is expected to begin in the next six months, indicating that the company becoming the first Kuwaiti tanker operates regular flights between Kuwait and one of the cities of Iraq.


Sumerian News / Baghdad announced that the Iraqi Finance Ministry, Sunday, for the direct tariff customs early June, while confirming that the measure will support the industry and agriculture Mahlitin and protect the consumer and the producer Iraqi alike.

said Finance Minister Rafie al-Issawi in a press conference held at the Directorate of Customs in Baghdad and attended “Alsumaria News”, “The ministry has identified the first of June next date for the direct tariff customs for all goods entering Iraq,” noting that “the application of customs tariff will be in accordance with tight controls and tight control over employees.” (more…)

Date: Monday 19/3/2012 7:52

The head of the Kurdistan region, Massoud Barzani, the importance of punishment for negligence referred to by the report of the committee to pursue the reform project in Kurdistan, stressing the need to resolve the outstanding problems between Baghdad and Erbil, according to the Constitution. And gave Barzani, during a joint news conference with the President of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq Ammar al-Hakim,

Looking back, who attended the crime of Halabja, light on the current situation on the Iraqi arena and the relations between Baghdad and Erbil. (more…)

The latest daily currency auction was held in the Central Bank of Iraq on the 19-MAR-2012. The results were as follows:

Number of banks 23
Auction price selling dinar / US$ 1166
Auction price buying dinar / US$ —–
Amount sold at auction price (US$) 219,235,000
Amount purchased at Auction price (US$) —–
Total offers for buying (US$) 219,235,000
Total offers for selling (US$) —–

Date: Monday 19/03/2012 12:22

Baghdad (news) / report / Faleh Hussein / .. Lies the Iraqi market for securities under the weight of underdevelopment and volatility indicators, the weakness of the national economy and the movement of investment in the country, despite the development of technologically.

Financial experts and MPs suggested discourage their talk (of the Agency news) new legislation regulating the work of the Iraqi market for securities and monitors the activities of investment companies, for the recovery and make it effective in economic life. (more…)

Monday, March 19 / March 2012 13:22

The MP said the Iraqi List, Knight Sangaree that “Iraq is obliged to comply with UN resolutions on the demarcation of the border with Kuwait and to restore normal in the region.”

He Sangaree told all of Iraq [where] the day that I “do not agree to give the new territory of the State of Kuwait, but the UN resolutions on Kuwait is obliged to Iraq and it adhered to in order to return to normal as an independent state in the region.” (more…)

Date: Monday 19/03/2012 13:53

Baghdad (news) .. Expect a specialist in economic affairs Dargham Muhammad Ali high rates of inflation for the month, due to the increase in food prices during the current period, especially the price of vegetables and fruits.

said Mohammad Ali (of the Agency news) said on Monday: There is preventing full import outside of the vegetables and fruits by the Ministry of Agriculture under the pretext of supporting the local product, which led to increases in food prices in local markets, adding that the Ministry of Agriculture has remained silent in front of these elevations, indicating they did not know what is happening in Alosouk local communities. (more…)

19/03/2012 12:17

Baghdad, March 19 (Rn) – The Economic Commission representative, Monday, the activation of a law tariff will provide revenue of financially additional to the state treasury could be invested in the revitalization of agricultural and industrial sectors, while Asher Economists futility of activating the law, which will carry with it the negative aspects, stressing that the protection of the Iraqi economy is not by increasing taxes.

The Ministry of Finance announced yesterday it had decided to activate the tariff law in Iraq in June next, after postponing the implementation of the law to two consecutive terms. (more…)

Posted 19/03/2012 07:16 AM

The director of “management studies and economic relations – League of Arab States,” Iraqi researcher Thamer Mahmoud al-Ani, that there is an economic necessity for the Baghdad summit requires research and cooperation.

He said al-Ani, “The importance of the summit comes at this stage from the wave of revolutions and massive protests that swept across the Arab world. In spite of our conviction of the importance of political causes of these revolutions and protests, but the economic factors were the common denominator in all of them. (more…)


Applicable: The Central Bank has promised to reduce the value of the dollar and the potential to modify the pension law 18/03/2012 BAGHDAD / not / A member of the parliamentary Finance Committee Faleh applicable, the registered companies in the Iraqi market for securities is the reason Riisa the high value of the U.S. dollar against the Iraqi dinar, indicating that the central bank has promised to reduce its value in the next few days. (more…)

MP for the Liberal bloc Ali al-Timimi for orientation of many members of the House to host Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki after the end of the Arab summit to the headquarters of the House of Representatives for clarification from him on the results of his recent visit to Kuwait. Said Tamimi said in a statement it had received the long version of it that “this host will explain a lot of circumstances and will put an end to the gossip and speculation with regard to relations between the two countries. ” (more…)