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Zimbabwe to back its currency with gold

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News Date: February 12, 2024

Update: The IMF urged Zimbabwe to expedite currency reforms during a recent staff visit, emphasizing a move towards a market-driven exchange rate and the removal of existing distortions.
Zimbabwe's Finance Minister announced new measures to stabilize its local currency in an online press briefing held Monday.
Zimbabwe to back its currency with hard assets such as gold to end exchange-rate instability, Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube said.
"The idea going forward is to make sure that we manage the growth of liquidity which has a high correlation to money supply growth and inflation.
The way to do that is to link the exchange rate to some hard asset such as gold," said Ncube.
He also announced a conference of African ministers that Zimbabwe will host at the end of this month.

Debts forgiveness and peace at the Russia-Africa summit

Vladimir Putin hosted the Russia-Africa summit in St. Petersburg from July 27 to 28.
Putin: The total amount of debt of the African countries written off by Russia amounts to $23 billion dollars with another $90 million to be allocated for the same purposes.
Vladimir Putin, the president of Russia, also stated on Friday that Moscow is closely analyzing suggestions made by several African leaders to put an end to the conflict in Ukraine.

BRICS expansion to a global community of security

Xi calls on BRICS countries to build global community of security for all.
Xi made the remarks while delivering a video address at the opening session of the BRICS Foreign Ministers' Meeting.
China proposes to start the BRICS expansion process, explore the criteria and procedures for the expansion, and gradually form a consensus.
Sources: english.news.cn

Atomic race joint statement

5 nuclear-weapon states vow no arms race in a joint statement.
China, Russia, Britain, The United States, and France have agreed that a further spread of nuclear arms and nuclear war should be avoided.
They have released a joint statement affirming their opposition to using their nuclear arsenals for offensive purposes.
They also promised to work together on nuclear disarmament.
Source: reuters.com

What is a silver short squeeze?

The idea of a silver squeeze, in very basic terms, is this: The silver price - so the theory goes - has been artificially held down by people (hedge funds, institutions, etc.) who "short" silver. This means they are betting that the price of silver will fall.
To short, or short-sell means borrowing a share or commodity, and then selling it. If the price falls, I can buy it back at a lower price, return it to the lender, and pocket the difference. But if the price rises, I am forced to buy it back at a higher price, and I lose money.
If a lot of new investors rush to buy silver, raising the price, the short-sellers will be forced to buy it back at a much greater price. This ever-increasing upward pressure forces prices higher. It is more complex than that, but this is the bones of a silver squeeze.
This is a movement to help level the playing field between everyday people and the billionaires who control the big financial institutions that control the money, and thus control us. It is a movement to wake people up to what is been happening, and to help us, together, start to reclaim the power we have unwittingly allowed others to have over our lives. Big banks have made big fortunes by manipulating the silver market for decades. Although many have tried, and some have come close, no one has been strong enough to completely break their stranglehold. Until now.
The silver market is the Achilles heel of the old system, and its time has come.
Sources: silverseek.com, www.fool.co.uk

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

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