Kaperoni

  In Kaperoni

The spread or market rate is reported at 1260 to $1 today in Baghdad. That is 6%. Well out of the required 2% by the IMF. Not good. CBI needs to abandon the modified window auction and get back to the regular procedure soon. Like I said a while ago a fully liberalized foreign exchange market provides a balance between dinar and dollar to keep the exchange rate within 2% as required by the IMF. Variations of that do not work. The only alternative is floating the currency. And though it has been discussed, there has been no movement from the CBI to begin to float the dinar at this time.