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    Iraq succeeds in the consultations of the credit agreement with the International Monetary Fund

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    Iraq succeeds in the consultations of the credit agreement with the International Monetary Fund - Page 2 Empty Iraq succeeds in the consultations of the credit agreement with the International Monetary Fund

    Post by Rocky Wed 02 Aug 2017, 6:31 am

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    Iraq succeeds in the consultations of the credit agreement with the International Monetary Fund

    economy  Since 2017-08-02 at 14:01 (Baghdad time)

    Baghdad Mawazine News
    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has announced the success of the second audit consultations on the credit readiness agreement, congratulating the role of the Central Bank of Iraq, the Ministry of Finance and the Prime Minister's Office on the success of the consultations.
    "In a letter from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), congratulated the Central Bank of Iraq, the Ministry of Finance and the Prime Minister's Office on the success of the second audit consultation on the Credit Preparedness Agreement, which came after the implementation of the programs," said Director of the Central Bank Information Office, Acer Jabbar. And financial and monetary targets and put them in a framework that provides financial stability for Iraq and meet the financial and security challenges. "
    He added that "the decision of the Board of Directors of the International Monetary Fund to ratify the report of the Fund team, which included the fulfillment of the Central Bank and the Ministry of Finance and other parties to achieve the objectives and plans contained in the agreement will give an important signal waiting for international institutions and major countries to provide funding and facilities to support the financial situation in Iraq by supporting funding of the budget The State of the State and various projects as well as pave the statement of the International Monetary Fund to the third review, which will begin in September to continue the program and the implications of Iraq's external support.
    The program included a set of reforms and objectives have been committed to the benefit of Iraq, the latest supplemental budget approved by the House of Representatives in record time, which showed the keenness of the legislative and executive authorities on the plan and programs of reform.

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    Iraq succeeds in the consultations of the credit agreement with the International Monetary Fund - Page 2 Empty IMF Executive Board Completes Second Review of Iraq’s Stand-By Arrangement and the 2017 Article IV C

    Post by Rocky Wed 02 Aug 2017, 12:00 pm

    IMF Executive Board Completes Second Review of Iraq’s Stand-By Arrangement and the 2017 Article IV Consultation


    August 1, 2017

    The authorities are appropriately maintaining the peg of the Iraqi dinar to the U.S. dollar, which provides a key anchor to the economy.

    Measures to prevent money-laundering, counter the financing of terrorism, and strengthen the anti-corruption legislation need to be implemented.

    The authorities are implementing a sizable fiscal adjustment, mostly through retrenchment of inefficient capital expenditure while protecting social spending.

    The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) today completed the second review of Iraq’s three-year Stand-By Arrangement (SBA), which is designed to support Iraq’s economic reform program and restore fiscal balance over the medium term.

    The completion of the second review allows the authorities to draw the equivalent of SDR 584.2 million (about US$ 824.8 million), bringing total disbursements to SDR 1494.2 million about US$ 2109.7 million. The SDR 3.831 billion arrangement (about US$5.34 billion at the time of approval of the arrangement) was approved in July, 2016 (See Press Release No. 16/321) and the first review was completed on December 5, 2016 ( See Press Release No. 16/540).

    As part of the completion of the second review, the Board also approved Iraq’s request for waivers of non-observance and applicability of performance criteria, and modification of performance criteria. Further fiscal consolidation was achieved in 2016, but at a slower pace than programmed because of weak control of investment expenditure and humanitarian needs.

    To move the program forward, the authorities are implementing strong corrective measures as prior actions and are committed to further fiscal measures in 2018 to ensure external and debt sustainability.

    The Executive Board today also concluded the 2017 Article IV Consultation with Iraq. A respective press release will be issued separately.

    Following the Executive Board’s decision, Mr David Lipton, First Deputy Managing Director, issued the following statement:

    The economic policies implemented by the Iraqi authorities to deal with the shocks facing Iraq—the armed conflict with ISIS and the ensuing humanitarian crisis and the collapse in oil prices—are appropriate.

    In the fiscal area, the authorities are implementing a sizable fiscal adjustment, mostly through retrenchment of inefficient capital expenditure while protecting social spending. The authorities are appropriately maintaining the peg of the Iraqi dinar to the U.S. dollar, which provides a key anchor to the economy. Performance under the Stand-By Arrangement has been weak in some key areas, but understandings have been reached on sufficient corrective actions to keep the program on track. Resolute implementation of the authorities’ program, together with strong international financial support, will be key.

    Further fiscal consolidation measures are needed in 2017-18 to keep the program on track. The composition of the fiscal adjustment should be improved over time by increasing non-oil revenue and reducing current expenditure. In addition, reforming the electricity sector and state-owned enterprises will make room for larger and more effective investment expenditure that supports growth and job creation.

    Significantly improving public financial management will be important. Arrears need to be assessed and paid following verification, and expenditure commitment and cash management should be strengthened to prevent the accumulation of new arrears.

    Measures to bolster financial sector stability include strengthening the legal framework of the Central Bank of Iraq, restructuring state-owned banks, and eliminating an exchange restriction and a multi-currency practice. Measures to prevent money-laundering, counter the financing of terrorism, and strengthen the anti-corruption legislation also need to be implemented.

    Implementation of the budget-sharing agreement with the Kurdistan Regional Government would put both the federal government and the Kurdistan Regional Government in a better position to address the shocks to the Iraqi economy.


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    Sources: Iraqi authorities; and IMF staff estimates and projections.
    1/ Includes Kurdistan Regional Governement (0.55 mbpd) only in projection.
    2/ Starting 2014 includes US$ account balances from oil revenues.
    3/ Positive means appreciation.
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