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Shafaq News/ External remittances increased at the Central Bank of Iraq auction, today, Monday, by 92% at the expense of cash sales, to reach 177 million dollars.
Shafaq News Agency correspondent stated that the Central Bank sold today, during its auction for buying and selling the US dollar, 192 million 602 thousand and 190 dollars, which the bank covered at a base exchange rate of 1,305 dinars, per dollar for documentary credits and international settlements for electronic cards, and at a price of 1,310 dinars per dollar. For external transfers at the same price in cash.
Most of the bank's dollar sales went to strengthening balances abroad in the form of (transfers, credits), which amounted to 177 million 882 thousand and 190 dollars, an increase of 92%, compared to cash sales amounting to 14 million and 720 thousand dollars.
Our correspondent indicated that the number of banks that bought the cash dollar reached 7 banks, while the number of banks that responded to requests to enhance balances abroad reached 20 banks, while the total number of exchange and brokerage companies participating in the auction was 79 companies.
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