Best of the Week
Most Popular
1.BrExit Looks Set to Win EU Referendum, Final Opinion Polls Give LEAVE Lead Over REMAIN - Nadeem_Walayat
2.BrExit Morning - New Dawn for Britain, Independence Day! - Nadeem_Walayat
3.LEAVE Wins EU Referendum - Sterling and FTSE Hit Hard, Pollsters, Bookies and Markets All WRONG! - Nadeem_Walayat
4.BrExit to Save Europe from Climate Change Refugee Migration Apocalypse - Nadeem_Walayat
5.Trading BrExit - Stocks, Bonds, Sterling, Opinion Polls, Bookmaker Odds and My Forecast - Nadeem_Walayat
6.EU Referendum Latest Opinion Polls Show LEAVE Halting REMAINs Surge - Nadeem_Walayat
7.Gold And Silver – Insanity Is World “Norm.” Keep Stacking! - Michael_Noonan
8.Trading BrExit - British Pound Plunges, FTSE Stock Futures Slump on LEAVE Shock Referendum Win - Nadeem_Walayat
9.Gold And Silver: Security, And BREXIT - Michael_Noonan
10.BrExit Vote - "The Trend is Set" -- And What You Should Pay Attention to Next - EWI
Free Silver
Last 7 days
Gold's Final Warning of Impending Monetary Collapse - 1st July 16
China Can and Will Confiscate Gold When it Suits Them! - 1st July 16
Carney Sparks More RISK ON Market Trades - 1st July 16
Gold, Silver Reaction Following Brexit, Central Bank Desperation Never More Evident… - 1st July 16
Stock Market Rally is Wearning Thin - 1st July 16
UK Interest Rate Cut to 0.25% Imminent and More QE Money Printing - 1st July 16
Michael 'Little Finger' Gove Slays Boris 'Baratheon' Johnson in Game of Thrones for Next Tory PM - 30th June 16
Gold, Silver, Bonds and Stocks Path Towards Inflation - 30th June 16
Stock Market SPX Rally Nearing its End as DB Gets Slammed - 30th June 16
Brexit & The Precipice - 30th June 16
Gold and Silver Precious Metals Bull Market Update - 30th June 16
14 Signs the World Is on the Verge of Generational Chaos - 30th June 16
BrExit Stock Market Upwards Crash as FTSE Recovers 100% of Friday Plunge - 30th June 16
Stock Market Rally Runs Out of Steam - 29th June 16
Rapid Growth:The Financial Trends Of Online Gaming - 29th June 16
FTSE and Sterling Brexit Trading, Deconstruction of the EU Referendum Result - 29th June 16
Stock Market Bounce May be Over - 28th June 16
Stock Market Meltdown Likely to Drive Gold Towards $1,500 - 28th June 16
Brexit Victory over the EU Globalists - 28th June 16
Brexit Psyop: Greenspan Falsely Blames the Brits for the Crash and Chaos to Follow - 28th June 16
Greenspan Calls Brexit a ‘Terrible Outcome’ as Euro Area Tested - 27th June 16
Stock Market SPX Below Mid-Cycle Support - 27th June 16
Best Holidays for Summer 2016 - 27th June 16
Another Stocks Bear Market? - 27th June 16
BBC EU Referendum Result Highlights - YouGov, Markets, Bookmakers, Pollsters ALL WRONG! - 26th June 16
Investors Map Post-Brexit Strategies Amid Global Market Upheaval - 26th June 16
Gold Price Weekly COT Update - 26th June 16
First the UK, then Scotland ... then Texas? - 26th June 16
Stocks Bear Market Resumes or Just More Noise - 26th June 16
Gold And Silver: Security, And BREXIT - 25th June 16
Dow, Euro & Brexit Recap - 25th June 16
Resistance Holding Gold Stocks after Brexit - 25th June 16
Venezuela vs. Ecuador (Chavismo vs. Chavismo Dollarized) - 25th June 16
Gold, Silver And PM Stocks Summer Doldrums Risk - 24th June 16
Here’s Why China “Economic Hard-Landing” Worries Are Overblown - 24th June 16
Jubilee Jolt: Markets Crash, Gold Skyrockets as Britain Takes Brexit - 24th June 16
BrExit Morning - New Dawn for Britain, Independence Day! - 24th June 16
LEAVE Wins EU Referendum - Sterling and FTSE Hit Hard, Pollsters, Bookies and Markets All WRONG! - 24th June 16
Trading BrExit - British Pound Plunges, FTSE Stock Futures Slump on LEAVE Shock Referendum Win - 24th June 16
EU Referendum Shock Results Putting BrExit LEAVE in the Lead Hitting Sterling Hard - 24th June 16

Free Instant Analysis

Free Instant Technical Analysis


Market Oracle FREE Newsletter

Market Volaility

Russia and China May Destroy Petrodollar

Politics / US Dollar Sep 17, 2014 - 07:02 PM GMT

By: Pravda

Politics

Actions of the West in Eastern Europe and ongoing pressure on Russia may eventually intensify the movement to combat the petrodollar. The biggest danger to the oil currency is likely to be related to China and its plans to increase the role of the yuan in the world.

Russia and China currently discuss the creation of a system of inter-bank transactions, which would be an analogue to the international system of bank transfers - SWIFT. This was announced by First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov after talks in Beijing.


"Yes, this idea was discussed and supported," he said, when asked about the possible creation of an analogue to SWIFT in bank transactions between China and Russia.

SWIFT is an international interbank information transfer and payment system. The system is also known as SWIFT-BIC (Bank Identifier Codes), BIC code, SWIFT ID or SWIFT code. The system was founded in 1973; 239 banks from 15 countries acted as co-founders.

SWIFT is an association established under the Belgian law. More than 9,000 banks from 209 countries (as of 2010) act as founders. Headquartered in Brussels, Belgium. The number of SWIFT users exceeds 10,000 organizations, including about 1,000 corporations.

Each bank in the system has a unique SWIFT-code. To make a payment in Europe, it is enough to know the SWIFT code of the bank and the IBAN-code of the recipient. SWIFT processes over one million remittances daily.

After September 11, 2001, the CIA and the US Treasury gained access to SWIFT information. Annually, SWIFT processes about 2.5 billion payment orders.

Curiously, the UK proposed limiting Russia's access to SWIFT for only two weeks. Russia once again shows that it may abandon the dollar, if necessary, on its own terms.

The Russian authorities intended to reduce the dependence of the financial market on SWIFT after the first wave of US sanctions, when international payment systems Visa and MasterCard refused to work with a number of Russian banks.

According to Shuvalov, Russia also discussed the creation of an independent rating agency with China. Specific proposals are to be made by the end of 2014.

With regard to China's payment system UnionPay, which is expected to become one of the partners of the Russian national payment system, the system is ready to cooperate fully and provide necessary infrastructure.

"As for the payment system, it is clear what to do and how to move on, then the settlement system by analogy with SWIFT is an idea that we all liked today. We proposed it, and took it positively. We will begin to work it through," said the first deputy prime minister.

All this indicates that the Eurasian Economic Union will gradually abandon the dollar. Barack Obama's presidency may go down in history as the time period, when the dollar began to lose its influence. Obama already faces accusations of destroying the foreign policy of the United States, let alone the fact that he is referred to as the worst president in the history of the United States. The end of dollar hegemony will undermine the status of the world's reserve currency, which will trigger the fast and uncontrolled collapse of the American empire, zerohedge.com website said.

As soon as Russia and China show that it is really possible to abandon the dollar, especially given the fact that the United States is pushing for this, other countries will follow their example.

Pravda.Ru

Pravda.ru

Disclaimer: The above is a matter of opinion provided for general information purposes only and is not intended as investment advice. Information and analysis above are derived from sources and utilising methods believed to be reliable, but we cannot accept responsibility for any losses you may incur as a result of this analysis. Individuals should consult with their personal financial advisors.

Pravda Archive

© 2005-2016 http://www.MarketOracle.co.uk - The Market Oracle is a FREE Daily Financial Markets Analysis & Forecasting online publication.


Post Comment

Only logged in users are allowed to post comments. Register/ Log in

Catching a Falling Financial Knife