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Economy News _ Baghdad
Advisor to the Iraqi Private Banks Association, Samir Al-Nusairi, confirmed that the Central Bank’s recent measures and understandings with the US Federal Reserve and the banks of the countries with which Iraq has important trade exchanges and with solid global correspondent banks to open bank accounts for a new number of Iraqi banks to enhance their balances in the US dollar, the Chinese yuan, the European euro and the Indian rupee. The UAE dirham is the beginning of banking reform and the end of the exchange rate crisis.
Al-Nusairi said in an interview with Al-Iqtisad News: These banks have been approved in accordance with basic conditions and controls approved by the US Central and Federal Banks, so that these Iraqi banks can carry out external transfers by covering their external transfers from correspondent banks directly without going through the electronic platform, and this method It will shorten the external transfer period and ensure that the transfer reaches the final beneficiary through quick mechanisms, as well as address the cases of rejection that occurred for some transfers transferred on the platform.
He added that implementation of the new agreements will begin in the coming days and weeks, and these measures will certainly be reflected in controlling the movement of the US dollar in the black market and reducing demand for it, in the hope of reducing fluctuations in exchange rates. This will be helped by a set of new instructions and mechanisms that the Central Bank intends to achieve. Its announcement will be a sign of goodness and a breakthrough in the crisis for which the Central Bank has begun making plans and taking measures since the beginning of this year to overcome it calmly, wisely, and with the support of the government and the Association of Iraqi Private Banks.
Al-Nusairi pointed to the Central Bank’s strategy for the next stage in the field of banking reform, which is to increase banks’ capital to $400 billion, launch the national loan strategy, develop electronic payment systems, implement the procedures of the Riyada Initiative, and establish the Riyada Bank in accordance with the directives of the Prime Minister.
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