[21:08:54] TRC: next weekend tariffs start
[21:09:30] Tf: good news
[21:09:36] TRC: in all provinces
[21:09:52] Stormy: So how do they enforce tariffs on Syrian and Jordanian borders? I thought IS controlled them.
[21:09:56] TRC: except Anbar
[21:10:07] TRC: Anbar is closed
[21:10:23] TRC: iraqi forces have isis trapped
[21:10:37] TRC: they got to mop it up
[21:11:04] Tf: good news
[21:11:26] TRC: borders with Turkey, Iran, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait tariffs start
[21:11:43] Tf: good news
[21:11:58] Stormy: That is like adding tax to people
[21:12:15] TRC: Jordan and iraqi delegations are negotiating on shipping , most likely thru saudi border
[21:13:07] TRC: and bigger amounts thru Basra sea ports from Aqaba Jordan
[21:13:29] TRC: until Anbar is free of all isis
[21:17:20] AMG: tarrifs = 5 days……………………………..nice
[21:21:44] TRC: ok lots happening
[21:21:58] TRC: Turkey is getting involved
[21:22:15] TRC: they will soon be part of coalition
[21:23:05] Tf: good news, TRC
[21:23:19] TRC: the new money laundering law will allow CBI to begin changing the currency
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[21:23:40] Tf: good news
[21:23:52] TRC: global finance has given Iraq until October to activate the law
[21:23:55] AMG: WB says 2 months
[21:24:01] brown sugar: TRC we may be getting close
[21:24:33] TRC: if they do not pass it and activate it, Iraq will be put on black list
[21:24:58] TRC: considered a money launder nation
[21:25:14] TRC: lol
[21:25:34] TRC: which would also include the dinar dropping in value
[21:25:50] Tf: well, we thought the currency auctions were a thing of the past….
[21:25:57] TRC: how far , no bounds
[21:26:30] TRC: currency sales still ongoing
[21:26:36] Tf: the only other way is to let the dinar be traded on open currency exchange, right??
[21:26:50] TRC: but will be closed for few days from Thursday until the 4th
[21:27:13] Tf: that is what they thought would happen…then something happened….
[21:27:13] TRC: they are upgrading system
[21:27:28] Tf: still transitioning….
[21:27:35] TRC: always
[21:28:06] brown sugar: I hope they upgrade the value of the dinar lol
[21:28:20] Tf: the same old story…..it took longer than we thought..
[21:28:24] TRC: the website had some issues renewing for another year brown sugar,
[21:28:50] Tf: just so it happens….better late than never…
[21:28:50] TRC: the server host changed data servers
[21:29:19] Tf: what a ride….
[21:29:51] brown sugar: good things in the wait I hope
[21:31:09] TRC: so the reason this is fluid situation is the money laundering law needs to be prioritized in parliament
[21:31:26] TRC: along with investment law
[21:31:37] TRC: to change the currency
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[21:31:56] brown sugar: how long will that take
[21:32:02] TRC: lol
[21:32:09] TRC: aka fluid
[21:32:28] TRC: they are supposed to speed things up
[21:32:29] Tf: we still have a few days left in July, brown sugar…
[21:32:52] TRC: but , speed may not be in iraqi lingo
[21:33:17] TRC: parliament meets Tuesday
[21:33:22] Tf: hurry up….and wait…..maybe even take a few steps back….
[21:33:45] Tf: so it seems..
[21:33:47] brown sugar: please not backward
[21:34:00] TRC: two finance experts have said time is ripe to begin
[21:34:12] TRC: in last 7 days
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[21:34:35] TRC: CBI will not reveal their hand
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[21:35:12] TRC: IQD street value rose about 20 to 30 dinar this week
[21:36:16] TRC: if you want to buy treasury bonds you can with dinar at any iraqi bank, at 1095 dinar per dollar
[21:38:33] AMG: hmm, bonds & Warka
[21:38:37] TRC: iraqi banks are having difficulty meeting demands for their customers
[21:38:52] TRC: limiting withdrawals
[21:38:53] AMG: liquidity
[21:39:45] TRC: the reason is they are not big enough, they need to merge with other banks local or international
[21:39:53] Tf: good news…
[21:40:31] Tf: any good news from Anbar today, TRC?
[21:40:33] TRC: merging with global banks will not happen until investment law in current form is voted and activated
[21:41:19] TRC: iraqi forces took more towns
[21:41:19] Tf: it seems they have a sense of urgency again….
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[21:41:39] TRC: in and around Fallujah and Ramadi
[21:41:47] Tf: good for them…
[21:41:47] AMG: Security IS the key
[21:42:06] TRC: they are tightening noose in both those areas
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[21:42:47] TRC: Fallujah residents protested against isis, wanting to be allowed to leave
[21:43:04] TRC: isis refused to allow it
[21:43:27] TRC: isis executed 80 of their own
[21:43:46] Tf: bad people….
[21:44:12] TRC: more rumors baghdadi is dead
[21:44:29] Tf: let’s hope..
[21:44:34] AMG: hmm
[21:44:35] Tf: again..
[21:45:15] TRC: there will be big increase in air attacks in both Syria and Iraq shortly
[21:46:25] TRC: US air force based in Turkey will be able to double their sorties
[21:46:53] TRC: turkish air force will be including paralell sorties
[21:47:00] Tf: I hope they don’t stop at the Iraqi/Syrian border in their pursuit of ISIS….
[21:47:23] Tf: I hope they don’t let them have a safe haven like before…
[21:47:25] TRC: isis is doomed
[21:48:01] Tf: follow them….find them….end their threat….once and for all…
[21:48:30] TRC: Turkey wants to remove assad, so something must be put on table for turks help to wipe out isis in Syria
[21:48:57] TRC: both isis and assad are now turks enemies
[21:49:17] Tf: how is the GOI with Assad?
[21:49:41] TRC: note prime minister of Turkey had private meeting with Putin yesterday
[21:49:44] Tf: how is the USA and coalition with Assad?
[21:49:58] TRC: Putin is assad supporter
[21:50:01] AMG: oh…..Putin
[21:50:04] Tf: yes
[21:50:13] Tf: its complicated…
[21:50:18] AMG: really don’t like him
[21:50:39] TRC: I think we may see agreement , allowing assad to leave to safe haven country
[21:50:54] Tf: well…
[21:51:01] AMG: we can only hope
[21:51:19] TRC: assad said today they are falling short in manpower to fight isis
[21:51:49] Tf: Assad killed his own people…
[21:52:09] TRC: with assad gone , they could use remaining syrian army as allies to remove isis
[21:52:18] TRC: use too
[21:52:22] Tf: don’t know how he could remain in power and have any lasting peace…
[21:52:24] AMG: yup
[21:52:54] AMG: IMO, he can’t
[21:52:55] TRC: turks would also help much more , maybe with turkish forces on ground
[21:53:18] TRC: Russia has naval base in Syria also
[21:53:25] Tf: yes
[21:53:42] TRC: with assad gone they could all work together to kill isis
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[21:54:12] TRC: turks, russians americans, etc.
[21:54:16] AMG: nice thought
[21:54:32] Tf: will the Russians get on board, though??
[21:54:38] TRC: isis is common enemy
[21:54:55] Tf: I mean to get rid of Assad?
[21:55:03] TRC: russians do no want isis overtaking country
[21:55:21] TRC: their naval base is very important
[21:55:31] TRC: they would kill for it
[21:56:00] TRC: if assad got to go to save Syria
[21:56:21] TRC: Putin would make an agreement
[21:56:49] Tf: I hope he would..
[21:57:03] TRC: maybe I am thinking these folks are smarter than they seem
[21:57:31] TRC: but was interesting to see turkish leader and Putin meeting
[21:57:50] TRC: turks are not best of friends with Russia
[21:57:55] TRC: lol
[21:58:05] Tf: who is??
[21:58:29] TRC: historically they have never gotten along
[21:59:00] TRC: ottoman empire fought three wars with russian empire
[21:59:04] Tf: I have Russian friends…
[21:59:13] Tf: sweet people…
[21:59:32] TRC: Turkey could say crimea belongs to them
[21:59:40] Tf: yes
[21:59:49] TRC: turks were there before russians
[21:59:49] When is RV?
[21:59:49] Do we have date and rate
[22:00:38] TRC: getting off track here
[22:00:48] TRC: we are talking bout Iraq
[22:00:54] AMG: lol
[22:01:07] AMG: back to Iraq
[22:01:11] AMG sent an audio message: Drumroll
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[22:01:23] AMG: where’s my rV?
[22:01:46] TRC: Tuesday will be cabinet meeting see what they say
[22:02:06] TRC: parliament session too
[22:03:07] Tf sent an audio message: Drumroll
[22:03:35] Tf: you mean tomorrow, TRC?
[22:03:48] TRC: yes
[22:03:57] Tf: or actually, tonight…our time…
[22:04:18] TRC: what ever
[22:04:32] Tf: their Tuesday will be ending in the morning when our Tuesday is just beginning, right?
[22:04:48] TRC: suppose so
[22:05:18] Tf: that is why I am always hopeful in the mornings when I awake….
[22:05:38] Tf: hoping they have done something while we have been asleep…
[22:21:59] Tf: 1130.6000
[22:22:26] Tf: heading in the right direction….
[22:22:50] Tf: slowly….
[22:23:00] Tf: still up and down…though…
[22:23:13] Tf: still being manipulated….
[22:23:54] Tf: been waiting to see them let it go….run with the big dogs…
[21:08:54] TRC: next weekend tariffs start