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The launch of the first banking conference of the Central Bank of Iraq in Erbil
Erbil – INA – Evan Nasser
The first banking conference of the Central Bank of Iraq began today, Saturday, in Erbil Governorate.
The correspondent of the Iraqi News Agency (INA) said: “The work of the first banking conference of the Central Bank of Iraq began in Erbil, under the slogan (the banking sector, growth opportunities and the future of international companies), in the presence of the Governor of the Central Bank, Ali Al-Alaq.”
Our correspondent added, “The conference was attended by the Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government, Masrour Barzani, the Second Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Shakhwan Abdullah, and a large number of political, economic and business figures.” LINK
The Governor of the Central Bank sets criteria to achieve exchange rate stability
The Governor of the Central Bank, Ali Al-Alaq, confirmed today, Saturday, the progress of several measures to move to the digital economy in direct coordination with Prime Minister Muhammad Shiaa Al-Sudani, while pointing to standards that maintain the stability of the exchange rate.
Al-Alaq said, in his speech during the first banking conference of the Central Bank of Iraq, that “the conference is being held within the framework of continuing efforts to strengthen the banking sector to achieve a stable, safe and effective financial system in light of the rapid changes, developments and challenges that the world is witnessing in the transformations of the structure, financial systems and work rules and the accompanying changes.” Significant progress in the use of financial technologies.”
He added, “Following developments to arrange priorities in the infrastructure of financial systems and business rules is the strategic goal to employ this experience in the right and safe directions and to study the risks associated with it.”
He continued, “This is done through: consolidating the compliance rules stipulated in the Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism Law No. 39 of 2015, and applying international practices and standards in a way that preserves the integrity of the financial system from local and international risks and procedures, and in a way that ensures the transparency and safety of financial operations, as well as the transition… From cash economy to digital economy.
He pointed out that “these rules are what preserve the integrity of the financial system, and even protect Iraq from serious risks,” noting that there is “a close relationship between the application of these standards and the smooth flow of transfer operations and maintaining the stability of the exchange rate.”
He noted that “the phenomenon of the monetary economy constitutes a major obstacle to the optimal employment of cash and the development and stimulation of the economy, and a major challenge to achieving the objectives of monetary policy in achieving monetary stability. It also weakens control and oversight of the movement of funds and increases the risks of financial crimes and illicit practices.”
He stressed that “many measures are being worked on regarding the transition to the digital economy, in direct and continuous coordination between the government represented by Prime Minister Muhammad Shiaa Al-Sudani personally, the Central Bank, and the relevant authorities.”
This Saturday morning, the first banking conference of the Central Bank of Iraq began in Erbil Governorate. LINK
Source: Dinar Recaps
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