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Iraq, one more brick to GESARA

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Date: October 11, 2023

The Iraqi Prime Minister has expressed interest in joining BRICS, pending an invitation from the founding members, showcasing Iraq's desire to strengthen its global ties.
Furthermore, Iraq is set to ban cash withdrawals and U.S. dollar transactions from January 1, 2024, signaling a shift in its financial strategy and greater economic autonomy.
These developments underline Iraq's proactive stance in international affairs.
The Iraqi Dinar (IQD) is experiencing a significant surge in the Foreign Exchange (FOREX) market, marking a turning point for Iraq's currency.
Several factors, including economic recovery, global recognition of Iraq's gold & oil reserves, and proactive measures by the government and central bank, have contributed to the IQD's newfound strength.
This surge is not only attracting investors but also enhancing Iraq's role in international trade. Ultimately, the IQD's rise is empowering both Iraq's economy and its citizens by increasing purchasing power and economic opportunities.

Qatar boosted gold reserves to record levels

Qatar boosts gold reserves to record levels after buying 14.8 tonnes in July.
The Qatar Central Bank is the latest bank to announce an increase in its holding of precious metals.
Reserve data from the central bank shows it bought 14.8 tonnes of gold last month.
Source: kitco.com

BRICS trade has grown remarkably

The BRICS group witnessed a remarkable surge in their trade activities over the five-year period from 2017 to 2022.
According to a report by Bloomberg, these nations collectively bolstered their economic ties and achieved a staggering 56% growth in their trade volumes during this period.
This significant increase underscores the growing economic significance of this influential bloc on the global stage.
In the year 2022, the combined trade turnover among the BRICS nations reached an impressive milestone, amounting to a staggering $422 billion.
This substantial figure demonstrates the remarkable economic prowess and potential of the BRICS group, solidifying its status as a major player in the international trade landscape.
In a recent statement, Russian President Vladimir Putin argued that the BRICS group has already surpassed the G7 nations in terms of the purchasing power parity (PPP) of their populations.
This claim highlights the rising economic strength and consumer power of BRICS countries, potentially reshaping the global economic landscape and challenging the traditionally dominant position of the G7.

BRICS Currency is imminent

Sergey Glazyev, a great Russian economist and politician, foresees the imminence of the planned BRICS common currency.
"The emergence of a new settlement currency is inevitable because the current international monetary situation is irrational," the Russian economist stated.
Not only that the international monetary situation is irrational, but also the fact that the political and military chaos generated sanctions and forced the eastern states to de-dollarize.

Ripple partner Nium takes on SWIFT

The new solution, which leverages Ripple's blockchain network Ripplenet, claims to lower settlement costs for Financial Institutions by up to 90% for international brokerage account transactions when compared to transactions settled via the SWIFT International Payments Network.
XRP powers NIUM's alternative to swift.
Nium has pointed to three major benefits of its global payments network and new brokerage solution: cost savings of up to 90%, improved customer satisfaction, and increased demand for new partnerships.
Source: financefeeds.com

CBI resumes sale of gold coins and bars

The Central Bank of Iraq has announced its decision to resume the sale of bullion and gold coins through an electronic platform, starting immediately.
Government and private banks can now participate in buying these assets through the dedicated electronic platform, subject to the Central Bank's guidelines and controls.
This move is set to modernize and streamline the precious metals market in Iraq, making it more accessible and transparent for all parties involved.

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