Euro spirals toward 1:1 parity with USD

Published time: March 11, 2015 11:30
Edited time: March 12, 2015 19:38

Reuters / Dado Ruvic

Reuters / Dado Ruvic

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The euro and the dollar are nearly trading one for one, as the EU single currency continues to fall to new depths after the announcement of the ECB’s quantitative easing, the €1.1 trillion bond-buying program launched Monday.

In early trading Tuesday, the euro lost more than 1 percent against the dollar to $1.0586, its lowest since March 2003.

At the time of publication, $1 buys €1.06, whereas a year ago it bought 1.36, a more than 30 percent fall in value.

The euro has been on a steep decline since the European Central Bank announced its loose monetary policy in December. Since the start of 2015, it has lost more than 14 percent.

Source: European Central Bank

Source: European Central Bank

“It’s the euro versus everything,” Stephen Gallo, European head of FX strategy at BMO Capital Markets in London, told Reuters.

Against the pound, the euro dropped 1.15 percent, with one euro now buying only 70.18 pence, the weakest since November 2007.

“The way these moves look is if it’s not just speculators piling into euro shorts, it’s actually a net flow of capital out of the euro,” Gallo said.

Other factors affecting the euro which is used by 19 countries, is the looming possibility Greece may again fall into a sovereign debt crisis and possibly leave the eurozone, which would send the currency sinking even further. ECB officials, along with IMF and European Commission, visit Athens Wednesday to discuss terms of a bailout extension.

Another stressor is the resurgence of the greenback after it underwent its own quantitative easing from 2008-2014. Falling oil prices also contribute to deflation, or lower prices, across Europe.

The European Central Bank launched its €1.1 trillion bond-buying program on Monday. The program will pump new money into the economy via central banks buying sovereign bonds in order to jumpstart the EU economy and steer clear of deflation. Inflation is hovering close to zero and nowhere near the ECB’s 2 percent target.

http://rt.com/business/239637-euro/

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CBI directed banks to work the new tariff

12-03-2015 09:42 PM

BAGHDAD / news / Samer Mohammed
select the Iraqi Central Bank, on Thursday, rates of customs secretariats established in the tariff law at the level of each article in order to avoid the integration of some high levels with the low.
A statement of the bank, received (news) copy of it, that ‘the central bank held a meeting Sooner with specialists in the General Administration of Customs, as well as taxes for clarification about the calculation of customs trusts established in the tariff and the amount currently Banking Law attributed to him. ”
He said he was determined ratios at the level of each article in order to avoid the integration of some high levels with ratios low, especially essential goods’, pointing out that ‘the banks will work according to it.’

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Infallible refuses to sign any death sentence passed in the reign of al-Maliki

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  • March 12, 2015, 14:12

 
BAGHDAD – ((eighth day))

Insisted Fuad Masum, the second consecutive month, to ratify the death sentences issued by the Iraqi judiciary rejected during the era of former Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, without showing a compelling reason politicians to partners or parliamentary blocs.


He said an official in his office that infallible refrain from signing the death penalty comes to lack of conviction in the justice of those provisions, pointing out that many of them came under pressure from al-Maliki.


The refusal of the infallible and resentment parties window in the “National Alliance” most notably al-Maliki himself block, which confirmed that these provisions “have passed a series of actions, trials and gained a degree deterministic and the President to sign quickly.”


An Iraqi official in the Office of the Presidency of the Republic of Iraq that “the President of the Republic declined over the past two months for the ratification of the more than 600 resolution sentenced to death for the Iraqi judiciary, mostly related to terrorism.”


The source explained that the “infallible question the completion of the investigation into these issues, and find some unconvincing and other issues does not deserve the death penalty,” and that “a number of his advisers told that many of them political and sectarian dimensions with the other.”


And similar infallible position with his predecessor, Jalal Talabani, who declined to sign a large number of executions, including the decision of Saddam Hussein’s execution position, which prompted Maliki to autograph hours before the execution of the judgment was considered at the time to sign unconstitutional being one of the powers of the President and not the Prime Minister.


However, Talabani was allowed to deputy Amer Alkhozai sign on with those provisions afford fully accountable, which is easy to implement dozens of executions during the period of the Maliki government.

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Central Bank announces determining the customs tariff law of trusts prescribed rates on the level of each substance 

Thursday, 12 March 2015 16:34 




 






Alsumaria News / Baghdad

A central bank, on Thursday, an urgent meeting with specialists in the General Administration of Customs and the tax is calculated on the customs tariff trusts established in the law attributed to him,

while the ratios were determined at the level of each article in order to avoid the integration of some high levels with the low.

The bank said in a statement received by Alsumaria News, a copy of “the central bank held an urgent meeting with specialists in the General Administration of Customs,

as well as taxes for clarification about the calculation of customs trusts established in the tariff and the amount currently Banks Act attributed to him.”

He said the bank “was determined ratios at the level of each article in order to avoid the integration of some high levels with low ratios, especially of essential commodities,” he said, adding that it “will act in accordance with it by the banks.”

He was prime minister for economic affairs adviser to the appearance of Mohammed Saleh announced, in (December 23, 2014), that the taxes that will be imposed gradually, confirming that inflation in Iraq is universally accepted.


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Central Bank and the customs and tax rates determine the “customs trusts” for each imported material. “

Iraqi Central Bank building in central Baghdad Imaging (Mahmoud Raouf)
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Long-Presse / Baghdad
A central bank, on Thursday, meeting with specialists in public the Authority for Customs, as well as taxes for clarification on the calculation of customs trusts established in the customs tariff law attributed to him, and stressed “the agreement” to determine the percentages of each, especially essential commodities material.

He said the Central Bank of Iraq, in a statement received (range Press), a copy of it, that “the central bank held an urgent meeting with specialists in general the Authority for Customs, as well as taxes for clarification about the calculation of trusts customs rates prescribed in the customs tariff and the amount currently Banking Law mechanism.”

He said the central bank “was determined ratios at the level of each article in order to avoid the integration of some high levels with low ratios, especially for essential goods and will work according to it by the banks.”

The Ministry of Finance, in the (January 30, 2013), that the imposition of tariffs on imported goods will be starting from 2014, and by no more than 20% of their value, indicating that the fees will be imposed at all border crossings, including the Kurdistan region.

The Iraqi government announced earlier, for Amadaha applying tariff law gradually according to a fixed timetable, and stressed that the law will include some of the goods.

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