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We should write the global economic laws, not China – Obama

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The laws of the global economy should be written by the United States and not by the likes of China according to President Obama, as concern over China’s influence is growing. Washington hopes a Pacific free trade pact will curb Beijing’s investment bank. “When 95 percent of our potential customers ...

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Japan overtakes China as largest US debt holder

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Japan now officially holds more US debt than China, which has been America’s major creditor since 2008. In February Japan held $1.224 trillion in US government bonds compared to China’s $1.223 trillion. Both countries reduced their US debt investment, with China reducing its by $15.4 billion, and Japan by $14.2 ...

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United States is facing global economic isolation

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From Filip Karinja, for Birch Gold Group Just this week, former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers wrote an eye-opening and scathing op-ed outlining where America stands in the rapidly changing global economy. Titled ‘Time U.S. leadership woke up to new economic era’, the piece looks at the many ways in which the United ...

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China moves one step closer to replacing the dollar

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From Filip Karinja, for Birch Gold Group The rise of China on the global economic stage got another boost this week. While discussing the potential that the Chinese renminbi (also known as the yuan) will be added to the IMF’s Special Drawing Right (SDR) basket of currencies, Christine Lagarde, the chief of the ...

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China is almost ready to replace the US dollar

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From Filip Karinja As the US dollar’s reign as global reserve currency appears to be ending, are we seeing the beginning of a new dawn in the east? Throughout history, global reserve currencies have proven to last for only so long. Before the United States’ currency reigned supreme, the currencies of ...

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Russia starts dumping US treasuries, China follows suit

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Back in December, Socgen spread a rumor that Russia has begun selling its gold. Subsequent IMF data showed that not only was this not correct, Russia in fact added to its gold holdings. But there was one thing it was selling: some $22 billion in US Treasuries, a record 20% of its total holdings, bringing ...

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China and Russia launching new credit rating agency in 2015

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The new Universal Credit Rating Group (UCRG) is being set up to rival the existing agencies Moody’s, S&P and Fitch, and its first rating will be issued this year. The setting up of UCRG is in its final stages, ready to challenge the ‘Big Three’ that currently dominate the industry, ...

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China becomes world’s second largest stock market, overtaking Japan

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The capitalization of the Chinese stock market increased 33 percent in 2014 reaching $4.48 trillion, which makes the market second only to the US. Japan’s stock market declined 3.2 percent to $4.46 trillion in 2013, according to Bloomberg analysts. The Chinese market surge came hot on the heels of allowing ...

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China opens up $4.2 trillion stock market

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The Chinese mainland is now open for business, at least in terms of its $4.2 trillion capital market. The Shanghai and Hong Kong stock exchanges are now linked giving foreign investors access to the tightly-controlled Chinese capital markets. Stock Connect debuted on November 17, and for the first time, stocks ...

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China hoarding gold to challenge the US dollar

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In a world filled with fiat currencies, how important is gold‘s role in the financial system? Proponents often view the precious metal as a hedge against economic chaos, while critics typically claim gold is hardly more than an unproductive rock. Interestingly, some countries appear to believe gold is quite important, ...

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