Baghdad calls on the Kurdistan region to cancel the mandatory savings of salaries

– 4/1/2018 6:49:00 AM .

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Denied the federal government, the conclusion of an agreement that includes the application of the system of savings on the salaries of employees of the provinces of Kurdistan, calling for its abolition in response to the demands of the demonstrators.

“The news that there is a deal between the federal governments and the Kurdistan region regarding the implementation of the system of saving on the salaries of the staff of the region is unfounded,” said Saad al-Hadithi, a spokesman for the Iraqi Prime Minister’s Office.

Al-Hadithi said in a statement to the newspaper “the new morning,” that “the federal government fulfilled its commitment to provide part of the allocations of salaries of staff of the region.”

He pointed out to “send 371 billion and 540 million dinars to the Government of the Territory, which is the responsibility to complete the amount of oil revenues obtained from the sale of oil produced in the fields of the region.”

Al-Hadithi stressed that “the salaries of the employees of the region must be full, without deduction or deduction, or savings, or any action that makes those salaries less than the official spending in other provinces of Iraq.”

He said Hadithi that “the region has the financial cover for this matter, and the guide is to take a decision to reduce the savings rate to between (10-20)%.”

He explained that “the savings rate had reached in the past to (50%) with the same percentage of revenue.”

Sulaymaniyah health society calls for doctors and health staff to continue on Sunday

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The health directorate of Sulaymaniyah in the province of Kurdistan, Saturday, that the official time in hospitals and health centers on Sunday, stressing the doctors and health staff need to commit their normal time.

A statement by the directorate, read by Shafak News, said that it informed all doctors, health and administrative staff that the first day of April will resume the official working hours, demanding all doctors and health staff to adhere to the regular schedule.

“The provincial government has responded to their demands by changing and adjusting the salary lists,” the statement said. “Therefore, everyone must abide by the official order for the public interest of patients and citizens.”

Abadi issued directives for the capital Baghdad

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Shafak News / Prime Minister Haider Abadi on Saturday ordered a decree that includes several measures to speed up the national effort and provide basic service needs in the capital Baghdad and the provinces.

The Diwani order states that “on the basis of the requirements of the public interest and the implementation of the decision of the Council of Ministers No. (123) for the year 2018, which includes the formation of an operations room to follow up the basic service needs in the capital and governorates and to implement them, and to expedite the procedures of the national effort of various ministries and local governments, Basic services for citizens in all governorates and unifying the efforts exerted in this regard, we decided the following:

First: The engineering effort of the Ministry of Defense and Interior Ministries and the Popular Propagation Authority shall be under the command of the Prime Minister and the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces. Their movements shall be exclusively through the Prime Minister’s Office.

Second: The provisions of item (1) of this order shall not apply to operations related to the military engineering effort of military and security operations, which shall remain within the approved contexts of the military and security authorities.

Third: The order shall be implemented as of the date of its issuance.


Parliamentary Finance expects to publish the budget in the newspaper facts on Monday 

12:13 – 31/03/2018

The Parliamentary Finance Committee on Saturday proposed the publication of the budget law in the Official Gazette on Monday, indicating that the law enforcement committee in the Ministry of Justice is currently reviewing the law before publishing it in the newspaper.

“The general budget law for 2018 is effective after it is published in the official newspaper, otherwise the law can not be worked at all,” said commissioner Ahmed Hama in a statement.

He added that “the Ministry of Justice will publish the budget law in the Official Gazette next Monday after the decision of President Fuad Masoum to publish the law last Thursday.”

“All legislated laws are subject to scrutiny by the law enforcement committee of the Ministry of Justice. This will take place on Sunday to give permission to publish the law and distribute it to be effective in the government departments,” Hama said. 2018/03/31/296088/

Central Bank: We have succeeded in ending the exchange rate gap

Economy News Baghdad:

The head of the central bank’s financial operations, Mahmoud Dagher, said Saturday that the central bank’s three-pronged strategy has contributed to the reform and development of the banking sector.

Dagher said during a seminar held on the ground of the Baghdad International Fair entitled “Challenges of the banking sector and the reform strategy” and attended by “Economy News”, “The reform carried out by the Central Bank, based on three axes, the first close the exchange rate gap, Carrying out financial inclusion and settling salaries and the third related to the process of technical development within the banking system.

He stressed that “these axes constitute the basis of the strategy of the Central Bank to develop the banking system.”

During the seminar, the Director of Financial Statistics at the Central Bank talked about identifying the challenges coming from the external environment, which included public banks and the science of low capital, as well as the absence of law in the process of achieving the shortcomings of the customers towards banks.

The director of risk management at the Bank of Baghdad, Nabil Abdel-Hur Toman, talked about the political risks and their relationship to foreign investment.

“Any country with high political risk will prevent the foreign investor from coming to it,” Toman said. “We need to develop a methodology and strategy for the coming years related to planning, measuring and analyzing risks to minimize their impact.”

And that the reduction of risk requires the participation of the government and the central bank and investment bodies as well as the banking sector.

He pointed out that “Tuman should provide a saving investment environment to the successful investor has a sophisticated banking system and fixed laws and investment facilities for taxation,” adding that “Iraq during 2014-2015 was ranked sixth in the world on the level of political risk, according to international reports” .

In turn, the financial adviser to the Association of Iraqi Private Banks, Samir Nusairi, explained during a speech at the symposium that “the challenges facing the banking sector is not the last responsible, but the structural imbalance in the economy in general.”

He stressed the need for a clear methodology to overcome this structural imbalance, which is reflected in the inability of non-oil revenue and the deficit of the general budgets of the state as well as the balance of payments deficit and other aspects related to infrastructure.

He pointed out that the banking sector, under the leadership of the Central Bank of Iraq and according to the strategy of the last years 2016 2020, has been able to achieve good results in the development of the banking sector, including financial inclusion and the settlement of salaries.

Under the auspices of the US .. Kurdish MPs meet with security leaders to redeploy the Peshmerga in Kirkuk



Kneoz Media – MP from the province of Kirkuk, Mohammed Osman, on Saturday, a high-level security meeting between security leaders and deputies from the province in Baghdad to discuss the redeployment of Peshmerga forces, pointing out that the meeting discussed the arrangement of joint administration of the security file in the province.

Osman said in an interview with local media and the agency [media treasures], “a delegation of Kurdish deputies headed by Shawan al-Daoudi met on Friday in Baghdad with security leaders to discuss the redeployment of Peshmerga forces in Kirkuk in the coming days.”

He added that “the meeting discussed the arrangement of the security situation in Kirkuk and find a way to manage the security file in a joint way to end armed conflicts and terrorism in the civilian,” asserting that “the US side supports those talks and the redeployment of Peshmerga forces in the province of Kirkuk.”

The Kurdish media have revealed a closed meeting between a number of Kurdish MPs in Kirkuk and Interior Minister Qassim al-Araji and deputy commander of joint operations Lieutenant General Abdul Amir Yarallah in Baghdad, to discuss the return of Peshmerga forces to Kirkuk.

Parliamentary Finance: There are parties trying to mislead the public opinion and cause deliberate confusion in the issue of approving the budget


31-03-2018 01:43 PM


Baghdad News –

The Parliamentary Finance Committee confirmed on Saturday that while some parties are trying to mislead public opinion and cause deliberate confusion in the issue of approving the budget, the House of Representatives was able to accomplish in record time and vote on it.

The committee said in a statement that the budget allocations for the years 2016, 2017 and 2018 did not include the addition of financial grants to families returning from displacement, and this issue was a government decision was not the decision of the Finance Committee or the House of Representatives.

The statement added that ‘the dissemination of some lies about the budget and the paragraphs that have been carefully developed is to use for electoral and political promotion to create confusion and disruption of the budget launch, especially that the people and the Iraqi and all services and economic and foreign transactions of Iraq is pending until the arrival of financial allocations to them.’

The committee called on the political parties and the media to investigate the accuracy of the news, and called on the candidates for the elections to ‘not use the issue of displaced people for the purpose of winning votes by marketing lies because the issue of displaced humanitarian issue is supposed to be outside all the auctions and political calculations, Expression.,15700022,15700124,15700149,15700168,15700186,15700201&usg=ALkJrhgYLQY34S7J4Uhb67EWBIqZL-1l5A