Iraq begins in 2016 to cut its currency against the dollar

Iraq begins in 2016 to cut its currency against the dollar

Saturday 02-01-2016 | 12:35:45

Iraq begins in 2016 to cut its currency against the dollarTwilight News / fear the economic and financial circles Iraqi that leads the Iraqi Central Bank’s decision to reduce the value of the dinar against the dollar as of yesterday, to the detriment of large slices of society, particularly those with limited income, in the event of rising inflation and the change of goods and prices of goods in the domestic market.

Predicted quarters exceeded the dollar exchange rate level set by the «Central» in his decision and of 1190 dinars to the dollar, as it exceeded the exchange rate is currently 1 400 dinars, which will weaken the purchasing power of citizens, as quickly prices will rise to levels that do not actually correspond to the differences in the exchange rate.

He said the Finance Committee in the House of Representatives member Ahmed Hama Rasheed The decision to reduce the value of the dinar against the dollar is not new, and was introduced two months ago, but Central has not been announced, but revealed gradually.
He added that «the parliamentary Finance Committee discussed ways to raise the value of the dollar without causing overwhelm the local market », pointing out that he called for the preparation of a comprehensive study of the file.

He explained that «the Commission prepared a study with a financial advisors about the lifting of government support for the dollar in the form of a gradual, and the coming days will witness changes in monetary policy, as there are benefits to be reaped from the government by reducing the value of the dinar».

She stressed the parliamentary finance committee member Majda al-Tamimi said in a statement that «the devaluation of the dinar against the dollar and other foreign currencies, is considered one of the alternatives for external borrowing, and allows the state to secure the employees’ salaries and control over spending, and thus reduce the fiscal deficit».

Experts concerned and expressed other points of view, some of them stressed the importance of addressing the challenges facing the country now, especially since its economy depends on the proceeds of the single-supplement the annual budget.

And he saw the prime minister for economic affairs adviser appearance of Mohammed Saleh in a statement to «life» that «the decision to reduce the value of the dinar is part of the protectionist policies taken at the financial level, but must be accompanied by measures relating to the availability of a national industry activist with a rise in the pace of domestic production, as a substitute for importer and meets the need of the local market. »

He added that «the country is suffering from a cash shortage and flows of liquidity, not a shortage of other resources and energies and potential, there are many areas that require huge sums of money, including military operations against terrorism that drain huge sums, along with the need to monitor allocations for the reconstruction of the liberated areas, What increases the civil costs within the wheel of the national economy. » He pointed out that «the government has taken during the last period austerity measures, including stopping projects that have not achieved an advanced completion rates, and until such time as the availability of financial liquidity», stressing the need to support the international community for Iraq to help in the reconstruction of infrastructure in the liberated areas. He pointed to the international trends to provide financial grants by the United Nations to help Iraq to cross the stage is going through.

He stressed a spokesman for the Ministry of Planning and Development Cooperation Abdul-Zahra al-Hindawi said in a statement to «life», the need to resort Iraq to external borrowing to cover the deficit and financing for development and increase economic growth, which fell from 8 to 1 percent, and reducing unemployment and poverty. She noted the draft general budget for 2016 to the parties that the government would resort to borrowing them, including «International Monetary Fund» which will lend Iraq $ 1.2 billion, and »National Bank of Qatar» that Iraq will lend 1.8 billion.

He added: «It is natural to be the lenders conditions to ensure the recovery of funds, but some occur political for those conditions in a language, but in the end we have no choice but to get the loans to ensure the continued development wheel rotation, and perhaps it is useful to internal loans point to be considered it less burdensome on the economy, although the economic impact is less than that of Foreign because it is a transfer of purchasing power from the citizen to the government. »