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  • BASSER's Avatar
    Today, 09:07 PM
    The price for basic food items such as beef, chicken, milk and eggs is nearly cost prohibitive. Hamburger at $3.25/lb??? OUCH!!!
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  • harry's Avatar
    Today, 05:59 PM
    Deputies: Baghdad and Erbil oil agreement "impulsive" and is threatened with collapse Tuesday 25 November 2014 | 18:51 Qurtas News / Baghdad After Baghdad and Erbil agreement on the final delivery of 150 000 barrels of oil to fund support for Iraq, "Samo", likely parliamentarians collapse quickly, as described by deputies from inside the Kurdistan Alliance, as seen MPs for the National Alliance that bargains on the Kirkuk oil is imposed, especially since the news I talked about the Federal Minister of Oil, Adel Abdul Mahdi agreement, the oil fields of Kirkuk and not oil region. Says a member of the Finance Committee in the Parliament and the National Alliance MP Faleh effect that "the agreement, which was was the oil region Wi bargains on Kirkuk is a red line that can not be overcome," adding that "Kirkuk oil management at the present time, however, the region but without the right to dispose oil wealth. "He applicable in an interview for "Qurtas News" that "the region can extract more than 150 000 barrels per day, but the initial agreement was to hand over the province to this amount," and wondered about the legitimacy of the parliament and the Office of Financial Supervision and the Ministry of Oil to hold accountable the province if the export exceeded the number that was agreed. And former quantities were exported by the province of Kurdistan without reference to the federal government attaches force "the recent agreement came in principle, it is possible to include other details, if the delegation province came to Baghdad to discuss all the problems related to the management of wealth between the center and the region." .In effect, a deputy from the mass citizen who belongs to Oil Minister Abdul-Mahdi said that "the agreement was about oil administration of Kirkuk, where they discussed linking the Turkish pipeline Ceyhan from the Kirkuk field to Arbil, to prevent control Daash him and would not be subjected to acts of sabotage," noting that " 2015 budget will be the items describes the quantities exported from the region and from Kirkuk and Basra to be knowing exports each hand. "He concluded by saying in effect that "the operation of the provincial government for the export of oil and non-counters closed, the fact that it is a wrap on the money of the Iraqi people, and if they insisted on it Fbalamkan and through the budget to cut off funding," according to the deputy. On the other hand, says the leader of the Kurdistan Alliance MP Adel Nouri said that after 2003, it was agreed to form oil administration between political leaders and can not go back to those periods, and that the allocation of 150 000 barrels is allocated outside of the region, amounting to 17 percent of the budget. "He added in an interview with Nuri "Qurtas News", "fragile agreement, has been collapsing at any moment, an improvisational and unstudied agreement," expected to "convictions changed after the visit of the delegation of the region in the coming period. "And control of the province of Kirkuk fields Nuri says that "it is strange to criticize the parliament or political control of the Kurds on the oil fields, while unable to edit Ain Zala fields in Nineveh province of control" Daash "organization, which issued its oil abroad." http://www.alqurtasnews.com/news/64356/نواب-اتفاق-بغداد-واربيل-النفطي-ارتجالي-و/ar
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  • harry's Avatar
    Today, 05:54 PM
    Of the oil: the adoption price of $ 65 a barrel in 2015 budget 11/26/2014 0:00 BAGHDAD joy pumice in crisis fluctuation of oil prices in international markets, which caused a deficit in the budget based on revenues countries continue, recommended to the Commission on oil and energy parliamentary adoption price of $ 65 per barrel in the preparation of the budget year 2015. Although the organization "OPEC" meeting Thursday to study oil market conditions and contribute to the improvement and maintenance on oil prices, expectations and estimates refer to the continuing decline or remain at the level of prices the same until the middle of next year. emerged many tangled on the scene reasons led to the decline in oil prices since last August and up to now, by approximately $ 25. Member of the Commission on oil and parliamentary power, Dr. Ibrahim Bahr al-Ulum said the "morning" in this regard: "multiple main reasons, including intense competition between conventional and non-conventional oils, and levels of good production in the United States of unconventional oil (shale) Why competition is fair for the first time in the oil market as a light, along with the political conflict within OPEC, also led to supply over demand, although growth is weak demand in some major Asian countries. " consistent observers with a member of the Committee to the drop in oil prices recently underwent several reasons, including excess oil, which began to accumulate, estimated at about two million barrels, as well as a slowdown in global economic growth after periods of rapid growth between the years 2002- 2008, along with the changes that the United States is seen from shale oil production and increase of up to 9 million barrels a day this year. It is believed Bahr al-Ulum inability of the organization, "OPEC" to reach a solution to the problem and agree on determining the amount of production, what keeps the price vulnerable to the fluctuation of about rates, or fall, likely at the same time not arriving for less than $ 70 to $ 65. Recommended for committee the government and the financial parliamentary adoption rate barrel to $ 65 in the preparation of the budget year 2015 to avoid damage expected. He predicted Bahr al-Ulum that Iraq is playing a pivotal role in OPEC if the enjoyment of political and diplomatic relations with Saudi Arabia and Iran (two axes essential to the organization and play an active role in the decisions of all with the State that are consistent with policies) and to be a compromise between the two countries, which is expected in the coming years, along with the growth of production in the oil market and compounded until the year 2020, and the expectations of owning a surplus of energy that will play a key role in the future. http://www.alsabaah.iq/ArticleShow.aspx?ID=81662
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  • guardian's Avatar
    Today, 03:58 PM
    Could lead to a much needed, yet involuntary diet for obese Americans?
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  • auggie's Avatar
    Today, 01:44 PM
    Gas is down but Food, Air travel and just about everything else is up to include the cost of Obama care.
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  • guardian's Avatar
    Today, 12:38 PM
    Yep, I'm paying $2.75 for Regular...LIFE IS GOOD! ;) Well, better then it was! :p
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  • guardian's Avatar
    Today, 12:34 PM
    Americans Are Paying the Least for Gas in 4 Years … But Will OPEC Stand for It? Mike Larson | Monday, November 24, 2014 at 4:30 pm Crude Oil -$0.78 to $75.73 It’s official: We’re paying the lowest prices for gasoline in four years! The long-standing Lundberg survey found that regular gas now sells for an average $2.84 a gallon, down a dime from the previous week. It hasn’t been this cheap since November 2010. Albuquerque, NM registered the lowest in the continental U.S. at $2.47, while San Francisco was the highest at $3.14. That’s good news considering how many of us hit the nation’s highways during the Thanksgiving holiday week. AAA predicts that just over 46 million Americans will drive at least 50 miles from home for the holiday. That would be a 4.2 percent rise from a year ago, and the highest since 2007. Over 46 million Americans are expected to hit the road this week. You can thank the domestic energy renaissance for some of the relief, and slowing economic growth in other parts of the world for the rest. The first factor has driven U.S. energy production much higher, while the second force has driven global demand down. But will the good times keep on rolling? That likely depends on the next move by the OPEC oil cartel. Officials from the 12-nation group are meeting in Vienna on Thanksgiving Day to decide whether they should cut production to shore up crude oil prices. Analysts say a cut of at least 1 million barrels per day (BPD) is likely necessary if OPEC wants to stem recent declines. Its current quota is 30 million BPD. The good news for us — and bad news for OPEC — is that we’re getting much more energy independent. We relied on OPEC nations like Saudi Arabia, Venezuela, Kuwait and Iraq for only 40 percent of our oil imports in August, the least since 1985. At the same time, our domestic production has surged to around 9 million barrels per day — the highest in three decades. My strategy here has been to focus less on the absolute level of oil prices, and more on who is winning and losing thanks to the domestic energy boom. That means buying shares of companies that are making a killing from rising energy production, transportation, storage, and processing HERE — and shunning those reliant on the “old” energy market dominated by the likes of OPEC. http://www.moneyandmarkets.com/americans-paying-least-gas-4-years-will-opec-stand-68388#.VHS5vGcsGMh
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  • tudor's Avatar
    Today, 11:53 AM
    Thanks harry. This is good news, if in fact they follow thru. Yes Dodgerboy, it is a big factor in them becoming compliant.
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  • tudor's Avatar
    Today, 11:40 AM
    Thanks harry. Well, if they take a month off starting Sunday, they wont be back til Jan 2015. Hope they get their work done before they go...still hoping for the RV for a nice Christmas.......but not counting on it.
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  • HotRod's Avatar
    Today, 09:39 AM
    Yes, I agree this is an important step. But in today's market, this would be putting the kart before the horse. As we all know, give the local currency some value (1:1 with the USD), make it international, and start removing the USD from the local market would be more in keeping with the horse in front of the cart. And would also produce quicker results. Thanks harry.
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  • harry's Avatar
    Today, 08:32 AM
    Parliament lifted its 31st to Thursday Agency eighth day November 25, 2014, 15:4 BAGHDAD - ((eighth day)) Raised the Presidency of the Council of Representatives, on Tuesday, the 31st meeting of the Council until next Thursday. And issued a parliamentary stressed that the council ended the first and second readings of the four laws, as has been postponed for the first reading of the draft law of the Ministry of Transport. The source told ((eighth day)) that "today's session included a sworn Ladies and gentlemen, the House of Representatives members who hold government positions and replacements for those who have held a ministerial or vice-president positions performance, also saw the first reading of the draft law on ratification agreement on economic and scientific cooperation law between the Republic of Iraq and the Government of the Republic of Bulgaria, the first reading of the first draft amendment to the Law on the Protection of mass graves Law No. (5) for the year 2006 and a number of other bills. " The House of Representatives held today, its the 31, headed by Speaker Salim al-Jubouri, and the presence of 227 deputies. http://8th-day.com/?p=83475
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  • harry's Avatar
    Today, 08:27 AM
    Environment conversion of the remaining debt from Kuwait to service projects Agency eighth day November 25, 2014, 11:31 BAGHDAD - ((eighth day))The Ministry of Environment indicated the existence of efforts to convert the remaining debts to Kuwait to environmental projects ranging from Nikhaib to Safwan within the Arab strategy to combat desertification. He said the technical agent of the Ministry Jassim Falahi "The ministry is preparing to conclude an agreement with the Kuwaiti side to activate the Arab strategy for combating desertification and in coordination with the United Nations representative, as it has been agreed in principle to convert the remainder of the Kuwaiti owed by the country's debt to environmental projects that serve both sides of Nikhaib to Safwan" . He noted that "the country has seen in recent times a lot of dust and sand storms that have affected both Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, which have expressed their cooperation to improve the environmental situation through a formal invitation to the ministry for the conclusion of a cooperative agreement between the two sides, especially to address the consequences of terrorism, which reached excitement to regional countries and displaced persons. " And between agricultural "The ministry is currently working on activating a number of international conventions and protocols that will contribute to improving the environmental situation, especially in the cleared areas of the terrorist gangs, noting that he was finished all the technical preparations for the implementation of the environmental assessment processes in these areas and secure the return of displaced people without exposing their lives to danger, especially after that display a number of countries to provide technical and material assistance for the return of displaced families to their homes.http://8th-day.com/?p=83331
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  • harry's Avatar
    Today, 08:17 AM
    House of Representatives begins next Sunday leave for a month Published on Tuesday 0.25 2 October / November 2014 13:21 BAGHDAD / Center Brief for the Iraqi Media Network (IMN)- said the House of Representatives decision Niazi Ihsanoglu, on Tuesday, the House of Representatives will begin next Sunday legislative recess, according to the Constitution, which Temtemd 30-day, stressing that the three important files will be on the first next chapter Legislative hearings schedule . He Ihsanoglu's (IMN) , "The Legislative Chapter I of the House of Representatives ends with the beginning of next week, and will begin the Council legislative Batlth next Sunday, which extends 30-day, according to the Iraqi constitution " . According to the Iraqi constitution, the parliamentary session, which extends for four years consists of four chapters and Right Council take leave of 30 days at the end of each chapter, and the right of the Council to reduce the legislative leave through the vote of its members . He Ihsanoglu that "questioning by Deputy Prime Minister Saleh al-Mutlaq file and vote on the final accounts for 2014 and discuss the 2015 budget will be the three most important files are discussed by the Council in its first session after the end of the legislative recess " . It is expected of the House of Representatives of many important laws legislation, including oil and gas law, and the law of infrastructure carryover of parliamentary sessions the previous two, and many of the international agreements in the economic and security fields . http://center-imn.net/2/index.php/2013-09-08-07-27-39/12157-2014-11-25-13-21-52
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  • harry's Avatar
    Today, 08:11 AM
    Agenda of the meeting (32) Thursday (27) in November 2014 November 27, 2014 Third parliamentary session The first legislative year The first legislative term Agenda of the meeting (32) Thursday (27) in November 2014 First, read verses from the Koran. Second, swearing for ladies and gentlemen members of the House of Representatives who hold government positions and who occupied the bench for ministerial or vice-president positions. Third: The first reading of the bill to cancel the dissolved Revolutionary Command Council Resolution Act (959) for the year 1978. ( Legal Committee ), (2 items). Fourth: the first reading of the draft law to encourage anesthetist. ( for the Health and Environment Committee , the Legal Committee ), (3 items). Fifth: The first reading of the draft law regulating the work of advisers. ( Legal Committee ), (5 items). Sixth: The first reading of the draft law to support the doctors. ( for the Health and Environment Committee , the Legal Committee ), (11 articles). Seventh: The first reading of the draft second amendment to the Investment Law Law No. (13) for the year 2006. ( Commission of Economy and Investment , Finance Committee ), (17 articles). Session begins: at eleven in the morning. Date of publication of the agenda: Tue 11/25/2014 2:11 PM http://www.parliament.iq/details.aspx?EvID=8229
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  • harry's Avatar
    Today, 08:07 AM
    Parliament prescribed Bgelsath today and on the top of his reading table four laws25/11/2014 10:23 BAGHDAD / Source News / .. House of Representatives decided to resume regular sessions, on Tuesday, sworn deputies bench and read the four bills. A statement by the Council of Agency / Source News / received a copy of the agenda includes "swearing-in of the members of the House of Representatives who hold government positions and replacements for those who have held a ministerial or vice-president positions." "It also includes the first reading of the draft law on ratification agreement on economic and scientific cooperation between the Republic of Iraq and the Government of the Republic of Bulgaria Act." He pointed out that "the first reading of the first draft amendment to the Law on the Protection of mass graves Code No. 5 of 2006, the first reading of the draft and the Department of Transportation Act, and the second reading of the draft ratification of agreement on the encouragement and protection of investment between the Republic of Iraq and the government of Jordan" .anthy / 19 p http://l-news.net/index.php/policy/64313.html
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  • harry's Avatar
    Today, 08:05 AM
    well they keep talking about the debt,now wait and see what happen
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    Today, 08:02 AM
    Parliament will hold its regular, headed by al-Jubouri, and the presence of 227 deputies25/11/2014 01:33 BAGHDAD / Source News / .. The Council of Representatives, on Tuesday, the 31st of its legislative term first legislative year of the first third of the parliamentary session, headed by its President Saleem al-Jubouri and the presence of 227 deputies. A parliamentary source said in a statement to the reporter Agency / Source News / "The House of Representatives held at noon today, its 31st chapter Legislative first legislative year, the first of the third parliamentary session chaired by President Salim al-Jubouri, and the presence of 227 deputies," noting that "the agenda of the meeting includes performance sworn to House members who hold government positions and replacements for those who have held a ministerial or vice-president positions. " The source, who asked not to be named, said: "The meeting will also see the first reading of the draft law on ratification agreement on economic and scientific cooperation between the Republic of Iraq and the Government of the Republic of Bulgaria and the first reading of cooperation for the first draft amendment to the Law on the Protection of mass graves No. Act (5) for the year 2006, the first reading of the draft law The Ministry of Transport. " The source continued that "the meeting include the second reading of the draft law on ratification agreement on the encouragement and protection of investment between the Republic of Iraq and the government of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and the second reading of the draft law on ratification Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Iraq and the Government of the State of Kuwait law to encourage mutual protection of investment http://l-news.net/index.php/policy/64351.html
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  • harry's Avatar
    Today, 07:58 AM
    Source: delaying the interrogation of al-Mutlaq al-Jubouri, fearing the emergence of a political crisis25/11/2014 02:56 BAGHDAD / Source News / senior source revealed in the House of Representatives, on Tuesday, that the House Speaker Salim al-delayed decision questioning by Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of the State Committee for the Relief of displaced Saleh al-Mutlaq, fearing the emergence of a political crisis in the current phase. The source said in a statement I followed Agency / Source News /, "The presidency of the Council approved the request to cross-Mutlaq, but decided to postpone the questioning at the moment when the stability of the political and security situation and to prevent a crisis of confidence between the blocs may affect the efforts of all parties to fight the elements of the organization Daash. " The source explained that "the presidency of the House of Representatives did not specify a date for the interrogation of al-Mutlaq and pawned it's security and political situation," pointing out that "the interrogation is still in place but not at the moment http://l-news.net/index.php/policy/64356.html
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  • harry's Avatar
    Today, 07:55 AM
    Economist urges the Government to deal in local currency instead of dollars23/11/2014 11:59 BAGHDAD / Source News / .. urged economist dominant Khayat, Sunday, the government has to deal in local currency instead of dollars, stressing that the advancement of the Iraqi economy is through this step. He told Al-Khayat / Source News / "The local currency needed to important steps strategy for the advancement of their betterment by limiting financial transactions by government." "The adoption of governmental institutions in financial transactions on the foreign currency, especially the dollar is not desirable and not supporting Iraq economically, " calling at the same time "the government to abolish the government to deal in dollars and replaced the local currency." He pointed out that the majority of "countries of the world are encouraged trading in the local currency but unfortunately the opposite is happening in Iraq." The MP for the mass independent affiliated to the coalition of state law Mohammed al-Shammari, has called for some state institutions to local currency adoption of the US dollar rather than in their dealings to raise its value against the dollar to support the Iraqi economy, noting that some institutions and private Iraqi Airways does not accept cut airline tickets, but the dollar http://l-news.net/index.php/economy/64150.html
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  • harry's Avatar
    Today, 07:44 AM
    Iraq: President of the Judicial Council closes the largest file corruption in the Maliki government 25-11-2014 01:59 AM The President of the Iraqi Supreme Judicial Council, Judge Medhat al-Mahmoud, yesterday (Monday), closed the investigation into the cause of Russian weapons to'adm insufficient evidence '. Mahmood said in a press conference, said that 'the investigation in the case of Russian weapons has been locked in a final', noting that 'the reason for closing the file is insufficient evidence'. The Russian arms deal, which was signed by the President of the previous government, Nouri al-Maliki, during a visit to Moscow on the 12th of October / October 2012, the value of four billion and $ 200 million, one of the largest corruption deals, which are close to al-Maliki accused, and raised around many suspicions, almost toppled the heads of the top in the previous government. For his part, the leader said of the 'Kurdistan Alliance', Shwan Mohammed Taha, the 'investigative committees formed to investigate the issue of Russian weapons violations, corruption and others were not neutral', noting that 'the results are unrealistic or not essentially declares'. He explained that 'the large number of such committees in Maliki's government was the crux of the matter, a plan to waste the facts and warping', pointing out that we 'have not seen nor heard until now any results for each problem committees, did not disclose the corruption nor spoilers', returned to form such committees 'Corruption is a given. " Maliki's office announced in November 2012 to cancel the deal, after returning from Moscow, following 'suspicions of corruption', and that he intends to re-negotiated. While Defense Minister Saadoun al-Dulaimi agency at the time, to cancel the deal, stressing that it 'has a responsibility to the Iraqis for any suspicion of corruption' in. Whereas, a spokesman confirmed the previous government spokesman, Ali al-Dabbagh, in the 19th of the month of November 2012, he first told the Prime Minister that there 'suspicions of corruption' in the deal, before the forty days of the conclusion, but the prime minister denied this and dismissed from his post-Dabbagh. Was charged at the time, the family members of the al-Maliki and those close to him, of involvement in the operations associated with the arms deal corruption, but did not disclose any of them. http://www.ikhnews.com/index.php?page=article&id=132032
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  • harry's Avatar
    Today, 07:37 AM
    Government program to ensure the reform of the banking View 11/25/2014 0:00 Private banks are preparing to hold a conference second BAGHDAD - Hussein al-Tamimi Tgb preparing Association of private banks in Iraq for the second banking conference in Iraq for the period 2930 this month under the banner "private banks strategic partner to improve the national economy." This was announced by the President of Association of private banks in Iraq and Wadih Handal In a press conference held by the Association yesterday in the presence of MP Mehdi al-Hafez and experts Kamal Al-Basri and Majid picture. He said that the conference, which will be under the auspices of the Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and with the participation of the President of the parliamentary finance committee, Ahmad Chalabi, and a number of officials in the legislative and executive branches will discuss the reality of the Iraqi banking and ways to fulfill its role in development. attend a regional Handal In a quick reference to the role of the Association to promote cooperation between banks and the executive and legislative organs, said it has made ​​efforts emerged from this special preparation for the conference, referring to the widespread presence of representatives of Arab and foreign financial institutions, led by Ahmed bin Maktoum from the United Arab Emirates. He that the Association's efforts are focused on building a sophisticated banking sector through the delivery of a cry of private banks to play a role in the development, which is found to resonate in the government program to the aspirations of the private banking sector in the paragraph that indicated to reform and legislation and laws contained in the program more than once. The banking sector response after so called MP Mehdi al-Hafez, for its comments on the conference program and who spoke said that this conference is an important step in this phase experienced by the country as the situation intensified, which calls for resolving banking sector problems and the urgent need for her husband in the national development process. partner in the development , he said of the necessary requirements necessitate research thoroughly about how to make private banks, real and direct partner in the development, and perhaps the decline in oil prices, the best catalyst for the adoption of other economic seminars to compensate for lower oil yield in this development, pointing out that the title to make private banks strategically partner but fully complies with national needs and circumstances The current in the words of Hafiz, adding it's time to stop all Altcolat to suggest that private banks live off the state and prove their worth as a direct component and a pioneer in the development and its direct contribution, and it follows that the second banking conference will be an opportunity to give a summary of the tasks and the trends that will rise by banks in this Alrahen.fima circumstance occurs financial expert D.kamal visual tasks that are expected from the banking sector to play in the eradication of poverty as well as the infrastructure of these workers returned from the basics of political and economic stability in any Bld.oukal since 2003 and so far the government effort has not been able or insufficient in the face of these challenges, and that economic growth does not take place by the public sector but to be an active role for the private sector must be enlightenment global experiences have preceded us in this area, wondering why our private sector does not work on the events of development? and he told answer to his question, because The banking sector is unable to support the private sector, including that any of the banking sector is the beating heart of the economic body, and attributed the cause to the banking reform file up and laggard. opportunity to present challenges and said we are optimistic at this stage because he is our prime minister has the experience and expertise and long experience during his presidency Economic Committee and former mm Parliament problems and economic legislation, and there is a problem Ijahaa country is to review oil prices and that the alternative to solve lies in the banks and that the solution to his problems will be reflected on the solution of other problems and reiterated that we are optimistic about the events of banking legislation and this conference is an opportunity to display again. so occur economist d. Majid picture, stressing the important role of the banks, which require stage solve their problems to stay away from a holistic view in dealing with private banks as to be implicated in Altnumeih.oukal process: that the private banks financial resources if invested properly, there will be a real subject to review laws and restrictive legislation sector development Banking and recommendations of the conference is required in this direction and the legislative bodies and the provision's Executive this atmosphere is not economically without the evolution of private banking sector and this is the message of the conference, I believe. http://www.alsabaah.iq/ArticleShow.aspx?ID=81586
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  • DodgerBoy's Avatar
    Today, 12:46 AM
    and wasn't dealing with the debt to Kuwait one of the essential parts of getting out of chapter 7?
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