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China Signs Non-Dollar Settlement Deal With Russia's Largest Bank

Slowly – but surely – the USD’s hegemony is being chipped away. VTB – among Russia’s largest banks – has signed a deal with Bank of China to pay each other in domestic currencies, bypassing the need for US Dollars for “investment banking, inter-bank lending, trade finance and capital-markets transactions.”

The Volcker Rule and You: What’s Your Bank Doing with Your Money?

Its true that the Volcker Rule wouldn’t have prevented the financial crisis. So is your money safer in the bank with the Volcker Rule than without? There’s no concrete answer, but given that the loopholes are big enough to drive Jamie Dimon’s private jet through, I would say no.

European Banks have $3 Trillion of Exposure to Emerging Markets

European banks have loaned in excess of $3 trillion to emerging markets, more than four times U.S. lenders, putting them at greater risk if financial market turmoil in countries such as Turkey, Brazil, India & South Africa intensifies. Europe’s banks have about 12% of their assets in emerging markets.

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