Iraqis Elect Deputies to New Parliament

Iraq-voters-stained Iraq men gesture with their ink-stained fingers after casting their ballots during voting for Iraqi parliamentary election, in Najaf, south of Baghdad April 30, 2014. Iraqis headed to the polls on Wednesday in their first national election since U.S. forces withdrew from Iraq in 2011.
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Indonesian Rupiah News: Emerging Asian Currencies Rise on US Jobs; Market Waiting for FOMC Minutes

rupiahMost emerging currencies in Asia appreciated against the US dollar on Monday (07/04) as the 192,000 jobs that were added by US employers in March 2014 are believed to be too low to trigger an early interest rate hike by the US Federal Reserve. Continue reading “Indonesian Rupiah News: Emerging Asian Currencies Rise on US Jobs; Market Waiting for FOMC Minutes” »

Iraq Economic News: IMF update on outlook for Iraq

change_graphic (2)The IMF team also consulted with representatives of Iraqi private sector and diplomatic community in Amman. The mission reviewed recent macroeconomic developments and the current fiscal and monetary issues. This work will help prepare the 2014 Article IV consultation with Iraq later in the year. Continue reading “Iraq Economic News: IMF update on outlook for Iraq” »