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By Rhod Mackenzie

It is undeniable that the financial situation in the United States is concerning. The primary indicator of this is the staggering national debt, which has surpassed $34 trillion for the first time in the country's history this year. As noted by prominent American economists: Acco...

By Rhod Mackenzie

Russia has become the leading economy in Europe and the fifth in the world in terms of purchasing power parity (PPP). It has not only overtaken Germany, but is also preparing to catch up with Japan. What does PPP mean? And how has Russia achieved such a rise?
Russia has become t...

By Rhod Mackenzie

The Indian rupee begins trading on Thursday, February 1, with a slight decline against the American currency - by 0.08%, to 82.97 per dollar. Overall, the pair has traded around 83 per dollar since mid-January, slightly weaker than its four-month high of 82.8 reached on January 1...

By Rhod Mackenzie

Russian electronics importers have stopped using dollars and euros for payments and are now using currencies such as yuan and dirhams from friendly countries, according to news reports. This has helped to avoid price increases for equipment and, in some cases, even reduce prices....

Amidst the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war, more countries have shifted from decades-long petrodollar, as over a fifth of global oil trade in 2023 were completed in currencies different from the U.S. dollar.

Coming at a time when operators in Nigeria are seeking ways to settle domestic oil and gas trad...

By Phil Butler

As of the time of me writing this , US dollar reserves have fallen by 6.5% as foreign central banks cut ties with the currency. The BRICS countries, especially those in the global South, are leading the charge to depart from the decades-long dominance of the American currency. China...