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China trials cross-border settlement involving CBDC

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Date: September 29, 2022

China trials cross-border settlement involving cenbank digital currencies.
The bridge test was developed by the Bank for International Settlements.
A central bank digital currency trial focused on cross-border transactions has been completed, BIS said, with Chinese state-owned banks participating as Beijing tries to internationalize its digital yuan.
Sources: reuters

Gold has the historic value

Russia holds world's fifth-largest gold & foreign currency reserves.
Russia has reached a historic record in international reserves, ranking fifth in the world after China, Japan, Switzerland, and India, the Accounts Chamber said after an audit of the country's gold and foreign exchange holdings.
Gold proves its intrinsic value over time, as a hoard of Roman gold coins recovered from the seabed.
The horde was identified after two amateur free divers discovered coins in the bay of Portitxol in Xabia.
Sources: www.heritagedaily.com

Coin shortage hits retailers, laundromats, tooth fairy

The national coin shortage has been an unusual side effect of the pandemic. Among its victims? Retailers, laundromats and even the tooth fairy.
Retailers large and small have urged shoppers to use cards or exact change whenever possible.
As the shortage persists, it's become clear that there are still some conundrums that only coins can solve.
Source:www.foxbusiness.com

Countries Repatriating their Gold

In recent years we have seen the likes of Germany, Austria, Belgium, Venezuela, and the Netherlands each repatriate their gold from various locations.
Hungarian National Bank is set to repatriate 100,000 ounces of gold from England.
The pace does appear to have been picking up since Venezuela decided to repatriate its 180 tonnes of gold in 2011.
Also Inspired by Polish example, Slovakia considers repatriating gold from the UK.
Serbia, later on, joined Slovakia in this Sudden Eastern European Gold Repatriation trend.
Countries across the globe are trying to shake off their dependence on the dollar by buying up yellow metal.
Countries around the world are looking for precious metal to cure their dollar dependence.
The main switches are China and Russia. But Eastern Europe is now joining in for its own reasons like many.
Source: youtube.com

IMF, World Bank annual meetings on economic development

The International Monetary Fund and World Bank will hold their annual meetings, with both calling on the Group of 20 largest economies to extend a freeze in debt payments from the worlds poorest nations that is set to expire at year end.
The annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the Board of Governors of the World Bank Group (WBG) are going to kick off on Monday 12, and will remain in session till 18 October. The meetings come amid unprecedented conditions because of the COVID-19 outbreak and the severe impact it has had on the whole world.
The meetings are designed to bring together central bankers, ministers of finance and development, private sector executives, representatives from civil society organizations, and academics to discuss issues of global concern, including the world economic outlook, poverty eradication, economic development, and aid effectiveness.
IMF to revalue its Special Drawing Rights (SDR) - the world's reserve currency waiting in the wings.
Sources:www.bloomberg.com, ahram.org.eg, gesara.news

Russia to use digital ruble in settlements with China

Russia plans to use digital rouble in settlements with China, says lawmaker.
After launching a digital rouble early next year, Russia plans to use the currency in mutual settlements with China as it seeks to reduce Washington's global financial hegemony, a senior Russian lawmaker said on Monday.
Sources: reuters

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