Psychicgrama: Just found out that Parliament session today has been postponed due to lack of quorum
Briona: The parliament members have a great job, don’t show up for work, no problemo, they get paid anyway. Does not matter to them that they don’t get their job done.
Tishwash: no vote on ministers no further news on the budget either
Mobius: It’s always darkest before the dawn.
Eccle519: Revealing any workable rates for retail US banking currency exchanges from an energing market will be the absolute last thing to happen. As we all know, any and all large financial events will be covert and misdirected. Imo, I’m fairly certain the GOI is all done and preparing to go live (for Iraq) is somewhat monumental! But happening
Mobius: Zimbabwe plans new currency as dollar shortage bites: Finance Minister , https://www.reuters.com/article/us-zimbabwe-economy-currency/zimbabwe-plans-new-currency-as-dollar-shortage-bites-finance-minister-idUSKCN1P6080 A surrogate bond note currency introduced in 2016 to stem dollar shortages has also collapsed in value.
Mobius: U.S. not looking to grant further Iran oil sales waivers: U.S. official ABU DHABI (Reuters) – The United States is not looking to grant more waivers for Iranian oil imports after the reimposition of U.S. sanctions, the U.S. special representative for Iran said on Saturday, underlining Washington’s push to choke off Tehran’s income. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-usa-sanctions-hook/u-s-not-looking-to-grant-further-iran-oil-sales-waivers-u-s-official-idUSKCN1P606D
Tishwash: World Bank: Iraq will be the highest Arab economic growth by 2019
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region will witness a rise in economic growth to .1.9 percent in 2019, the World Bank said in a report Figures from the recently released Global Economic Outlook: The Middle East and North Africa, “Dark Sky”, show ,that growth in the GCC will rise to 2.6 percent, boosted by an active investment in oil exporters .
The bank expects Algeria’s growth to fall to 2.3 percent due to slower government spending than in 2018 Egypt will see a growth rate of 5.6 percent in 2019, boosted by investments and reforms in the expected business .climate
The growth rate in Morocco and Tunisia will reach 2.9 percent in 2019 if tourism indicators improve and political .reforms continue
Although Iraq recorded modest growth in 2018 at 1.9 percent, reconstruction projects, according to the report, will be an important driver for the growth of its economy and neighboring economies, with an expected 6.2 .percent, the highest in the Arab world .
Growth in Jordan is likely to see a slight improvement of 2.3 percent 2018
The 2018 estimates showed an improvement in growth to 1.7 percent amid improved economic activity in oil .exporting and importing countries
Algeria registered a growth rate of 2.5 percent last year, Egypt with 5.3 percent, Morocco with 3.2 percent and .Tunisia with 2.6 percent
The World Bank has warned of the dangers facing the region, which can discourage growth, as conflicts can .escalate and lead to greater damage to income and economic activity, not to mention health and social well-being link