Sep 01

apec-us-china-russia-obama-putin-xi

 – Putin says dump dollar (RT, Sept 1, 2015):

Russian President Vladimir Putin has drafted a bill that aims to eliminate the US dollar and the euro from trade between CIS countries.

This means the creation of a single financial market between Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and other countries of the former Soviet Union.

“This would help expand the use of national currencies in foreign trade payments and financial services and thus create preconditions for greater liquidity of domestic currency markets”, said a statement from Kremlin.

The bill would also help to facilitate trade in the region and help to achieve macro-economic stability.

Within the framework of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) the countries have also discussed the possibility of switching to national currencies. According to the agreement between Russia, Belarus, Armenia and Kazakhstan, an obligatory transition to settlements in the national currencies (Russian ruble, Belarusian ruble, dram and tenge respectively) must occur in 2025-2030.

Today, some 50 percent of turnover in the EEU is in dollars and euro, which increases the dependence of the union on countries issuing those currencies.

Outside the CIS and EEU, Russia and China have been trying to curtail the dollar’s dominance as well.

In August, China’s central bank put the Russian ruble into circulation in Suifenhe City, Heilongjiang Province, launching a pilot two-currency (ruble and yuan) program. The ruble was introduced in place of the US dollar.

In 2014, the Russian Central Bank and the People’s Bank of China signed a three-year currency swap agreement, worth 150 billion yuan (around $23.5 billion), thus boosting financial cooperation between the two countries.

Tags: , , , , , ,

One Response to “Putin says dump dollar”

  1. Marilyn Gjerdrum Says:

    Note in the article that the usage of the dollar has dropped to 50% from 100%……Thanks to Hugo Chavez with the introduction of the Sucre in Spring, 2010, the way world nations transact with each other has been revolutionized. The Sucre was set up for a tiny trade organization, the South American Trade Alliance, so small it flew under US financial radar. For the first time, member nations could trade with each other using their own currencies, leaving the dollar out. The Sucre translated the value of each currency at the time of transaction, making the need for any world reserve currency obsolete.

    Russia and China watched closely, seeing the success of the Sucre, adopted an identical system between each other in November of 2010. China spread it around the world, most emerging African nations, India, Turkey, Iran, Australia, much of South and Central America, Brazil and Canada.

    The main holdout players are the Euro zone and Japan…….The US dollar and Euro are being abandoned by the rising eastern nations as described in this article.

    Thanks for posting it, this is important news not being covered by the corporate media……as usual. They would rather cover Donald Trump pinatas.

Leave a Reply