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Clare:  The President of the Republic confirms his support for all efforts to pass the oil and gas law

9/4/2023 Baghdad –

President of the Republic Abdul Latif Jamal Rashid stressed today, Monday, the need to make efforts to combat all forms of corruption and provide the best services to citizens.

A statement by the Presidency of the Republic, a copy of which Mawazine News received, said, “The President of the Republic, Abd al-Latif Jamal Rashid, visited today the Sulaymaniyah Governorate building, where he was received by the Sulaymaniyah Governor, Haval Abu Bakr.”

The statement added, “During the meeting, they discussed the service and administrative conditions in the city, where the president stressed the need to make efforts to combat all forms of corruption and provide the best services to citizens, stressing his support for all efforts aimed at approving the oil and gas law in a manner that preserves the rights of all Iraqis.”

And the statement continued, “The President of the Republic reviewed the governorate’s library, indicating the importance of establishing cultural centers that know the Kurdish culture and its history, as well as preserving the antiquities in the governorate and caring for its museum.”

The statement concluded, “Governor Haval Abu Bakr expressed his thanks to the President of the Republic for his important visit, stressing that the governorate in all its departments will continue to work to provide services to citizens in a way that achieves their aspirations for stability.”   LINK

Game of Patience:  Quick question: Do you think the Oil & Gas Law will get approved 1st or the Rate Change? The O&G Law has been outstanding since 2005.

Clare:  imo only,  I think the rate could come any time, even first,  because the major agreements to the HCL are met & that too is waiting for a rate (publically)  as you know, they don’t tell us everything… nor do they have to

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Clare:  What does it mean to achieve Iraq’s largest trade surplus? Government advisor answers

9/4/2023

The financial and economic advisor to the Prime Minister, Mazhar Muhammad Salih, commented today, Monday, on Iraq achieving the largest trade surplus in 2022 over a period of ten years, and said that it achieves 3 main goals.

Today, Monday, a statistic conducted by the German company Statista, which specializes in market and consumer data, revealed that Iraq achieved the largest trade surplus for the past year 2022 over the past ten years.

Saleh explained to Shafaq News Agency, “The importance of the increase in the surplus in the current account comes in relation to the gross domestic product in its positive role in strengthening the means of economic stability represented by the stability of the general level of prices, which are the country’s foreign reserves, which are a lever for stability and a tool in monetary policy to combat harmful inflationary activities.” in order to ensure the purchasing power of cash incomes.

He added, “The high percentage of the surplus, in the current account of the balance of payments to the gross domestic product, provides the financing capacity towards achieving sustainability in investment spending, which is the basis for targeted economic growth without expanding external borrowing.”

He pointed out that “the increase in the aforementioned surplus rate at the level of financial stability and balance is an important and major step towards achieving the so-called (fiscal discipline), which is based in its most important pillars on reducing external public debt and what requires a subsequent step required by fiscal policy in the field of imposing discipline, which is reducing the gap The deficit in the general budget and the movement towards a balanced budget, as reducing public debt and reducing the deficit are considered the most important pillars of financial discipline or what is called fiscal consolidation.

 

The financial and economic advisor to the Prime Minister concluded by saying, “The surplus proceeds in the current account of the balance of payments achieve three main goals, which are (price stability, stability, financial balance, and finally targeted economic growth).”

The trade balance indicates the differences in imports and exports of goods in the country during the year. If the value of its exports during a period exceeds the value of its imports, it is called a surplus in the trade balance. If the total value of imports exceeds the total value of exports, it is called a deficit in the trade balance.

According to the German company statista, Iraq achieved the highest trade surplus for goods in 2022 over the past ten years, as the surplus last year amounted to $53.54 billion, up by 64% from 2021, when the trade surplus for goods in that year reached $20.08 billion.

She explained that Iraq achieved a deficit in its trade balance for two years, the first in 2020, when the deficit amounted to 4.11 billion dollars, and the second in 2015, when the trade deficit amounted to 0.94 billion dollars.

And the report continued, while in 2019 the balance achieved a trade surplus amounting to 16.62 billion dollars, in 2018 the trade surplus reached 35.95 billion dollars, and the trade surplus in 2017 reached 15.1 billion dollars, indicating that the trade surplus in 2012 amounted to 35.39 billion dollars.

And Iraq had achieved during the past year (2022) financial revenues of more than 115 billion dollars from the export of crude oil, to be the highest in years, according to official figures announced by the Iraqi Ministry of Oil.

According to those figures, the daily export rate reached 3,320,000 barrels, which is a total of one billion, 211,800,000 barrels for a full year.   LINK

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Breitling  As far as Iraq revaluing their currency there is no more problems…If they’re going to be regional you’ve got to look at Iran, Saudi Arabia, all these local currencies…and you can average out the value of the currencies of the Middle East…They need to maintain that balance.  Either way it’s going to be a major revaluation.

Frank26  …They wanted from 2003 to now to come up with a fair number.  My number would be $4.25.  But…I’m not going to be greedy.  As soon as I see that $3+ just like the rest of the Middle Eastern countries I’ll jump on that man!  Not all of it.  That’s the beauty.  Even if you only have 1 million dinars, exchange half and hold on to the other half.  Calculate.   You’re going to need a team..lawyers…advisers…your pastors…your family…seek council, make right decisions.  Because…you can only make this decision one time

MARKETS A LOOK AHEAD: A LOUD AND CLEAR WARNING SIGN FROM THE DEBT MARKET.

Greg  Mannarino:  9-4-2023

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGZqMTCS4O4

Bank Of America Runs Damage Control As Over 1100 Banks Close

Atlantis Report:  9-4-2023

Bank of America’s Branch Closures Unveil a Shifting Landscape: Is Traditional Banking Fading Away? The recent closure of over 1100 bank branches across the US has set off alarm bells and ignited discussions about the future of brick and mortar banking.

Amidst this upheaval, Bank of America emerges with its strategic approach to open new branches, challenging the notion of the dying traditional bank.

This is what we are going to uncover in this video. We dissect the motivations, unveil long-term strategies, and explore the hidden implications behind these moves, shedding light on the evolving world of finance.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYz6U6sxH4w