Tuesday, December 26,
Alsumaria News / Baghdad
revealed the governor of the Central Bank of Iraq on the Keywords, Tuesday, that the bank reserves of hard currency of $ 48 billion, adding that Iraq would not resort to float the currency.
Al-Alak said in a press statement to the newspaper "Arab African", read by Alsumaria News, "The reserve of the Central Bank of foreign currency currently amounts to 48 billion dollars."
"Iraq, which is one of the oil states depends on a fixed exchange rate, or fixed with flexibility, and does not resort to the float method, unless their reserves are controlled to a level without enough, which did not happen either in Iraq or other oil countries."
"The flotation is difficult to apply in Iraq, considering that the government, de facto, monopoly the offer of the dollar and foreign currencies."
The floating currency is to make the exchange rate of this currency fully liberalized, so that the government or central bank does not interfere in determining it directly, but is automatically discharged in the currency market through the mechanism of supply and demand, which allows to determine the exchange rate of the national currency against foreign currencies.
Floating exchange rates fluctuate constantly with every change in supply and demand for foreign currencies, so they can change several times per day.