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UN Says New Currency Is Needed to Fix Broken ‘Confidence Game’

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posted on Sep, 8 2009 @ 01:22 AM
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New calls for a Global Currency from the UN>

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UN Says New Currency Is Needed to Fix Broken ‘Confidence Game’

By Jonathan Tirone

Sept. 7 (Bloomberg) -- The dollar’s role in international trade should be reduced by establishing a new currency to protect emerging markets from the “confidence game” of financial speculation, the United Nations said.

UN countries should agree on the creation of a global reserve bank to issue the currency and to monitor the national exchange rates of its members, the Geneva-based UN Conference on Trade and Development said today in a report.

China, India, Brazil and Russia this year called for a replacement to the dollar as the main reserve currency after the financial crisis sparked by the collapse of the U.S. mortgage market led to the worst global recession since World War II. China, the world’s largest holder of dollar reserves, said a supranational currency such as the International Monetary Fund’s special drawing rights, or SDRs, may add stability.

“There’s a much better chance of achieving a stable pattern of exchange rates in a multilaterally-agreed framework for exchange-rate management,” Heiner Flassbeck, co-author of the report and a UNCTAD director, said in an interview from Geneva. “An initiative equivalent to Bretton Woods or the European Monetary System is needed.”

The 1944 Bretton Woods agreement created the modern global economic system and institutions including the IMF and World Bank.

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posted on Sep, 8 2009 @ 01:56 AM
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This is utter bull! Its obvious..thei simply trying to help wall street AND the feederal reserve hide any and all of their mistakes. They know the governemnt screwed up big time now, and to try and avoid a continental depression, here is USA, thier simly trying to sweep thier mistakes under the rug. I am clueless, as to how they can get away with this, only ot later make the same greedy mistakes so once again, we the poeple are screwed in society.



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