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IMF Debt forgiveness for 25 poorest countries

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News Date: May 14, 2020

IMF Executive Board approved immediate debt service relief to 25 of the IMF's member countries under the IMF's revamped Catastrophe Containment and Relief Trust (CCRT) as part of the Fund's response to help address the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Source:imf.org

National coin shortage getting worse

The nation's coin shortage, prompted by less cash circulating as a result of Covid-19 - is getting worse.
And believe it or not, cash is still being used in 49% of payments that are $10 or below, according to a recent study by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.
The irony of the situation lies in the fact that the Fed can print trillions for bonds, but can't come up with a couple of quarters to do its laundry.
Sources:www.bloomberg.com, zerohedge.com

Donald Trump back to the gold standard

President Trump: Replace The Dollar With Gold As The Global Currency To Make America Great Again.
Global cooperation, dealing with other countries, getting along with other countries is good, it's very important. But there is no such thing as a global anthem, a global currency or a global flag. This is the United States of America that I'm representing.
We used to have a very, very solid country because it was based on a gold standard.
Bringing back the gold standard would be very hard to do, but boy, would it be wonderful. We'd have a standard on which to base our money.
Source: www.forbes.com

Currency Revaluation RV

A revaluation is a calculated upward adjustment to a country's official exchange rate relative to a chosen baseline.
The baseline can include wage rates, the price of gold, or a foreign currency.
Currency revaluation can be triggered by changes in the interest rates between various countries and large-scale events that affect the overall profitability, or competitiveness, of an economy.
Sources:www.investopedia.com/

Quantum computing to crack cryptocurrency in 8 years

Ripple CTO David Schwartz says quantum computing poses a serious threat to the future of cryptocurrency.
Schwartz says he thinks developers have at least eight years until the technology, which leverages the properties of quantum physics to perform fast calculations, becomes sophisticated enough to crack cryptocurrency.
Source:www.crypto-news-flash.com

EO Imposing Sanctions in Foreign Interference in a US Election

Executive Order on Imposing Certain Sanctions in the Event of Foreign Interference in a United States Election:
Not later than 45 days after the conclusion of a United States election, the Director of National Intelligence, in consultation with the heads of any other appropriate executive departments and agencies (agencies), shall conduct an assessment of any information indicating that a foreign government, or any person acting as an agent of or on behalf of a foreign government, has acted with the intent or purpose of interfering in that election.
Sources: www.whitehouse.gov

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