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DrivingncryinG: Iran wants post-sanctions’ oil contracts denominated in dollars and have buyers pay in euros, Reuters reported. Tehran is also keen to receive money owed to it since the pre-sanctions days in the European currency.
CCSCAL:  Chicago Stock Exchange Says It’s Being Sold to Chinese-Led Group
Matthew Monks Annie Massa

Updated on February 5, 2016 — 6:18 AM PST
The Chicago Stock Exchange said a Chinese investor group agreed to acquire it, giving the buyer entry into the intensely competitive U.S. equity market.
Chongqing Casin Enterprise Group has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the company, according to a statement Friday, which didn’t give financial terms. The exchange said the deal is expected to close in the second half of the year, though that will require regulatory approval.
“We’re a good fit. Our strategy is something they like and is consistent with theirs,” Chicago Stock Exchange Chief Executive Officer John Kerin said in a phone interview. “We provide technology and we’re a standalone, full-service exchange that they can grow in a manner that suits their needs.”
The Chicago Stock Exchange — a subsidiary of CHX Holdings Inc. — is minority-owned by a group including E*Trade Financial Corp., Bank of America Corp., Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and JPMorgan Chase & Co., according to the company. ……..
Sent to Recaps by Redd Starr
“White House move Saturday, the determination of the US government and the Office of Inspector General of the US and the follow-up by the US embassy in Baghdad to refer the “whales” of corruption in Iraq to justice to receive their just punishment”  LINK
Jubouri announce the launch of Adhamiya document of peaceful coexistence in Parliament!
“announced the launch of a document of peaceful coexistence between the social and tribal factions and political forces in the parliament”
“our meeting today, in the compound of the Iraqi idiosyncratic came to unite the word and attitude among all the political forces and partners in order to reach solutions to end all the obstacles that stand in the way of achieving national reconciliation”
“noting that it will be put close to a peaceful coexistence between the social and tribal sects and political forces in the parliament” LINK
Redd Starr:   My understanding: Adhamiya is a Baghdad business district. So I’m assuming that’s were Jubouri was when announcing this. Keyword “document” Could this be the “national reconciliation” that they agreed on?
I don’t know, but “peaceful coexistence” between all parties, yes, not specifically calling it the “national reconciliation” but “document” all agreed on in faith, this could to be it, or very close to becoming it.
Regardless, all sides have agreed on it for security & stability in Iraq. Very big IMO