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It looks like the HCL in principle is done.
The Kurds will be paid their allocation retroactive beginning of 2020.
Treat as a rumor. Not varafied. Your opine.
KTFA: Guru Samson:
Baghdad announces an agreement with Kurdistan on the 2020 Budget. The Finance Minister announced on Saturday the agreement has been reached indicating that the current delegation is discussing it's allocation for the year 2020. HCL deal reached.
Parliament directs to hold a session next Wednesday
2020-06-21 | 17:34 Source: Alsumaria news 1,111 views The Media Department of the House of Representatives announced, on Monday, that the parliament presidency has instructed to hold a session next Wednesday.
And she said in a statement received by Alsumaria News, a copy of it, that "the Presidency of the House of Representatives directed a meeting to be held to vote on the internal and external borrowing bill next Wednesday."
And she added, "The time for the session will be at one in the afternoon."
Chaired by Al-Kazemi, the Council of Ministers issued 11 decisions, among them speeding up the legislation of the budget lawBy DWS112
Chaired by Al-Kazemi, the Council of Ministers issued 11 decisions, among them speeding up the legislation of the budget law
The Cabinet issued, on Tuesday, during its second regular session headed by Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi, 11 decisions, including speeding up the legislation of the budget law.
The media office of the Prime Minister stated in a statement that Mawazine News received a copy of, "The cabinet issued during its regular session headed by Al-Kazemi,
a number of decisions, including: Reducing and rationalizing the administrative structures of the state through the provision by each government agency of its vision in this field, and taking Appropriate measures to legislate the laws required for the success of the e-government process and for ministries and government agencies to expedite their procedures to automate their work, especially in the field of customs and tax and provide monthly reports on rates submitted to the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers.
The Cabinet decided, "To re-examine the draft laws related to fighting corruption, and to activate the measures to combat it and strengthen their efficacy, and to emphasize strengthening the role of relevant institutions from the Integrity Commission and the Federal Financial Supervision Bureau in coordination with the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers, and emphasizing the freedom to exchange information and the right to obtain it By expediting the legislation on the right to access information. "
The Council also decided, "Assigning the Ministry of Planning in coordination with the relevant authorities to review the instructions for implementing government contracts in a manner that ensures updating the standards adopted in the awarding of tenders, and also to update the standards adopted in the selection of investment projects, and to provide the Federal Service Council with appropriate job ownerships in order to take its role and exercise its tasks."
The Council agreed, "The Reconstruction Fund for the regions affected by terrorist operations implemented mobile hospitals to quarantine and treat patients with HIV in the regions that are agreed with the Ministry of Health and the provinces through the grant provided by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development through the German Development Bank (amount of) 15 million) fifteen million euros, and expediting the legislation of the general budget in line with the requirements of the financial situation, the low level of the oil price, and the diversification of budget sources.
The Cabinet urged the Ministry of Oil to “accelerate the completion of the draft oil and gas law, and for the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs in coordination with the Ministry of Planning and the Ministry of Finance to study the expansion of the base covered by the Social Protection Law by improving the inclusion mechanism by demographic targeting by adopting poverty and social research data and the study is presented during Duration of one month. "
He decided to "form an emergency cell for financial reform, and to form a cell to manage the financial situation in light of the current financial crisis and to develop the necessary solutions to achieve financial reform and improve the performance of financial institutions. The cell will be headed by the Prime Minister and he may authorize the Minister of Finance to manage the sessions in his absence and the membership of each of the Minister Finance, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of Planning, Governor of the Central Bank, Advisors to the Prime Minister who he calls His Eminence, Secretary General of the Council of Ministers, and a representative of the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers, and the cell undertakes the following tasks: Ensuring the provision of financial liquidity, and taking decisions related to Financial reform through the rationalization of expenditure and to maximize resources and reform of financial institutions, including the restructuring, and the development of financing plans for projects of reconstruction and development and investment, including funding mechanisms resources outside of government spending, improve procedures and automation systems in financial institutions ".
By Adam Montana
Happy Friday all!
I'm just going to give everyone a brief... briefing.
You know anytime the Gurus start harping on the "800" numbers, the news is slow. This time is no different... we've heard nada about anything HCL related in about a week.
Bad news - we haven't heard anything HCL related.
Good news - once we DO hear something about HCL, I think it's going to be an avalanche.
That's it for the briefing! Told you it was going to be brief
Good vibes over in the "Go Iraq" thread - I'd suggest hanging out with that crowd rather than the rest of the dinar rumors section, but that's just me.
Cryptocurrency is a topic of major interest to many of the members here... we have a dedicated section in the VIP area for it, but let's open this weekly update thread up for anything you want to say regarding crypto. BTC is currently at 10,400 ish, which is the current high for the day. Some pretty interesting news for crypto is on Baakt:
By Adam Montana
Oil and gas laws: a crux of Erbil-Baghdad tension
By Omar Moradi yesterday at 11:14 Iraqi forces drive past an oil production plant as they head towards the city of Kirkuk on October 16, 2017. Photo: Ahmad al-Rubaye | AFP The lack of oil and gas federal legislation has been the root cause of problems between Erbil and Baghdad since the Iraqi constitution was approved in 2005. Now there is a government in Baghdad that has shown its desire to resolve these problems through dialogue, and the success of the new Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) cabinet depends on whether the oil and gas issue is resolved with Baghdad.
According to the constitution, it is the joint responsibility of both the federal and regional government to develop oil and gas resources through a particular oil and gas legislation. But as of yet, no such legislation has been passed, causing disagreements between the two governments.
Iraq's parliament unsuccessfully tried to pass a law on oil and gas in 2007. Following that, Kurdish parliament passed its own oil and gas law that same year, allowing the KRG to handle and develop the region’s natural resources.
The Kurdistan Region parliament’s oil and gas law gave it complete power over the region’s natural resources, much like an independent and sovereign country. The conditions of the oil market along with the law helped foreign companies invest substantially in the oil and gas sectors in the Kurdistan Region.
Investments in Kurdistan Region’s oil and gas sectors reached its peak when oil prices were high pre-2014, surpassing $20 billion. But after oil prices fell in mid-2014, the Kurdistan Region and the rest of the world's oil investors faced a deficit.
This shock was especially big in the Kurdistan Region. The federal government in Baghdad cut Kurdistan Region’s share of the federal budget in 2014, after which a big financial crisis rocked the Kurdistan Region. The impact of the crisis is still seen in the Region's economy. The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) still owes money it borrowed during this time.
The KRG and federal government should resolve oil and budget problems in order for stability and certainty to return to the economy of the Kurdistan Region - otherwise a big opportunity will be missed.
The Iraqi constitution can help in this matter. According to Article 112 of the Iraqi constitution, the running of oilfields in Iraq is the responsibility of both federal and regional governments, or the provinces the oil lies in.
According to the oil and gas law of the Kurdistan Region, the KRG and its Ministry of Natural Resources are free to sign contracts with foreign companies that serve the interests of the Kurdistan Region. That is why the KRG signed nearly 50 contracts with oil companies after 2007 which are producing substantial amounts of oil and natural gas.
The KRG planned to produce a million barrels of oil per day, but couldn’t do so because of the Islamic State (ISIS) onslaught and falling oil prices after 2014. But because of its robust oil and gas legislation, it still has the ability to produce vast quantities of oil and gas in the coming years.
The Kurdistan Region’s oil and gas law shouldn’t be abandoned in negotiations between the KRG and federal government on the issue of oil sales and production. The oil and gas law of the Kurdistan Region allows for the setting up of a box for oil revenues. The law also considers the formation of some national companies for the exploration, production, and marketing of oil in the Kurdistan Region. The establishment of these national companies can reinvigorate the oil sector in the Kurdistan Region.
With regards to the sale of oil, the Kurdistan Region can give all or some of the oil it produces to the federal government via national companies and ask for its fair share in return. This will not reduce the Kurdistan Region’s control over its oil sector, as the KRG has its own oil and gas law, is running these sectors in its own way, and has established its own mechanism and infrastructure for the last 10 years.
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