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Samson: Parliament names ministers of interior, defense and justice and education remains vacant
24th June, 2019
The House of Representatives voted on Monday to name the ministers of interior, defense and justice, which have remained vacant since the formation of the government of Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi in October, while rejecting the candidate of the Ministry of Education.
The parliament voted on candidate Najah al-Shammari as defense minister and candidate Yasin al-Yasiri as interior minister, while granting confidence to Kurdistan Alliance candidate Faruq Amin al-Shwani as minister of justice.
The House of Representatives refused to grant confidence to the candidate of the Ministry of Education Safana Hamdani, the third candidate submitted by the Arab project headed by Khamis Khanjar and rejected by parliament.
The parliament also voted to exempt the candidate Shaima al-Hayali, which was granted by parliament in December, before the scandal broke out that her brother belonged to the organization of " Daash " criminal. LINK
DinarDiva1: So Education Minister is our only delay?
Godlover: I, along with a few others had seen the necessity for the remaining vacant seats to be filled prior to them moving forward on the economic reforms imo. With that said, the three (defense, interior & justice) are the ones I really felt were required to move forward imo. The education minister not so much imo.
DELTA: EDUCATION MINISTER IS NOT IMPORTANT FOR US BUT IT WILL BE DONE BY THUR..
Giants: This is IMO, but something that makes you go hmmmm.... Especially given things that are happening. Check out the UN website for operational rates.... And I know this isn't law and rate change can come at any time, but why is the middle of the year and end of the year Highlighted in RED...
Schedule of UN Operational Rates of Exchange for 2019
The Operational Rates of Exchange were last updated for the effective date in accordance with the schedule below and thereafter until further notice.
Publishing Date Effective Date
12 Jun 201 if applicable 14 Jun 2019
27 Jun 2019 30 Jun 2019
11 Jul 2019 if applicable 15 Jul 2019
30 Jul 2019 01 Aug 2019
13 Aug 2019 if applicable 15 Aug 2019
29 Aug 2019 01 Sep 2019
11 Sep 2019 if applicable 13 Sep 2019
27 Sep 2019 01 Oct 2019
11 Oct 2019 if applicable 15 Oct 2019
30 Oct 2019 01 Nov 2019
13 Nov 2019 if applicable 15 Nov 2019
27 Nov 2019 01 Dec 2019
11 Dec 2019 if applicable 13 Dec 2019
27 Dec 2019 31 Dec 2019
Samson: Pompeo is visiting Saudi Arabia and the UAE for talks
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced today that "he will travel to Saudi Arabia and the UAE for talks.
"We are ready to negotiate with Iran without preconditions," Pompeo told reporters before boarding his plane. "I am confident that at the moment they are ready to communicate with us. We will be able to start these negotiations."
As for his visit to the two Gulf countries, he said: "I will go to Saudi Arabia and the UAE today to confirm that we are in a strategic alliance." LINK
Samson: Oil prices rise again
The price of oil rose on Monday as tensions between Iran and the United States continued after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he would announce "major sanctions" on Tehran.
Brent crude <LCOc1> was up 25 cents, or 0.4 percent, at $ 65.45 a barrel. WTI rose 37 cents, or 0.6 percent, to $ 57.80 a barrel.
US President Donald Trump said last week he had canceled a military strike to respond to Iran's downing of a US aircraft. He said on Sunday he was not seeking war with Iran. "Middle East differences should support oil prices at the weekend as oil markets wait to see Iran's response to the threat of additional sanctions," said Edward Moya, chief market analyst at Oanda.
Oil prices rose last week after Iran dropped the plane, which the United States said was in international airspace while Tehran said it was on its territory. LINK
Samson: "Visa" addresses frauds of $ 25 billion
24th June, 2019
Global Visa company leader in the field of payments technology and listed on the New York Stock Exchange revealed the symbol (V), unveiled the results of analyzes show that Visa technology for advanced authentication that harness the potential of artificial intelligence has helped financial institutions to avoid fraud estimated at $ 25 billion annually.
"Visa's advanced authentication technology is a comprehensive risk management tool that monitors and evaluates authentication procedures that are paid by Visa Net payments in a timely manner to enable financial institutions to identify fraud risks and trends during the payment process and to respond efficiently to them. , Which has contributed to a safer global payment system for retailers and consumers alike."
Last year, Visa handled more than 127 billion payment processes between traders and financial institutions through its global network, VisaNet, and harnessed the artificial intelligence capabilities to analyze all operations 100% very quickly, with the analysis time per millisecond per second, Enabled financial institutions to approve legitimate procurement, and to monitor and stop suspicious payments efficiently and quickly. LINK
Samson: Master Kart honors the Central Bank of Iraq
23rd June, 2019
Master Card Kart World Bank of Iraq, represented by the Department of Payments in this bank was honored with the shield of excellence during the annual conference of the company held in Spain.
The recognition of the policies and strategies adopted by the Central Bank of Iraq in payment systems and the important role it plays in leading the market through the establishment of an integrated payment system depends on the exchange of international best practices by organizing the work of participants and the opening of professional competition and the elimination of monopolization.
On the other hand, the company has shown its support to contribute to support the Central Bank of Iraq and banks and licensed companies operating in the country through the best and latest technologies that reflect positively on the reality of the Iraqi economy.
[size=18]The central bank has paid special attention to the development of payments and the transition from cash to electronic transactions, and urged the adoption of the best systems that facilitate payment mechanism. LINK
Samson: Trump: The United States does not need to be in the Gulf
24th June, 2019
US President Donald Trump on Monday called on China, Japan and other countries to protect their ships in the Strait of Hormuz.
"China gets 91 percent of its oil through Hormuz, and Japan gets 62 percent of its oil from the same corridor and most countries," Trump wrote in a tweet on Twitter. "Why does the United States protect shipping corridors for other countries over the years against "Zero compensation"?
"All these countries have to protect their own vessels on a mission that has always been dangerous."
Trump explained that the United States of America does not need much of that region, it has become the largest producer of energy in the world! LINK