Samson: Muhammad Allawi applies to Britain to give up his nationality
27th February, 2020
Prime Minister-designate Muhammad Tawfiq Allawi sent a request to the British ambassador to give up his citizenship.
Allawi had promised to give up his British citizenship when assigned to head the new government. LINK
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27th February, 2020
The Iraqi Ministry of Oil confirmed that its preventive measures in oil installations to prevent corona virus did not affect the production and export of crude oil.
Ministry spokesman Assem Jihad said in a statement to the Iraqi News Agency “conscious”: “The ministry and since the beginning of the emergence of Corona took several preventive measures, especially for Chinese oil companies. “And that “the measures were to postpone the arrival of Chinese workers who enjoy holidays to Iraq, as well as allocating Health awareness teams to define this disease and ways to prevent it, whether for Iraqi or foreign workers in the oil fields. ”
Jihad added, “Preventive measures did not affect the production and export of Iraqi crude oil,” stressing that “there are no symptoms of Corona virus on workers in the fields.” Oil.” The committee of Diwaniya Order No. 55 of 2020 decided to suspend official working hours in all educational institutions and universities, and to close public shops for a period of 10 days. It also decided to ban travel to 9 countries and examine arrivals from those countries.
This comes after the Iraqi Ministry of Health announced today the registration of the first infection with the “Corona” virus in the capital, Baghdad. LINK
Samson: The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank are considering holding “virtual” spring meetings with the spread of Corona
27th February, 2020
Informed sources said that the increasing concerns within the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank about the spread of the new corona virus led them to consider reducing the spring meetings scheduled for April or holding them via internet conferences
About ten thousand government officials, journalists, businessmen and representatives of civil society from around the world will participate in the meetings of the two institutions that take place between April 17 and 19 and will be held in a crowded area in the center of Washington, DC, where their headquarters are
Financial markets have fallen sharply in recent days due to news of the rapid spread of the virus in Europe. Italy announced that more than 400 people were infected with the virus, and it was confirmed that people who visited Italy in Brazil, Algeria, Austria, Croatia, Greece and other countries were infected
In the past few days, the IMF has warned of more economic damage due to the spread of the Corona virus outside China and the reduction of its forecast for global growth in 2020
The spread of the virus raises fears within the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank that the mixing of delegations of the 89 member states during the spring meetings may contribute to the problem inevitably
Officials from the two institutions and members of governments said that talking about canceling the entire meetings is premature, but they are considering several options to amend them. They added that no decision had been taken yet, noting that this would depend heavily on efforts to contain the virus in the coming days and weeks
Options include reducing the number of meetings, canceling additional activities, and reducing the number of delegates who will travel to Washington. Another alternative is to conduct “virtual” meetings over the Internet, while the possibility of holding the meetings as usual continues to exist
In response to inquiries from Reuters, the IMF and the bank said that the senior leadership teams were closely monitoring the spread of the Corona virus
“The issue of the arrangements for the Spring Meetings is coordinated by the Fund and the Bank with the respective secretariat, and it is our main liaison office with shareholders. We are awaiting a decision on the scope and scope of the Spring Meetings in the coming days,” the statement said
The two international institutions previously canceled their annual meetings in the American capital after the attacks of September 11, 2001, and then took place in November of the same year in Ottawa, Canada
Samson: The world incurs more than $ 3 trillion in losses due to Corona
27th February, 2020
The number of new cases of coronavirus emerging outside China, by the end of Wednesday, exceeded the number of cases of the disease in China within one day, according to the World Health Organization.
Italy has become a hotbed of disease outbreak in Europe, and Iran has become a hotbed of outbreaks in the Middle East, which has helped the virus appear in a large number of countries within days. And Pakistan, Sweden, Norway, Greece, Romania and Algeria announced the first cases of HIV infection, and Brazil announced the registration of a case of the virus, as the first case in Latin America. The rapid spread of the disease during the past few days afflicted the world markets with panic and panic, and the global stock exchanges lost billions of dollars.
Stock markets around the world have lost about $ 3.3 trillion during the last four trading days, and the American Wall Street has suffered severe losses during the past two days, as the Dow Jones index lost about 1900 points. The New York Times confirmed that the Wall Street Stock Exchange will be subject to the largest losses compared to other stock exchanges in the world, given the complexity of trade links between major American technology companies and their Chinese counterparts. Oil prices fell to their lowest level in a year.
European losses and in Europe, European stock losses continued in the last five trading sessions, the British “FTSE” index fell 0.5 percent to 6979.8 points, and the French “CAC” index decreased by 1.08 percent, recording 5643.9 points, as the DAX index decreased “The German increased by 2 percent, to record 12,790.5 points.
In Asia, Japanese stocks continued their losses during the past days, and in Wednesday’s session they closed at the lowest level in more than four months. Chinese factories also continued to close their doors, the movement of ships between the ports was disrupted, hundreds of flights and tourism, dozens of carnivals and celebrations were canceled, and dozens of recreational parks were closed. Since the outbreak of the disease in late December, nearly 81,000 people worldwide have been infected, and nearly 3,000 people have died. LINK
Samson: Infection with a prominent Iranian lawmaker with the Corona virus
27th February, 2020
The head of the National Security and Foreign Policy Committee of the Iranian parliament, Mujtaba Dhul Nur, has been infected with the Corona virus, Russia Today reported.
Dhul Nur said that he imposed a quarantine on himself after he was confirmed to be infected with the Corona virus, stressing that Iran would be able to overcome the virus.
It is reported that Dhul Nur is also a deputy for the city of Qom in Parliament. Earlier, the Iranian authorities announced that the results of the analyzes, conducted by Erg Hariri, Deputy Minister of Health confirmed that he was infected with the Corona virus. LINK
Samson: Corona Kills Iranian Riyal
Iranian riyal reached its weakest level in a year against the dollar, on Wednesday, as a sharp increase in the number of cases of coronavirus led to the closure of most of the country’s borders, threatening non-oil exports, which are the main lifeblood of its economy.
According to the “Punpast.com” website for exchange rates, which tracks the free market, the dollar was offered at a high level of 158 thousand and 500 riyals, while its official price is 42 thousand riyals, which implies a 10 percent decline in the currency from it a week ago.
The number of Iranian deaths from the Corona virus rose to 19, the highest number outside China, which prompted several countries to stop flights and most of their neighbors to close their borders with them.
Already, increased pressure from US sanctions is undermining Iran’s oil industry and reducing its crude exports. “The entire market is currently in shock,” said Buya Zainali, director of exports for an Iranian pistachio producer and exporter.
Closing the border and canceling flights is certain to deepen Iran’s economic isolation, and it relies on trade ties with its neighbors to partially offset the devastating impact of the sanctions that Washington reimposed in 2018 after it withdrew from a nuclear agreement it and other major powers had signed with Tehran in 2015. “The economic risks are great,” said Henri Rom, analyst at Eurasia Group. Non-oil exports to neighboring countries were the lifeblood of Iran during the past year. “If this temporary closure of the borders continues indefinitely, Iran may face a serious economic crisis at a time when the economy is already improving,” he added.
The International Monetary Fund predicts that Iran’s growth will stabilize this year after shrinking 9.5 percent last year in the wake of US sanctions that have undermined oil sales and pushed annual inflation close to 40 percent. The currency’s decline may exacerbate inflation and harm domestic consumption, while falling exports may cause more unemployment, which some analysts expect to exceed 20 percent this year. LINK