Permanent ‘zero interest rate’ for Iraq – A critical review ! By Dr Amer K. Hirmis *

1.              Introduction On May 19, 2020 Alaa al-Deen Ja’far (henceforth A. Ja’far) published an article entitled ‘Choice of zero ‘interest price’ to face the current deflation in Iraq.’ [1] Much of the article’s text comprises extracts from A. Ja'far’s 2011 book, [2] which is not included in the article’s references. The extracts are stated verbatim, with minor cosmetic

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Mudher M. Saleh’s testimony re: the appreciation of Iraqi Dinar in 2006-8, raises serious questions? By Dr Amer K. Hirmis *

1.                Introduction [1] The purpose of this note is to shed light, and comment, on two views expressed recently in relation to the appreciation of the Iraq Dinar (IQD) in 2006-2008.   Muhammad Tawfiq Alawi (henceforth M. Alawi), former minister of communications in Iraq, gave a talk on December 13, 2019 in Washington D.C. to an Iraqi audience, in which he

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