US Dollar May Struggle as Trump Speech Overshadows Hawkish Fed

US Dollar May Struggle as Trump Speech Overshadows Hawkish Fed

Nasdaq48 minutes ago

The US Dollar managed another tepid advance last week. Firming Fed rate hike bets offered a bit of early optimism but the chipper mood fizzled and gains began to evaporate on Wednesday despite a steady stream of hawkish comments from central bank …

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US Dollar May Struggle as Trump Speech Overshadows Hawkish Fed

US Dollar May Struggle as Trump Speech Overshadows Hawkish Fed

Nasdaq53 minutes ago

The US Dollar managed another tepid advance last week. Firming Fed rate hike bets offered a bit of early optimism but the chipper mood fizzled and gains began to evaporate on Wednesday despite a steady stream of hawkish comments from central bank …

UPDATE 1-Specs lift long US dollar bets this week -CFTC, Reuters data

UPDATE 1-Specs lift long US dollar bets this week -CFTC, Reuters data

Reuters6 hours ago

(Adds details, comment, table, byline) By Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss Feb 24 Speculators increased bullish bets on the U.S. dollar for the first time in seven weeks, according to Commodity Futures Trading Commission data released on Friday and …

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UPDATE 1-Specs lift long US dollar bets this week -CFTC, Reuters data

UPDATE 1-Specs lift long US dollar bets this week -CFTC, Reuters data

Reuters6 hours ago

(Adds details, comment, table, byline) By Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss Feb 24 Speculators increased bullish bets on the U.S. dollar for the first time in seven weeks, according to Commodity Futures Trading Commission data released on Friday and …

Specs raise net long US dollar bets in week -CFTC, Reuters dataYahoo Finance UK

UPDATE 1-Specs lift long US dollar bets this week -CFTC, Reuters data

UPDATE 1-Specs lift long US dollar bets this week -CFTC, Reuters data

Reuters4 hours ago

(Adds details, comment, table, byline) By Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss Feb 24 Speculators increased bullish bets on the U.S. dollar for the first time in seven weeks, according to Commodity Futures Trading Commission data released on Friday and …

Specs raise net long US dollar bets in week: CFTC, Reuters dataStreetInsider.com

Specs raise net long US dollar bets in week: CFTC, Reuters data

Specs raise net long US dollar bets in week: CFTC, Reuters data

Reuters44 minutes ago

Speculators increased bullish bets on the U.S. dollar for the first time in seven weeks, according to Commodity Futures Trading Commission data released on Friday and calculations by Reuters.

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Will the US Dollar Continue Its Surge in 2017?

Will the US Dollar Continue Its Surge in 2017?

Market Realist10 hours ago

Investors who are bullish on the US dollar benefit when the value increases compared to a broad basket of currencies. Consumers are expecting the US dollar to strengthen as its runs parallel with economic improvements. A strong appetite for equities …

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Iraq seeks to Clamp Down on Gun Ownership

By Wassim Bassem for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. 

Iraq is working to regulate the activities of private security companies and rein in the chaotic circulation and use of weapons.

On Feb. 21, a group of armed tribesmen shot at an Iraqi comedian’s house in Baghdad after he criticized some tribal values in his TV show, “Walayat al-Battikh.” Another example of the security chaos is the firing of Katyusha rockets into Baghdad’s Green Zone on Feb. 12, following bloody demonstrations in the capital.

Also, the parliament’s Security and Defense Committee said Jan. 27 that some security companies operating in Iraq were out of control.

To address the security chaos and impose the rule of law, the parliament passed a law Jan. 26 to regulate private security companies. Two days later, the parliament also passed a law on weapon ownership.

“Many foreign companies operating in Iraq are either outside the law or regulated by outdated laws that are not suitable for the current situation,” the parliamentary Security and Defense Committee reported.

Committee member Ibtisam al-Hilali told Al-Monitor, “Security firms across the country are not subject to state laws or regulations in many of their operations, meaning they are beyond the control of the official security services.”

She said that the new bill would impose strict conditions on security companies, forcing them to comply with Interior Ministry regulations and systems.

“Previously, their work, along with gun licensing and weapons store regulations, was the portfolio of regional governors, but the new law centralizes all these powers in the hands of the interior minister,” Hilali said. “The large number of security companies in the country require a new law that covers the companies guarding the US Embassy in Baghdad and other embassies.”

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