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End of an Era: The Rise and Fall of the Petrodollar System

Similar to the paradigm shift – the transition to the petrodollar system that followed with the collapse of the Bretton Woods system, there is another major shift underway today. We will know its consequences in full, the day oil-producing countries demand gold for their oil, instead of dollars. The Gulf states are seeking measures to reduce their dependence & exposure to the US dollar.

Oil Prices on a Decline - Is this Good News, or Bad?

Growth in oil consumption has mostly been outside of the US, EU & Japan, in the recent past. China & other emerging market countries kept demand for oil high, fueled by debt growth. This debt growth now seems to be stalling. Commodities such as oil & food are necessities. Why would less be needed? The issue, is affordability.

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