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Annual Arab Banking Conference .. April 16th - 17th 2014

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Annual Arab Banking Conference .. April 16th - 17th 2014

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Iraq .. Accounting Conference first Arab in Baghdad


April 17, 2014

Arab Banking Conference

            The Annual Arab Banking Conference for 2014
Strategies for the Advancement of Arab Economies
16-17 April, 2014   Amman – Jordan Le Meridien Hotel

AMMAN, Arab nations' economies and development plans were put on the back burner for long now, which calls for intensifying cooperation to improve these economies, Jordanian Prime Minister said Thursday.

Premier Abdullah Ensour made this remark at a meeting with Kuwait International Bank (KIB) Chairman Sheikh Mohammad Al-Jarrah Al-Sabah and members of board of directors of Union of Arab Banks (UAB), who are participating in the Annual Arab Banking Conference, currently being held in Amman.

The meeting shed light on the importance of achieving a comprehensive Arab economy, especially since there are an abundance of investment opportunities.

The Iraqi-Lebanese Banking Conference to be held on the 25 and 26 of April 2014

April 16, 2014

The Iraqi-Lebanese Banking Conference to be held on the 25 and 26 of April 2014

Under the Patronage & in the Presence of HE Governor of Central Bank of Lebanon & HE Governor of Central Bank of Iraq 

Iraqi-Lebanese Banking Conference will take place on April 25 in Beirut 

7 Lebanese Bank operating in Iraq

The Iraqi-Lebanese Banking Conference, will be held on the 25 and 26 of April two thousand and fourteen, under the patronage and in the Presence of the Governor of Central Bank of Lebanon HE Mr. Riad Salame and the Governor of Central Bank of Iraq HE Dr. Abdulbasset Turki Said.

The conference will host officials from the central banks and the supervisory committees in each of the two countries in addition to senior staff from the banking sector in Lebanon and Iraq, as well as businessmen, experts and other people involved and interested in economic relations between the two countries.

Embraces Beirut on 25 and April 26 of this conference the Iraqi banking - the Lebanese , which is held at the Movenpick Hotel under the patronage of the Governor of the Bank of Lebanon Riad Salameh and His Excellency the Governor Central Bank of Iraq d. Abdul Basit Turki Saeed.

Participants in the conference, officials from the central bank and the supervisory committee in each of the two countries in addition to the collection of the presidents and senior staff in the banking sector in Lebanon and Iraq, as well as businessmen, experts and others involved and interested in economic relations between the two countries on more than one level.

The Conference is organized Aamal Group in conjunction with the Central Bank of Lebanon and the Iraqi Central Bank in collaboration with the Association of private banks in Iraq and the Association of Banks in Lebanon.

And acquire the convening of this conference is particularly important at this stage where bank cooperation between the two countries, which is the first of its kind to look at the foundations of fruitful cooperation, and the development of banking relations between Lebanon and Iraq, and to promote communication between the monetary authorities and regulators in both countries.

Eetmaz this conference and for being a platform to analyze and discuss the reality and the prospects for the banking industry, in light of the experience of existing in both Iraq and Lebanon.

This conference coincides with the growing interest in Lebanese banks in the Iraqi market, and with interest the competent Iraqi authorities to pay attention to this achieves the desired developmental purposes.

It is noteworthy that the Lebanese banking presence in Iraq is currently 7 banks are: Intercontinental Bank of Lebanon IBL, Byblos Bank, Bank of Beirut and the Arab Countries' Credit Libanais, Banque Libano-Fran├žaise, Mediterranean Bank. Has recently joined the list fransabank stationed in Iraq, which opens two branches, one in Baghdad and one in Erbil.

It will address the conference program a range of themes and related issues, notably: the economic prospects in Iraq and investment opportunities, developments and trends in the Iraqi banking sector, politicians cash in Iraq and control procedures adopted, legal frameworks and requirements for compliance with the rules and regulations, local and international banking, the role of technology in product development and banking services, plans and programs for the development of Iraqi banks, the experience of Iraqi banks in Lebanon and the Lebanese banks in Iraq and the prospects for cooperation in both countries.

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GCC in Historic Deal to End Internal Divide

Apr 18, 2014

GCC foreign ministers meet in Riyadh, issue statement

RIYADH,  Foreign ministers of the GCC countries held a meeting this evening at the Riyadh Airbase in Saudi Arabia. 


UAE Foreign Minister H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan attended the meeting along with his GCC counterparts.


After the meeting, the following statement was issued: 


stemming from the strong and historic bonds and common destiny among the GCC countries and their keenness to further their progress, the foreign ministers of the GCC countries held a meeting on Thursday 17/6/1435 AH, corresponding to 17/4/2014, during which an overall review of the procedures in place pertaining to foreign and security policies was made. It was agreed to adopt mechanisms to guarantee a collective framework and to ensure that policies of any of the GCC countries would not affect interests, security and stability of the countries or undermine their sovereignty. 


In this regard, Their Highnesses and Excellencies have confirmed their respective countries' agreement on a the implementation mechanism of the Riyadh Document, which is based on the principles of the GCC statute.


The GCC foreign ministers hailed this historic achievement which comes as a result of 33 years of hard work to realise the interests of the peoples in the member states, to pave the way for wider horizons of security and stability, and to boost member states' preparations for the challenges ahead, under a strong and coherent entity.


They also praised the role played by the State of Kuwait, under the leadership of the Amir His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah, to reach the aspired outcome.


Their Highnesses and Excellencies agreed the importance of proper fulfillment of the commitments undertaken, in order to safeguard the achievements and to move forward - by the grace of Allah - into a new phase of cohesion to surpass difficulties and challenges and to meet aspirations of the peoples of the member states. source

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April 18, 2014

GCC in historic deal to end internal divide


DOHA: GCC foreign ministers yesterday agreed on a deal to end months of unprecedented tension between Qatar and three other member states — Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain. 


Qatar’s Foreign Minister H E Dr Khalid bin Mohamed Al Attiyah took part in an extraordinary meeting in Riyadh.


They agreed that the policies of GCC member states should not undermine the “interests, security and stability” of each other, agencies reported yesterday, quoting an official statement issued after the meeting. Such policies must also not affect the “sovereignty” of a member state.


The three GCC states recalled their ambassadors from Qatar last month, accusing it of meddling in their internal affairs and supporting the Muslim Brotherhood.


The foreign ministers hailed the historic achievement “to realise the interests of the peoples in the member states, pave the way for wider horizons of security and stability, and boost member states’ preparations for challenges ahead, under a strong and coherent entity.” They also praised the role of Kuwait in reaching the aspired outcome.


Following the meeting at  Riyadh Air Base that lasted more than two hours, the ministers agreed “to adopt mechanisms that would ensure moving forward in a collective framework, and that the policies of any GCC member state would not affect the interests, stability and security of its members and without impacting on the sovereignty of any of its members”, according to the statement.


They also agreed on implementation mechanism of the Riyadh Document, which is based on the principles of the GCC statute.


During the tripartite meeting in Riyadh in November, Kuwait’s Emir H H Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah sought to ease tensions between Saudi Arabia and Qatar.


 The London-based Al Hayat daily yesterday cited Oman’s Foreign Minister Yusuf bin Alawi as saying that the crisis has been “ended” and that the dispute belongs to “the past”.


“The problem has ended after doing what has to be done. This has helped keep the issue within the GCC family, without giving a chance for others to intervene,” Al Hayat website quoted him as saying. “But what happened in the region has its own impact on the GCC countries,” he said, stressing the GCC states will continue to support other Arab brothers.


On Tuesday, Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al Faisal told reporters that GCC countries “are free in their policies, provided they do not harm interests of other members” of the regional grouping. “As long as these countries adhere to this principle, there will be no problems among GCC states.” 


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IMF sees South Korea's won undervalued by as much as 8%

Snip ..It added that a further appreciation of the won would help support the rebalancing of the country's economy.



April 18, 2014

IMF sees South Korea's won undervalued by as much as 8%

The International Monetary Fund said South Korea's won was estimated to be undervalued by as much as 8 per cent, as the country has "tended to be" more active intervening against the won's appreciation.

It also said in a report dated April 17 that South Korea's current account surplus was estimated be around 3 per cent to 4 per cent above average. 

It added that a further appreciation of the won would help support the rebalancing of the country's economy.

The report was published based on the IMF's annual policy consultations with South Korea held in late 2013 and on a staff report prepared early this year, it said in the report.

It said inflation in South Korea's economy, the fourth-largest in Asia, is expected to return to the country's target, which is set between 2.5 per cent and 3.5 per cent. Inflation has stayed below the lower end of the target for months.

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Initial agreement reached to de-escalate Ukraine crisis

April 17, 2014

Initial agreement reached to de-escalate Ukraine crisis

GENEVA - Top diplomats from the United States, European Union, Russia and Ukraine reached agreement after marathon talks Thursday on immediate steps to ease the crisis in Ukraine.

The tentative agreement puts on hold -- for now at least -- additional economic sanctions the West had prepared to impose on Russia if the talks were fruitless. And that will ease international pressure both on Moscow and nervous European Union nations that depend on Russia for their energy.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called the deal the result of a "good day's work" but emphasized that the words on paper must be followed by concrete actions. He said he had warned Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov that Moscow would soon feel the brunt of new sanctions should it not follow through on its commitments under the agreement.

"It is important that these words are translated immediately into actions," Kerry said at a news briefing. "None of us leaves here with a sense that the job is done because of words on a paper."

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Harry Reid Caught In Bribery Scandal! Indicted Businessman Names Reid As Recipient Of Massive Bribe

April 17, 2014

Harry Reid Caught In Bribery Scandal! Indicted Businessman Names Reid As Recipient Of Massive Bribe As Reid Seeks To Escalate Bundy Ranch Crisis

Nevada Senator Harry Reid has made it clear that he seeks to escalate the crisis at Bundy Ranch when he declared that Americans cannot just violate the law and expect to get away with it. However, as this newly released story from GOP the Daily Dose indicates, it is really Harry Reid who is violating American laws and expecting to get away with it. Reid has just been named by an indicted businessman as the recipient of a massive bribe according to the Salt Lake Tribune as shown in the story below.

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Ex-Banker: “We Are In Great Danger”

The newly released story on Salon is called “We are in great danger: Ex-banker details how mega-banks destroyed America” and it’s a story that should not be overlooked considering the source is ex-Goldman Sachs employee Nomi Prins who also worked for Bear Stearns, Lehman Brothers and Chase Manhattan Bank. Prins also warns in the brand new video below with Greg Hunter that the financial collapse ALREADY should have happened…and the hours until it does are passing quickly…

“It no longer matters who sits in the White House,” former Goldman Sachs managing director Prins writes in her new book “All the Presidents’ Bankers: The Hidden Alliances That Drive American Power.” “Presidents no longer even try to garner banker support for population-friendly policies, and bankers operate oblivious to the needs of national economies. 

There is no counterbalance to their power.”