Bruce WE ARE CLOSE WE HAVE HEARD A LOT HAS HAPPENED BOND TRADES HAVE BEEN TAKING PLACE IN EU AND FAR EAST…WE HAVE HEARD THAT THE PROXIMITY IS VERY NEAR LOOKING FOR AN ANNOUNCEMENT EVEN POSSIBLY TONIGHT [THURSDAY]…STEPPING STONES TAKING US TO THAT THRESHOLD… AND WE KNOW THAT THE ISX WAS OPERATING FOR ABOUT FOUR HOURS TODAY [THURSDAY]…ISX SHUT DOWN AFTER FOUR HOURS OF TRADING = MY UNDERSTANDING THAT ADJUSTMENTS WERE TO TAKE PLACE – AND TO ROLL LATER TONIGHT [THURSDAY]…WE COULD HAVE ANNOUNCEMENTS THAT WE ARE EXPECTING ANYTIME…
Tlar I think Sadr’s job in all this is to pressurize the change putting fear into all those who continue to try to stall this. I think Sadr is on board with Abadi and is taking an active roll in pushing this agenda the only way he can be of benefit to Abadi. By threatening to over run the green zone he has been able to get everyone going the same direction through that fear. Ministers quiting that otherwise might have tried to stay on, antagonistic blocks backing down from pushing to delay, etc. etc. I don’t think under any circumstances would he actually go in and wipe the government out. But he has put the fear of Allah in the corrupt politicians and they aren’t sure if he means what he says. This is why I think Abadi will be able to get this government seated quickly. Sadr is the bulldozer working with Abadi clearing the way for the reforms, while Abadi quickly gets them in place before the SOL and the other corrupt have a chance to organize.
Parliament Speaker Salim al-Jubouri, met in his office, on Thursday, with the Iraqi Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Rushdie al-Ani.
A statement by the Office of al-Jubouri said that they discussed, during the meeting the latest developments on the local and regional arenas, as well as the relations between the two brotherly countries and ways of enhancing and upgrading them to serve the common interests ./End
Cleric Muqtada al-Sadr called on his followers and Iraqis in general to the need to demonstrate on Friday in al-Tahrir Square to resist corruption.
Mr. al-Sadr stressed the importance of the stability and steadfastness of the protesters, whether he remained with them or was murdered at the hands of what he described as the enemies of Iraq, the reform and liberation, praising the organization for their support and their obedience . / End
Oil Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi discussed with Egyptian Prime Minister Sharif Ismail the future plans to support oil relations.
Mahdi said in a statement by the Oil Ministry, said on Thursday, that when we visited the Arab Republic of Egypt I met with Egyptian Prime Minister Sharif Ismail and discussed means of boosting cooperation between the two brotherly relations, and future plans to support oil relations between the two countries so as to achieve mutual between the two sides benefit.”
“He added that they signed the tripartite Supreme Committee meeting with Minister of Petroleum of Egypt and Mineral Resources Tariq al-Mulla, and Jordanian Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Ibrahim Saif after meetings involving working groups from the three countries; to review the developments of what has been agreed of projects contained in the Memorandum of Understanding that was signed in last mid-November in Jordan, “./End
OOTW Article quote: “…News sources Superior Council of Magistracy that Medhat laudable Abdul Sattar Bayraktar was entrusted to their courts some in Baghdad…” BASICALLY PUT, JUSTICE NEWS IS STATING THAT THEY HAVE A SOURCE INSIDE THE JUDICIARY WHO SAYS THEY HAVE SEEN AN AGREEMENT IN ENGLISH, WHICH SPEAKS TO SECURING ASYLUM FOR JUDGES MAHMOUD AND BAYRAKTAR…HOPING THAT THIS IS TIED TO THE STATEMENTS MADE BY SADR THAT HE WILL KEEP THE DEMONSTRATIONS GOING IN THE GREEN ZONE UNTIL CORRUPTION IS ADDRESSED ONCE AND FOR ALL. WHO’S AT THE HEAD OF THE CORRUPTION…THE JUDGES. SADR’S WEBSITE IS PRETTY HIGH TECH ESP FOR IRAQ, IT’S DESIGNED TO CONNECT DIRECTLY TO MASS MEDIA OUTLETS – HE WANTS IRAQI’S TO HAVE THE ABILITY TO NETWORK AND TO DISCUSS THE PROTESTS – WHERE THEY’LL BE, ABOUT THEIR GRASS ROOTS MOVEMENT TO GET IRAQI’S INVOLVED..AND HE WILL KEEP THE PROTESTS GOING.
The Saudi government has asked international banks loans worth between 6 to 8 billion Dollars “to cover the deficit in the budget of the Kingdom due to lower oil prices.”
This time , the first since more than ten years in which Saudi Arabia have to borrow from abroad and “Reuters” quoted Tuesday unnamed sources as saying, The Lantern Partners Office who specializes in economic consulting, he shall negotiate with banks on behalf of Saudi Arabia.
Reported that Saudi Arabia would like to The term of repayment of the loan of five years, subject to extension.
she said that the Kingdom ‘s budget for the current year deficit is estimated at $ 100 billion and was “Reuters” revealed news of Saudi Arabia called for international loans for the first time last week, but he returned to deploy a broader details about it yesterday
Iraqi Central Bank announced that it intends to sell $ 1.5 trillion dinars [$ 1.27 billion of government bonds for two years as part of efforts to bridge the budget deficit resulting from the erosion of oil prices and the costs of the war against the terrorist organization Daash
A media relations official at the central bank captivating Jabbar The version will be the first launch of its kind to go public since 2003, the first tranche of a plan to sell five trillion dinars worth of bonds announced in January.
Iraq exports already treasury bills to local banks and has a list of international bonds.
The bank said in an emailed statement that the new version an interest rate of six percent will be sold to the public and local banks in the period from March 15 to April 15 April.
Tlar Keeping my fingers crossed that nothing harms Abadi because fledgling democracies always has to have a strong leader that the people respect. We are on the verge of a new Iraqi democracy that serves its people instead of a circle of crooks. It is a freight train picking up speed as it goes. One more thought. We should see the official party name in the next few days of the Abadi non secular group. All opinion of course. When he announces that the party is formed, it will mean he has the votes needed to push the ministerial changes and the rest of the laws through parliament.
Delta We have been so frustrated is watching all of this for years. Remember awhile back … before they would pull the trigger, they would have to eliminate corruption. Article 14 is transitional to move to Article 8. They must be Basel III compliant (which they are). We are super close…it doesn’t get any better than this.