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The long awaited Gold Standard is here

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News Date: April 28, 2023

Zimbabwe will start issuing digital currency next month that is backed by gold.
On May 8, the public will be able to purchase a digital currency backed by gold from Zimbabwe's central bank.
Additionally, RBZ introduced smaller gold coins in weights of tenths of an ounce, quarters of an ounce, and half of an ounce.
The smallest coin weighs just over 3.11 grams and costs US$188.48 or its equivalent in local currency at the interbank rate.

Supreme Court could hit the tax system

The Supreme Court's decision to hear a pivotal tax case has profound implications for the future of the U.S. tax system.
At stake is the constitutionality of a proposed wealth tax, which could address economic disparities or dismantle key aspects of the existing tax framework.
A favorable ruling may promote social equity, while an adverse outcome could preserve individual economic freedom.
The case underscores the delicate balance between economic growth and fairness, making it a crucial moment in the nation's fiscal history with far-reaching implications.
The Supreme Court is expected to issue a decision by June 2024.

Global political, economic, and financial restructuring

BRICS summit to discuss restructuring global political, economic architecture: S. African official.
A senior South African official said Tuesday that the BRICS summit to be hosted by the country this year will discuss how to restructure the global political, economic and financial architecture.
The 15th BRICS summit will take place this year in late August in South Africa's Durban.
Source: en.people.cn

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

Quantum computing finance shining in the Wall Street

The quantum computing is the latest shiny new thing of Wall Street. A fundamentally new kind of computing will shake up finance - the question is when...
Simple algorithms could be in use within 18 months, with credit-scoring a plausible early application.
For many problems, a quantum computer with thousands of stable qubits is provably far faster than any non-quantum machine that could ever be built.
Sources: www.multiversecomputing.com, www.economist.com

India Is Mulling Rupee-Ruble Payments System

India is discussing how to set up a rupee-ruble payment mechanism to enable it to trade with Russia, to circumvent the U.S. sanctions regime.
During the last several months, several considerations have prompted the Modi government to rethink the wisdom of putting all its eggs in the U.S. basket.
Instead, India is returning to a more balanced approach, assessing its national interests vis-a-vis those of other countries and acting accordingly.
To Be Non-Aligned on Russia Policy Implies India Finding Trade Workaround.
Source: nakedcapitalism.com

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