King of Jordan to visit Baghdad on Tuesday

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Jordanian news sources revealed that King Abdullah bin al-Hussein will visit Iraq.

According to the Jordanian newspaper Al-Rai, quoted by an official source, King Abdullah II will visit the Iraqi capital Baghdad on Tuesday.

Jordanian Prime Minister Omar al-Razzaz visited Iraq two weeks ago on an official visit, during which about 15 new agreements were signed between the two countries.

King Abdullah visited Iraq in August 2008.

Abdul Mahdi, NATO official: Iraqi forces have become more able to protect the country

Editorial Date: 2019/1/13 20:59

(Baghdad: Al-Furat News) Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi, NATO’s Assistant Secretary General for Operations, John Minza, and his accompanying delegation discussed joint cooperation.

“The Iraqi forces have gained a high skill from the experience of the war against terrorism and the defeat of gangs and have become more capable of protecting the country and extending internal security,” a statement from the prime minister’s office said.

He pointed out “the support provided by NATO countries to Iraq and stand with him to overcome the security terrorist challenges,” calling for “to strengthen relations with the mission and NATO countries to enhance the potential of Iraqi forces in the areas of armament and training.”

The two sides discussed “the nature of the forces and the countries participating in them and their preparation, and be of assistance to Iraq and balanced with its local and regional conditions.”

“The NATO mission in Iraq is focused on training Iraqi forces and preparing Iraqi trainers to meet the needs of Iraq in this area, and we are ready to provide the requirements of Iraqi forces and strengthen the partnership,” the NATO deputy secretary general said.

Minister of Finance and UN Representative discuss the adoption of the budget

Editorial Date: 2019/1/13 19:25

Baghdad: Finance Minister Fuad Hussein and the representative of the United Nations Secretary-General in Iraq, Janet Henness, discussed on Sunday the adoption of the general budget.

A statement by the Office of the Minister of Finance received the agency {Euphrates News}, a copy of it, that Hussein “received in Baghdad, Janet Henness, representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations in Iraq,” noting that “Henness offered congratulations and congratulations to the Minister of Finance on the occasion of the formation of the government and the appointment of his new position and wish him success Conciliation “.

For his part, Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs Janet Henness congratulated her for being named representative of the UN Secretary-General in Iraq, praising “the important role played by the United Nations to assist Iraq in the process of democratic transformation, reconstruction and stability throughout the country” In the statement.

“The power of the central government is growing stronger with the local authorities through the distribution of powers, tasks and duties,” he said, adding that “the importance of strengthening the local authorities and giving them the necessary role to manage their areas” .

“The two sides discussed what the international organization can do in supporting and developing economic policies in Iraq in order to achieve economic growth, create jobs and combat corruption through the government program,” the statement said.

He added that they “also discussed the steps to complete the state budget and the need to expedite its approval in order to start the campaigns of reconstruction and construction and the provision of services.”

Iranian Foreign Minister Arrives in Baghdad

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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif arrived in Baghdad on an official visit at the head of a high-level political and economic delegation.

This is Zarif’s first visit to Baghdad after the formation of the new Iraqi government headed by Adel Abdul Mahdi.

Iranian foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Qasimi said Saturday that the directors of dozens of state and private economic companies would accompany the foreign minister on the visit.

Zarif is due to meet with Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi on Monday, Speaker of the House of Representatives Mohammed Halboussi and President Barham Salih.

According to the statement of the Iranian embassy in Baghdad, the Iranian foreign minister will visit Erbil on Tuesday and meet with officials in the Kurdistan region, and conclude his visit to Iraq on Thursday.


Global markets await 5 economic events this week

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Investors are looking forward to a strong week in the global markets in which a large number of economic data will be unveiled, as well as important political events.

The British Parliament is voting this week on the Brixet deal, and companies are starting to disclose their results, as well as disclosing OPEC’s monthly report.


announces its monthly oil production report for December last Thursday, amid expectations of a sharp decline in output.

OPEC oil production fell by 460,000 bpd last month, the biggest monthly drop since January 2017, to 32.68 million bpd, a Reuters survey showed.

Since the beginning of this month, OPEC and its allies have reduced their oil production by 1.2 million barrels per day.

The vote of the bricast

LONDON (Reuters) – The British parliament is voting on the bricast deal on Tuesday amid sharp fears that the deal would be rejected by British lawmakers.

The vote is the second date after the first date was canceled in November.

In the past few days, various press reports have been published indicating the possibility of holding early general elections in the coming period.

There were also other reports that the implementation of the bricast scheduled for March 29 may be postponed until after.

Although British government officials have confirmed the implementation of the bricast on time, the ambiguity so far surrounds the UK’s exit from the EU.

Economic Data

Investors are expected to release a number of important economic data this week in a number of countries.

In the US, producer price data will be released on Tuesday from December, with expectations of a 0.1% drop on a monthly basis.

The UK is showing inflation data with expectations of a slowdown to 2.1%.

On Thursday, the euro zone will reveal final inflation data expected to be consistent with the first reading.

G-20 meeting The Group of 20 (G20) will

hold a meeting on Thursday of this week in the presence of finance ministers and heads of central banks of member states.

The Group of 20 meetings are held without a media presence but will issue a statement after the meeting, including the highlights of the discussion.

Corporate Business Results This

week, the Marathon is announcing the results of the business, with the emergence of strong banks.

JPMorgan, Wells Fargo, Bank of America, Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley are due to disclose their results for the fourth quarter of 2018.

Parliament agenda for tomorrow’s session

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The Information Service of the House of Representatives announced on Sunday the agenda of the session of parliament scheduled for tomorrow.

“The agenda of the 26th session scheduled for Monday will include five paragraphs which will start reading verses from the Koran,” the department said in a statement.

“The meeting will discuss the appeals filed on the membership of some ladies and gentlemen members of the House of Representatives,” pointing out “the first reading of the draft amendment to the first law of the Fund to import Iraq’s money No. 9 of 2012.”

The statement said that “the meeting will also discuss the first reading of the draft law of the first amendment to the law of Integrity Integrity No. 30 of 2011,” referring to “reading the draft law of the profit is not appalling.”

He referred to “discussing the draft law amending the Companies Law No. 21 of 1997”.

Iraq is borrowing $ 5 billion from abroad

Date of release: 2019/1/13 11:10

(Baghdad: Al-Furat News) A member of the Finance Committee of the parliamentary, Hoshyar Abdullah, the arrival of Iraq’s foreign loans to five billion dollars.

Abdullah said in a statement received by the agency {Euphrates News} a copy of it, “The most important things agreed by the Committee in the financial budget for the year 2019 stop foreign borrowing and avoid dumping the Iraqi economy in the long and short term foreign debt.”

“We have a vision in the Finance Committee that continued foreign borrowing in 2019 is a big mistake to pay for future generations, there is no justification to borrow about $ 5 billion, while Iraq has a good cash reserve.”

He pointed out that “there are other mechanisms that can be resorted to as an alternative to borrowing, such as voluntary savings and revitalization of government banks by raising the interest rates for amounts deposited by individuals and companies, and seeking to increase local production and put restrictions on the import of the product can be provided locally, Such conditions are going through countries with an economy similar to the Iraqi economy. ”

Abdullah explained that “long and short term foreign loans have high benefits, and what was borrowed during the previous years is a serious strategic error,” noting that “the suspension of external loans in 2019 is a national step requires the support and support of the House of Representatives.”