BRICS planning SWIFT competitor
Gesara.news » » BRICS planning SWIFT competitorDate: September 29, 2023
The BRICS nations, have announced plans to establish their own money-transferring network, aiming to challenge the SWIFT international payment system.
Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov revealed this ambitious strategy in an interview with TASS news agency.
This initiative is geared toward enabling seamless cross-border transactions among BRICS member countries, reducing costs and risks associated with external financial intermediaries.
It also seeks to promote the use of BRICS currencies in international trade, potentially diminishing the dominance of the US dollar.
The BRICS network aims to rival SWIFT's capabilities by developing advanced payment infrastructure and cybersecurity measures.
While benefiting BRICS nations, it could also enhance competition and efficiency in the global financial system, benefiting businesses and individuals worldwide.
This move signifies the BRICS nations' determination to reduce reliance on Western financial systems and assert more influence in global finance.
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From 1946 to 1971, nations operated under a new monetary system: the Bretton Woods Agreement.
On August 15, 1971, Nixon removed gold as the backing to the U.S. dollar.
After Nixon left the Bretton Woods system, gold went from $35 an ounce in 1971 to over $1800 today.
It is simply false to claim that the gold standard was a source of perpetual economic chaos, and that we are better off today without it. All things considered, the gold standard is "superior in some respects and no worse in others." Rather than a "barbarous relic," as John Maynard Keynes famously called it, the gold standard is an instrument for economic harmony and civilized commercial relations.
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