Samson: Iraqi Private Banking Association holds a course on "Banking Sensitivity"
8th March, 2020
The Association of Iraqi Private Banks, in cooperation with the Center for Banking Studies at the Central Bank, held, on Sunday, the "Banking Accounting" course, with the participation of a number of governmental and private banks, at the headquarters of the association
The course aims to inform the participants of the latest systems used in bank accounting by global banking institutions and the use of international accounting programs
The course targets financial managers, account managers, accounting department officials in bank branches and credit and financing officials in commercial and Islamic banks LINK
Samson: Researcher: Iran will deploy "Corona" among the demonstrators to extend its influence in Iraq
8th March, 2020
The Iraqi researcher affirmed the meeting in Mecca on Sunday that the Islamic Republic of Iran will try to spread the Corona virus among the demonstrators in order to restore influence in Iraq.
"Iran's influence in Iraq was cracked after the killing of General Qassem Soleimani," Makki said in a tweet on his personal page on Twitter, followed by "Al-Akhbariya," stressing that "today Iran wants to restore its influence from the gate of the new Corona epidemic."
He added, "I have absolutely no doubt that Iran will spread the epidemic, especially among the protesters, to have the opportunity to return its influence under the pretext of helping to confront it," stressing that it "wants to turn the crisis into an opportunity, just as ISIS has happened before." LINK
Samson: The Iraqi Government Announced The Closure Of Five Ports With Iran Because Of Corona
8th March, 2020
The Border Ports Authority announced, on Sunday, the closure of five ports with Iran, while indicating that the entry of Iraqis traveling through the ports will be prevented.
The authority said in a statement that the Independent received a copy of it that "the land outlets (Shalamcheh, Al-Shayb, Zurbatiya, Al-Mundhiriyah and Mandali) were closed to the trade exchange movement with Iran.
She added, "This closure came from the beginning of this day, corresponding to the eighth of March, and will continue until the fifteenth of this month, in implementation of the order of the Committee No. (64) headed by the Secretary-General of the Council of Ministers."
And continued, "With regard to Iraqi travelers, they will be prevented from entering through the aforementioned ports after the fifteenth of March," noting that "they will be entered exclusively through the Baghdad and Basra airport operators exclusively." LINK
Don961; Iraq stops border crossings with Iran until mid-March
March 07, 2020 11:05 PM
Mubasher: The Border Ports Authority in Iraq announced today, Saturday, that the border crossings with Iran had been suspended until Sunday, March 15th, in order to protect the Iraqis from the risks of the spread of the Corona virus .
The head of the Iraqi Border Ports Authority, Omar Al-Waeli, told Iraqi News Agency today that closing the borders during the mentioned period means that the commercial exchange will be temporarily suspended, while Iraqi travelers in Iran are allowed to return to their country no later than the fifteenth of this month .
He indicated that the trade exchange will be through airports and ports, and the Trebil port with Jordan will remain open LINK
Samson: Nineveh closes all entrances to avoid Corona
12:40 - 08/03/2020
On Sunday, Nineveh Governor Najm al-Jubouri instructed that all entry points into the city of Mosul be closed within 24 hours to avoid the spread of the Corona virus.
Al-Jubouri said in a statement that he received (the information / a copy of it) that "he directed the closure of all entry points to the city of Mosul within 24 hours to avoid the spread of the Corona virus."
Al-Jabri added, “The decision excluded the wheels of transporting foodstuffs, fuel and goods in addition to a number of decisions agreed upon by the crisis cell.”
For its part, the Nineveh Health Department announced "the safety of the suspect who was infected with the Corona virus after suffering from a health problem near the governorate building." LINK
Samson: Kurdistan Education is preparing to broadcast lessons on television
8th March, 2020
The Ministry of Education in the Kurdistan Regional Government announced, on Saturday, that it is preparing to broadcast the lessons of the ninth and twelfth grades (middle and sixth intermediate) through educational television
A statement by the Ministry received to Shafak News indicated that in addition to displaying the lessons of middle and middle studies on educational television, you will display it on the TV page mentioned in the social networking site Facebook" directly
The statement came that these steps come within the framework of the policy to prevent corona virus among students, and in response to the recommendations of the Ministry of Health in the region’s government in order to preserve students by disrupting school attendance as a first section, indicating that the second section falls on students themselves by exercising caution and caution outside the circles Tuition
The statement asked the students to stay away from visits and exit and to stay away from crowded places. The statement pointed out that the students of the basic stage, in its first and second circles, that is, from the first to the sixth grade, need more observational care and encouragement to adhere to the conditions of hygiene more
Regarding the students of intermediate and intermediate studies with their completed classes, the statement affirmed that the educational television affiliated with the Ministry is preparing to present all its lessons in the Syrian and Bahadian dialects, adding that those lessons are also shown directly on the educational television page on the social networking site Facebook
He called on everyone to encourage students to take advantage of these lessons by following them, indicating that this matter will continue for ten days. The statement noted that in the previous stage, the Ministry’s page and its special application for students from the first to the twelfth preparatory grade was through videos of all the lessons that can be learned from this address: http://www.hrt.one
Samson: Al-Amri" undertakes an urgent inventory at the Prime Minister's Office in search of Corona ... and surprisingly with four names
8th March, 2020
An informed source revealed, on Sunday, that the office of the Prime Minister of Iraq had made special procedures for employees of the office regarding the Corona virus.
The source told Shafak News, that the director of the Prime Minister’s Office, Qais Al-Amri, asked the Director General of the National Information Office to take stock of the names of officials working for the office who visited Iran and returned to Iraq three weeks ago from February 20 to March 7.
He added, that Colonel Ali Al-Tamimi, director of passports at Baghdad Airport, confirmed that he did not indicate the return of any of those who work in the Prime Minister’s Office during this period except for:
1-h / al-Tashrif
2- hs-k -al-media
-3-p / pagat
4-a-n Private Office
According to available information, "these names were not subject to examination or quarantine." The number of deaths due to infection with the virus was 4 throughout Iraq, two in Baghdad and one in both Sulaimaniya and Karbala, while the number of infections across the country reached 57, distributed as follows: 26 Baghdad, 8 Sulaimaniya, 7 Kirkuk, 5 Najaf, 3 Wasit, 2 Diyala, 2 Karbala, 1 Maysan, 1 Babel, 2 Erbil. LINK
Samson: What Does Lebanon Mean To Default On The Payment Of Debts?
8th March, 2020
The Lebanese state’s decision to default on the debts owed to it raised several questions about the consequences of the decision on the exhausted country’s economy.
On Saturday, Lebanon announced that it could not pay its outstanding debts on time, and suspended the payment of $ 1.2 billion due on March 9th, which puts the heavily indebted country on the path of defaulting on sovereign debt, at a time when it faces a major financial crisis.
Prime Minister Hassan Diab, in a televised address to the Lebanese, said that the country's foreign currency reserves reached "critical and dangerous" levels with the need to meet the basic needs of the Lebanese. He called for "fair" negotiations with lenders to restructure debt.
The failure of Lebanon to pay its debts in foreign currencies represents a new stage of a financial crisis that has ravaged its economy since October. The lira has lost about 40 percent of its value, and prompted banks to impose rules that restricted depositors ’dealings in their deposits and fueled the turmoil.
The following is a picture of the Lebanese economic crisis and its direct and deferred repercussions in numbers.
Lebanon's debt ..
The decision means going to restructure public debt, which in Lebanon amounts to more than $ 86 billion, and to renegotiate with creditors.
Merit, March LINK