«Central»: the government is able to overcome its expenses

0302 2016
Iraqi Central Bank announced that the government is able to bypass the expenditure for the current year, adding that part of the coverage of these expenditures will be through the issuance of national bonds.

The governor of the bank on the Keywords in a press conference with a number of officials and specialists of financial affairs at the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers, said that «indicators available at the present time analysis on all aspects of liquidity, that the government will be able to overcome this year within the coverages that have been agreed».

Keywords and added that «within the coverage of the budget will be put national bonds at home to buy them by the citizens at an interest rate similar to the interest that is put forward by foreign bonds», adding that «these bonds will bring good return to the citizen».

The central bank raised the declaration put gold coins in various denominations for direct sale of local banks, fears of Representatives and experts warning of the mass of these federal funds. It called «Central» last week banks to buy gold Meskukath, referring to the arrival of specie percent dinars category.

He pointed out in a statement to «contract with an international company Stamping five thousand gold commemorative coins, in order to diversify the public savings and to ensure receiving a 24-carat gold». He explained that «coins are a hundred dinars category, weighing 15 grams on the occasion of the 84 anniversary of the founding of the Iraqi Monetary Authority in 1930, in addition to five thousand specie of category 250 dinars and weighing 22 grams in the anniversary of the 68 of the founding of the Central Bank of Iraq in 1947.» He announced «receipt of the first category of these coins, and will go on sale through banks».

He explained the central bank, to determine the sales price of the banks «will be based on the added cost to the administrative burden by one percent of the cost, to be the price per minted from this category 720 thousand dinars ($ 600)».

Parliamentary Finance Committee revealed, on the government's move to withdraw part of Iraq's reserves to cover the deficit in the budget. The Finance Minister Hoshyar Zebari warned that the government «will not be able to pay the salaries of employees in next April, if the oil price remained low.»
Iraq's economy is witnessing an unprecedented crisis as a result of falling oil prices and the lack of other resources to him, since the budget depends 93 percent on the said supplier, offset by an almost complete stagnation of industrial and agricultural sectors as a result of wars and lack of security and stability ».
He stressed the Finance Committee member Ahmed Sarhan in a statement, the need for the «government is moving to invest in agriculture, industry and non-activation of dependence on oil in the state budget, because the continuous decline». He pointed to the existence of «actors working to weaken the industry and agriculture, and to expose the government and stand against it». He added that «solve the economic crisis is now over external borrowing, and Iraq has large reserves of foreign currency and gold bullion», pointing to the «government's move to withdraw part of that reserve to fill part of the budget deficit and respond to the crisis».
And the voice of the House of Representatives on the current year's budget, and which formed the current expenditure (operational) any salaries, etc, more than 80 trillion dinars, and increase of 76 percent from the total of 105 trillion dinars, while investment expenditure of more than 25 trillion dinars, and increase of 23.8 percent ».
He warned of the economic and investment commission member of the parliamentary Abdul Salam al-Maliki government, of the consequences of «the withdrawal of part of the Federal Reserve, which represents the cover of the dinar». Maliki said that the House already «summoned the Governor of the Central Bank of times to ask why drop these reserves of 68 billion dinars in 2014 to below $ 50 billion, which confirmed that it can be increased and decreases numbers in accordance with the proceeds from the sale of oil and the volume sold in the auction currency».

Maliki detect receiving documents showing that «these balances originally reserved in international banks, and how it affected auctions.» He pointed out that the gold reserves in the treasury of the Central Bank was more than $ 192 million in 2014 and abroad 3.9 billion, while a reserve Monetary 10 billion dollars Deposits and other balances, up to $ 45 billion, not to mention the balances in local government and private banks ».
And announced that a member of the economic and investment commission parliamentary Nora Salem in a statement to «life», the central bank monetary policies «are not clear-cut, since there is a deliberate version of the Iraqi dinar, which rolling up it to 43 trillion dinars operations ($ 35 billion) in 2015 after was at least 10 trillion in 2004. » Considered that any «the process of withdrawing from Iraq dinar balances means put at risk by lifting the lid, the Iraqi market already suffering from the problem of« dollarization ».
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