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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
LONDON (Dow Jones)–Citigroup (C) said Wednesday that it is launching yuan-denominated bank accounts in the U.K., providing further evidence that banks are stepping up their efforts to help London gain traction as a key offshore yuan-trading center.
Citigroup said its new product offering will make it possible for clients to make and collect payments in yuan–or renminbi–in the U.K. and to receive trade financing, foreign-exchange services and hedging solutions geared […]
If China Backs Its Currency with Gold, It Could Have Profound Effects for Investors … and Consumers
Larry Edelson – – writes today:
I know for a fact that Beijing wants its yuan to eventually become a gold-backed currency, much like the Swiss franc was originally. Backing the yuan with some gold will certainly help it become a major international currency.
Edelson is a financial adviser who travels frequently to […]
On Saturday April 14 the People’s Bank of China expanded the range that it would allow the renminbi to rise or fall each day. Previously the currency was only allowed to rise or fall by 0.5% from a determined midpoint, but now that limit is being increased to 1%. Many have long felt that the currency was undervalued and that this could be a first step in a upward […]
Robert Zoellick said the World Bank would support a Brics bank, an idea formally proposed at a summit in New Delhi last week. The World Bank has previously backed the creation of the Islamic Development Bank and the Opec Fund to build financing and analytical capabilities.
If Brics nations “decide they want another financing vehicle – fine. Let’s figure out how to work with it … I’m enough of […]
6 MARCH 2012
Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.Com
Buying gasoline these days has turned into a horror show. I filled up my car and handed the attendant a $50 bill to turn the pump on. I had a little more than a quarter of a tank. So, I thought that would do the trick and peg the needle past full with change to spare. I was wrong. I stood in shock as the […]
March 25, 2012, at 11:23 pm
by Jim Sinclair in the category General Editorial
Brazil, Russia, India China and South Africa are meeting next week because of the use of SWIFT as a weapon of war. Expect the formation of a competitive SWIFT system in three blocks. The dollar will test .7200 USDX and fail on the third tap.
There will be an audio interview on this development with Erik King […]
Submitted by cpowell on Sun, 2012-03-25 15:30. Section: Daily Dispatches
By Thandeka Gqubule and Andile Ntingi City Press, Johannesburg, South Africa Sunday, March 25, 2012
South Africa this week will take some initial steps to unseat the US dollar as the preferred worldwide currency for trade and investment in emerging economies.
Thus the nation is expected to become party to endorsing the Chinese currency, the renminbi, as the currency of trade […]
The release of February’s economic data confirmed that Chinese growth is slowing down. Consumer inflation fell to 3.2 per cent last month, the lowest since June 2010. Weaker industrial production, retail sales and export data all support the same pattern. China’s days of double digit growth are, at least for this century, probably over. The data releases following a “forecast” from outgoing premier Wen Jiabao that gross domestic […]