Iraq Political News: International monitors to observe Iraq’s election

Iraq-election-prep-650_416More than 600 accredited international monitors will observe Iraq’s general election on April 30th, the Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) said Monday (April 7th). Continue reading “Iraq Political News: International monitors to observe Iraq’s election” »

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” »