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Central Bank: "Limited Risk of Devaluation"

By John Lee. Bloomberg quotes Iraqi Central Bank Governor Ali Mohsen Ismail (pictured) as saying that Iraq has enough foreign reserves to maintain its currency peg, but didn’t rule out a minor devaluation to shore up government revenue hurt by the slump in oil prices and the war on Islamic State militants. He said reserves […]

Possible Pressure to Devalue the Dinar

By John Lee. The Acting Governor of the Central Bank of Iraq (CBI), Ali Al-Allaq, has told TR Zawya that foreign reserves currently stand at $68 billion, while the dinar monetary supply is IQD 40 trillion. "At the daily auction of the central bank, we sell about USD 150 million," he said, "which is more than the USD […]