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The Petroyuan cometh

Posted by seumasach on September 12, 2015

Launch Of Renminbi-Denominated Oil Futures Contract Imminent

Zero Hedge

11th September, 2015

Whenever one talks about the death of the petrodollar, the unspoken question lurking just beneath the surface is this: is the rise of the petroyuan just around the corner?

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Russia through the Saudi looking glass

Posted by seumasach on June 25, 2015

Nonetheless, Rashed sums up: “Of course, we shouldn’t read into any new developments outside political frameworks, because I can hardly imagine that Saudi Arabia has decided to turn against its alliances (with the West) – but it probably wants to get out of the narrow US corner and expand its options”.

The Saudis can downplay this as much as they want- the simple fact is that getting out of “the narrow US corner” is tantamount to ending the reign of the petrodollar


Asia Times

24th June, 2015

The latest bunch of diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks as part of the half a million files relating to Saudi Arabian Foreign Ministry contains a revealing document on an “arrangement of reciprocal support to the candidature of the Government of Russia to the Human Rights Council on the understanding that the Government of Russia would also extend its valuable support to the candidature of Saudi Arabia” in the elections to the body held in May 2013.

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Sino-Russian rapid rapprochement to undermine dollar

Posted by seumasach on June 21, 2015

Sino-Russian rapid rapprochement giving Western financiers the shivers


19th June, 2015

The Sino-Russian rapid rapprochement, accelerated by anti-Russian sanctions, gives Western financiers the shivers and prompts fears for the West’s economic fortunes and the future of the US dollar.

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Bank of China to help set London’s gold price

Posted by seumasach on June 18, 2015

Bank of China becomes first Asian firm to help set London’s gold price


16th June, 2015

A Chinese bank will become the first Asian firm in history to join a group of Western institutions that help set the price of gold in the London market.

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China establishes world’s largest physical gold fund

Posted by seumasach on May 25, 2015

Zero Hedge

24th May, 2015

While many eagerly await the day when China will finally reveal its latest official gold holdings, a number which when made public will be orders of magnitude higher than its last 2009 disclosure of just over 1,000 tons, or less even than Russia, China continues to plough ahead with agreements and arrangements to obtain even more gold in the coming years.

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The new multilateral financial architecture

Posted by seumasach on April 5, 2015

Gateway House

1st April, 2015

The announcement that major European powers will join the AIIB as founding members means the bank is now clearly accepted as a tangible game changer in the multilateral financial architecture. The formidable intentions of AIIB and the new transnational corridors project are both a challenge and an opportunity for India

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China completes SWIFT alternative

Posted by seumasach on March 12, 2015

May Launch “De-Dollarization Axis” As Soon As September

Zero Hedge

9th March, 2015

One of the recurring threats used by the western nations in their cold (and increasingly more hot) war with Russia, is that Putin’s regime may be locked out of all international monetary transactions when Moscow is disconnected from the EU-based global currency messaging and interchange service known as SWIFT (a move, incidentally, which SWIFT lamented as was revealed in October when we reported that it announces it “regrets the pressure” to disconnect Russia).

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Is the dollar losing its clout among EMs?

Posted by seumasach on March 11, 2015


9th March, 2015

The greenback’s dominance in the developing world may be under threat as more emerging economies begin to reduce their reliance on the global trade currency.

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China has announced plans for a ‘world currency’

Posted by seumasach on March 8, 2015

Economic Collapse Blog

4th March, 2015

The Chinese do not plan to live in a world dominated by the U.S. dollar for much longer.  Chinese leaders have been calling for the U.S. dollar to be replaced as the primary global reserve currency for a long time, but up until now they have never been very specific about what they would put in place of it.  Many have assumed that the Chinese simply wanted some new international currency to be created.  But what if that is not what the Chinese had in mind?  What if they have always wanted their own currency to become the single most dominant currency on the entire planet?  What you are about to see is rather startling, but it shouldn’t be a surprise.  When it comes to economics and finance, the Chinese have always been playing chess while the western world has been playing checkers.  Sadly, we have gotten to the point where checkmate is on the horizon.

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Brazil, Uruguay move away from US dollar in trade

Posted by seumasach on December 15, 2014

Hang the Bankers

10th Decmber, 2014

Brazil and Uruguay have switched to settling bilateral trade with local currency to stimulate turnover, bypassing the US dollar.

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China aims for official gold reserves at 8500 tonnes

Posted by seumasach on November 11, 2014

Zero Hedge

9th November, 2014

China should accumulate 8,500 tonnes in official gold reserves, more than the US, according to Song Xin, President of the China Gold Association, General Manager of the China National Gold Group Corporation and Party Secretary. He wrote this in an opinion editorial published on Sina Finance July 30, 2014. Gold is money par excellence in all circumstances and will help support the renminbi to become an international currency as “gold forms the very material basis for modern fiat currencies”, Song notes. In the short term the Chinese will not back the renminbi with gold (establish a fixed renminbi price for gold), but support it with gold so it has sufficient credibility for the world to accept it as a trade and reserve currency.

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