Refinitiv launches FX & Money Market awareness program with Central Bank of Iraq

01 OCTOBER, 2019

As part of the collaboration with the CBI, Refinitiv organised a specialised workshop hosting 19 Iraqi banks in Beirut, Lebanon

Refinitiv launches FX Money Market awareness program with Central Bank of Iraq

In partnership with the Central Bank of Iraq (CBI), Refinitiv is rolling out an awareness program to promote FX global best practices in Iraq.

As part of the collaboration with the CBI, Refinitiv organised a specialised workshop hosting 19 Iraqi banks in Beirut, Lebanon. The workshop covered a wide variety of FX themes aimed at enhancing the practice, upgrading the technology tools, and cementing Interbank collaboration within the Iraqi financial and banking community.

“It is crucial we implement global practices as we move to a more regulated FX & Money Market (MM) Trading in Iraq. Our partnership with Refinitiv will raise the quality of our Interbank collaboration and allows our key banks to explore a new spectrum of technology tools used by FX and MM traders globally. We look forward to rolling out more awareness sessions aimed at educating the Iraqi banking community on the latest trading conventions and tools,” Dr. Mahmoud Dagher, General Director, Central Bank of Iraq.

“We are proud to be part of the CBI’s vision to develop a sound Iraqi interbank community. In today’s evolving FX markets, banks need flexible trading platforms and tools that provide control over electronic pricing, distribution and hedging to meet the growing demands of their client base and improve internal efficiency through automation,” Nadim Najjar, Managing Director, Middle East and Africa, Refinitiv, said.

“Our collaboration with CBI was the result of extensive research, preparation and coordination which will benefit the Iraqi banking community,” Najjar concluded.

Refinitiv offers the world’s leading independent source of trusted FX market insight, interbank and dealer-to-client electronic trading venues, workflow management, and post-trade and regulatory support for both sell- and buy-side market participants.

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called on the Iraqi government and demonstrators for dialogue as an immediate step to stop the escalation.

United Nations – Sputnik . “The Secretary-General is closely following developments in Iraq. He calls for a dialogue between the government and the demonstrators as an immediate step towards halting the escalation,” UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said in a statement.


Iraqi police open fire on demonstrators in central Baghdad

According to Dugarwick, the Secretary-General also stressed that freedom of expression and peaceful assembly are fundamental human rights that must be respected.

Witnessing the capital Baghdad and southern provinces in Iraq , mass demonstrations demanding to overthrow the government and improve services and fight corruption.

According to political analysts, the main reason for the current movement in Iraq is the frustration of young people because of the failure of the government to fulfill its promises to make drastic changes in the lives of Iraqis.

The  Iraqi police and medical sources in Iraq on Friday announced the death toll of three days of anti-government unrest to 44 people.

The protests, in which hundreds have been injured over unemployment and poor services, have turned into calls for a change of government and have become one of the biggest security challenges in years.

Army personnel and special forces were deployed in the main squares and streets under a government curfew and violated by thousands of protesters.

Abdel Mahdi directed to lift the curfew from five o’clock in the morning


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The commander of the armed forces has lifted the curfew imposed after bloody protests since last Tuesday.

According to Mahdi’s order, the decision will be implemented from 5 am on Saturday.

Protests have escalated in Iraq since it broke out last Tuesday, bringing the death toll to 48.

Iraqi security forces on Friday fired at dozens of demonstrators in central Baghdad, the fourth day of a protest movement movement.

A senior Iranian official: Malicious foreign hands seeking to destabilize Iraq will be thwarted

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Shafaq News / Special Assistant to the Chairman of the Islamic Shura Council for International Affairs, Hossein Amir Abdullahian, said that there are malicious foreign hands seeking to destabilize the security and stability of Iraq.

Hussein Amir Abdullahian said Israel and its supporters of terrorism were behind the unrest in Iraq.

The special assistant to the President of the Islamic Shura Council for International Affairs that the current plot targeting Iraq will be thwarted.

The Iranian official stressed that those who worked to destabilize Iraq’s security in the past is currently working to destabilize it in other ways.

Protests have escalated in Iraq since it broke out last Tuesday, bringing the death toll to 48.

Iraqi security forces on Friday fired at dozens of demonstrators in central Baghdad, the fourth day of a protest movement.

Maliki calls MPs to take responsibility and attend the meeting tomorrow


2019-10-04 | 14:30


The head of the State of Law Coalition, Mr. Nuri al-Maliki today called on the deputies of parliament to assume responsibility and attend the sessions of the parliament a quorum in order to find legal exits for the demands of peaceful demonstrators.

The following is the text of the invitation:

Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim

Consistent with the convergence of views and the opening of dialogue between the relevant government bodies and the peaceful popular movement demanded, and in response to the rational reference speech today and the need to respond to the legal demands of the demonstrators and the formation of a higher committee to put corrective touches on the course of the political process and outputs, we call on all political blocs and members of the House of Representatives to Take full responsibility and contribute to meet the demands of the people who elected them and chose them for this task, and mobilize all political forces and tighten the button of serious work and holding sessions of the House of Representatives full quorum to find legal exits In order to respond to the ministries and state institutions to the real popular demands in the provision of services, and that the Council responds to the call of reference and directions of the government and the voice of legitimate demands of the demonstrators, and find quick remedies for the appointment of holders of certificates and the employment of unemployed hands and support farmers and agriculture and private sector projects and address the lack of services and structure