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Philadelphia FED researchers suggest gold standard

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News Date: March 26, 2024

Researchers at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia say switching to the gold standard could stabilize prices.
In their February working paper, researchers at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia suggest that adopting a gold standard could lead to long-term price stability.
Jesus Fernandez-Villaverde and Daniel Sanches argue that inflation and deflation would become temporary events in a hypothetical small open economy operating under the gold standard.
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BRICS quantum tech partnership

Russian scientist Alexey Fedorov is the leader of the Quantum Information Technologies group at Moscow-based Quantum Center.
He expressed a desire to develop close partnerships with China and India in the field of quantum technology.
When the city of Kazan hosts the BRICS conference the following year, Russia aims to make its case.
Fedorov: Because together we can make things which are very hard to do alone.
We can collaborate about quantum computing, maybe solving problems and exchanging opinions and we collaborate about quantum sensing and different technologies and make our BRICS alliance to be stronger.

The STORM Act signed into law

On Friday, January 1, 2021, the President signed into law: the "STORM Act," which authorizes the Federal Emergency Management Agency to provide capitalization grants to States to establish revolving funds to provide hazard mitigation assistance to reduce risks from disasters and natural hazards.
S. 3418, the "Safeguarding Tomorrow through Ongoing Risk Mitigation Act".
Sources: www.congress.gov, www.whitehouse.gov

Saudi Arabia ready for SCO

At the initiative of the Saudi side, Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud.
They discussed cooperation in the SCO , MBS expressed his readiness to actively participate in its work.
The parties also discussed the coordination of the two countries in order to ensure stability in oil market.
Sources: kremlin.ru

The Petro-yuan announcement

China's Xi calls for oil trade in yuan at Gulf summit in Riyadh.
President Xi Jinping told Gulf Arab leaders on Friday that China would work to buy oil and gas in yuan, a move that would support Beijing's goal to establish its currency internationally and weaken the U.S. dollar's grip on world trade.
China to use Shanghai exchange for yuan energy deals with Gulf nations.
China's President Xi Jinping said in Riyadh on Friday that China and Gulf nations should make full use of the Shanghai Petroleum and National Gas Exchange as a platform to carry out yuan settlement of oil and gas trade.
Sources: reuters

FedNow Approved. Interoperability with private-sector ASAP

The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board) has approved the FedNow Service.
The Federal Reserve is committed to using widely accepted standards in designing the FedNow Service to aid in accomplishing the key goals of achieving nationwide reach for instant payments and promoting interoperability with the existing private-sector service. To support these goals, the service will use the widely accepted ISO 20022 standard.
The Federal Reserve intends to launch the FedNow Service as soon as practicably possible. Although the target release date remains 2023 or 2024.
Sources:www.federalregister.gov, www.pymnts.com

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