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    Yesterday, 03:42 AM
    absolutely head spinning 40plus! ​$
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    02-15-2019, 08:19 PM
    Thanks. What a trip!:cool:
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  • BatmaninIraq's Avatar
    02-15-2019, 07:35 PM
    Customs: We will begin the unification of customs procedures at all ports as of tomorrow February 15, 2019 Information / Baghdad .. The customs authority announced on Friday that it will begin the unification of customs procedures at all ports as of Saturday. The agency said in a statement received by Al-Maaloumah that “the implementation of the agreement concluded between the federal government and the Kurdistan region to cancel the customs points established on the federal border with the region and will begin the unification of customs procedures at all border crossings as of Saturday 2019/2/16. The Authority added that “the agreement included the unification of all procedures and provisions of the customs tariff law and the adoption of a customs declaration in Arabic and Kurdish to work at all border crossings.”
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    02-15-2019, 03:23 PM
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    02-14-2019, 05:11 PM
    James replied to a thread Hotel Stock in Iraq Stock Exchange
    BBOB is Bank of Baghdad HBAG is Baghdad Hotel http://www.isx-iq.net/isxportal/portal/companyprofilecontainer.html?companyCode=HBAG%20&activeTab=0&search=1
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    02-14-2019, 03:55 PM
    crazyfrank replied to a thread Hotel Stock in Iraq Stock Exchange
    somehow, don't ask me how, but way back when in 2007, when things were just opening up with warka and the ISX, I was able to consummate a very small order for Baghdad hotel stock before there was a minimum buy order limit, of 600 shares @ 13.85 IQD per share, how is it now at 0.28 IQD per share???? Bagtel (HBAG) 9.35 up %10.00 Babel (HBAY) 79.18 up%9.99 Sadeer (HSAD) 12.25 up %6.52 Baghdad (BBOB) 0.28 up %3.70 Alnoor (HPAL) 12.20 up %3.65
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    02-14-2019, 11:46 AM
    Then... From pg. 14 of this thread... 9/22/18 (Here we Go thread) European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker called on Wednesday for the European Union to promote the euro as a global currency to challenge the U.S. dollar. “We must do more to allow our single currency to play its full role on the international scene,” Juncker told the European Parliament in Strasbourg as he presented his annual program. “It is absurd that Europe pays for 80 percent of its energy import bill – worth 300 billion euros a year – in U.S. dollars when only roughly 2 percent of our energy imports come from the United States,” he said. “It is absurd that European companies buy European planes in dollars instead of euro,” Now... Airbus A380: from European dream to white elephant Loved by passengers, feared by accountants, the world's largest airliner has run out of runway after Airbus decided to close A380 production after 12 years in service due to weak sales. Airbus to scrap production of A380 This is part of part of what's driving some EU leaders insane. This was supposed to wipe out 747s, 777s and 787 Dreamliners. This was the EU working together to wrest the dominance that Boeing has enjoyed in global long haul commercial travel since the late 1960s, and it's dead in 12 years. Out in Washington State, Champagne, a French product, paid for by Boeing Executives in Dollars is being guzzled, to celebrate the death of the German-French creation. An Iraq going from war, to prosperity based on oil sold either outright in Dollars, or a currency basket with the Dollar carrying the heaviest weighting will be viewed by some as just another indignity. $
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  • bultn's Avatar
    02-14-2019, 09:42 AM
    I didn't know that 40plus is your mother but that is quite logical as you are both idiots.
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    02-14-2019, 02:34 AM
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    02-14-2019, 01:15 AM
    Any country or currency union would want to see their currency have a greater role in international commerce. The russian, Chinese, and EU leaders have been very vocal on the need to reduce the Dollars dominance in pricing of commerce. Much of this has erupted since the EU lifted all sanctions on Iraqs banking system. (happened close to the end of last year, in the other thread) I don't know why that set them off the way it did, but it seems they would read full reintegration of Iraqs banking system, linked to a currency basket heavily weighted to the value of a Dollar as a continuation of a global financial order that they'd like very much to change. ​$
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  • Investors Iraq News's Avatar
    02-14-2019, 12:37 AM
    By John Lee. The United Nations has advertised new positions in Iraqi Kurdistan: Project Manager, Save the Children National Professional Officer (Monitoring and Evaluation), WHO – World Health Organization Technical Officer, WHO – World Health Organization Human Resources and Travel Associate, UNOPS – United Nations Office for Project Services Information Management Officer, UNOPS – United Nations Office for Project Services Risk Education Project Manager, UNOPS – United Nations Office for Project Services Regional Community Engagement Technical Advisor, IOM – International Organization for Migration Cash Based Assistance Programme Assistant, UNAMI – United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq National Data Officer (Displacement Tracking Matrix), IOM – International Organization for Migration Programme Officer (Cash Based Interventions), IOM – International Organization for Migration Cash Based Assistance Programme Assistant (Administrative), IOM – International Organization for Migration Infrastructure Coordinator, IOM – International Organization for Migration (Source: UN) (Picture: Success, growth, career, development signpost from 3D_Creation/Shutterstock) Source: Iraq-BusinessNews.com. Post your commentary below.
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    02-14-2019, 12:37 AM
    By John Lee. The United Nations has advertised new positions in Iraq: Medical Director, International Medical Corps National Administration Officer, WFP – World Food Programme Electoral Officer – Training and Procedures Adviser, UNAMI – United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq Political Affairs Officer, UNAMI – United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq Administration Associate -Travel, UNAMI – United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq National Administration Officer, UNAMI – United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq Driver & Logistics Clerk, UNOPS – United Nations Office for Project Services Programme Advisor, UNOPS – United Nations Office for Project Services Donor Reporting and Communication Officer, IOM – International Organization for Migration Consultant – Donor Reporting and Communication Officer, IOM – International Organization for Migration Programme Manager, IOM – International Organization for Migration (Source: UN) (Picture: Finger pressing a new career start button, from Olivier Le Moal/Shutterstock) Source: Iraq-BusinessNews.com. Post your commentary below.
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    02-14-2019, 12:37 AM
    By John Lee. Asiacell Iraq has reported that it has benefitted from improvements in the security and economic situation in the country paving the way for network expansion and reconnections. The telecommunications company said its revenue was “stable” at QAR 4.4 billion, compared to QAR 4.5 billion in 2017. EBITDA was up 6% to QAR 2.1 billion for 2018, reflecting better cost efficiencies by the management. Customer base increased 10% to 14.2 million customers in 2018 period. Asiacell Iraq also launched its B2B line offering a range of services to address the needs of Iraq’s business community and create a new revenue stream. (Source: Asiacell) Source: Iraq-BusinessNews.com. Post your commentary below.
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    02-14-2019, 12:37 AM
    By John Lee. In its consolidated financial results for the full-year 2018, telecommunications group Zain reports that the improving socio-economic situation sweeping Iraq is providing the much-needed stimulus to support Zain Iraq’s turnaround efforts. The company said in a statement: “The operation performed exceptionally well when compared to the previous year. Revenues and net profit are consistently growing on a quarter-on-quarter basis, with full-year revenues reaching USD 1.1 billion, a 3% increase Y-o-Y and EBITDA reached USD 423 million, up 11%. “The operation reported a net profit of USD 49 million, up 70% Y-o-Y compared to a profit of USD 29 million in the previous year, with EBITDA margin standing at 37%. “The expansion of 3.9G services across the country and restoration of sites in the West and North (97% of all sites restored to date), combined with numerous customer acquisition initiatives, especially in core regions, resulted in an impressive addition of 1.3 million customers (9% increase) to reach 16 million. “Another contributing factor to the operation’s financial revival included cost optimization initiatives in areas such as repair and maintenance, as well as the significant growth of data revenues, robust growth in the Enterprise (B2B) segment and the revamping of Zain Iraq’s call centers, which significantly improved customer service.“ (Source: Zain) Source: Iraq-BusinessNews.com. Post your commentary below.
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    02-14-2019, 12:37 AM
    IBBC completes Trade Mission to Baghdad with largest ever delegation of UK, International & Iraqi Businesses 9-12 Feb 2019The Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) visited numerous Iraqi government ministers and officials during a highly successful trade mission to Baghdad on 9-12 February 2019. The delegation was the largest ever led to the Republic of Iraq by the IBBC and included meetings with the Prime Minister, H.E. Dr Adil Abdul-Mahdi and*Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister H.E. Dr Fuad Hussein. The delegation was supported by Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Iraq Jon Wilks CMG and the UK’s Department of International Trade. A reception was held for members and guests at the British Embassy in Baghdad courtesy of the Ambassador on Sunday 10 February. Meetings were held with the following officials: H.E. Dr Adil Abdul-Mahdi, Prime Minister Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Dr Fuad Hussain Minister of Health Dr Ala Al Alwan Minister of Transport Dr Abdullah Luaibi Minister of Electricity Dr Luay Al Khateeb PM’s*Advisory Commission Chairman of National Investment Commission Dr Sami Al Araji Christophe Michels, Managing Director of IBBC stated: “We were delighted to be able to organise such a large delegation of some of the most prominent UK, Iraqi & International companies operating in Iraq to meet with essential political figures in the new administration. “After a series of highly productive meetings and discussions across a range of sectors, we feel confident that compared to previous years, Iraq in 2019 will see a significant level of progress in investment and economic growth to the benefit of the country and its people.” The IBBC Spring Conference at the Mansion House taking place on 10 April in London will build upon the success of this mission. We expect a high-level delegation of Iraqi government figures to attend, as well a UK government presence and numerous senior industry and academic experts. For more information and registration: https://www.iraqbritainbusiness.org/event/spring-conference-at-the-mansion-house Numerous IBBC Member companies joined the delegation, representing the major companies doing business in Iraq, across the most important sectors of the economy: Al Bilal Group Al Burhan Al Nukhba-OFS FZCO Al Maseer Insurance ARCHS Dar Group EY Exxon Mobil Field Energy Services G4S GE Gulfsands Petroleum International Islamic Bank Khudairi Group KPMG Management Partners Menzies Aviation Ratba’a Contracting Co. LLC Serco Siemens Standard Chartered Bank Zaha Hadid Architects (Source: IBBC) Source: Iraq-BusinessNews.com. Post your commentary below.
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  • 40plus's Avatar
    02-13-2019, 10:21 PM
    Why would they not be happy?
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  • James's Avatar
    02-13-2019, 10:14 PM
    James replied to a thread Hotel Stock in Iraq Stock Exchange
    Thanks for that info. Always fun to see which stocks are moving and for what reason (if any) .
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    02-13-2019, 08:56 PM
    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-oil-usa/eu-brings-industry-together-to-tackle-dollar-dominance-in-energy-trade-idUSKCN1Q21WB The U.S. dollar clearing mechanism allows the United States effectively to control all electronic bank transactions and go after anyone who it believes is in breach of its rules. Earlier this year, several European buyers suspended purchases of Venezuelan crude due to fears of U.S. secondary sanctions even though they were not formally forbidden from buying oil under the latest U.S. curbs. Tensions between the United States and the EU over the role of the dollar go back even longer. In 2014, Washington fined BNP Paribas $9 billion for trading Iranian and Sudanese oil, with the French bank agreeing a settlement under the threat of losing access to dollar clearing. ___________________________ I think it is safe to say that an RV wouldn't make any of these countries/world leaders happy. I'll buy them some Kleenex with some of mine... $
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    02-13-2019, 07:36 PM
    calstar replied to a thread Hotel Stock in Iraq Stock Exchange
    Thanks James, I stayed at the Baghdad Hotel when I worked in Iraq. They are not cheap you are right.
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    02-13-2019, 02:22 PM
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    02-13-2019, 12:09 PM
    Exclusive: Iran-backed groups corner Iraq's postwar scrap metal market - sources MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - The wrecks of vehicles used by Islamic State militants as car bombs and other metal debris left by the war in Iraq are now helping fund their Iran-backed enemies, industry sources say. Scrapyard owners, steel plant managers and legislators from around the city of Mosul, the de facto IS capital from 2014 to 2017, described to Reuters how the Popular Mobilisation Forces (PMF) have made millions of dollars from the sale of anything from wrecked cars and damaged weapons to water tanks and window frames. But the scrapyard owner, who said he buys scrap for 100,000 Iraqi dinars ($84) per tonne and sells it for 110,000 dinars , said the PMF or traders they work with sell it in Kurdistan for up to $200 a tonne. He said the PMF had taken control of his yard. amazing! even in these conditions, regardless of ideology, (unregulated) market forces of supply and demand set up, and operate determining the unit of currency which will produce the most profit! $
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  • James's Avatar
    02-13-2019, 09:41 AM
    James replied to a thread Hotel Stock in Iraq Stock Exchange
    Another Hotel day on the ISX. 4 of the top 5 stocks... Bagtel (HBAG) 9.35 up %10.00 Babel (HBAY) 79.18 up%9.99 Sadeer (HSAD) 12.25 up %6.52 Baghdad (BBOB) 0.28 up %3.70 Alnoor (HPAL) 12.20 up %3.65
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  • BatmaninIraq's Avatar
    02-13-2019, 07:02 AM
    IN RAISING AND ENHANCING THE VALUE OF THE CURRENCY DINAR PURCHASING POWER The economic expert, Baqir Kazim, Saturday, presented an effective way to maintain the strength of the local process. “It is NECESSARY TO MAINTAIN THE BALANCE OF THE MONETARY MASS IN CIRCULATION BY WITHDRAWING THE IRAQI DINAR SURPLUS FROM THE NEED OF THE DOMESTIC MARKET and the stability of the exchange rate,” Kazim told Mawazine News. “The importance of providing foreign currency liquidity needed for traders and businessmen to meet the needs Iraqi market “. He added that “the Central Bank of Iraq represents A PART OF THE SYSTEM OF ECONOMIC SOLUTION TO THE VALUE OF THE IRAQI DINAR and not the whole solution, especially as he was the only contender in the economic arena has achieved monetary achievements in the context of the duty of monetary and his quest to reduce the value of the Iraqi dinar exchange rate against the US dollar in the market Local “. “The stability of the value of the currency can not be studied in isolation from the facts of economic reality and its basic components,” he said. He stressed that “THE MOST IMPORTANT ELEMENTS OF THE VALUE OF THE CURRENCY BASED ON FOUR PILLARS of the basic and is like a square building, which is based on four pillars or pillars of leverage, represented by: 1.monetary policies; 2.financial policies; 3.development policy, in addition 4.political skills, ie political stability, social and security and administrative capabilities in the management of the country and the employment policies and wealth material and human “. “In economics, they are called policies, which must be integrated and harmonized as a single package in their growth and development so that these POLICIES CONTRIBUTE TO THE PACE OF THEIR COHERENCE IN RAISING AND ENHANCING THE VALUE OF THE CURRENCY PURCHASING POWER.
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    02-13-2019, 06:02 AM
    By John Lee. Shell has reportedly announced that the Basrah Gas Company (BGC) has taken a “final investment decision (FID)” on its growth programme, which will increase BGC’s capacity by 40 percent. According to Oil and Gas Middle East, the decision was taken with the support of all BGC’s shareholders: South Gas Company (SOC), Shell and Mitsubishi. BGC captures flared gas from the Rumaila, West Qurna 1 and Zubair*oilfields, converting it into dry gas for power generation and liquids for the domestic market and for exports. At the heart of the new development is the Basrah Natural Gas Liquids (Basrah NGL) project; a 400 million standard cubic feet per day greenfield gas processing plant at Ar Ratawi. More here. (Source: Oil and Gas Middle East) Source: Iraq-BusinessNews.com. Post your commentary below.
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    02-13-2019, 03:53 AM
    By the Institute for War & Peace Reporting (IWPR). IWPR-trained activists have launched a successful series of initiatives to promote reconciliation between Iraq’s different faith communities. In one striking success, an Assyrian Christian church that had been closed for 15 years was renovated and reopened thanks to the efforts of a group of IWPR mentees. The Mar Korkis church in Anbar’s Al Habbaniyah district had been abandoned since 2003, when around 1,000 Christian families left the area due to the deteriorating security situation. Partially destroyed by an explosion in 2005, the church had been semi-derelict ever since. IWPR-trained journalist Aya Al Mashhadani highlighted the church’s plight in a report on coexistence in Al Habbaniyah for which she interviewed the Shia security guard who still watched over the site. In response to the story, Sawt Al Shabab radio station – itself headed by IWPR-trained journalist Mohamad Sleiman – launched a campaign for the church’s rehabilitation. Volunteers, local civil society organisations and municipal officials all joined together in a mass cleanup just before Christmas, braving heavy rain to light candles, decorate a Christmas tree and ring the church’s bell. Christians who heard the Sawt Al Shabab follow-up report on the clean-up campaign said that they were deeply moved, and the Assyrian Church diocese in Baghdad decided to hold a mass in the church in response. Their delegation, welcomed by local Muslims holding olive branches, hosted a service on January 11, 2019 attended by 250 Assyrian Christians. Valentiana Yuwarich, 46, a Christian from Baghdad who was among the visitors, said, “Thank you so much to the beloved people of Habaniyah and to Sawt Al Shabab radio. This visit will be always remembered in the history of Iraq as a birth for a brighter Iraqi future.” Other deeply symbolic initiatives over the festive season included efforts by IWPR activists Manar Al Zobeidi, a Muslim, and Nazek Barakat – a Yezidi – whose projects promote empathy towards minority communities in northern and southern Iraq. Al Zobeidi, whose campaign Gypsies are Human was launched in 2016, organised a visit to the village of Al Zohour village on the outskirts of Diwaniyah city to mark Christmas and New year. Despite being from a religiously conservative background, al Zobeidi issued a call on social media for other female volunteers to don Santa costumes and visit the gypsy village. Five women answered her call and joined her in her visit, all wearing Santa costumes and pushing a decorated cart loaded with gifts for the children. The celebration was attended by international media including Reuters, France-Presse 24 and AlHurra TV. After the event, London-based al-Arabi TV broadcast a talk show dedicated to the issue of gypsies in Iraq and Kurdistan, with Al Zobeidi as the main guest. Meanwhile, Barakat raised 200 dollars to buy Christmas presents for internally displaced people (IDPs) in camps in Dohuk. *Barakat, herself displaced from Sinjar after it fell under the control of the Islamic State, said she hoped her initiative would help IDPs feel integrated and thus contribute to the reconciliation process. Her efforts received widespread coverage in various media and she was nominated for the Al Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Prize in the Emirates. Launched in 2018, this prize aims to honour individuals who create outstanding social initiatives. (Source: IWPR) Source: Iraq-BusinessNews.com. Post your commentary below.
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    02-13-2019, 03:53 AM
    Genel Energy has announced that McDaniel and Associates (‘McDaniel’)*has completed the competent person’s report (‘CPR’) relating to the oil reserves at Taq Taq as at 31 December 2018. Field performance in 2018, and notably the success of the TT-29w well drilled on the northern flank of the field, has led to an upwards technical revision of reserves, resulting in a 62% reserves replacement at the 1P level. This revision does not take into account the recent positive results from the TT-32 well, which completed in 2019 and is currently adding over 3,000 bopd to field production. Drilling in 2019 is targeting opportunities on the flanks of the field, with the TT-20z well nearing completion and three others then to follow. Should the wells match the performance of TT-29w and TT-32, Taq Taq could deliver a significant year-on-year production increase, with room for further growth in 2020. The Company expects to announce CPR reports for other assets in the portfolio prior to the announcement of full-year results on 20 March 2019. (Source: Genel Energy) Source: Iraq-BusinessNews.com. Post your commentary below.
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