Archive for March, 2013

I love Easter because its time for me to renew and strengthen my faith.  But it also reminds me to celebrate life and know tomorrow can be better than today.

Easter is a wonderful time of year.  Easter is a time for miracles, a time to rejoice and a time to believe that prayers can come true.

Today is a very special time for me and my family.  In observance of Easter I will not be posting news or be making comments today unless it is of major significance.  I hope you can appreciate my decision.

I hope you have a wonderful, blessed Easter and have the opportunity to spend time with those friends and family you love.  After all that is what is truly important.

– Just Hopin

He replied, “Because you have so little faith. I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”  – Matthew 17:20

“You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?” – Matthew 14:31

“He is not here, for He has risen” – Matthew 28:6

17:26 2013-03-31
Justice confirms the issuance of the official Iraqi Gazette and including the current year’s budget law

The Justice Ministry confirmed the release of the latest issue of the Iraqi Gazette your federal financial budget for 2013 on time, denying non-publication of the preparation of the newspaper, because targeting the ministry earlier. (more…)

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Baghdad (news) .. confirmed Kuwaiti Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Al-Sabah, said his country ended file border with Iraq and replaced what اعتراه of problematic latest compensation Iraqi farmers who were affected by maintenance of border markers between the two countries through the construction of approximately 200 residential units alternative to them in cooperation with Iraqi government.

said the morning, in a statement to the newspaper ‘Middle East’ of London, in its edition on Friday: The ‘Kuwait finished file border with Iraq and addressed file houses border on the Iraqi side and I look forward to visit Baghdad and wait for rescheduled by the brothers in Iraq’ . (more…)

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The Agency quoted a Kuwaiti official news agency Kuna, Kuwaiti Prime Minister Jaber Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah said during a meeting with a number of Kuwaiti journalists, writers, his response to a question about Kuwaiti-Iraqi relations after the expected to visit Iraq postponed more than once and the events that took place in the border between the two countries saying “we concluded the problem that occurred at the border and agreed to the demolition of houses exceeding in area. (more…)

Saturday, 30 March 2013 15: 15

The Finance Ministry on Saturday announced the launch of Exchange federal budget allocations to ministries and provinces.

The Finance Minister said the Agency in a statement, Al-Shukri received both in Iraq “have been released without the public budget of the ministries and provinces”, adding that “the Exchange will begin as of today.” (more…)

30/03/2013 14:29:00
Baghdad/ NINA /–The delegation of the Parliamentary Committee on legal affairs discussed in Washington with the U.S. deputy assistant of State Department for Near Eastern Affairs and with the supervisor of the Iraqi file at the U.S. State Department the future of relations between the two sides within the framework of the strategic agreement concluded between the two countries as well as the current Iraqi political scene. (more…)

Saturday, 30 March 2013 12:59 | | |

Baghdad (AIN) -German called the Iraqi government to explain the political situation in Iraq before discussing the mutual cooperation agreement between Iraq and the European Union in the next EU meeting.

Diplomatic source told All Iraq News Agency “The German Foreign Ministry called the Iraqi Ambassador to German to convey to the Iraqi officials, German’s concerns over three points which affected the discussions conducted in the recent EU meeting about activating the mutual cooperation agreement between Iraq and the EU, calling Iraq to resolve these points before the next meeting of the EU.” (more…)

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Baghdad (news) .. Likely Vice President Finance Committee MP / coalition of Kurdish blocs / Ahmed Faizullah, the return of Iraqi dinar exchange rate to the price of natural versus the U.S. dollar, the requirement to take the central bank procedures necessary and the use of international expertise to support the national currency. (more…)

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Screen Shot 2012-07-21 at 6.59.28 AMKobler of Basra: Iraq will facilitate sacrifice from international sanctions and strengthens its relations with Kuwait

2013/03/28 19: 33

The representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations in Iraq, Martin Kobler, Thursday, Iraq approached the exit from Chapter VII, and reaffirmed the Basra governorate conducted visit to familiarize themselves with the work of demarcation “sacrifice of Iraq” will facilitate the removal of international sanctions and give him better relations with its neighbours. (more…)

Thursday, March 28, 2013 – 6:23

Basra’s governor Khalaf Abdul Samad, “that yesterday saw the need to end the border between Iraq and Kuwait to demolish three houses on the border between the two countries in the Umm Qasr area southwest of Basra.”

Said Abdul Samad during a joint press conference this afternoon in Basra with the head of the UN mission in Iraq, Martin Kobler, attended correspondent for Radio tow “The end of file border came after compensation homeowners that have been removed, describing the move task to exit Iraq from Chapter VII.” (more…)

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BAGHDAD, March 28 (KUNA) ­­ United Nations Secretary­General Ban Ki­moon’s Special Representative for
Iraq Martin Kobler said here Thursday the problem blocking the maintenance of Kuwaiti-­Iraqi frontier signs has
been resolved by the demolition of Iraqi border houses. (more…)

UN announces to resolve the file demarcation of the land border between Iraq and Kuwait
Thursday, March 28 / March 2013 19:36 | | |

Organization announced the United Nations in Iraq for resolving the issue of the demarcation of the land border between Iraq and Kuwait.

Said Kobler during a joint press conference, held in Basra with their portfolios attended by the correspondent Euphrates News Agency {} today that “the problem that was hampering resolve the issue of the border between Iraq and Kuwait Iraq was able to solve,” explaining that “it is difficult to leave the families to their homes that were living , but they sacrificed for the sake of Iraq, and facilitated it out of Chapter VII. ” (more…)

Published on Wednesday, March 27 / March 2013 21:21
Attribute a number of economists reason for the high dollar prices in the local market in Iraq to tighten controls followed by the central bank in the currency auction day to sell the dollar, and an illustration of the central bank governor said shop owners banking baptized to raise the exchange rate, calls subject to the laws of Bank.

The director of the Center for Economic Information Iraqi Dergham Mohammed Ali for “obelisk”, “The controls applied by the central bank on the buyer the U.S. currency needs to pass through the routine long and provide identification documents may not be available to the buyer only after a long time due to lack of time, and therefore there will be need to buy dollars from other outlets, even if a higher profit margin “. (more…)

Published in: 12:53, March 27, 2013

BAGHDAD (Iba) .. Prime BSA federal and central bank governor Agency Abdul Basit Turki Saeed with Prime Economic Services Middle East Regional Minister Plenipotentiary at the Ministry of Finance French Dolajoger and Chairman of the Economic Section of the French Embassy in Baghdad Dennis if Vries prospects for the development deal between the two central banks Iraqi and French. (more…)

Iraq’s accession to regional financial organizations supporting banking sector

Date posted 27/03/2013 06:34 PM

Baghdad/follow us: economic expert asserted that Iraq’s accession smeisim peace for regional economic and financial organizations would support the financial and banking sector. (more…)

Ministry of Planning announced that the average annual per capita income in Iraq have arrived at about four thousand dollars.

The ministry spokesman Abdul Zahra al-Hindawi said that “this index rise on economic growth of the country and improve the status of the Iraqi citizen who was average annual income does not exceed four hundred dollars in 2004.”

The latest daily currency auction was held in the Central Bank of Iraq on the 28-Mar-2013. The results were as follows:

Number of banks 22
Auction price selling dinar / US$ 1166
Auction price buying dinar / US$ —–
Amount sold at auction price (US$) 143,613,000
Amount purchased at Auction price (US$) —–
Total offers for buying (US$) 143,613,000
Total offers for selling (US$) —–

Exchange rates

Zebari stresses Iraq’s efforts to settle file of border signs with Kuwait
Wednesday, 27 March 2013 14:55 | | |

Baghdad (AIN) –The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hoshyar Zebari, met, Jeffrey Feltman, Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations for Political Affairs in Doha on Wednesday. (more…)

Article 1: Maliki calls for the development of Iraqi-Kuwaiti relations in all fields including sports
27-03-2013 04:33 PM

Baghdad (newsletter).Prime Minister Nouri Kamel al-Maliki, during a meeting with the official, his Office said Wednesday, His Highness the President of the Olympic Council of Asia and President of the Federation International Olympic committees ‘ Anouk ‘ Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahd al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, to develop Iraqi-Kuwaiti relations in all fields, particularly cooperation in the sports activities. (more…)

Ali Salman – 03/26/2013 – 9:06 am

Issued CBI, new instructions to stabilize the exchange rate of the Iraqi dinar against foreign currencies select the stakes weekly for banks and remittance companies and trading firms currency from the dollar appreciates as capital each, and will increase and decrease of this share exchange for a commitment each delivery amounts they want customers citizens. (more…)

Published on Wednesday, March 27 / March 2013 18:44

The Ministry of Finance announced the start of talks between the General Authority for taxes on Thursday with the U.S. Business Council in Iraq. (more…)

The latest daily currency auction was held in the Central Bank of Iraq on the 27-Mar-2013. The results were as follows:

Number of banks 17
Auction price selling dinar / US$ 1166
Auction price buying dinar / US$ —–
Amount sold at auction price (US$) 117,072,000
Amount purchased at Auction price (US$) —–
Total offers for buying (US$) 117,072,000
Total offers for selling (US$) —–

Exchange rates

Posted: March 27, 2013 in Iraqi Dinar/Politics

The Currency Newshound

Article 1: After the war; No Electricity but Kuwait Reopens Its Banks

It still has no water and little electricity or food, but Kuwait revived its banking system today, introducing a new currency. Banks reopened for the first time since Iraqi occupation forces shut them down in December. Thousands of people lined up to exchange their old Kuwaiti dinars for crisp new ones and to withdraw a limited amount of money.

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Tuesday, 26 March 2013 16:02 | | |

Baghdad (AIN) -The Iraqi Government approved the law over reserving and confiscating the movable and immovable moneys belonging to the last regime. (more…)

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UNITED NATIONS, March 21 (KUNA) ­­ The UN special Envoy for Iraq Martin Kobler on Thursday said that the “major milestone” for normalizing relations between Iraq and Kuwait will be the “completion of boundary maintenance work,” which “must be done” before the end of this month.

“I have mentioned the progress achieved towards the normalization of relations between Iraq and Kuwait, including through Iraq’s positive steps towards fulfilling its remaining obligations under Chapter VII of the UN Charter. A major milestone in this process will be the completion of boundary maintenance work,” Kobler told the Security Council in an open meeting to discuss the work of the UN Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) which he heads. (more…)

Tuesday, 26 March 2013 13:20 | | |

Baghdad (AIN) –MP, Aliya Nusayif, called the permanent members of the United Nations’ Security Council to “Support Iraq against the Kuwaiti violations to the Iraqi territories.” (more…)

25-03-2013 12:31 PM

Baghdad (newsletter). Member of the Committee ruled out oil and energy/National Alliance MP/ULI Shara, ending outstanding differences between the Kurdish region and the Federal Government regarding oil exploration after the oil and gas law the principle of parliamentary majority, emphasizing the importance of recognizing the agreed language of all. (more…)

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Member of the Committee for economy and investment Deputy//Amer winner, the Central Bank tightened control of foreign currency remitted out of the country for the purpose of imports, the fact that there is money to prevent the entry of goods to the country.

A winner (News Agency): the Central Bank is required to tighten control on the sale of hard currency operations and other operations transferred to the outside, because there are some foreign currency funds transferred abroad under the pretext of import goods and in fact there is no goods and materials come to the country. (more…)


witnessing government and private banks in the country confusion great in their work as a result of the lack of a strategic plan with the government, as was confirmed by some officials in those banks that if the situation continues as it is now, those banks Stdmahl and then fade.

carried Member Economic Committee in the House of Representatives Abdul Hussein Abtan “central government responsibility mismanagement economic profile in the country,” asserting that “the absence of vision the government’s economic reflected negatively on all institutions, private banks and local banks.” (more…)