Walkingstick: Results are not in, any… stating the victor are premature … Quite a few, red flag challenges… on the counts that have to be addressed… likely, manual count/s of certain polling stations.. although, highly unlikely.. bringing change the outcome
Frank26: COPY……. BUT WHEN THIS PART IS OVER………. IMO………. RI ……. UNABATING (smile)
EPH320: un·a·bat·ing ??n??b?diNG/ Adjective adjective: unabating not weakening or losing intensity. “the wind was unabating”
Samson: US policy : Sadr’s victory in the Iraqi elections and sanctions start the defeat of Iran
17th May, 2018
A spokesman for the US National Security Council said Iraq was working to counter Iran’s bad behavior
He said in a statement quoted by “Al Arabiya” that Iraq’s peaceful, comprehensive and democratic elections over the weekend proved this
He pointed out that “criticizing Iran and criticizing its bad influence was a big issue among the Iraqi voters and many candidates who won the elections.” He clearly indicated that the Sarsoun list had the largest number of seats, representing the Sadrist movement led by Moqtada al-Sadr and his allies He is known for his Arab tendencies and has been challenged by Iran and its allies in Iraq
The US administration decided to confront the Iranian problem by adopting three clear confrontations. The first is the imposition of sanctions. The second is to stabilize the allies on the ground. The third is to respond to Iranian provocation anywhere and firmly
In the past few days it seems clear that the Trump administration is determined to speed up the confrontation. The president has been frustrated by the actions of European partners over the past months. Despite repeated hiccups with French President Emmanuel Macaron,
Trump has not succeeded in persuading anyone to adopt his demands to reconsider the agreement The Europeans have slowed down in dealing with the missile file and their position on Iranian interventions and sponsorship of terrorism has remained very weak LINK
Samson: US site: Sadr is no longer an enemy of the United States
13:52 – 17/05/2018
The leader of the Sadrist movement, Moqtada al-Sadr, is no longer an “enemy” of the United States but not an easy partner, the AtlanticCancell website reported on Thursday, adding that low turnout helped Sadr get more seats than expected.
“If Sadr and Abbadi join the ruling coalition, he will give Iraq a reformist and political government that could be more resistant to Iranian influence, and this is one of the other factors that gives ample reason for the United States to support such an alliance,” the website said in a report. “Sadr is not an easy partner for the Americans, but at the same time he is no longer an enemy, an Iraqi national figure who has become more pragmatic before.”
“Low voter turnout has helped Sadr get more seats than expected. He has a more unifying base of other parties and better grassroots organizations that helped mobilize his base during the vote. In contrast, Sadr has been able to strengthen support by responding to popular demands, The populist rhetoric, which appealed to its base and the growing feelings against the institution of government and the fight against corruption in them. ”
“The formation of the Iraqi government now depends on the parties that form an alliance that can have the largest number of seats in parliament. This may be the coalition that won the largest number of seats or a new coalition that appeared before the first session of parliament. It may take more than a month for the results to be ratified by the federal court. ” LINK
Samson: Oil touches the $ 80
The price of oil hit its highest level since November 2014 on Thursday with Brent approaching $ 80 a barrel as supply was tight and demand continued to hold steady.
Brent crude futures were at $ 79.54 a barrel, up 0.25 percent from the previous close, after hitting a three-and-a-half-year high at 7:23 a.m. GMT.
US crude <LCOc1> was up $ 71.73 a barrel, up 24 cents, or 0.3 percent, from the previous settlement, not far from $ 71.92 on Tuesday, the highest since November 2014. <LCOc1> was BNZ said Thursday that Brent “Now the $ 80 a barrel is breaching, as geopolitical risks continue to support prices and investors are delighted with an unexpected drop in US inventories.” US crude inventories fell 1.4 million barrels in the week ending May 11 to 432.34 million barrels.
The decline in US stockpiles “raises concerns about tight markets ahead of the US summer vacation season,” which typically sees a surge in demand, ANZ said.
Morgan Stanley said it had raised its forecast for Brent to $ 90 a barrel by 2020 due to a steady increase in demand. Even at $ 80 a barrel, oil costs remain enormous, with Asia costing $ 1 trillion a year, twice the cost when prices were low in 2015 and 2016. LINK
Samson: Silk for financial conversion increases its capital to 100 billion dinars
17th May, 2018
The Silk Convertible Company announced on Thursday that it will increase the company’s capital from 45 billion dinars to 100 billion dinars
The company said in a statement quoted by the Stock Exchange and received by “Economy News”, “The General Assembly of the company decided to increase the capital of (45) billion dinars to (100) billion dinars, according to Article (55 / I) of the Companies Act LINK
SteelyJan: Hmmm……”SILK” you say??? Where have we heard that recently? Wow, this is an interesting article….WHO is “The SILK Convertible Company”? I couldn’t find anything on it….is this something to pay attention to or am I grasping at straws here? I am hoping it IS and this is really something! How can a company decide to INCREASE the capital by 55 BILLION??? Can Frank or anyone chime in please? TY
Frank26: Big Grin
Lobster: Silk……VIABILITY (ability to work successfully)….hmmmmm
45 billion to 100 billion …that is a bigggggggg increase! IMO Frank speaks with purpose!
Don961: listed on the ISX …Silk for financial conversion