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In this area we publish important business and financial news from time to time. These are often connected to expat and privacy themes.

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The Process of De-Dollarization

The Process of De-Dollarization

For decades the US Dollar, as the pre-eminent hard currency, has been the most important of the world's reserve currencies. But the last decade especially has seen its importance sliding down, now at its lowest in 25 years.

Innovative Form of Gold Currency

Innovative Form of Gold Currency

With the gold's raising value and renewed interest to use it as a currency, the Central Bank of Uzbekistan has come up with a gold bar in a card. With values of 5, 10, 20 and 50 grams, these unique mini gold bars can be used for purchase or saving.

COVID-19 Crisis

The COVID-19 Crisis

Could this pademic become more of an economic and social crisis, rather than a health one? The crisis could produce more economic hardship and social problems, surpassing health and medical issues in the long run.

BRICS to Set Gold Trading System

BRICS to Set Gold Trading System

The BRICS countries are planning to set up a gold trading system, to compete with the established gold trading markets in the Western world. Gold is growing in its importance as a hedge against value-losing paper currencies.


ABSENCE OF DEBATE

...When ideology rules, as we are seeing at home today with COVID and climate delusions, fact and argument lose their power. Careful adherence to slogans and politically acceptable speech replace [sorely needed] public debate.

- - - George Gilder, Gilder's Daily Prophecy, March 11th, 2021