Clare:  Governor of the Central Bank confirms the real reconstruction of the government banking sector

April 14, 2023

His Excellency the Governor of the Central Bank of Iraq, Mr. Ali Mohsen Ismail, confirmed that what is meant by restructuring the Iraqi banking sector is government banks, considering that strengthening and restructuring these banks represents a real rebuilding of the banking sector in Iraq.

His Excellency mentioned during the participation of an Iraqi delegation in the meetings of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund in Washington, DC, that the assets and assets of government banks constitute more than 80% of the Iraqi banking sector.

His Excellency revealed that the Central Bank has a program to restructure government banks and has been working on it for years in cooperation with relevant international organizations, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, stressing the existence of harmony between the Iraqi government and the Central Bank in the process of reforming the banking sector.

And he continued, that there are several possibilities related to the restructuring of government banks, as these possibilities depend on the results of analyzes of the financial statements of some banks that have the problem of final accounts, adding, that all the possibilities involved in merger and acquisition exist, and that any formula that is useful, we will study it with the competent authorities and organizations. International, which has long experience and experience in this field.

It is noteworthy that His Excellency the Governor held many bilateral meetings on the sidelines of the Iraqi delegation’s participation in the meetings of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund that took place in Washington, DC.

The Central Bank of Iraq,
the Media Office,
April 14, 2023



Clare:  Tomorrow.. Al-Sudani discusses the budget with Parliamentary Finance


A parliamentary source announced: “The Prime Minister, Muhammad al-Sudani, will hold a meeting tomorrow, Saturday, with the Parliamentary Finance Committee, to discuss the details of the budget for the next three years, the deficit in it, the provincial shares, and the operational and investment budgets.”   LINK

DeepWoodz:  Imo  If the rate has been a secret kept from them, I suspect tomorrow would be the time to let them in on it. This is a first I believe that the Prime Minister comes to Parliament to do a Q&A session. Wonder what’s the big deal?



Nader From The Mid East   You have to look for…a repricing.  When you see your repricing you see the exchange rate…If you see them coming repricing things in Iraq, one hour, two hour…before that they make the decision with the exchange rate.  This is what we have to look for repricing in Iraq.  For now everything cost 20 numbers you have to look for small numbers – the big numbers to smaller numbers that’s what we’re looking for…repricing is very important.

Militia Man   The Iraqi Trade Bank decides to adopt the dinar only in its electronic financial transactions.  I would have to say that’s pretty big because one of the key components that is a requirement of the IMF is to cease multi-currency practices and here you have a state bank, the Iraqi Trade Bank decide to adopt the dinar.  Therefore it’s starting to look like they’re getting ready to only use the dinar and that bodes well for us…everybody should be really pretty pumped up and happy…

Banking Crisis Armageddon vs. Bitcoin

Peter Schiff:  4-14-2023

Peter Schiff and @PaulBarronNetwork discuss the effects of the banking crisis on investments as well as a possible impending doom for cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin.



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