Sunday 30, 2014 the second reading of the budget bill for the Federal Republic of Iraq for the fiscal year of 2014. If they can discuss it and pass it on Monday they will still get it done in March, barely!!!
Read more: http://stryker10.forumchitchat.com/post/parliament-agenda-for-the-meeting-15-sunday-30-march-2014-6823619?pid=1282108360#post1282108360
MP for the Kurdistan Alliance Bloc (KAB) Mahma Khalil announced the existence of positive signals by the federal government on the lifting of sanctions imposed on Kurdistan Region in the budget bill for the year 2014. It would be better to pass the budget by consensus rather than by majored.
Read more: http://stryker10.forumchitchat.com/post/kab-confirms-existence-of-positive-signals-from-baghdad-to-amend-budget-6823611?pid=1282107104#post1282107104
The leader of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq, Sheikh Jalal al-Din Saghir is asking the citizens of Iraq to actively participate in the upcoming elections. He is asking them to make a change for the better in these upcoming elections and stay away fro illegal methods.
Read more: http://stryker10.forumchitchat.com/post/sheikh-saghir-the-future-of-iraq-depends-on-the-elections-and-the-next-phase-of-6823599?pid=1282114034#post1282114034
International Bank warns Iraqi government not to interfere in performance of CBI. There seems to be a push for the CBI to move the Iraqi economy forward and this is a warning for the politicians to stop stalling progress.
Read more: http://stryker10.forumchitchat.com/post/araji-the-world-bank-warned-the-iraqi-government-from-interfering-in-the-work-of-the-6820440?pid=1282110887#post1282110887
There seems to be a real force behind pushing Iraq Globally. With the Iraqi delegations meeting in Jordan a few days ago (3/24/2014) and the Statement by the IMF Mission at the Conclusion of a Staff Visit for Iraq that took place the very next day, something is brewing.
As long as the IMF feels Iraq is ready to move Iraq to Article VIII and they have met all the Article IV requirements Iraq will have a tradable currency and the CBI can then move forward with currency reform and full accession will follow.
The Article IV Consultation Report and Iraq's Full Accession can take place afterwards according to all the research I have done in the last several days.
CBI Press Release 3/24/2014: http://stryker10.forumchitchat.com/post/iraq-article-lv-translation-from-abby-statement-release-from-the-central-bank-of-iraq-6820295?pid=1282100612#post1282100612
CBI News and announcement page posted 03/24/2014: http://www.cbi.iq/?pid=Home&lang=ar
CBI PDF Doc: http://www.cbi.iq/documents/press%20for%202014-3-24.pdf
IMF Staff Visit: http://stryker10.forumchitchat.com/post/statement-by-the-imf-mission-at-the-conclusion-of-a-staff-visit-for-iraq-6820868?pid=1282101721#post1282101721
IMF Staff Visit Link: http://www.imf.org/external/np/sec/pr/2014/pr14124.htm
IMF Article IV & Article VIII Details: http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/aa/#art4