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Putin says dump dollar
« on: September 01, 2015, 05:37:09 PM »
http://www.rt.com/business/313967-putin-says-dump-dollar/
Putin says dump dollar
1 Sep, 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.
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Re: Putin says dump dollar
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2015, 05:44:17 PM »
Until the Euro folds, I don't see these incremental slings and arrows challenging the dollar's magic power all that much. The inevitable collapse of the Euro is like insurance for anyone holding dollars or US Treasuries.

But at some point, not sure just when, the chickens will definitely come home to roost.
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Re: Putin says dump dollar
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2015, 08:44:30 PM »
I don't think the Eurasian bloc can withstand the inevitable collapse of the west, but they are certainly going to try.  This article is Putin's unambiguous statement that it's not just 'shielding ourselves from international disturbances' but "Dump the Dollar!"
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