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US dollar continues to lose influence around the world

US dollar losing influence around world

From Filip Karinja, for Birch Gold Group For centuries, global reserve currencies have proven to have a shelf life of around 80 years. Us humans, living our relatively short lives, tend to overlook long-term trends. With the U.S. dollar acting as global reserve currency since the Bretton Woods conference following World War II, …

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Zimbabwe phases out local currency at 35 quadrillion to US$1

Zimbabwe starving billionaires

Zimbabwe has started retiring its almost worthless local currency in favor of the US dollar. Today, 35 quadrillion Zimbabwean dollars are equal to US $1, as a result of hyperinflation which hit the country in 2009. The demonetization process of the Zimbabwe dollar started on Monday and will run till …

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China devalues its currency for three days straight

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From Filip Karinja, for Birch Gold Group Former President George Bush is famous for once saying, “Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me… you can’t get fooled again.” Most of us know that it’s supposed to end, “Fool me twice, shame on me.” But what’s said when you get fooled …

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Trump’s dollar warning sends US currency tumbling

Dollar warning Trump US currency tumbling

President Donald Trump has triggered a sharp decline in the US dollar by criticizing the currency’s strength on the back of increased confidence in his presidency. “I think our dollar is getting too strong, and partially that’s my fault because people have confidence in me. But that’s hurting – that …

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China imports over 2,000 tons of gold in last two years

China has just one thing to say to all those who engage in the now daily slamdowns of gold just around the time of the London fixing, after 8 am Eastern, which lately have gotten so vicious they have resulted in “stop logic” market halts not on one but at least two occasions, …

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Iran is preparing to ditch US dollar in international trade

Iran ditch US dollar international trade

After US President Donald Trump included Iran on a list of Muslim-majority countries facing a temporary immigration ban, Tehran responded by threatening to stop using the American dollar. Iran would either introduce a new common currency, in place of the US dollar, or use a portfolio of various currencies in foreign exchange and financial …

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Chinese renminbi is now directly tradable with the euro

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The Chinese central bank, People’s Bank of China, issued a press release announcing the authorization of direct trading between the renminbi and the euro on the inter-bank foreign exchange market. This is huge. The euro is the second most traded currency in the world, after the US dollar. The European Union is …

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Ecuador to replace the US dollar with its own digital currency

Ecuador Central Bank

Ecuador is planning to create the world’s first digital currency issued by the country’s central bank, in what is seen by many as a step to abandon the US dollar, the currency now used by the Central American country. The currency is expected to start circulating in December, according to …

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Ukraine bans currency trading due to hyperinflation

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The National Bank of Ukraine has banned banks from buying foreign currency for their clients until the end of the week in a fresh attempt to halt the national currency’s free fall. Hours after the measure was announced, Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk called for an emergency session of parliament to …

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Russia seeking to ban Bitcoin and other surrogate currencies

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It may soon be against the law for Russians to possess Bitcoin (BTC) or other digital currencies. Legislation put forward by Russia’s Ministry of Finance would ban all digital currencies and impose a range of financial penalties on individuals and companies caught creating, generating, or using “quasi-money.” Websites associated with the digital currency market …

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Currency wars: Venezuela devalues its currency by 46%

Venezuela Bolivar

While the rest of the developed world is scrambling here and there, politely prodding its central bankers to destroy their relative currencies, all the while naming said devaluation assorted names, “quantitative easing” being the most popular, here comes Venezuela and shows the banana republics of the developed world what lobbing …

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War on cash: Japan to introduce fingerprint currency

Japan fingerprint currency

The war on cash just got serious, and of course, it is the extreme policy experimenters of Japan that are pushing the boundaries. Having dived headlong into negative interest rates, Japanee policymakers recognize full well the historical reaction of “hording cash” will not ‘create’ the nirvana of 2% inflation and …

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Russia and China planning to dump the US dollar

Chinese Yuan

The Russian and Chinese central banks have agreed a draft currency swap agreement, which will allow them to increase trade in domestic currencies and cut the dependence on the US dollar in bilateral payments. “The draft document between the Central Bank of Russia and the People’s Bank of China on …

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Barcelona plans to introduce its own currency and bank notes

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The city of Barcelona is preparing to move forward with a plan to introduce its own currency, despite warnings from Spain’s central bank. The new so-called “social currency” would be used to buy local goods and services at a discount while having a one to one parity with the euro. …

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China, Russia and Iran planning gold backed currency

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A Eurasian Golden Triangle is emerging with China, Russia and Iran as the three key points, F. William Engdahl notes. The latest Sino-Iranian rapprochement has prompted a lively debate regarding the new Eurasian “world order.” “Sometimes profound tectonic shifts in the global politics arise from the least noticed events. Such is the …

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New ad from Australian bank will shock you

ANZ

If you’re looking around right now for a new bank account that pays a reasonable rate of return, ANZ bank has a hell of a deal for you: 0%! That’s right. ANZ is offering its depositors absolutely zero interest. Now, a bank paying 0% isn’t exactly abnormal in today’s banking environment. But …

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Our collapsing economy and currency

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Is the “fiscal cliff” real or just another hoax? The answer is that the fiscal cliff is real, but it is a result, not a cause. The hoax is the way the fiscal cliff is being used. The fiscal cliff is the result of the inability to close the federal …

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Australia will be a casualty of the currency wars

Australian money currency

The world’s most powerful nations are sitting on zero interest rates and printing money to get their currencies down, and there’s very little Australia can do about it, writes Alan Kohler. The currency war will be on in earnest in 2013 as the United States, Europe, Japan and China all …

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Currency wars for dummies

Currency wars

When it comes to global currency warfare, one can read countless books (all of which professing to be the definitive reference guide for a process that started in the… 1930s), or one can fast forward, save lots of time, skip all the repetitive verbiage and simply observe the following charts which summarize the …

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G20 & IMF push for global Fed, global currency

Currency wars

While headline stories about averting the dangers of an international “currency war” dominated news coverage of the recently concluded G20 meeting in Moscow, the real unreported story is that the global gathering of central bankers and finance ministers is pushing forward with their plan for “supersizing” the International Monetary Fund. The end goal is …

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