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Germany announces they will be settling trades bilaterally with China in the Yuan and Euro. Petro dollar takes another big hit.

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China is actively taking steps to phase out the US dollar which will decrease volatility in oil and commodity prices and deride the ‘exorbitant privilege’ the USA commands as the issuer of the reserve currency at the centre of a post-war international financial architecture which is now failing.

In 1971, U.S. Treasury Secretary John Connally said, “It’s our currency and your problem”.

China is [...]

Will The Chinese Renminbi Replace The U.S. Dollar As The Primary Reserve Currency Of The World?

by Michael

Most Americans have no idea what a tremendous advantage the United States possesses by having the primary reserve currency of the world, and most Americans also have no idea how close the U.S. dollar is to losing that status.  For the past 40 years, the vast majority of all global trade (including the buying and selling of oil) has been done in U.S. dollars.  That is still the case [...]

Breaking News!! China Is Running Out Of Money

From Forbes:

China Is Running Out Of Money. Why has the economy so far failed to respond? There are various reasons, but perhaps the most important is that the country is running out of money for stimulus.

At first glance, that proposition seems preposterous. After all, the People’s Bank of China, the central bank, held $3.24 trillion of foreign currency reserves at the end of the first half of this year. Yet [...]

The USD Trap Is Closing: Dollar Exclusion Zone Crosses The Pacific As Brazil Signs China Currency Swap

When the US Dollar is ultimately dethroned as the world’s reserve currency (and finally gets rid of all those ridiculous three letter post-Keynesian economic “theories”) nobody will have seen it coming. Well, nobody except for the following headlines: ““World’s Second (China) And Third Largest (Japan) Economies To Bypass Dollar, Engage In Direct Currency Trade“, “China, Russia Drop Dollar In Bilateral Trade“, “China And Iran To Bypass Dollar, Plan Oil Barter [...]

The We-Fixed-Nothing Chickens Are Coming Home to Roost – Charles Hugh Smith

by Charles Hugh Smith

The We-Fixed-Nothing Chickens Are Coming Home to Roost   (June 4, 2012) 
When the real problems are masked with fake “solutions,” the chickens eventually come home to roost, and we wake up to the reality that the fake “solutions” have only made things much worse.

The reality that the global Status Quo has fixed absolutely nothing in four years is finally coming to roost in the global economy. Though there is an [...]