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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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U.S. dollar set to shoot next in currency war, QE4 is coming

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From Filip Karinja, for Birch Gold Group In recent years, as competition on the global market has heated up, nations around the world have joined in a currency race to the bottom – to devalue their currencies faster than those of other nations. Strangely, the United States has done the opposite; …

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BRICS establish $100bn bank and currency reserves

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The group of emerging economies signed the long-anticipated document to create the $100 bn BRICS Development Bank and a reserve currency pool worth over another $100 bn. Both will counter the influence of Western-based lending institutions and the dollar. The new bank will provide money for infrastructure and development projects …

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US Defense Department: Bitcoin a potential terrorism threat

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The US Defense Department is conducting a counterterrorism program investigation of virtual currencies like Bitcoin and other new technologies, including smartphones and social media, to better understand if they pose security threats. Run by the Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office (CTTSO), a division of the Pentagon that analyzes terrorism and …

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Ukraine to buy $1 billion of gold with IMF money

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A month ago, it was alleged, that Ukraine – under cover of night – loaded its gold reserves onto a plane and shipped them off (for safekeeping) in the US, as the potential price of ‘liberation’. So how ironic that, given the massive gas debts that Ukraine owes to Russia …

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Obama to pay US debt with trillion-dollar coins?

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With the fiscal cliff averted for now, it’ll be a few weeks until the debt ceiling debate is the next major money issue in Washington. Luckily, some economists say that crisis can be curbed as well, and all it will take is one very valuable coin. By February, the United …

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Japan and China to start direct currency trading on Friday

Japan and China will start direct currency trading this week, Tokyo said Tuesday, the first time Beijing has let a major unit other than the dollar swap with the yuan. The move, which will scrap the greenback as an intermediary unit, comes as China introduces measures as part of a …

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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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$5 million worth of bitcoin vanish in China

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A Chinese bitcoin trading platform suddenly shut down and up to $5 million worth of bitcoin disappeared with it, a reminder of the great risk associated with the digital currency. Users were unable to log into the Chinese bitcoin platform Global Bond Limited (GBL) on October 26, and as much …

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US seizes top Bitcoin exchange as crackdown begins

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The US Department of Homeland Security seized a payment processing account Tuesday belonging to Mt. Gox, the largest international Bitcoin trader, claiming the monetary exchange service falsified financial documents. The American government has previously made it clear that officials are watching Bitcoin, a decentralized economic currency that international regulators have …

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Bitcoin ‘glitch’ sparks 23% flash crash

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While we are used to seeing insta-crashes in our highly-regulated and trustworthy equity markets, the unregulated digital world of Bitcoins suffered another flash-crash last night. According to Ars Technica, the 23% plungefest in the value of the digital currency (the second in a week) was due not to Waddel & Reed, not …

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US banks shaken by biggest deposit withdrawals since 9/11

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US Federal Reserve is reporting a major deposit withdrawal from the nation’s bank accounts. The financial system hasn’t seen such a massive fund outflow since 9/11 attacks. The first week of January 2013 has seen $114 billion withdrawn from 25 of the US’ biggest banks, pushing deposits down to $5.37 …

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The future of money?

With Christmas coming, sales of chocolate gold coins have no doubt soared as parents get ready to fill their little ones’ stockings with edible treasure. But wealthy individuals worried about what the New Year could bring are instead stocking up on gold chocolate bars. Swiss refinery Valcambi has been selling …

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The Consummate Digital Currency Trading Guide

Digital currency trading a.k.a. cryptocurrency comprises Bitcoin and Altcoins. As one of the hottest investment categories on the market, cryptocurrency has captivated the attention of traders around the world. The explosive growth in 2017 alone is reason to stand up and take notice. Weiss Finance trading expert Pearson Montgomery advises …

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Iranian rial currency targeted for destruction

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Effective July 1st, the United States has authorized new sanctions directly targeting the already-devalued Iranian rial with penalties for transacting or holding the currency outside of Iran. This represents the first time that the U.S. has focused specifically on the Iranian monetary unit itself and the ninth set of sanctions …

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Swiss to investigate manipulation of currency markets

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Swiss regulators are investigating a number of financial firms over the potential manipulation of currency markets, where £3tn changes hands every day. The regulator said that multiple banks around the world could be drawn into the investigation, which will raise fresh questions about the integrity of the markets. The Swiss Financial Market Supervisory …

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Bitcoin invades mainstream banking system

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Digital Currency Exchange, Bitcoin-Central, has been authorized by the French government to conduct bank style operations. In an announcement last month on bitcointalk.org, Paymium, the organization behind Bitcoin-Central said this: We’re announcing today that Bitcoin-Central.net is getting, through a partnership with Aqoba, allowed to operate like a bank, (or more precisely like …

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BRICS dumping euro amid simmering EU banking crisis

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People withdraw money from Bank of Cyprus ATM’s while employees gather outside the bank’s headquarters in Athens. Brussels has been forced to eat a generous slice of humble pie: A massive sell-off of the euro is underway in the wake of a persistent financial crisis, as holdings in the European …

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The evolution of the world’s currencies (infographic)

The evolution of currency systems over the past two centuries, as it turns out, is far more exciting than is usually let on (think political thriller as opposed to economic textbook!). GoldMoney presents, in all its glory, the quixotic history of exchange-rate regimes from 1821 to the present day. Source: http://www.goldmoney.com/gold-research/alasdair-macleod/a-history-of-exchange-rate-systems.html

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