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Posts Tagged ‘Dollar Primacy’

Rise of the Petro-Yuan & the Slow Erosion of Dollar Hegemony

Linking the dollar to international oil trading was key to creating a new version of dollar primacy (“dollar hegemony 2.0”) & by extension, in financing another forty years of American hegemony. With the rise of the “petroyuan,” movement towards a less dollar-centric currency regime in international energy markets is already underway.

The Rise of the Petroyuan and the Slow Erosion of Dollar Hegemony

For the last 40 years, a pillar of dollar primacy has been the greenback’s dominant role in international energy markets. Today, China is leveraging its rise as an economic power & as the most important incremental market for hydrocarbon exporters in the Persian Gulf & the former Soviet Union to circumscribe dollar dominance in global energy.

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