3-18-2017 Newshound Guru Mnt Goat Article quote: “Voice of the Council of Ministers, the draft anti-terrorism law and referred it to the House, also voted on a draft law the Iraq National Oil Company.” Folks this is HCL. I said they would be resuming news on the status of the laws very soon. …Now we see it. This is very good news…the changes to the HCL are completed and the council of ministers forwarded it to parliament for a vote. The ball is in their court.

3-18-2017 Newshound Guru Kaperoni Article: “Detection 3 “goals” Abadi seeks to achieve” Quote: “…three goals of Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi seeks to achieve with major countries (Germany, Britain, America), as he emphasized the lack of plans for more “lending”, attributing the reason to determine Iraq certain doors by donor countries…” To me, this says they better get to work..and soon… “there are no plans for further lending”.

3-18-2017 Newshound Guru Mnt Goat Article quote: “…we will see in the next few weeks, freeing the city of Mosul completely,” he said, adding that after the restoration of Mosul, will continue to restore the rest of the Iraqi and Syrian from the control of the elements of the organization Daesh…” So we can see they moved the target to end of March/early April for full liberation of the region. We also know there is the Iranian influence to take care of, they must secure the boarder with Syria (so ISIS does not infiltrate back), there is some level of Reconciliation and the economy must also crank back up to some level of normalcy…

3-17-2017 Newshound/Intel Guru BGG Quote: “The Iraqi authorities and IMF staff started discussions on the second review of the SBA. These discussions will continue during the upcoming IMF and World Bank Spring Meetings from April 21–23, 2017 in Washington, DC.” This is saying these finalization talks were already started…and will resume – (at the latest) in D.C. Quote: “During the visit, the team met with the Acting Minister of Finance Prof. Abdulrazzaq A. Jaleel Essa, Acting Governor of the Central Bank of Iraq (CBI), Dr. Ali Mohsen Ismail Al-Allaq, the Financial Adviser to the Prime Minister Dr. Mudher Saleh, and officials from the ministries of finance, oil, planning, the State Oil Marketing Organization, the Central Statistical Office, the Central Bank of Iraq, and representatives from the Kurdistan Regional Government, and the Board of Supreme Audit. The team would like to thank the Iraqi authorities for their cooperation and the open and productive discussions.” Mohammed Saleh…he’s been in these big IMF “shindig” meetings from the 5th to the 17th… he’s excited.

3-17-2017 Newshound/Intel Guru BGG Quote: “…Based on the preliminary findings of this mission, staff will prepare a report that, subject to management approval, will be presented to the IMF’s Executive Board for discussion and decision…” exactly what decisions do the IMF executive board have to make coming up? I mean – they only deal with one thing. INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND. […can the CBI make a move before the DC meetings?] the CBI can do whatever they want…if the IMF doesn’t give their blessing who are they gonna’ sell their currency to? without international acceptance – there is no market.

3-17-2017 Newshound Guru Revbo “Statement at the End of an IMF Mission on Iraq” Quote: “…repair the banking sector are needed to support private sector-led growth and diversification of the economy once post- ISIS reconstruction is underway.” [I really believe we will see currency reform begin soon after the country is rid of ISIL since it is so important to the success of a private sector/market economy.] If they don’t turn it loose shortly after Mosul is liberated, they will be wasting a golden opportunity and a ton of momentum for a growing economy and national reconciliation.

3-17-2017 Newshound Guru Kaperoni “Statement at the End of an IMF Mission on Iraq” Quote: “…repair the banking sector are needed to support private sector-led growth and diversification of the economy once post- ISIS reconstruction is underway.” I really believe we will see currency reform begin soon after the country is rid of ISIS since it is so important to the success of a private sector/market economy.

3-17-2017 Intel Guru Frank26 Security and stability is HOT…and Abadi is ready to tell Trump how hot it is. I said give us MOSUL…and you’ll see the process of the MR at lightning speed. Without SECURITY …no…but I believe they’ve got this. IMO…Trump will talk to Abadi…will get a wonderful report on the entire Middle East region…the MCP…their currency…money laundering…corruption…terrorism…this has been dealt with.

3-17-2017 Newshound Guru revbo I don’t know if this means anything, but yesterday was the first time I’ve ever seen no street rate posted on the CBI’s auction page.