Zimbabwe interested in SWIFT alternatives
Gesara.news » » Zimbabwe interested in SWIFT alternativesDate: March 16, 2023
The Zimbabwean government would like to become a member of the BRICS economic bloc, the speaker of the ruling party ZANU-PF said on Wednesday.
"We made it clear that we would like to become a member of the BRICS," Christopher Mutsvangwa told Russia's RIA Novosti news agency.
The official added that his country is interested in developing alternatives to the Western-dominated SWIFT payment network.
In his view, BRICS could contribute to that.
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The government will abolish the VAT (tax) on bullion when purchasing gold bars or other precious metals from a bank.
The 20% current tax on top of its value will not apply.
According to Money Week China 'almost certainly' owns more gold than the United States and both Russia and China have been expecting that they must separate from the U.S. dollar and have been increasing their gold holdings so that they will be prepared for such a time.
Maxime Bernier said that China and Russia have both accumulated a lot of gold and are dumping their dollar assets.
"By escalating the Ukraine conflict and imposing financial sanctions, we are pushing them to establish an alternative global monetary system, likely based on gold" he stated.
"When this happens the US$ will crash and our massively indebted economies will suffer.
This is a big geopolitical blunder. And btw Canada has no gold reserve. We won't have anything to support the CAN$. Almost nobody sees this coming". he added.
Maxime Bernier said that he supports the return to sound money and a gold standard, but not in an 'unprepared and destabilizing fashion as the one we are facing now'.
Source: Defcon Level Warning System
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Sources: u.today, u.today
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