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The big switch to yuan and National CurrenciesPutin, Xi Vow to Use Yuan as Russia and China Move to Settlements in National Currencies.
Russia has vowed to move to use the Chinese yuan as a settlement currency with countries in Asia, Africa, and Latam.
Putin expressed that using national currencies for international trading 'should be encouraged further.'
Putin, Xi To Sign a 'New Era' DeclarationKremlin: Putin, Xi To Sign Declaration On 'New Era' Ties.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese leader President Xi Jinping will sign an agreement ushering in a 'new era' of ties during talks in Moscow next week, a Kremlin official said Friday.
Zimbabwe interested in SWIFT alternativesThe Zimbabwean government would like to become a member of the BRICS economic bloc, the speaker of the ruling party ZANU-PF said on Wednesday.
"We made it clear that we would like to become a member of the BRICS," Christopher Mutsvangwa told Russia's RIA Novosti news agency.
The official added that his country is interested in developing alternatives to the Western-dominated SWIFT payment network.
In his view, BRICS could contribute to that.
Historic Investments in Economic GrowthFollowing enactment of the American Rescue Plan in March of 2021, the Treasury Department oversaw an historic and unprecedented provision of federal assistance to struggling Americans, including delivering more than 150 million Economic Impact Payments within the first few weeks following the American Rescue Plan's passage; helping launch a national infrastructure to provide emergency rental assistance and prevent evictions across the country; issuing the first ever monthly payments of the Child Tax Credit which supported tens of millions of families; and rapidly distributing unprecedented Fiscal Recovery Fund resources directly to communities to help local leaders avoid cuts, address local needs, and support rapid, resilient, and equitable recovery.
US treasury dollar on the US Debt ClockNo more federal reserve note on USDebtClock.org. Now called US treasury dollar.
The U.S. Debt Clock no longer shows the Federal Reserve Note.
It's now three U.S. Treasury Dollar. Dollar to gold ratio and Dollar to silver ratio is still zero.
Precious Metals as Money Moving ForwardSound Money Bills Moving Forward Rapidly in Many States.
First, as to repealing precious metals sales taxes, bills in Mississippi and Kentucky are moving forward quickly.
Other full sales tax repeal bills are pending in Maine, Wisconsin, and Vermont - while Minnesota and Alaska are considering an expansion of their existing sales tax exemptions.
Efforts are underway in Iowa, South Carolina, Kansas, and Missouri to remove the state income taxes on the sale of gold and silver.
Meanwhile, several states are considering bills that prompt the establishment of a gold reserve.
CEO of SVB exits the board of FEDCEO of Failed Silicon Valley Bank No Longer a Director at SF Fed.
The chief executive officer of failed Silicon Valley Bank, Greg Becker, is no longer on the board of directors at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.
The spokesperson declined to say how Becker exited the San Francisco Fed board.
BIS invites comments on ISO 20022 harmonisation proposalsWith most of the world's payment systems adopting the ISO 20022 messaging standard by 2025, the coming years will be crucial for converging on its harmonized use to fully leverage its full potential to make cross-border payments faster, cheaper, and more transparent.
The Bank for International Settlements' Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures (CPMI) has worked with financial industry representatives to facilitate a harmonized adoption and use of ISO 20022 for cross-border payments.
The CPMI invites comments on this consultative report.