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Post by Ssmith on Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:12 am

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LinnieQ:

Guess we are in one of the inevitable 'holding patterns'. Not much being said or done. It is a nice fall day. Someday maybe it will be celebration time. Hope you all find some things that make you smile. Shine on.

Harambe:
Bloomberg: Iraq’s Promising New Leadership

https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2018-10-09/adel-abdul-mahdi-ir​aq-s-promising-prime-minister-designate

CNBC: Oil prices rise as Iranian crude exports fall
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/10/09/oil-markets-iranian-crude-exports-ahea​d-of-sanctions-by-us-in-focus.html

Reuters: Iraq repairs Ajil oilfield torched by Islamic State: minister
https://reut.rs/2NwwJtm

AP News: IMF downgrades outlook for world economy to 3.7 pct. growth
https://apnews.com/f0c4b5b8e35545cf8ca9af9c4394ee91

Harambe:
Bloomberg: Zimbabwe Markets Roiled as New Tax Triggers Panic Buying of Fuel
(10/8/18)


Zimbabwe’s markets have been roiled after a tax increase last week triggered panic buying of goods such as gasoline and spurred individuals to turn to equities as a refuge against rising prices.

The value of bond notes -- introduced two years ago amid a shortage of hard cash in a country that doesn’t have its own formal currency -- has plummeted. The country accepts a range of currencies including the dollar, the euro and the rand, as legal tender.

It now takes 2.8 bond notes to buy one U.S. dollar, which is the weakest exchange rate on record, according to the Zim Bollar Index, a local website. In early September the rate was 1.75. Bond notes represented the value of one greenback when they were first printed.

Signs of Trouble

Zimbabwe's quasi-currency is weakening


The stock market is also signaling increased stress in the southern African nation’s financial system. The main equities index rose 8.7 percent last week to its highest since November, when the military ousted long-serving ruler Robert Mugabe, who oversaw the economy’s collapse.

In Zimbabwe’s skewed markets, rising stock prices are a sign that foreign-currency shortages are worsening. Local traders pile into equities when bond notes depreciate and they fear inflation will accelerate. It’s a phenomenon that’s forced foreign investors including Franklin Templeton, JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Allan Gray -- who can’t repatriate their money because of strict capital controls -- to write down the value of their assets.

One way analysts assess how out of sync Zimbabwean equities are is by measuring the difference between the London and Harare stock of Old Mutual Ltd., Africa’s largest insurer. The Harare shares are now 3.2 times the price of those in London, when converted to dollars. That’s the widest the gap’s been since November.

Zimbabweans have stocked up on goods after the authorities increased a tax on money transfers to 2 cents per dollar transacted, from a flat rate of 5 cents per transaction, at the beginning of the month. Vehicles formed long lines at fuel stations over the weekend, prompting the head of the national oil company to say there’s enough gasoline to last six months and the hoarding “is uncalled for.”

On Sunday, the central bank said it was drawing down part of a $500 million credit line from the African Development Bank to pay for imports of fuel, electricity and wheat.

The weakening of bond notes “is being caused by some people bent to dupe the public of their hard-earned income,” said John Mangudya, governor of the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe. “The opportunists are manipulating foreign-currency parallel-market rates to cause unnecessary panic and despondency.”

The pain comes as the new government of President Emmerson Mnangagwa, a longtime ally of Mugabe who won July’s elections, tries to fix the economy and attract foreign investment.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-10-08/zimbabwe-markets-roiled-as-new-tax-triggers-panic-buying-of-fuel
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