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Judy Shelton for Fed board, return to the gold standard

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News Date: July 12, 2020

Senate banking panel to resume considering Judy Shelton for Fed board.
The nomination of Shelton appeared in jeopardy earlier this year as Republicans and Democrats on the banking panel expressed concerns over her views on the independence of the Fed from the White House, as well as her advocacy in the past for returning the United States to the gold standard.
Source: www.washingtonpost.com

Polyus gold miner to switch the currency to rubles

Polyus wins bondholder approval to switch currency for Eurobond payments.
Russia's largest gold miner Polyus has received permission from holders of three Eurobonds to make payments on the debt in Russian roubles or another alternative currency, the company said on Friday.
Sources: reuters.com

Russia will abolish the VAT (tax) on bullion

The government will abolish the VAT (tax) on bullion.
This Bill will go to the State Duma on March 4.
Going forward - when purchasing gold bars or other precious metals from a bank, the 20% current tax on top of its value will not apply.
This is a way to ensure people can invest securely in something other than the dollar (usually people hold their cash in dollars as the ruble is volatile.)
PM advises foreign businesses that competitors will take their place.
This is a step toward treating gold and silver as money instead of as commodities.
Source: t.me

Basel IV Regulations Impact for Banking Industry

Basel IV Rules Will Arrive and Complicate Bank Lives Even Further.
New Banking Rules Will Tighten Credit Standards, according to Morgan Stanley.
According to Morgan Stanley analysts, the Fed will issue new bank capital regulations between late May and early July, which will be followed by a comment period and a final rule that will be implemented gradually between 2025 and 27.
For their US Large-Cap Banks coverage, they anticipate that the implementation of this Basel IV, often known as the 'Basel III Endgame,' will result in increased risk-weighted assets (RWAs) and capital requirements, with a focus on Global Systemically Important Banks (GSIBs).
The name 'Basel' comes from the city of Basel in Switzerland, where the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision was established in 1974.
The committee is made up of representatives from central banks and regulatory authorities from around the world, and its primary goal is to promote international financial stability by developing and promoting supervisory standards and guidelines for the banking industry.

VISA & Currencycloud with Ripple on cross-border payments

Currencycloud to focus on new territories currently under-represented for SMEs, to make global movement of money more efficient.
Currencycloud, the global leader in providing embedded B2B cross-border payments for platforms of the future, announced a partnership with Ripple, the enterprise blockchain solution for global payments. RippleNet, Ripple's global financial payments network, makes it easy for its diverse network of financial institutions worldwide to enable faster, lower-cost payments around the world.
Visa partner Currencycloud is now working with Ripple to expand their business-to-business cross-border payments platform.
Sources:dailyhodl.com, www.currencycloud.com

Zimbabwe introduces a new gold-backed digital currency

Zimbabwe has unveiled a groundbreaking digital currency called 'Zimbabwe Gold' (ZiG), backed by gold in milligrams.
This move is part of the country's de-dollarization strategy and efforts to combat inflation.
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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