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Parliament holds its first session next Saturday

POSTED ON 2020-09-04 BY SOTALIRAQ  The Secretary-General of the House of Representatives, Sirwan Abdullah Sirini, announced, on Thursday, the date of the first session of Parliament.

Sereni said in a statement that “the date for the first session of the first legislative term of the third legislative year of the fourth electoral cycle is next Saturday.”

He added that “the meeting will be held at one o’clock in the afternoon in the council building.”   LINK

Sairoun: The Political Forces Have Set Strict Specifications For The New Central Bank Governor

12:50 – 09/03/2020  The information / Baghdad .. The deputy of the Saeron Alliance, Riyadh Al-Masoudi, confirmed, Thursday, that no candidate for special degrees will not pass the later approval of the political forces, indicating that the position of the bank governor is a sovereign position and represents the spirit of the state and a professional and honest person must be chosen.

Al-Masoudi said in a statement to “the information”, that “the prime minister has the right to nominate a candidate for the position of central bank governor or any position of special ranks, but it cannot be imposed unless it is approved by the political forces and that any candidate will only pass through that gate.”

He added that “the position of the central bank governor is a very important position and is the economic spirit of the state. Therefore, all political forces will be closely scrutinized for the seriousness of the financial position.” .

The deputy for the State of Law coalition had warned Al-Kazemi, in a previous statement to “the information”, against naming his advisor Salem Chalabi as governor of the Central Bank, because he was involved in corruption files and that he was imposed by a foreign country of her nationality.  https://www.almaalomah.com/2020/09/03/493114/

Alia Nassif Brings The First Corruption Case To The Attention Of The Committee Formed To Investigate Important Corruption And Crime Cases

Friday 04, September 2020 12:55 | GeneralViews: 427   Baghdad / NINA / Representative Alia Nassif called on the committee formed by the Prime Minister’s Office (to investigate corruption and important crimes cases) to open the first corruption file among the hundreds of files that MP Nassif published in her previous statements, calling for clarification of the limits of the committee’s relationship with other oversight bodies such as a body integrity .

She said in a statement today that: While we express our happiness with the formation of this committee, which we hope will contribute to the elimination of corruption, even partially, we believe that this committee can open hundreds of corruption files that we have previously published details supported by evidence and documents in the means The media and asked us to deal with it as official reports to the competent authorities, so does he see that the committee will start practicing its work and start the investigation and refer the corrupt to the judiciary?

Nassif added: On the occasion of forming this committee, we present to it a file ready to initiate an investigation about it, and it is related to the Ministry of Finance completing the necessary financial allocations for the contracts of the Ministry of Electricity for cooling production units (Upstream cooling) at five times the real price (at a price of 86 million dollars),

and it was referred Fast-tracked units in Al-Zubaidiyah are priced at two and a half times (at a price of $ 470 million), while they can be implemented through a transparent and clear declaration of twenty million dollars instead of $ 85 million, a difference of 4.25 times, and the case of Siemens is a cover for Iraqi companies linked to two whales. Corruption in the Ministry of Electricity, namely, (R.H) and (H.H.).

And Nassif added: Today I place before the committee the first case for the purpose of investigating it, and I register myself as a reporter for all the cases that I have previously announced, and I put all my information at the disposal of the committee, so that we can see if this committee exceeds the capacity of the monitoring institutions? .

The committee called for a review and evaluation of the recent appointments, even in the government of Mr. Al-Kazemi, especially in the financial sector. /    https://ninanews.com/Website/News/Details?Key=854213

In Numbers … Iraq’s Oil Imports And Salaries Have Declined Compared To Last Year

Time: 09/04/2020 11:29:09 Read: 3,861 times   {Baghdad: Al Furat News} {The Future Iraq Foundation} said that Iraqi oil imports in the first half of this year 2020 fell by 38% compared to the same period last year.

“Oil imports during the first half of the current year fell by 38% compared with the same period last year, reaching 26 trillion dinars, compared to 42.5 trillion dinars last year,” the Foundation said in a statement.

“The percentage of non-oil imports also decreased during the first half of the current year by 43%, to reach 2 trillion dinars, after it was 3.54 trillion during the past year,” the statement added.

And the statement continued, “The proportion of total expenditures decreased by 39% compared to last year, to reach 26 trillion dinars, compared with 45 trillion dinars last year.”

The foundation pointed out that “government salaries decreased by 8% to reach 18 trillion dinars after it was 19.7 trillion dinars, and social care decreased by 18% to reach 7 trillion after it was 8.8 trillion dinars, and the ratio of debt services decreased by 34% to reach 4.8 trillion dinars after it was 7.2 trillion dinars. ”

She pointed out, “The value of the total deficit during the current year amounted to 2.8 trillion dinars, compared with a surplus during the past year of 8.7 trillion dinars.”   LINK

Dollar exchange rate in Baghdad today

Time: 09/04/2020 10:38:17 Read: 3,757 times   {Baghdad: Al Furat News} Today, the foreign currency markets in Iraq recorded a stable exchange rate of the US dollar against the Iraqi dinar.

The prices of selling and buying dollars in exchange companies and offices were as follows:

The selling price of one dollar was 1235 dinars, or 123 thousand and 500 dinars for one hundred dollars.

The purchase price of the dollar is 1225 dinars, or 122 thousand and 500 dinars per hundred dollars.

Foreign exchange rates, gold and crude oil until the preparation of this news: the euro The global price: 100 euros = 11840 pounds sterling The global price: 100 pounds = 32.71 dollars of the Turkish lira The global price: 100 dollars = 744.98 Turkish lira

The price of an ounce of gold worldwide = 1935 $ 77,

The price of a barrel of Brent crude oil = $ 43.76, the price of a barrel of US crude oil = $ 41.02.   LINK

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