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First-ever cross-border settlement for precious metals

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News Date: December 20, 2023

The Bank of China Shanghai Branch achieved a historic milestone by conducting the first-ever cross-border settlement for precious metals using the digital yuan (e-CNY) on December 20.
Collaborating closely with the Shanghai Gold Exchange, they executed a 100 million yuan digital renminbi transaction, marking a significant advancement in the financial factor market.
This successful initiative demonstrates the practical application of digital currency in cross-border transactions for precious metals and sets a precedent for future developments in this space.

China is emerging as IMF competitor

China gave tens of billions in secretive 'emergency loans' to vulnerable nations, emerging as world's major creditor and IMF competitor.
China has shelled out tens of billions in opaque 'emergency loans' for at-risk nations, indicating a shift to providing short-term emergency lending rather than longer-term infrastructure loans.
Source: fortune.com

H.R.5404, a bill to define the dollar as a fixed weight of gold

H.R. 5404 is a bill introduced by Rep. Alex Mooney (R-WV2) that would bring the U.S. back to the gold standard once and for all. It would take effect exactly 30 months after the bill was passed, to allow an adjustment period in the American economy. Interestingly for a Republican-introduced bill, if the bill was enacted any time after July 2018, that 30-month window would come under the administration of the 2020 election.
Source:congress.gov

SWIFT plans new service, Digital EURO on the horizon

SWIFT announced plans for a new service to help banks improve the experience for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and consumers who send low-value payments across borders. The service will enable these bank customers to make faster, easier, predictable and competitively priced payments all around the world.
The European Central Bank (ECB) announced that it will start conducting experiments to decide whether to launch a digital euro. In a report setting out the pros and cons of launching a digital euro, the ECB said that it could support the Eurosystems objectives by providing citizens with a safe form of money in the fast-changing digital world.
Sources:www.swift.com, www.euronews.com

The last bastion. President Xi Purges Chinas deep state

President Xi is launching his own war against Chinas deep state by launching a full-blown purge of the state security apparatus.
The ultimate goal of the campaign is simple: create police, prosecutors and judges who are absolutely loyal, absolutely pure and absolutely reliable.
Source:www.zerohedge.com

Central banks chiefs out

With Angela Merkel on her way out as Chancellor, her former chief economic advisor, Jens Weidmann, announced plans to step down at the end of the year as head of Germany's Bundesbank after a decade at the helm of the national central bank.
Dallas Fed President Kaplan and Boston Fed President Eric Rosengren To Retire After Ethics Issue.
Former Iranian Central Bank Chief Handed 10-Year Prison Sentence.
Slovakia's central bank chief and European Central Bank governing council member Peter Kazimir has been charged with corruption.
Philippine central bank Governor Benjamin Diokno said he is with "team transitory" and that it is more prudent for the country to delay monetary tightening.
The Turkish lira hit a record low overnight after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ordered a new round of dismissals at the country's central bank.
So, central bank are starting to worry. They were wrong about inflation because they were wrong about supply chains, and they were perhaps wrong about labor markets, which they had just taken years to learn had no serious bargaining power.
To be continued... Stay Tuned!.
Sources: www.cnbc.com ,gesara.news

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