China’s cautious return to Syria’s oil market


Can an expanding Brics really offer a persuasive alternative to the US dollar?

Strike at Mexico Gold Mine Costs Newmont $3.7 Million a Day

Putin Agrees to Visit China in First Trip Since Arrest Warrant

Macron calls for strengthening French diplomacy to tackle changing world order

Great Middle Eastern Balancing Act

Türkiye, Saudi Arabia seek more trade, ink deal to boost mining co-op

Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Argentina to become permanent members of BRICS

BRICS heads of state express support for expansion of group



China, Japan share of U.S. bond market shrinks to record low

“Right now, changes in the world, in our times, and in history are unfolding in ways like never before” – China’s President 

Chinese President Xi Jinping publicly backed expansion of the BRICS bloc

Putin said the US dollar was losing its global role in an “objective and irreversible” process.

Donald Trump and the almighty dollar

JPMorgan’s ‘Most Prolific Spoofer’ Gets Two Years in Prison

Putin says BRICS works for ‘global majority’

Brazil’s Lula in favor of Argentina joining BRICS bloc

China’s Xi Skips Scheduled Speech to BRICS Business Forum

BRICS nations agree to launch new university ranking system

China’s President days said China and South Africa should “fear no hegemony” 

BRICS Latest: Xi, Lula Say Bloc to Pack More Heft on World Stage

BRICS Expansion Could Reshape Global Energy Markets

Jeremy Grantham Says Fed Is Kidding Itself on Avoiding a Recession

BRICS Expansion Wins Backing From South Africa’s Ramaphosa

BRICS summit: Cyril Ramaphosa backs China’s new financial order plans

China’s Evergrande files for bankruptcy

A Growing BRICS Bloc Shows U.S. Is Losing the Battle for the Global South

LARGEST COPPER PRODUCER: Chile’s Codelco at risk of insolvency as debt grows, CESCO report says

China’s state banks seen selling dollars for yuan in London and New York hours

The US government will add $5 billion to its debt pile every single day for the next ten years, says analyst

Thailand Pushes Yuan, Ringgit Use to Curb Baht Volatility

China Becomes the Largest Buyer of Gold Ahead of BRICS Summit

A $1.8 trillion wall of corporate debt coming due could cost jobs, Goldman warns

Cross-border debt boom aids China’s efforts to widen renminbi use

China Restricts Export of Chipmaking Metals in Clash with US

People of any gender can be pregnant, Bank of England states

Bolivia taps China, Russia in bid to unlock huge lithium riches

Russian firms are keen to develop further ties with the UAE: deputy PM

China Funds Told to End Real-Time Value Display, Report Says

Instant cross-border payments can tie ASEAN together more tightly

Iran’s president to visit three Latin American countries next week

BRICS: Financial assets supported by real assets, for example gold – stablecoins

Argentina may join BRICS’ New Development Bank as soon as August

‘Latin America, Asia and Europe want to become members of BRICS’ – SA ambassador

US debt a pyramid scheme – Russia’s top MP

Iran, Indonesia boost trade, look to promote ‘exchange in national currencies’

China welcomes BRICS expansion, nation says in response to Venezuela’s desire to join bloc

Xi Jinping tells China’s national security chiefs to prepare for ‘worst case’ scenarios

The Former Prime Minister of Malaysia is advocating for establishing an East Asian currency for trading purposes.

Iraq Boosts Gold Reserves by 2% in Single Day in Gradual Buildup

Saudi Arabia in talks to join China-based ‘Brics bank’

The G7 must accept that it cannot run the world

Ray Dalio says politicians will keep raising the debt limit – but doing so will lead to ‘disastrous financial collapse’

China surpasses Japan as world’s top auto exporter

Move over, U.S. dollar. China wants to make the yuan the global currency.

World’s Biggest Pulp Producer Considers Trading With China in Yuan

Gold miner says the push for more critical minerals will benefit the entire industry

Fed Reveals 722 Banks Reported Unrealized Losses Over 50% of Capital as Concerns Over US Banking Crisis Grow

Bank of Canada launches public consultations on digital currency

Argentina Reserves Slump to 7-Year Low…

NATO Warns That Russia Is Mapping EU, US Critical Assets

Pepe Escobar: Global De-Dollarization Nearing ‘Crossroads Moment’

Russian gold is now flooding the UAE, Turkey and Hong Kong after facing sanctions in the West

Half of America’s banks are potentially insolvent – this is how a credit crunch begins

Dollar being ‘gradually abandoned’ – IMF boss

Saudi Arabia, Iran to reopen embassies ‘within days’

Peru wants to seize lithium ‘window of opportunity,’ says minister

Digital Dollar Could Pose ‘Significant Risks’ to Americans’ Freedom, Fed Official Warns

Canada minister says Teck should stay in Canada amid Glencore bid

ECB says it can compensate banks if digital euro causes deposit flight

BRICS Draws Membership Requests From 19 Nations Before Summit

Zimbabwe’s Digital-Currency Plan Needs $100 Million of Gold

Iran Oil Snapped Up by Chinese Private Refiners as Market Shifts

China Strikes Energy Deals as Its Clout Grows in Middle East

De-Dollarization Is Happening at a ‘Stunning’ Pace, Jen Says

Billionaire Friedland Warns Against Foreign Takeover of Teck

Tunisia rejects IMF loans and wants to join BRICS

Peru Copper Exports Plummet 20% Even as Production Rises

Tin Jumps 11% as Major Mining Hub in Myanmar Plans Crackdown

US-China decoupling will have a devastating impact on the global economy

China’s top banker says rate hikes by Western nations fuel global financial instability

Opinion: Asian Monetary Fund’s moment has come at last

Could establishment of an Asian monetary fund help China’s yuan dethrone US dollar?

China’s March crude oil imports surge 22.5% from year earlier

China, Brazil deepen cooperation on yuan settlement as the alternative to US dollar aids cross-border trade, investment

Fed’s Williams Dismisses Link Between Rapid Rate Hikes and Bank Stress

Iran Oil Snapped Up by Chinese Private Refiners as Market Shifts

Tunisian Bonds Plunge After Leader Rejects IMF’s ‘Diktats’

Seize property to build wind and solar farms, says JP Morgan chief

China clears path for foreign investors to $5tn swaps market

Half a trillion in debt haircuts essential for sustainability – study

The West is trying to cut China out of rare earths⁠—and China is noticing

Opinion: U.S. deserves title as master of economic coercion

Tether Gained Access to U.S. Financial System Using Signature Bank

Liz Truss pension episode flags risk of further financial crises, says IMF

Financial turmoil will be felt for years, says JP Morgan boss

Malaysia, China to Discuss ‘Asian Fund’ to Cut US Dollar Dependency

U.S. bank deposits fall for the first time since 1940s

Russia shifts to Dubai benchmark in Indian oil deal

Analysis: Saudi crown prince acts to realign Mideast dynamics amid concern over US support

China leads global battery patent race for post-lithium-ion era

Japan Breaks With U.S. Allies, Buys Russian Oil at Prices Above Cap

Status of US Dollar as Global Reserve Currency and Exchange Rates: Slow Long-Term Decline on Track

China, Brazil Strike Deal To Ditch Dollar For Trade

Key Asian bloc looking to dump dollar and euro – media

China Settles First LNG Trade In Yuan

Sovereign defaults jump to record high amid rate hikes, Russia’s war on Ukraine, and Covid, Fitch says

Saudi Arabia takes step to join China-led security bloc, as ties with Beijing strengthen

Coinbase Aims to Stay in Canada; Binance Could Be Poised to Exit Amid Regulatory Shakeup

Kuroda says BOJ needs to be ready to issue digital yen

World economy risks fragmenting into separate trade blocks — Ban Ki-moon

Russia proposes to create geological platform of BRICS countries — ministry

Banking Crisis Raises Concerns About Hidden Leverage in the System

A new world order? BRICS nations offer alternative to West

A Timeline of Binance’s Run-Ins With Global Crypto Regulators

Schwab’s $7 Trillion Empire Built on Low Rates Is Showing Cracks

Binance Isn’t FTX. It’s Much Bigger and More Systemically Important to Crypto

China’s gold imports via HK triple in Feb on price dip

Rules for winding up big banks do not work, Swiss finance minister warns

Traders pile into bets on gold price rally

Opinion: The World’s Best Chartbook, A Preview

Spain approves $43 million to expand its gold coin options amid surging demand

Russia supports yuan payments in trade with other countries 

China-Russia advantage of political mutual trust into economic cooperation progress

Swiss gold exports to China, India rebounded in Feb as prices fell

Moscow and Beijing said they “oppose all forms of hegemony”

JPMorgan Owned the LME ‘Nickel’ That Was Actually Bags of Stones

Credit Suisse memorabilia up for grabs in online shops after merger

Saudi National Bank loses over $1 billion on Credit Suisse investment

Here’s how central banks have used gold in the last 30 years

UBS to buy Credit Suisse for more than $3B in government-brokered deal aiming to restore confidence

Exclusive: UBS seeks about $6 billion in government guarantees for Credit Suisse deal

Iran’s finance minister highlights surge in investment from Russia

Switzerland prepares emergency measures to deliver UBS takeover of Credit Suisse

Critical Metals Race Accelerates Amid Boom In Lithium Supply

Hyperinflation Argentina is ready to bloom

Russia Seeks Direct Fund Transfers, Easier Trade With Bangladesh

Macron uses special power to raise retirement age WITHOUT vote…

Bank shares rebound off lows as big banks come to the aid of First Republic

Beijing shipping rifles, body armor to Moscow...

With Russia visit, Xi pursues effort to upend U.S.-led global order...

African Nations Re-iterate Their Request To Join BRICS Amid Ongoing Global Political Woes

Australian gold price hits all-time record

Spain Increases Gold Bullion Coin Offering To Meet Rising Investor Demand

Iraq to allow trade with China in yuan – state media

Fed balance sheet balloons by almost $300 billion after SVB

Banks have borrowed $165 billion from the Fed in past week after SVB failure

Credit Suisse borrows more than $50 billion from Swiss National Bank after shares crash 30%

Treasury Secretary Yellen says not all uninsured deposits will be protected in future bank failures

First Republic Bank Executives Sold $12 Million in Stock in Months Before Crash

China would be among first paid under GOP debt limit plan, Treasury Secretary Yellen says

US sanctions amplify harm of bank’s failure

Billionaire investor Ray Dalio says the Silicon Valley Bank failure marks a ‘canary in the coal mine’ that will have repercussions beyond the VC world

Carl Icahn says our economy is breaking because of inflation and poor corporate leadership

U.S. bank loan plan provides Fed rate hike path amid SVB fallout

U.S. Treasury says record FDIC cash draw won’t affect debt ceiling ‘X-date’

Bank of Japan buys ETFs for second straight day

Government bonds held at banks may be so-called ‘toxic asset’ of next financial crisis, fund manager says

Credit Suisse Default Swaps Hit Record

Credit Suisse shares fall to new record…

Former FDIC Chair Isaac: This Is a Bailout

Ackman Says Regional Bank Stocks Are an ‘Incredible Bargain’ Now

U.S. Federal Home Loan Banks continue to see ‘heightened demand’

U.S. Federal Reserve to conduct review of oversight of Silicon Valley Bank

Fed’s New Backstop Shields Banks From $300 Billion of Losses

The largest bank run in history

Silicon Valley Bank failure could spark run on regional banks: sources

CEO of failed Silicon Valley Bank no longer a director at SF Fed

Shanghai Gold Exchange denies report on ‘doped’ gold bars from Australia

US consumers struggling to repay credit cards, Citi CFO says

China’s Xi Jinping Takes Rare Direct Aim at U.S. in Speech

A recession indicator just flashed its loudest warning ever as Fed chief Powell sees higher rates

EU to Tell Member States to Start Reining In National Debt

Australia’s Sovereign Wealth Fund Wary of China-US Fallout

China to Cut Number of Central Government Employees by 5%

Yellen warns climate change could trigger asset value losses, harming US economy

Japan Real Wages Slump Most Since 2014 Despite Government Push for More Pay

South America looks at creating “lithium OPEC”

Japan Piled Back Into U.S. Treasurys This Year. Investors Worry It Won’t Last.

China’s lowest growth target in decades signals new era of caution

China’s Cities Struggle Under Trillions of Dollars of Debt

Binance execs’ texts, documents show plan to avoid US scrutiny

‘Inflation is a monster that we need to knock on the head’: The chief of the European Central Bank says it must do more to bring down prices

Canada’s Crackdown on Chinese Funding Is Hurting Miners, Friedland Says

Iran says it’s discovered what could be the world’s second-largest lithium deposit

What Will Be Harder for the Fed? Taming Inflation or Its Office Renovation Expenses?

Mining Dealmakers Set for Year of Hot M&A After Monster Gold Bid

Inflation will remain high in volatile markets, warns hedge fund chief

Turkish Imports Of Russian Oil Hit Four-Month High In February

Mining M&A just saw its strongest run in a decade

No dry January for central bank gold buying

Yesterday’s QE Saddles Today’s Governments With Soaring Debt Cost

HSBC and Nationwide Ramp Up Crypto Limits

Saudi Firms Outline $51 Billion of Projects Under ‘Shareek’ Diversification Plan

MicroStrategy’s Saylor Must Face DC Income-Tax Suit, Judge Rules

UAE, Turkey Agree to Double Trade Up to $45 Billion as Ties Warm

Coinbase, Galaxy Digital abandon Silvergate after lender flags risks to business

Australia’s Central Bank Taps Mastercard and Others to Test CBDC Use Cases

Russia’s Largest Miner Is Selling Nickel to China in Yuan

Stubborn inflation will remain at a very high level, German central bank president says

Yuan Popularity Grows as Go-To Currency for International Settlements With China

Indian Investors Offered More Silver Product Choices Growth Expected Despite Entrenched Interest in Physical Holding

India’s Silver Imports Hit Record High in 2022

David Einhorn says investors should be ‘bearish on stocks and bullish on inflation’

Bundesbank warns losses from bond purchases will wipe out buffers

Ex-Biden Adviser Said Administration Was Pushing for Digital Dollar

Yen Bulls Stymied by Relentless Japanese Demand for Foreign Debt

Iran Rations Currency Sales After Rial Weakens to New Record Low

China’s Checkbook Diplomacy Has Bounced

Credit Suisse’s chairman faces probe over comments that potentially misled investors about client fund outflows, report says

Feds fine Mormon church for illicitly hiding $32 billion investment fund behind shell companies

China remains attractive market for Polymetal’s products, says CEO

Russia’s oil sales to China have hit their highest level since the invasion of Ukraine

Sumitomo to bypass China in EV rare-earth supply chains

Suez Canal revenue hits record monthly high of $594m in boost to Egypt’s economy

Iran: Trade With BRICS Reaches $31.8b During 10 Months

56% of bonds?! Corporate Japan is bracing itself for change at the BoJ

Iran: ‘Currency, gold exchange center to control market fluctuations’

Opinion: The Developing World’s Coming Debt Crisis

China Keeps Faith in US Bonds Even as It Sells Treasuries

Chinese Gold Imports Hit Highest Level Since 2018

Ukraine war turns Russia into a nation of gold bugs

2022 was record year for central bank gold buying, WGC confirms

Endeavour Mining expects more gold M&A

Binance exec suggests an audit of the world’s largest crypto exchange is still a ways off amid calls for greater transparency after FTX disaster

Russia in Africa: how Moscow bought a new sphere of influence on the cheap

86% of Stablecoin Issuer Tether Was Controlled by 4 People as of 2018: WSJ

Ray Dalio warns ‘money as we know it is in jeopardy’ and favors an inflation-linked cryptocurrency over bitcoin

Opinion: Warning issued for petrodollar

U.S. corporate default rate to rise in 2023: Moody’s

China doesn’t need to sell a single car in the US to dominate the American electric car market

Moody’s Is Working on Scoring System for Crypto Stablecoins

Russian FM says BRICS group to consider common currency

Opinion: Contesting the hegemony of the dollar

Sanctions-Proof Yuan to Putin’s Rescue After Oil Cap Hits Budget

Number of UK Firms Facing Collapse Jumps by Over a Third

Silvergate had close ties to Sam Bankman-Fried’s FTX and Alameda. The crypto bank was also reportedly a favorite of other troubled clients including an Australian Ponzi criminal

Gas and mining boom to transform Argentina’s economy, minister says

Yamana’s Peter Marrone says gold miners will keep merging and tin is the next big thing

Binance Acknowledges Storing User Funds with Collateral in Error

Saudi Central Bank continues to test its digital currency

Saudi Arabia’s Game for Success as an Emerging Power

Japan PM says country on the brink over falling birth rate

Brazil’s President suggests creating common currencies for BRICS, MERCOSUR

More nations plan to ditch U.S. dollar

Tether Overpowers Visa and Mastercard Concerning Settlement Volume

East Africa pushing to have single currency by 2027

CBDCs set to disrupt dollar dominance

Saudi Arabia can ‘bridge the gap’ between the U.S. and China, finance minister says

China Evergrande’s auditor quits on disagreement around 2021 audit-related matters

Central-Bank Digital Currencies Are Coming—Whether Countries Are Ready or Not

Zimbabwe’s Gold Coins Sell Above $2,000 Each For The First Time

Japanese yields top policy cap for 2nd day, defying massive BOJ buying

Nevada lithium mine gets conditional $700M government loan

Global Debt Racing to 366% of Output Risks Next Crisis, S&P Warns

A stablecoin collapse could spill into the U.S. bond market and economy, professor warns

Janet Yellen warns of ‘extraordinary measures’ as U.S. on track to hit debt ceiling next week

LME Data-Entry Error Showed Copper Down 77% in Latest Glitch

China’s trade surplus swells to $877.6B as exports grow

Barrick Open to Mining Ventures with Saudi Arabia, CEO Says

Exclusive: UK watchdog blocks LME plan to restart Asian hours nickel trade-sources

China Includes Digital Yuan in Cash Circulation Data for First Time

Sweden’s central bank to report $7.7 bln loss for 2022

Saudi Arabia Sets Up New Firm to Invest in Global Mining Assets

Tens of thousands of Canadians could default on mortgages due to rising rates, bank CEOs say

Chinese developers facing $141 billion in maturing bonds this year

Binance Acknowledges Past Flaws in Maintaining Stablecoin Backing

Canada’s Office Vacancies Hit a Record as Space Floods Market

BRICS undermine dollar hegemony with gold purchases

Bank of England criticises UK banks’ risk management systems

China Readies for Reopening With Huge Quota for Crude Imports

Swiss National Bank posts record $143 billion loss in 2022

China Extends Gold Buying With Fresh Flows to Central Bank

Gold Giant JPMorgan May Move Into Precious Metals Clearing in Zurich

China Readies for Reopening With Huge Quota for Crude Imports

World food prices hit record high in 2022

BRICS Should Admit More Members, South Africa’s Ruling Party Says

China Weighs Steps to Shore Up ‘Too-Big-to-Fail’ Developers

Ex-CFO pleads guilty to stealing from SPACs to trade meme stocks, cryptocurrencies

Taxpayers in the UK to pay £167bn for QE

Third of world economy to hit recession in 2023, IMF head warns

Shop closures in UK hit highest total for five years

Majority of Japan’s food, household goods makers plan 2023 price hike

LME Ends Chaotic Year With Metal Stockpiles at 25-Year Low

Pension funds must take ‘extreme care’ with liquidity risks, says OECD

Stock and bond markets shed more than $30tn in ‘brutal’ 2022

Gold buyers binge on biggest volumes for 55 years – Barrick CEO

‘Silent killer’ liquidity crisis will stalk global financial system in 2023 

Evergrande Misses Overhaul Proposal Deadline Amid Creditor Talks

China to Extend the Onshore Yuan’s Trading Hours in Global Push

Turkey’s Central Bank Says Shift from Dollars to Liras Is Top Objective for 2023

Permitted share of China’s yuan in Russian wealth fund doubled to 60% -finmin

Central banks buy gold at fastest pace in 55 years

Credit Cracks Widen With Distressed Debt Ballooning

Russia Set to Export Large Amounts of Diesel Before EU Sanctions

Joe Biden’s green subsidies may backfire, warns EU commissioner

Bank of Japan buys record amount of bonds to defend governor’s new target

Opinion: Why do the rich get richer — even during global crises?

East-West battleground will shift from fossil fuels to metals

Bankman-Fried, FTX execs received billions in hidden loans, ex-Alameda CEO says

Former Alameda CEO confirms firm borrowed billions from FTX customer deposits as part of plea deal

Russia Threatens to Cut Oil Output in Response to Western Sanctions

Tether transparency: A lesson in lying

China Buys a Record Amount of Russian LNG as Oil And Coal Purchases Also Surge

Suddenly Everyone Is Hunting for Alternatives to the US Dollar

Bank of Japan shock raises 2023 global liquidity risks

Germany Returns to Coal as Energy Security Trumps Climate Goals

A global drug cartel used Binance to launder millions

Next Financial Crisis Will Be From Crypto if It’s Not Banned: Indian Central Bank Governor

Aramco in Talks With Investors on $110 Billion Gas Project

BOJ fires shot across US Treasury market’s bow

US Prosecutors Look to Charge Binance, Executives on Possible Money Laundering Violations

EU could face gas shortage next year, IEA warns

World Bank chief economist calls for overhaul of government bailouts

UK has no plan to cut interest BoE pays to banks: Treasury

China to use Shanghai exchange for yuan energy deals with Gulf nations – Xi

Ex-JPMorgan Gold Trader Found Guilty of Fraud in Spoofing Trial

BlackRock says get ready for a recession unlike any other and ‘what worked in the past won’t work now’

Belgium’s National Bank to record first loss since World War Two

World’s poorest countries’ debt interest payments rise 35%, report says

Nigeria Caps ATM Cash Withdrawals at $45 Daily to Push Digital Payments

Oh Canada! Consumer debt climbs to highest level since early pandemic, up 7% since last year

World Economy Heads for One of Its Worst Years in Three Decades

US debt explosion funded by Americans, not foreign countries, posing risks to economic growth

US-led price cap on Russian crude oil could see more of it shipped to energy-hungry China

UK risks sleepwalking into food supply crisis, says farmers’ union

Opinion: Inflation won’t bail out taxpayers from the rising burden of federal debt

Bankrupt crypto lender Celsius gets the go-ahead to hand out $2.8 million in bonuses to keep employees from quitting

High Debt Levels Could Pressure Developing Countries as Global Economy Slows

ICE warns EU gas price cap could see prices rise

Germany says borrowing more money to compete with the U.S. would be a ‘threat’ to Europe

Poorest Nations’ Debt-Service Payments Surge 35% to $62 Billion

Bank of Canada Nears the End of Its Interest-Rate Hiking Cycle

Russia Considers Oil Price Floor…

JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon Calls Crypto Tokens ‘Pet Rocks’

Glencore Says This Time Is Different for Coming Copper Shortage

India Trade Ministry Seeks to Cut Gold Tariff to Curb Smuggling

Russia and China shift further away from dollar

‘Huge, Missing and Growing:’ $65 Trillion in Dollar Debt Sparks Concern

High Global Debt Is Making Rate Hikes Trickier, BIS’s Borio Says

FX swap debt a $80 trillion ‘blind spot’ global regulator says

Hackers linked to Chinese government stole millions in Covid benefits, Secret Service says

Opinion: A world facing multiple crises

Saudi prince seeks Mideast leadership, independence with Xi’s visit 

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