GreatlyBlessed: Trump's Iran decision puts Iraq leaders to the test
Samia Nakhoul MAY 10, 2018 / 7:34 AM
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Iranian nuclear deal has cast a shadow over an already fraught election in Iraq, where Tehran and Washington have vied for influence since the U.S.-led invasion toppled Saddam Hussein in 2003.
The removal of a Sunni dictatorship cleared the path for the country’s Shi’ite majority, from which the three top contenders for the premiership, including incumbent Haider al-Abadi, are drawn. The outcome of the May 12 ballot is too close to call.
Whoever wins must balance Iraq’s interests - and the need to reduce the struggling economy’s dependence on oil - with those of the United States and Iran, whose intensifying rivalry makes that more difficult.
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Chat Room News Excerpts & Highlights Early Thursday 5-10-18
Whitelions The official spokesman of the Ministry of Planning, Abdel-Zahra al-Hindawi, said Wednesday that the National Development Plan 2018-2022, aims to achieve financial revenues estimated at 440 trillion dinars.
Hindawi told Mawazine News that the National Development Plan 2018-2022 aims to reap Iraq financial revenues estimated at 440 trillion dinars during the next five years, pointing out that "of this ratio, 70% of oil and the rest non-oil imports "He said.
He added that "the plan aims to achieve an investment volume of about 220 trillion dinars," noting that "it gave the private sector space in the investment scene of 40% of the volume of investments compared to 60% of the public sector."
Samson: Vietnam : Transaction value via ATM/POS surges 34%
9th May, 2018
The value of transactions via POS rose by 27 per cent to more than VNĐ318 trillion by the end of last year
The total value of transactions via the automatic teller machines (ATMs) and points of sale (POS) last year surged sharply by 34 per cent against the previous year.
The State Bank of Việt Nam (SBV) reported at a forum on the sustained growth of the banking industry, held in Hà Nội on Tuesday.
By the end of last year, Việt Nam had some 17,558 ATM and 268,813 POS, a year-on-year increase of 10 per cent.
The value of transactions via POS rose by 27 per cent to more than VNĐ318 trillion (US$13.95 billion), while the number of transactions surged sharply by 40 per cent to nearly 136 million.
Zeke: Greetings what's shakin! So much has happened since last summer. I know a lot a family members get frustrated, depressed, irritated and downright angry for what seems to be it should happen and it doesn't.
Please remember, like walking stick said, the Middle East mindset is not of the western world. Their pace is there pace!
Each one of us got into this for a specific reason. We need to be grateful for what we have and have faith what is coming.
Be blessed, be grateful and be diligent in your faith, for God has a plan and the reason you were here is part of that plan! Stay strong and remember, we are, "ONE DAY CLOSER!!!!!"