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Artneto:  Just watch Bloomberg. CL talking about basket of currencies, being patient, devaluing of currenct, how China will become world reserve currency, etc… never mentioned Iraq, but the it all makes me hopeful
Luvwolfs:  Just found this elsewhere Tennwolf..Wolfy here, any teaser: My banker contact went dark, prior to when he went dark, he told me to keep an eye out for Feb. 1st by or on feb 1st. He told me to watch the first for great happenings!
Tishwash:  Iran, Iraq joint fields increase output by 160,000 b/d

Tehran, Jan 30, IRNA – Iran’s biggest shipping line hopes to start calling again at European ports, with plans for a biweekly service connecting India, Iran and Europe as early as next month, according to people familiar with the matter.
The service would be the first time in five years that ships from the company, Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines, would tie up at European ports. The plan comes just two weeks after the lifting of broad economic sanctions against Iran, part of an international deal to impose limits on Tehran’s peaceful nuclear activities, The Wall Street Journal reported.
Since sanctions have lifted, Iranian officials have announced a host of deals with European companies, including an agreement earlier this week to buy Airbus Group SE jetliners.
Iran borders the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman to the south and the Caspian Sea to the north. It has long been a power in the global shipping industry. The country’s tanker-ship operator boasts the world’s largest tanker fleet by capacity.
IRISL or one of its subsidiaries plans to start a regular service shipping 6,000 containers along a route that would include stops at the Iranian port of Bandar Abbas on the Persian Gulf, Nhava Sheva in India, Istanbul, and European ports, including Felixstowe, UK, Genoa, Italy, and Le Havre, France, according to one person familiar with the plans.
Executives hope the sailings will be the first step in an ambitious plan by the Iranian company to win a slice of the global container-shipping market. The company is also contemplating purchases of giant Triple E container vessels, the largest class of container ships in the world.
SassyD: The World’s Favorite New Tax Haven Is the United States… Moving mo​ney out of the usual offshore secrecy havens and into the U.S. is a br​isk new business. — January 26, 2016 —   Link

SassyD:  What Happens When Interest Rates Go Negative — Negative Interest Rates Less Than Zero — Jan 29, 2016 —  Link
SassyD:  Water resources: There are no signs of the collapse of the Mosul Dam -​- Sat, 30 Jan 2016 07:17:44 — Link
SassyD:  Corruption terrorism more dangerous than Nazism and chauvinism — Janu​ary 30 0.2016 —   Link
AnotherMailman:  Declaring bankruptcy and actually filing bankruptcy are two different things. It just shows the level of impatience that the Kurds are having with Baghdad. Like some of the other members of the forum said…..”pressure”!!