KAPERONI TIDBIT, 13 JAN

Kaperoni :  So some are asking the significance of why the government needs to be offically formed for the IMF to engage with Iraq?  Usually on these types of agreements a legitimate government is needed for validating/confirm signatures.  [The normal cycle for Article IV consultations for countries under a program is 24 months. Thus Iraq is not due for an Article IV until the summer of 2019.]