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Are the Dollar’s Days Numbered?

Tick tock tick tock…October 1st is quickly approaching and this day is bringing with it what could be a pivotal moment in the global economy and trade as we know it today. On the first of October, the International Monetary Fund will officially add the Chinese Renminbi to its Special Drawing Rights or SDR basket of currencies. With this move by the IMF, the Chinese currency will take its place among the elite currencies of the world including the euro, yen, pound and dollar. This... Continue Reading

World Bank to Become First SDR Bond Issuer in China

The People’s Bank of China recently approved the inaugural issue of bonds denominated in SDRs (Special Drawing Rights) by the World Bank. This is the first bank to receive such approval and represents the beginning of the SDR bond market in the world’s second largest economy. In issuing the SDR bonds, the World Bank is expanding its product base as it looks to open and develop new markets. Why is this important? This new issue of SDR bonds in the Chinese market may yet be... Continue Reading