Bluestar…I was blessed with a phone call from a contact and as a result, I will be at a forum with PM Abadi tomorrow at 5 PM eastern in Washington , DC. I will do my best to ask a 4 part question tomorrow.
There is no guarantee that I will be allowed to ask my question, but I will try. I will take notes and have a full comprehension of the results by 8 pm tomorrow.
The meeting with President Trump is scheduled for this Wednesday from my sources.
Frank26: BTW BLUESTAR ………….. If i could ask A a question it would not be when is Iraq going to RV the currency.
Instead ……. It would be ………… ” Mr Abadi Sir ……. Do YOU want an RV for Your country’s currency in this year of 2017?”
Yes ………… 8 pm on MONDAY CC is open for You.
Cole: Frank, question for you… is there, (legally) a deadline for Iraq’s (any country for that matter) budget to be implemented? Of course Iraq can receive special treatment… but is there a “supposed” deadline? If not, why? If so, do you think the IMF/WB/CBI meetings have set a date for this budget?/hcl?/RV?
Frank26: All IMO :
#1.) The 1st of the physical year.
#2.) Supposed? …………. Do not know.
#4.) Date set for HCL/Budget/RV ? ………………. These and many other questions of this nature will be answered we feel between A’s return from DC up to the middle of April.
One more thing ………………..This is based on a positive outlook.
For those with a negative outlook ……… RUN for the HILLS ….. It’s a SCAM !!! ………….. lol
Just trying to respect everyone ……………..lol
FaithPrevails: Walking Stick thank you. IMO opinion 80% percent is done and they can’t go to this meeting without an international rate.
Walkingstick: IRAQ FINANCE 2017
The Macroeconomic View- addressing challenges and opportunities
Central Bank plans for banking sector reform and development
Iraq’s public finances: revenue generation, fiscal federalism and budgetary constraints
Strategies for Iraq: stability, returns and attracting foreign investment
Improvement of import/export regulations
TBI’s effective contribution to Iraq’s financial system
How can foreign banks contribute to the development of Iraq’s financial sector?
Global leaders entering Iraq – how will a global giant bank alter the banking landscape?
Striving towards membership of WTO
The Banking Sector
Advancing the role of domestic lenders and encouraging foreign companies to enter the market
CBI’s monetary and fiscal policies to strengthen the financial sector
Restructuring of state-owned banks: Rafidain and Rasheed Banks
Measures to bolster financial stability
The role Iraq’s banks can play in the growth and development of the private sector
Funding opportunities for the private sector
Improving public financial management – challenges and opportunities
Achieving the operational independence of Iraq’s private banks: how to create a level playing field between state-owned banks and Iraqi private banks
The role and prospects of Islamic banking in Iraq
Improving the climate for foreign investors
Improving the business environment & strengthening the economy
Opportunities and reforms needed to enable strong economic growth and a well-developed financial system
The establishment of a National Investment Fund (NIF) to support Iraq’s private sector: reality or illusion?
Governance issues: tackling bureaucracy, Iraq’s complex political situation and legacies of prevailing state intervention
Accounting / Auditing: developing skills to IFRSA desired standards and increasing the number of trained Iraqi accountants
Eliminating exchange restrictions
Transparency: ensuring transparency in the banking sector; mechanisms for banks to identify creditworthy clients
Improving the regulatory framework to protect investors and ensure a fair, efficient and transparent market
Expanding bilateral investment agreements
Implementation of effective risk management procedures in the Iraqi financial institutions to achieve organisational objectives and long-term superior performance
Insurance: new models and requirements
Measures against money-laundering and corruption
Capital Markets the Iraq Stock Exchange (ISX)
Development of capital markets – the engine of growth for Iraq’s redevelopment
Developing Iraq’s capital markets – milestones reached and future challenges; increasing the ISX’s overall market capitalisation
Revival and the development of the Iraqi securities market
Legislative and regulatory changes for transparency and for protection of investors
Increasing the issuance of medium/long-term notes and bonds by the GOI from current maturities beyond one year
Implementing government incentives to encourage private companies to list on the ISX
Opportunities for a potential secondary market for SMEs
Energy & Infrastructure Finance
Managing risk and maximising opportunity in Iraq’s projects markets
Iraqi Oil: growth, investment opportunities and new financing models
The opportunities for international investors to contribute in the current oil projects
Financing Iraq’s infrastructure: the role of government, domestic institutions and international lenders
Securing alternative sources of capital in the absence of GOI sources – do foreign investors have the interest for Iraq infrastructure development?
Multinationals and the Iraq projects market: perspectives from international financing experts
Public-Private Partnership: the most profitable joint investment projects
Reconstruction: the role of the banking sector in post-war liberated areas
World-Class Solutions & Electronic Banking
Recent developments and priorities to facilitate electronic banking
CBI strategies in adapting innovations in international banking technology to Iraqi standards
Modernising standards for domestic and international payments, clearing and settlement
Status of bank security in Iraq – physical and electronic security
ATMs implementation – challenges and solutions
Electronic banking solutions for a cash rich society
Implementing international regulations for electronic banking to help Iraqi banks work with merchants and payment organisations
Application of recent technological solutions for customers’ security
Business areas in need of IT innovation and development
Electronic and mobile payment solutions: growth, vision and infrastructure