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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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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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War on cash: Japan to introduce fingerprint currency

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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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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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China calls for new global currency to replace US dollar

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China is calling for a global currency to replace the dominant dollar, showing a growing assertiveness on revamping the world economy ahead of next week’s London summit on the financial crisis. The surprise proposal by Beijing’s central bank governor reflects unease about its vast holdings of U.S. government bonds and …

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

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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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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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Petrodollar exports negative in 2014, first time in 18 years

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Two years ago, in hushed tones at first, then ever louder, the financial world began discussing that which shall never be discussed in polite company – the end of the system that according to many has framed and facilitated the US Dollar‘s reserve currency status. The Petrodollar, or the world …

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Russia & China sign currency swap deal worth $25 billion

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The central banks of China and Russia have signed a 3-year ruble-yuan currency swap deal up to $25 billion, in order to boost trade using national currencies and lessen dependence on the dollar and euro. On Monday, China’s Central Bank announced the 150 billion yuan (815 billion ruble) currency swap …

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