Argentina abolishes income tax
Gesara.news » » Argentina abolishes income taxDate: September 15, 2023
Argentina's government, ahead of a critical October 22nd election, has surprised many by announcing a tax exemption for millions of citizens, sparing them from income tax payments.
This move, amidst rampant inflation, directly contradicts Argentina's IMF deal, causing controversy.
It's seen as a political strategy to win favor in the election, but critics worry about its impact on fiscal responsibility and economic stability.
This decision underscores the intricate relationship between economic policy and politics in Argentina and raises questions about the nation's global financial reputation.
The Qatar Central Bank is the latest bank to announce an increase in its holding of precious metals.
Reserve data from the central bank shows it bought 14.8 tonnes of gold last month.
This includes reconsidering operational risk calculations and potential offsets for mortgage servicing.
It marks a significant shift as the Fed acknowledges concerns from the banking industry about the policy's impact on lending.
Here is Michael Barr's statement:
'We want to make sure that the rule supports a vibrant economy that supports low - and moderate-income communities, that gets the calibration right upon things like mortgages.
So the public comment that we're getting on this is really critical for us getting it right. We take it very, very seriously.
That program was really designed in that emergency situation. It was designed for that emergency to say, we want to make sure that banks and creditors of banks and depositors banks understand that banks have the liquidity they need.'
The event marked a significant milestone for BRICS, emphasizing its growing importance globally with an increased number of participants.
During the meeting, Russia's Minister of Finance, Anton Siluanov, and First Deputy Chairman of the Bank of Russia, Vladimir Chistyukhin, presented the key focus areas, highlighting the theme of the chairmanship: improving the international monetary and financial system.
The participants, including Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa, generally supported these priorities, signaling a collective commitment to addressing the role of developing countries in the global economy.
a crucial step is creating an independent financial infrastructure to bolster the autonomy and financial sovereignty of developing countries.
To enhance the global financial system, it's crucial to create practical opportunities for an independent financial infrastructure, reinforcing the autonomy and financial sovereignty of developing nations.
"The current system based on the existing Western financial infrastructure and the use of reserve currencies has a number of fundamental flaws. Such infrastructure should be available to everyone.
Financial infrastructure must be accessible to everyone and independent of the will of individual countries. Otherwise, we are faced with artificially created barriers to trade, investment and technology, even in transactions between third countries. This leads to a slowdown in global economic growth."
Talk of the BRICS nations creating a new reserve currency introduced the idea of 'Bretton Woods 3.0'.
The Bretton Woods Agreement was negotiated in July 1944 by delegates from 44 countries at the United Nations Monetary and Financial Conference held in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire.
Thus, the name 'Bretton Woods Agreement'.
Under the Bretton Woods System, gold was the basis for the U.S. dollar and other currencies were pegged to the U.S. dollar's value.
The Bretton Woods System effectively came to an end in the early 1970s when President Richard M. Nixon announced that the U.S. would no longer exchange gold for U.S. currency.
In commodities, the upside potential in gold is more than just a safe haven hedge, as the rising geopolitical tensions and the latest sanctions imposed on the Russian central bank will bring the central banks around the world to reconsider their FX holdings, and start shifting towards a nationless gold.