– Japan’s monetary base rose less-than-expected last month, official data showed on Thursday.
In a report, Bank of Japan said that Japan’s Monetary Base rose to 38. 0%, from 36. 0% in the preceding month.
Analysts had expected Japan’s Monetary Base to rise to 43. 2% last – offers an extensive set of professional tools for the financial markets.
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Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, the Arab countries to cooperate with Iraq in the fight against terrorism, is certain that “a serious pest must be eradicated, although the region is facing a great challenge and a serious requires everyone to unite to confront it.
A statement issued by the prime minister’s office received news agency public opinion copy of it today Maliki as saying during a breakfast for the leaders of the security services that he “must be the war on terror, global, so call Aalohqa in the Arab countries to cooperate in the fight against terrorism and confront it. ”
He explained that “it is victorious in the battle does not mean he exceeded ordeals because the challenges are great and Iraq is not in isolation from it,” stressing that “the achievements of security required to make strenuous efforts to preserve it by working to unite and participation of all segments of the Iraqi people. ”
He said al-Maliki said “the entry of other powers on the line crises in the region contributed to ignite the region and push for intervention in the affairs of Arab countries,” stressing “the need to raise the level of readiness of security forces to confront the forces of terrorism. ”
He stressed that “we will not allow our country to be in a state of killings, displacement and chaos. ”
He pointed out that “security leaders dumped on the responsibility of a responsibility do not want to shirk responsibility for it’s our honor,” adding that “what happened in the prisons Taji and Abu Ghraib are schemes implemented from third parties aimed at defeating the man security, political, and the Iraqi people who faced terrorism valiantly. “
Maliki called on the Iraqi people “to support the security forces and to provide information on the movements of terrorist forces and intelligence agencies to achievements in the field of intelligence information in order to break the backbone of terrorism and terrorists and all those who want bad in Iraq. ”
And saw the prison Abu Ghraib and Taji last week escape more than {500} prisoner following a kick terrorists stormed the prison car bombs and explosive belts and has fallen victim to intrusion eight employees of the security and injuring {14} others after armed clashes between terrorists and security personnel responsible for the protection of prisons, comes In light of the continued terrorist attacks, car bombs and improvised explosive devices targeting innocent

The Department of State has instructed certain U. S. Embassies and Consulates to remain closed or to suspend operations on Sunday, August 4. The Department has been apprised of information that, out of an abundance of caution and care for our employees and others who may be visiting our installations, indicates we should institute these precautionary steps.
It is possible we may have additional days of closings as well, depending on our analysis. Accordingly, Embassy Baghdad will be closed on Sunday, August 4. U. S. citizens requiring emergency assistance should contact the Duty Officer at 0770-443-1286.
The Department, when conditions warrant, takes steps like this to balance our continued operations with security and safety. However, beyond this announcement we do not discuss specific threat information, security considerations or measures, or other steps we may be taking.
For further information, we refer you to the Worldwide Caution put out by the Department dated February 19, 2013, repeated a matter of general practice, U. S. citizens should avoid areas where large gatherings may occur. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. You should avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.
Review your personal security plans; remain aware of your surroundings, including local events; and monitor local news stations for updates. Maintain a high level of vigilance, take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security and follow instructions of local authorities.
We strongly recommend that U. S. citizens traveling to or residing in Iraq enroll in the Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). STEP enrollment gives you the latest security updates, and makes it easier for the U. S. embassy or nearest U. S. consulate to contact you in an emergency. If you don’t have Internet access, enroll directly with the nearest U. S. embassy or consulate.
For the latest security information, U. S. citizens traveling abroad should regularly monitor the Department of State’s Internet website at where the Worldwide Caution, Country Specific Information, Travel Warnings, and Travel Alerts can be found. Follow us on Twitter and the Bureau of Consular Affairs page on Facebook as well. Download our free Smart Traveler app, available through iTunes or Google Play, to have travel information at your fingertips.
Up to date information on security can also be obtained by calling 1-888-407-4747 toll free in the United States and Canada, or, for callers outside the United States and Canada, a regular toll line at 1-202-501-4444. These numbers are available from 8:00 a. m. to 8:00 p. m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U. S. federal holidays).
The U. S. Embassy is located at Al Kindi Street, IZ, Baghdad. Public hours for American Citizen Services are Sunday through Thursday, 08:00-12:00, by appointment only. If you are a U. S. citizen in need of urgent assistance, the emergency number for the U. S. Embassy is 0770-443-128, from the United States: 011-964-770-443-1286.

 

TONY TNT BLAST ******** 8-3 Special Saturday TNT BLAST – Everything is good!

Cards have been loaded and are being released throughout the country.

Rate is still 3.44 (in country) Masses have been calmed down.

We are just awaiting out turn!

Banks are on standby starting at 10pm tonite.

Enjoy your day and let’s hope this is our weekend!

Tony TNTdinar     6:53PM est
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8-3-2013 Mnt Goat:     I mentioned that there was a lot of concern for civil disobedience in Iraq…it is getting worst by the day. It is felt the if they can keep it isolated the activation of the SMART cards will help the situation and quite it down. On 8/1, late in the day they began the activation of the SMART cards. The IMF is waiting for the final go ahead from the CBI on the completion and success of the activations. We will not see the global reset until this is done since the Iraq dinar is the king pin for the global realignment of currency values.

As I write this post I am also hearing it is done and I will try to confirm this today. We are still on track to see the new rates at the bank this weekend. I was told they are going to push out the new rates very soon. I support the information that [Guru TNT]Tony is now providing. I believe he is spot on since I too am hearing the same kind of news. I too think we are at the doorstep just waiting for someone to answer the door.

– The euro edged higher against the U. S. dollar on Friday, but remained under pressure ahead of highly anticipated U. S. employment data, as ongoing uncertainty over the future of the Federal Reserve’s stimulus program continued to weigh on sentiment.
EUR/USD hit 1. 3223 during late Asian trade, the session high; the pair subsequently consolidated at 1. 3220, easing up 0. 09%.
The pair was likely to find support at 1. 3166, the low of July 25 and resistance at 1. 3311, Thursday’s high.
Market participants were looking ahead to data on U. S. nonfarm payrolls due later in the trading session for indications of how the recovery in the U. S. labor market is progressing, after data on Thursday showed U. S. jobless claims fell unexpectedly last week.
The Department of Labor said the number of individuals filing for initial jobless benefits in the week ending July 26 fell by 19,000 to a seasonally adjusted 326,000.
Analysts had expected U. S. jobless claims to hold steady at 345,000 last week.
The data came as the Federal Reserve gave no indication this week on when it could begin to taper its USD85 billion a month bond-buying program.
The euro was steady against the pound with EUR/GBP inching up 0. 06%, to hit 0. 8742.
Later in the day, data was to be published on Spanish employment change.
The U. S. was to release official data on non-farm employment change and the unemployment rate, as well as a report on factory – offers an extensive set of professional tools for the financial markets.
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– The euro edged higher against the U. S. dollar on Friday, but remained under pressure ahead of highly anticipated U. S. employment data, as ongoing uncertainty over the future of the Federal Reserve’s stimulus program continued to weigh on sentiment.
EUR/USD hit 1. 3223 during late Asian trade, the session high; the pair subsequently consolidated at 1. 3220, easing up 0. 09%.
The pair was likely to find support at 1. 3166, the low of July 25 and resistance at 1. 3311, Thursday’s high.
Market participants were looking ahead to data on U. S. nonfarm payrolls due later in the trading session for indications of how the recovery in the U. S. labor market is progressing, after data on Thursday showed U. S. jobless claims fell unexpectedly last week.
The Department of Labor said the number of individuals filing for initial jobless benefits in the week ending July 26 fell by 19,000 to a seasonally adjusted 326,000.
Analysts had expected U. S. jobless claims to hold steady at 345,000 last week.
The data came as the Federal Reserve gave no indication this week on when it could begin to taper its USD85 billion a month bond-buying program.
The euro was steady against the pound with EUR/GBP inching up 0. 06%, to hit 0. 8742.
Later in the day, data was to be published on Spanish employment change.
The U. S. was to release official data on non-farm employment change and the unemployment rate, as well as a report on factory – offers an extensive set of professional tools for the financial markets.
Read more News on or Follow us on Twitter at @InvestingCom

– The euro edged higher against the U. S. dollar on Friday, but remained under pressure ahead of highly anticipated U. S. employment data, as ongoing uncertainty over the future of the Federal Reserve’s stimulus program continued to weigh on sentiment.
EUR/USD hit 1. 3223 during late Asian trade, the session high; the pair subsequently consolidated at 1. 3220, easing up 0. 09%.
The pair was likely to find support at 1. 3166, the low of July 25 and resistance at 1. 3311, Thursday’s high.
Market participants were looking ahead to data on U. S. nonfarm payrolls due later in the trading session for indications of how the recovery in the U. S. labor market is progressing, after data on Thursday showed U. S. jobless claims fell unexpectedly last week.
The Department of Labor said the number of individuals filing for initial jobless benefits in the week ending July 26 fell by 19,000 to a seasonally adjusted 326,000.
Analysts had expected U. S. jobless claims to hold steady at 345,000 last week.
The data came as the Federal Reserve gave no indication this week on when it could begin to taper its USD85 billion a month bond-buying program.
The euro was steady against the pound with EUR/GBP inching up 0. 06%, to hit 0. 8742.
Later in the day, data was to be published on Spanish employment change.
The U. S. was to release official data on non-farm employment change and the unemployment rate, as well as a report on factory – offers an extensive set of professional tools for the financial markets.
Read more News on or Follow us on Twitter at @InvestingCom

– The euro edged higher against the U. S. dollar on Friday, but remained under pressure ahead of highly anticipated U. S. employment data, as ongoing uncertainty over the future of the Federal Reserve’s stimulus program continued to weigh on sentiment.
EUR/USD hit 1. 3223 during late Asian trade, the session high; the pair subsequently consolidated at 1. 3220, easing up 0. 09%.
The pair was likely to find support at 1. 3166, the low of July 25 and resistance at 1. 3311, Thursday’s high.
Market participants were looking ahead to data on U. S. nonfarm payrolls due later in the trading session for indications of how the recovery in the U. S. labor market is progressing, after data on Thursday showed U. S. jobless claims fell unexpectedly last week.
The Department of Labor said the number of individuals filing for initial jobless benefits in the week ending July 26 fell by 19,000 to a seasonally adjusted 326,000.
Analysts had expected U. S. jobless claims to hold steady at 345,000 last week.
The data came as the Federal Reserve gave no indication this week on when it could begin to taper its USD85 billion a month bond-buying program.
The euro was steady against the pound with EUR/GBP inching up 0. 06%, to hit 0. 8742.
Later in the day, data was to be published on Spanish employment change.
The U. S. was to release official data on non-farm employment change and the unemployment rate, as well as a report on factory – offers an extensive set of professional tools for the financial markets.
Read more News on or Follow us on Twitter at @InvestingCom