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[ This message has been sent to you via the CASI-analysis mailing list ] I gather that in the new Iraq budget there are no funds for bailing out SOEs in Iraq. But Bremer has claimed that privatisation is on hold. Are these enterprises just to be left to go belly up with workers added to the already large number of unemployed?And if privatisation is on hold what has happened to all the plans and planners of the privatisation? I suppose that the plans can go forward and then be implemented by the new government with the planners as guides as with the great Harvard project in the USSR. Cheers, Ken Hanly Here is a quote from the casi news clippings. Last summer, L. Paul Bremer 3rd, the chief U.S. administrator in Iraq, said at an economic forum in Jordan that Iraq would soon start privatizing more than 40 government-owned companies. "Everybody knows we cannot wait until there is an elected government here to start economic reform," he said. Now Bremer says repeatedly that such decisions must await Iraqi self-rule. _______________________________________ Sent via the CASI-analysis mailing list To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-analysis All postings are archived on CASI's website at http://www.casi.org.uk