BLC Admin Tlm724 News Highlights & Comments 9-22-17Tlm724: Barzani: We have reached the conviction that we can not live with Baghdad  Suspect     Friday 22 SeptemberBarzani: We have reached the conviction that we can not live with BaghdadLINK tlm724  ADMIN:  2017-09-22 BY SOTALIRAQKurdistan officially announces the referendum on independence and send a delegation to Baghdad …



Chat Room News Excerpts & Highlights Friday Night   9-22-17 DinarResearcher: Looks like they are coming tomorrow..DinarResearcher: Tomorrow .. Kurdish delegation in BaghdadDinarResearcher: The Kurdish delegation will visit the capital Baghdad on Friday night, said Bira, a member of the delegation in a press statement today:”The Kurdish delegation will visit “The Kurdish delegation, which will

Restored Republic via a GCR Update as of Sept. 23 2017

Compiled 1:17 am EDT 23 Sept. 2017 by Judy ByingtonA. Sept. 22 2017 2:51 pm EDT TNT Call: TNT Showtime CC Notes by Adept1 9-22-171. Yesterday Sept. 21 we expected PM Abadi to address the UN, and that didn’t happen but he is on the schedule for (late) tomorrow, Sept. 23.2. He did speak to the Iraqi people yesterday, but didn’t talk about the change in pay rates the citizens are expecting on Sun.


KTFA:Walkingstick:  General Debate of the 72nd Session: 19 September 2017 to 25 September 201723 September 2017Iraq    18. H.E. Mr. Ibrahim Abdulkarim Al-JafariMinister for Foreign Affairs  Frank26:  IMO ………….. Jafa can have this UN Speech …………….. As we await a BIGGER SPEECH from A.Walkingstick:  Agree: I believe…his speech,

RayRat Update 9/23/17


TNT:Clintonyas:This makes no sense . I can see them not wanting to pay the Kurds if they want to leave but Abaldi punishing

Oil: Iraq has become the main provider of operational fuel for international oil tankers

09/20/2017Economy News _ BaghdadOil Minister Jabbar al-Luaibi announced on Wednesday that the Iraqi company for transport and oil trading services will equip the world’s first international tanker with operational fuel (Bunker), a major achievement after a 30-year hiatus.The minister said in a statement received by “Economy News” a copy of it, “The Iraqi Company for Transport Services and



Welcome to Fabulous Friday, could this be the Friday that is altogether different then all of the countless Fridays we have endure over the years? Well from all the discussions we have listed to on Thursday it appears today is different. Plenty of good indicators plus a few, well not so good bits and pieces of information that has dribbled down from places that we are not privy to

Iraq Stock Market Report

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Rabee Securities Iraq Stock Exchange (ISX) market report (week ending: 21st Sept 2017).

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The RSISX index ended the week at IQD778 (-1.0%) / $798 (-1.0%) (weekly change) (-18.9% and -15.7% YTD change, respectively). The number of week traded shares was 9.5bn and the weekly trading volume was IQD6.3bn ($5.1mn).

ISX Company Announcements

  • Two cross transactions occurred on 3.0bn shares of Trans Iraq Bank for Investment (BTRI) on Sept. 18 and Sep. 20, 2017), which represent 1.14% of BTRI capital.
  • Gulf Commercial Bank (BGUC) will hold AGM* on Oct. 12, 2017 to discuss and approve 2016 annual financial results and decide to distribute 1.96% cash dividend (IQD0.0196 dividend per share). ISX will suspend trading of BGUC starting Oct. 9, 2017.
  • Iraq Baghdad for General Transport (SBPT) will hold AGM* on Oct. 9, 2017 to discuss and approve 2016 annual financial results. ISX will suspend trading of SBPT starting Oct. 4, 2017.
  • National Chemical and Plastic Industries (INCP) will hold AGM* on Oct. 5, 2017 to discuss and approve 2016 annual financial results. ISX will suspend trading of INCP starting Oct. 2, 2017.
  • International Islamic Bank (BINT) invited shareholders to participate in the capital increase from IQD100bn to IQD250bn through 150% rights issue starting Sept. 20, 2017.
  • ISX requested Region Trade Bank for Investment and Finance (BRTB) to disclose the names and titles of the individuals who have direct access to internal information for 2017, like BoD and their advisors, CEO, CFO, auditor and etc., in order to start trading.
  • Al-Hamraa for Insurance (NHAM) will hold AGM* on Oct. 24, 2017 to discuss and approve 2016 annual financial results. ISX suspended trading of NHAM starting Oct. 19, 2017.
  • Iraqi Agricultural Products Marketing Meat (AIPM) resumed trading on Sep. 19, 2017 after discussing and approving 2016 annual financial results and deciding to distribute 5% cash dividend (IQD0.05 dividend per share, 1.7% dividend yield).

Jordan Exempts Iraqi Trucks from Fines

By John Lee.

The Jordanian government has said that as part of its efforts to overcome obstacles to trade with Iraq, its Prime Minister, Hani Al-Mulqi (pictured), has decided to exempt Iraqi trucks parked on the Jordanian side of the border from the financial penalties.

Petra news agency reports that the exemption, which came in conjunction with the opening of borders between Jordan and Iraq, would encourage trade through the Al Karama-Turaibil [Terbil] border crossing, boost economic relations between the two countries, and facilitate the movement of citizens and goods in both directions.

The decision also “aims to accelerate the operation of the Kingdom’s truck fleet that transport goods and commodities to Iraq, and revive shipping in the port of Aqaba“.

(Source: Petra)

Liberation From ISIS Underway in Iraqi Towns

Operations have begun to liberate western Anbar and Huwayjah, the last two areas in Iraq where the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria hold territory, said Army Col. Ryan Dillon, spokesman for Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve.

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi made the operations announcement to eradicate ISIS, Dillon said, speaking to Pentagon reporters via teleconference out of Baghdad, today.

“Already, the [Iraqi forces] have routed ISIS in Akashat, Rihanna, and just this morning they have cleared 11 villages, completing their first phase of operations in Huwayjah,” the spokesman said. “These operations are evidence, and showcase the [Iraqis’] increased capacity as a battle-tested, formidable fighting force.”

It is clear that ISIS terrorists are overwhelmed and outmatched by the strength of the [Iraqi forces], he said. “[ISIS] is losing ground, and is failing in every battle. Soon, ISIS will have no sanctuary anywhere in Iraq,” Dillon said.

The coordination among the Iraqi army, the federal police, peshmerga forces, local police, counterterrorism service, and popular and tribal mobilization forces has contributed to the victories seen recently against ISIS, the spokesman said. So far, he added, more than 4 million people have been liberated, and about 15,800 square miles have been cleared.

Raqqa Gains

In Syria, the Syrian Democratic Forces continue to eliminate ISIS in the eastern and northeastern regions of that country, Dillon said. In Raqqa, “The SDF have now cleared about 70 percent of the entire city,” he added.

The SDF gained about 84 city blocks in Raqqa from ISIS control in the past week, he said.

“In the past week, the SDF have assisted more than 200 civilians flee the city of Raqqa,” Dillon noted. “The SDF also detained ISIS fighters attempting blend in amongst civilians; one of which was another ISIS emir, or local leader.”