Don961: The Central Bank and the Association of Private Banks hold a workshop on “Qualifying Digital Transformation Leaders”
Economy News – Baghdad
The Association of Iraqi Private Banks, under the auspices of the Central Bank of Iraq, organized a workshop on “Qualifying Digital Transformation Leaders” in Dhi Qar Governorate.
This program provides free training courses in various disciplines from the global “Coursera” platform, which is considered the highest rated and in various disciplines that help them in the labor market (economics, accounting, programming, design, languages, marketing, etc.) in addition to a certificate recognized by universities and institutions A global leader in various disciplines and fields.
The workshop was attended by the mayor of Nasiriyah, Munir al-Bakka, and a number of directors of departments concerned with training and financing in the governorate, as well as representatives from Dhi Qar University, the National University, the director of the School for the Gifted in Nasiriyah, representatives of the Nasiriyah Chamber of Commerce and Industry, a representative of the United Nations Organization for Project Services (UNDP), and a large crowd of Nasiriyah youth.
The consultant of the Association of Iraqi Private Banks, Shirwan Anwar Mustafa, presented the details of the project, its most prominent goals and the stages it achieved.
One of the distinguished segments was a presentation of four young talented students who participated in the EDTL program and obtained high distinction on a number of certificates from international universities that impressed everyone, noting that there are 30 students from schools of the gifted, all of whom obtained certificates from international universities and a large number are still in Participation in the program.
Munir al-Bakaa also expressed his thanks and appreciation for the efforts of the Association of Iraqi Private Banks and the Central Bank of Iraq in building the capacities of young people and qualifying them for the labor market.
It is noteworthy that the EDTL program has achieved more than 1,200 participants in a training seat, and each training seat is entitled to participate in any number of specialized courses offered by universities and international companies through the global Coursera platform of various levels, including university students and a large number of young Iraqi scientists from the Authority for the Care of the Gifted Those who participate in the program achieved participation of about 7500 different courses. LINK
Samson: Introduction of a plan to Parliament.. The outlets announce the success of the electronic platform in preventing fraud and forgery
11th August, 2021
The Border Ports Authority confirmed, on Tuesday, that revenues were generated through the electronic platform by preventing fraud and forgery of public money.
The head of the authority, Omar Al-Waeli, told Shafaq News Agency, “The Ports Authority presented a solid and successful plan to the Committee to Monitor the Implementation of the Parliamentary Government Program during its hosting inside the parliament building.”
He added that “the plan included several important paragraphs, including imposing the prestige of the state and fully securing the border crossings from the tampering of outlaws, as well as discussing what the Ports Authority has done in terms of networking and preparing an electronic platform with self-efforts.”
And Al-Waeli said, “The electronic platform achieved high revenues compared to previous years, and approved many operations of manipulation and fraud with public money.” LINK
Don961: The Council of Ministers decides Iraq’s accession to the Asian Investment Bank agreement for infrastructure
The Council of Ministers decided to authorize the Minister of Foreign Affairs to sign the application for the accession of the Republic of Iraq to the Asian Investment Bank’s Infrastructure Agreement, after preparing the authorization from the Ministry of Finance, and paying Iraq’s contribution to the aforementioned bank’s capital, among the allocations of the general federal budget to the Ministry of Finance (for the year 2021). ) by making a transfer.
The decision also included determining the share of Iraq’s contribution from the shares in the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank to the maximum limit, with (250) shares of the capital, consisting of (50) paid shares, equivalent to (20%) and remaining (200) shares, which equals (80%). ) is not paid and on call. LINK
Samson: US Energy: Oil prices will remain at $72 a barrel
11th August, 2021
The Energy Information Administration of the US Department of Energy expected, on Wednesday, that oil prices will remain at the level of $72 a barrel until next November, according to the administration’s monthly report
The administration lowered its forecast for Brent oil prices in 2022 to $66 a barrel
The Ministry of Energy also expected that the production of “OPEC” countries of oil until the end of this year will be lower than the limit set according to the oil deal for the “OPEC +” countries, by one million barrels per day during the third quarter of the year and by 0.3 million barrels per day in the last quarter of it
The Ministry of Energy indicated that it is awaiting a new meeting of the “OPEC +” countries next December, when it is expected to make amendments to its plan to reduce oil production
The US Department expected that the average production of “OPEC” of oil in the immediate half of 2021 will reach 27.6 million barrels per day, or 0.6 million barrels per day less than it was in its previous forecast LINK
Samson: About the project to localize salaries and electronic operations.. The Governor of the Central Bank speaks
11th August, 2021
Central Bank Governor Mustafa Ghaleb Mikheeb stressed, on Wednesday, the necessity of the project to localize salaries and electronic operations during a lecture at the Defense University for Higher Military Studies.
And the central bank said in a statement that “Mawazine News” received a copy of it, that “the governor of the Central Bank of Iraq, Mustafa Ghaleb, gave a lecture at the Defense University for Higher Military Studies,” noting that “the lecture included a definition of the tasks, work, and objectives of the central bank, during which the governor spoke, in the presence of elite From university professors and a number of officials of state ministries, about the monetary policy followed by the Central Bank and its tools.
The Governor also addressed the initiatives launched by the Central Bank of Iraq and their direct effects in supporting and stabilizing the economic and financial situation in light of the Corona pandemic and the challenges facing public finance, as his initiatives were assigned in Lending to small and medium enterprises for the real sector that has been affected by crises and challenges.
He added, “Makhif” touched on the Central Bank’s procedures in developing the banking sector and correcting some of the approved methodologies, and emphasized the project to localize salaries and other electronic operations that pertain to the work of the banking sector.
For his part, the President of the University and the Dean of the Defense College for Higher Military Studies gave thanks and appreciation to His Excellency the Governor of the Central Bank for accepting the invitation to visit and the information included in the lecture in a way that serves the Iraqi economy.
Samson: Official statistics of the number of terrorists killed and arrested during 15 years in Iraq
11th August, 2021
Wednesday, the government media published an official statistic issued by the Counter-Terrorism Service showing the number of terrorists killed and arrested and the weapons seized by the agency during 15 months, starting from May 1, 2020 until July 31 of this year.
The statistic showed, according to the official agency, The number of captured terrorists reached 424, and the number of those killed in security operations reached 252. It also showed that “the number of air strikes during this period amounted to 642, while reconnaissance flights amounted to 1074.”
The statistics also indicated that the weapons and materials seized for the above-mentioned period It was as follows:(85 AK rifle, 2 silencer pistol, 18 different types of pistol, 1 sniper rifle, 19 explosive devices, 2 sticky packages, 8 explosive belts, 1 single machine gun, 7 RPG7 launcher, motorcycle 1, 7 mortar bombs, half a kilo “sajm”, 30 grenades, 4 cannon grenades, 3 BKC machine guns, 3 M4 rifles, 116 booby trap rulers, 3 power sources, 1 mortar guide, 11 different types of rifles, mortar rounds of various sizes intended for use with explosive devices, number 54, detonator of 82 mm mortar bombs, number 11, and TNT with about 100 kg. LINK
Samson: In a sudden raid …. prominent employees, including managers, were arrested in Nasiriyah
12th August, 2021
On Thursday, a security source in Dhi Qar reported the issuance of arrest warrants against 8 prominent employees of the Nasiriyah Municipality Department in the center of the province
The source mentioned to NRTArabiya, (August 12, 2021), that “the Integrity Investigation Court in the governorate issued arrest warrants against 8 prominent employees in the municipality of Nasiriyah, including the assistant director, city planning director and one of the surveyors
He added, “A force from (SWAT) raided the department in search of them,” explaining the reason for issuing arrest warrants, “on accusation of exploiting the functional influence and acquiring land for their benefit behind the maternity hospital in central Nasiriyah
And he indicated, “The arrest warrants were issued in accordance with Article 340 of the amended Iraqi Penal Code No. 111 of 1969 LINK