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Central banks now asking governments for help

People’s Bank of China Gov Zhou Xiaochuan ECB President Mario Draghi Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen Bank of Japan Haruhiko Kuroda

Central bankers in charge of the vast bulk of the world’s economy delved deep into the weeds of money markets and interest rates over a three-day conference here, and emerged with a common plea to their colleagues in the rest of government: please help. Mired in a world of low …

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US debt dumped as central banks and billionaires buy gold

Gold central banks billionaire debt

From Filip Karinja, for Birch Gold Group Central banks have been dumping U.S. debt at an unprecedented rate. Last year, foreign central banks sold an astonishing $225 billion in U.S. treasury bonds. And now, just a few months into 2016, the rate of selling has increased, with central banks having already sold $123 …

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Central banks selling off US debt at record pace

Central Banks selling US debt

In March, central banks from around the world dumped $17 billion in American Treasuries. Since the beginning of the year the sell-off has reached $123 billion, which is the quickest pace since 1978. China sold $7.7 billion in US debt in March, lowering its holding by $26.4 billion since last June. Russia …

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Greenspan: QE failed, the unwind will be painful, ‘buy gold’

Alan Greenspan CFR

It appears it is time for some Hillary-Clinton-esque backtracking and Liesman-esque translation of just what the former Federal Reserve Chief really meant. As The Wall Street Journal reports, the Fed chief from 1987 to 2006 says the Fed’s bond-buying program fell short of its goals, and had a lot more …

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China’s central bank to inject $81b stimulus into top 5 banks

Chinese central bank

China‘s central bank is injecting 500 billion yuan ($81 billion) into the country’s five major state-owned banks as it moves to counter slower-than-expected growth in the world’s No. 2 economy, according to a senior Chinese banking executive. The move contributed to a rise in Asian markets early Wednesday, but falls …

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European Central Bank to start buying private-sector debt

Benoît Coeuré ECB

The European Central Bank will start buying private-sector debt instruments within days with the aim of raising the bank’s holdings of assets and steering money to the economy, ECB executive board member Benoît Coeuré said Friday. The purchases “will have the objective to steer the balance sheet of the ECB …

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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’s gold reserves sent to NY Federal Reserve

Gold Ukraine

A curious story, and one which should be taken with a mine of salt, has surfaced out of the pro-Russian newspaper Iskra, which reports – so far on an entirely unsubstantiated basis – that last Friday, in a mysterious operation under the cover of night, Ukraine’s gold reserves were promptly loaded …

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Central banker appointed as Prime Minister of Ukraine

Arseniy Yatsenyuk Ukraine

A reshuffled Ukrainian Parliament installed following a coup last week has voted to appoint Arseniy Yatsenyuk as the new prime minister of the country. Yats, as Victoria Nuland, the Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs at the U.S. State Department, called him, is a natural choice. He is …

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