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Canada Sells Nearly Half Of All Its Gold Reserves

The latest data shows the total Canadian gold reserves have now dropped to 0.62 tonnes. The amount of gold the Canadian government holds has therefore been falling steadily since the mid-1960s, when over 1,000 tonnes were kept tucked away. Half of those reserves were sold by 1985, then through the 1990s & by last year, Canada’s gold reserves were down to just three tonnes.

Can the US Dollar Face Down the Chinese Yuan?

The decision to include the Chinese yuan in the SDR is a political decision, not an economic one. Including the Chinese yuan is a “seal of approval” by the world’s major financial powers, led by the United States. It means China is a financial superpower and deserves a seat at the table when the international monetary system is reset.

The Dollar Will Not Be Overthrown in October

Blogs, newsletters, and inboxes are cluttered with dire warnings about an event in October 2015. That will supposedly overthrow the dollar as the global reserve currency and cause a catastrophic meltdown of the international financial system. In fact, nothing of the kind is about to happen. There are important and significant events happening behind the scenes.

BRICS Bank Officially Launches As Sun Sets On US Hegemony

On Tuesday, ahead of this year’s summit in Ulfa, the BRICS countries officially launched the new bank along with the reserve currency pool. Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) will also look to begin settling more trade in national currencies. The Chinese yuan as the leading currency can be used in settlements among BRICS member states.

Gold Backed SDR "Is Quite Likely To Happen", LSE's Lord Desai Warns

Some argue that “no other global currency is ready to replace the U.S. dollar.” That is true of other paper and credit currencies, but the world’s monetary authorities still hold nearly 900 million ounces of gold, which is enough to restore, at the appropriate parity, the classical gold standard: the least imperfect monetary system of history.

At The End Of The Road - Greece Prepares For Default, FT Reports

A default would almost certainly lead to the suspension of emergency ECB liquidity assistance for the Greek financial sector, the closure of Greek banks, capital controls & wider economic instability. Unfortunately for Greece, the default threat has been used, abused & denied so many times, nobody cares, or believes it will be used.

IMF Now Ready To Slam The Door On The U.S. And The Dollar

The IMF decision to possibly eliminate U.S. veto power and, thus, influence over IMF decisions may come as early as the first quarter of next year. All of these measures are culminating in what I believe will be a more official announcement of a dump of the U.S. dollar as world reserve currency & bring the BRICS into the SDR fold.

IMF Report: No End to Economic Breakdown

Unable to advance any solution to a series of mounting economic problems, the ruling elites however, agree on fundamental issues: that interests of banks & financial oligarchs must be defended, whatever the cost & the working class must be made to pay for the crisis that their actions have triggered.

Russia Raises Gold Holdings By 7.247 Tonnes To Over 1,040 Tonnes In Feb

Russia has increased its gold holdings by 7.247 tonnes to 1,042 tonnes in February. Turkey and Kazakhstan also raised their bullion reserves, data from the International Monetary Fund showed today. It will be interesting to see what Russian demand is in March and indeed in the coming months.

The Final Swindle Of Private American Wealth Has Begun

There’s no doubt the American economy is headed for total & catastrophic collapse – the only question is when the final trigger event would occur. American populace is being conditioned through economic fear to accept the institutionalization of global financial control & the loss of sovereignty.

More Leading Economists Call For Capital Controls

Historically, capital controls have been used in ‘desperate times’ – Too much of debt, deficit spending, trade deficit or wars. The simple idea behind capital controls: Create barriers to restrict the free flow of capital. And if you’re on the receiving end, capital controls can be enormously destructive.

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