By John Lee. The Iranian parliament, the Majlis, has approved a government bill to redenominate its currency, dropping four zeros. According to Tehran Times, the proposal came from the Central Bank of Iran (CBI), and will result in a new currency, the "toman", which will equal 10,000 rials. Reuters reports that the bill must now […]
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Economists Divided Over Deletion Of Zeros
By Amina al-Dahabi for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The Central Bank of Iraq (CBI) has been attempting to delete three zeros from the Iraqi currency since 2003. This project has raised many concerns among the Iraqi public and within the […]
"No Deletion of Zeros" from Dinar in 2013
By John Lee. A member of the Parliamentary Finance Committee has ruled out dropping the three zeros from the Iraqi currency in 2013 because "the ground is not prepared yet". MP Majida al-Timimi told AIN: "The process of deleting zeros from the Iraqi currency in 2013 depends on the nature of the policy of the […]
MP Rules Out Deleting Zeros from Currency Soon
By John Lee. Iraqi MP and member of the Parliamentary Economic and Investment Committee, Nahida al-Dayni, has ruled out deleting the zeros from the Iraqi currency soon. Speaking to All Iraqi News Agency (AIN), she said: "The process of deleting the zeros from the Iraqi currency will not be done soon due to the lack […]
Zeros "Cannot be Removed from Iraqi Currency During 2013"
By John Lee. Iraq's deputy Minister of Finance has said the three zeros cannot be removed from Iraqi dinars during 2013 because no preparations have been made. According to the report from AKnews, the Iraqi Central Bank and people have been saying for four years that the zeros in the Iraqi currency will be erased […]
"No Appropriate Time" to Delete Zeros from Iraqi Dinar
By John Lee. MP Abdul Hussein Raisan, of the Ahrar bloc, has said that deleting the three zeros from the Iraqi currency was "inappropriate due to the present economic conditions". Citing a lack of real reforms in the banking sector, he said that the economic situation is not suitable for such a change, according to a […]
Deleting Zeros from Dinar "Needs Further Deliberations"
The Iraqi Central Bank (ICB) said on Sunday that the deletion of zeros from the currency still needs further deliberations with relevant institutions, according to a report from AKnews. The ICB added that it is seeking to make the Iraqi currency stronger and more stable through new mechanisms with regard to dealing with banks for […]
Dep Finance Minister: Dropping Zeros Won't Raise Dinar Value
Rudaw reports that Kurdish members of the Iraqi Parliament’s Finance Committee have denied that there is currently any proposed law regarding the removal of zeros from the Iraqi banknotes. Ahmad Faizulla, an MP from the Kurdistan alliance in the Iraqi parliament and member of the finance committee, dismissed claims that their committee has prepared and […]
Iraq Halts Plans to Drop 3 Zeros from Dinar
Iraq has decided to hold off on a plan to knock three zeros off the nominal value of bank notes of its currency because it does not believe the economic climate is suitable, reports Reuters. The central bank said last August that it planned to redenominate the Iraqi dinar to simplify financial transactions in an […]
Removing Zeros from Iraqi Dinar to Start in Sept
AKnews reports that the process of removing three zeros from the Iraqi dinar and replacing current banknotes with new ones will begin in September. The announcement, which will see the Iraqi Central Bank (ICB) re-print 30 trillion dinars ($26 billion), was made despite government fear over the project. Abdul-Hussein Abtan, a member of the economic […]
Removing Zeros From Iraq's Currency Requires 'Consultation'
According to media reports, Iraq's Central Bank said on Tuesday that the decision to remove the three zeros from the Iraqi currency would require consultation with the next government. Quoting a consultant refered to as Mohammed Saleh, the report says that deleting three zeros from the currency would negatively affect Iraqi citizens, but would facilitate […]
Central Bank Wants to Drop Zeros from Iraqi Dinar?
Various websites are quoting the Governor of Iraq's Central Bank, Mohammed Salih, as saying the he wants to delete three zeros from the Iraqi currency after the formation of the new Iraqi government. In a reported interview with “Alsumaria News”, he said the amount of Iraqi dinars in circulation has increased from 25 billion in […]