G-24 calls for debt relief for developing countries
Gesara.news » » G-24 calls for debt relief for developing countriesDate: October 11, 2023
The G-24, a group of 28 member countries including China, is strongly advocating for sustainable debt relief measures for low-income nations due to their concerns over escalating, unsustainable public debt burdens.
They conveyed this message during the 2023 Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund on October 10.
The G-24's core mission is to coordinate and amplify the voices of developing countries on monetary and development issues, underscoring their commitment to global economic stability and the well-being of vulnerable nations.
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The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) is offering ZiG for both individuals and corporations, providing a stable and versatile means of transacting.
By linking the digital currency to gold, Zimbabwe aims to restore confidence in its monetary system and attract investment, potentially setting an example for other nations facing similar economic challenges.
ZiG represents a significant step towards financial stability and innovation in Zimbabwe.
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Swift launches translation service for cross-border payments.
In-flow Translation will enable financial institutions to realize the benefits of rich data when they migrate to ISO 20022, even if their counterparts have not yet adopted the standard.
The availability of a test environment means that customers can now prepare for ISO 20022 a year before it goes live.
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Sources: ripple.com, www.sibos.com