NEWS!!! Today – Maliki has been castrated by Iraq’s Parliament!

Hello Dinarians,


Iraq’s Parliment just passed the Election Law!

I just saw the news posting on Currency News Hound and also spoke with LJ (from LJ’s Next Step) on the telephone to confirm this news, which Continue reading

Shabibi Explains the Importance of Iraq’s Foreign Currency Reserves!!!

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This is a MUST Read article that was written by Dr. Shabibi and we found to be originally printed by Almada Newspaper.  Thanks also to Currency News Hound’s Twitter feed for bringing this great and informative article to our attention. 

As a courtesy to you, we have bolded portions of the article and even added [comments to simplify the content] at times when we found Dr. Shabibi’s comments more interesting, it is best to spend five minutes and read the full article.

~ Mr. IQD

Foreign currency reserves .. Its importance and some of the results of the truncation of it
by D. Sinan Mohammed Rida Al-Shabibi *

CREDIT: Almada Paper | Central Bank of Iraq

There is no doubt that the government is responsible for fiscal policy in the economy. In contrast, the Central Bank is responsible for monetary policy, any actions that determine the size of the money supply and conditions in order to neutralize inflation and helping to provide a stable economic climate. There are undoubtedly problems plague the relationship between these two powers, especially if they are absent coordination between them.

Goal here is not to go into the details of these topics, but we want to focus on one subject, is of foreign currency reserves or the cover of the national currency. The root of the problem in this area focus on the belief of some, especially within government agencies [maybe he is talking about Continue reading

CBI Gov. Turki: The World Bank did not Intervene Reform Measures

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Published on Thursday, 13 January 1 / December 2012 19:40
BAGHDAD / obelisk: central bank governor denied agency, Thursday, said the World Bank may intervene in the Iraqi political, financial, or the imposition of any conditions on the Bank’s measures to maintain the stability of the Iraqi currency.

Interim CBI Governor Abdul Basit Turki

Interim CBI Governor Abdul Basit Turki

Said Abdul Basit Turki for “obelisk”, on the sidelines of a regular meeting with the World Bank in the Jordanian capital Amman, said that “the World Bank said that what he is doing CBI conduct proper to maintain the stability of its currency.”

Turki added that “discussions with the World Bank addressed the issue of Continue reading

Prime Minister Maliki – Fast Facts – From CNN

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updated 6:57 PM EST 12.10.12
Nuri al-Maliki – Fast Facts
By CNN Library

(CNN) – Here’s a look at the life of the Prime Minister of Iraq, Nuri al-Maliki.

Birth date: July 1, 1950

Birth place: Hindiya, Iraq (some sources say Hilla)

Birth name: Nuri Kamil al-Maliki

Marriage: Married

Children: four daughters and a son

Education: Usul al-Din College, B.A., Islamic Studies, 1973; Salahaddin University, M.A., Arabic Literature, 1992

Religion: Shiite Muslim

Other Facts:
Prono: NOO-ree al-MAA-lick-ee

Changed his name to Jawad al-Maliki while he was in exile.


Parliamentary Finance: The arrival of the delegation from the United Nations to investigate the issue of the Central Bank

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on 7/12/2012

Revealed the Finance Committee in the Iraqi Council of Representatives, on the arrival of a delegation from the United Nations to Baghdad, to investigate corruption files in the central bank.

A member of the Finance Committee Iraqi List MP Hassan Auzmn in a press statement that a delegation from the United Nations arrived in Baghdad during the past two days, adding that the delegation includes experts to investigate the cause of the central bank and corrupt files raised Continue reading

Shabibi: Suhail is wrong to accuse me of corruption and Iraq did not lose his money fils!!!

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Well, looks like Shabibi is now finding it to be the right time to start talking and criticize Maliki’s efforts to take over the CBI!

This may be a very positive sign that Maliki’s days as “Dictator” are now nearly over!!!

~ Mr. IQD

Confirmed former Bank Governor Sinan al-Shabibi said deputy speaker of parliament Qusay al-Suhail erred in estimating things, noting that Iraq has not lost his money penny-day administration of the bank.

Shabibi said during hosted in Studio ninth time on MBC Baghdadiya and submit colleague Anwar al-Hamdani “The committee tasked with investigating the issue of the central bank were not professional in their work and were not accurate in its report presented to the House of Representatives.”

He added that “the central bank shares in maintaining the Continue reading

WOW!!! CBI Auction is WAY Down From Norm!!!

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US report says Iraqi auditors believe up to $800M is sent out of Iraq illegally each week

This article may just explain why today’s Auction was DOWN over $100 Million USD than “normal”!!!

~ Mr. IQD

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Wow is all we could say when we just saw the latest CBI Currency Auction!!!

The sales were about $100,000,000 LOWER than the normal average CBI Auction!!! Why???

Is it due to the Holiday they just had???

Is it due to the crackdown on the illegal funneling of USD to Iran???

Or is it coincidence and nothing to worry about….. (eh-hem, clearing my throat!)

You Decide – maybe it’s nothing….

~ Mr. IQD

CBI Daily Currency Auction for Oct 30, 2012
The latest daily currency auction was held in the Central Bank of Iraq on the 30-OCT-2012. The results were as follows:

Number of banks 18
Auction price selling dinar / US$ 1166
Auction price buying dinar / US$ —–
Amount sold at auction price (US$) 163,050,000
Amount purchased at Auction price (US$) —–
Total offers for buying (US$) 163,050,000
Total offers for selling (US$)

HOT NEWS!!! Preparations for a meeting to pass the oil and gas law!!!

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Hey Dinarian Friends!

We just saw this article and wanted to make sure you also saw it!

We feel the biggest key is not Talibani, but getting the 140 Oil and Gas Law passed!!!

This should give Shabibi the confidence he needs that his economy will grow strong!

This 140 however DOES NOT guarantee us the RV were waiting for, but we believe it’s a significant step forward!!!

~ Mr.IQD

BAGHDAD – A follow-up of the East: affirmed the decision of the Commission on oil and gas and parliamentary readiness to hold intensive meetings in order to pass the law of oil and gas.

Kassem said Mohammed Mchkta: There is an agreement between the Continue reading

Remember the old saying “You can’t see the forest for the tree’s”?

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We just saw this really GREAT “Opinion Piece” from Just Hopin posted on the Currency News Hound site.

If you have not read it yet, we feel it’s worth a minute of your time!

~ Mr. IQD


When reading into the events mounting up to the speculated RV that is exactly what applies.

As a follower of the Iraqi news you must learn to read the news but also see the positive strides being made which is often cluttered by articles headlining feuds, disagreements, setbacks, delays, etc.

Since January 2012 we have seen major steps taken in Iraq. We have see steps to finalize the tariff law, steps toward WTO ascension, steps to end outstanding debts owed by Iraq, steps toward completing World Bank and IMF directives, steps to complete banking upgrades, steps to end Iraq-Kuwait issues, steps toward enacting the HCL law, and of course steps to complete currency reform (dropping zero’s / new currency) in Iraq.

What is exciting is much of these very steps are Continue reading

Maliki’s opponents have to 200 seats in parliament and his team will lose the round! + Analysis by MrIQD

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It looks like they have the votes!

If we are seeing this in the public news, then what is really happening behind the closed doors should be very exciting!

It is VERY ENCOURAGING to see a public account of so many members of Maliki’s group not supporting him! Notice, it says “more than 20” – yea, because some will not say until the time of the vote when they see it’s hopeless for Maliki. Which based on this article…. IT’S HOPELESS NOW!!! 🙂

~ Mr. IQD

THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2012 05:16
Baghdad: MP in parliament Hassan Al-Alawi, on Wednesday, that the opponents of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to have 200 seats in parliament, noting that the withdrawal of confidence from the meeting will be held al-Maliki and his team will lose the round, he noted that more than 20 people within the State of Law Coalition would vote against him.

He said the top, “The politicians who held a meeting in Erbil and after in Najaf, have up to Continue reading