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News, Rumors and Opinions Friday Morning 10-18-19


Gem:  Remember family Frank has said he really don’t have anything else to tell us, he also said if nothing significant come out that he won’t do a u-tube

Don961:  Iraq loses membership of the Human Rights Council because of the recent protests .. in favor of a submerged state!


14 new members of the UN Human Rights Council

New York UN General Assembly. Five countries - Indonesia, Iraq, Japan, the Marshall Islands and the Republic of Korea - are running as candidates for the Asia-Pacific region, competing for four seats: after the vote, Iraq failed to get the support it needed. Human rights despite the support of some permanent members of the Security Council for re-nomination

UNESCO also:

Iraq lost the right to vote at the UNESCO General Conference, which will be held next month at the headquarters of the Organization in Paris.  link

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"Iraq News" Posted by Samson Sunday 10-13-19


Samson:  Parliamentary Finance: Kurdish delegations arrived in Baghdad to pressure the government to pass the 2020 budget

12th October, 2019
The Kurdistan Finance Committee, on Saturday, that the Kurdistan Regional Government sent several delegations to the federal government to pressure them to pass the region's share within the draft federal budget law for 2020.

A member of the Committee Siham al-Aqili in a statement to / information /, "The government of Erbil sent high-level delegations continuously during the past period to pressure the federal government to pass the region's share within the draft federal budget law for 2020″, pointing out that" the House of Representatives Egypt not to Pass the region's share in the 2020 budget until he received oil money.”

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KTFA Members "Tuesday News" 10-8-19


Samson:  Source: Iraqi government will restore Internet service while banning some applications

7th October, 2019

A government source revealed on Monday that there is a decision by the Iraqi government to restore the Internet service to the country, while banning some applications.

The source said in a press statement continued (independent), "The Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi told the institutions concerned the need to restore the Internet to normal, but asked to ban some applications such as Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, and possibly Twitter as well."  He added that "the return of the Internet may be available in the next two days, but the feature of uploading videos and pictures will not be available."

It is noteworthy that the Internet service in Iraq was cut off five days ago because of the protests that erupted in the country and the government decided to cut them off Iraqi cities except the Kurdistan region of Iraq.   LINK

MilitiaMan:   Slow undoing of the censorship? Timing.. - Imo - MM

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"Vietnam News" Posted by Samson Friday PM 9-27-19

.KTFA: Vietnam:

Samson:  Vietnam : Banks raise short-term deposit rates to more than 8%

September, 24/2019 - 15:34

Saigon Commercial Bank (SCB) has just announced interest rates of up to 8.21 per cent for six-month online deposits

HÀ NỘI — Commercial banks have recently raised their interest rates for six-month deposits to a record high of more than 8 per cent per year. The rate was previously reserved for long-term deposits of more than a year.

Saigon Commercial Bank (SCB) has announced interest rates of 8.03 per cent for six-month online deposits, rising to 8.21 per cent for deposits valued at VNĐ10 billion (US$435,000) and above. This adjustment gives SCB the highest deposit rate for six month terms.

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KTFA Members "News and Views" Friday Afternoon 9-20-19


Samson:  Trump imposes sanctions on Iran's central bank and reveals another package

9/20/2019 17:39

US President Donald Trump on Friday announced sanctions against Iran's central bank.

Trump said last Wednesday that a new package of sanctions on Iran would be announced, describing the new sanctions against Iran as "influential", adding that his view of this country has not changed.

The US president said that there is no war with Iran as "there are many options for action."

"Our decision not to strike Iran before is proof of our strength," he said, stressing that the United States is now "in a very strong position."   LINK

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.China Just Got Handed The Oil Deal Of A Lifetime

.China Just Got Handed The Oil Deal Of A Lifetime

 By  Tyler Durden  Thu, 09/19/2019

Authored by Simon Watkins via,

China and Russia are sewing up whatever oil and gas fields and accompanying infrastructure that they can in Iran and Iraq, as Iraq tries to markedly up the pace of development on the fields it shares with Iran.

Iraq only wants the U.S. for the Common Seawater Supply Project (CSSP) because ExxonMobil is the only firm that can do it properly and within a reasonable timeframe. ExxonMobil’s participation, though, is far from guaranteed.

Of all the key shared fields - Azadegan (Iran side)/Majnoon (Iraq side), Azar/Badra, Yadavaran/Sinbad, and Dehloran/Abu Ghurab, Naft Shahr/Khorramshahr – the first of these has been a priority for Iran since it was severely flooded in March.

It is this field that was the focus of the announcement last week that two major new drilling contracts have been signed: one with China’s Hilong Oil Service & Engineering Company to drill 80 wells at a cost of US$54 million and the other with the Iraq Drilling Company to drill 43 wells at a cost of US$255 million.

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.Vietnam’s GDP Growth Surpasses China’s

Vietnam’s GDP Growth Surpasses China’s

August 2019

By John Patrick Lee, CFA, Associate Product Manager, VanEck

Recently, Vietnam has attracted global investor interest as a potential beneficiary of the ongoing trade war between the U.S. and China, but investors have also taken notice of the country’s attractive long-term fundamental characteristics, including strong growth rates and attractive demographics.

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.Central Bank Announces Strategic Banking Projects

.Central Bank Announces Strategic Banking Projects for the next five years

​By Samir al-Nusairi

In the monthly meeting of the government and private banking leaders, Mr. Ali Al-Alak, Governor of the Central Bank of Iraq, confirmed the continuation of the Bank’s approach to stimulate the economy and build the capacity and development of the banking sector in order to move to the development role and contribute to financing investment and reconstruction projects.

The exchange rate as the main achievement of monetary policy applications and one of its important objectives, which has positive repercussions on the revitalization of the economy and stabilize the monetary and financial system.

Ed oil as a key resource for revenue and continuing imports of all goods and not to encourage and support local production will inevitably lead to the continuation of the bank offer to sell dollars, according to its law because the reason is not supply but demand for the dollar for the reasons above.

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