Prophecy in today's headlines

Head of IMF Proposes New Global Reserve Currency

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the head of the International Monetary Fund, suggested Friday the organization might one day be called on to provide countries with a global reserve currency that would serve as an alternative to the U.S. dollar. “That day has not yet come, but I think it is intellectually healthy to explore these kinds of […]

Is The US Russia?

Is the US Russia? The question seems provocative, if not outrageous. Yet the person asking it is Simon Johnson, former chief economist at the International Monetary Fund and a professor at the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In an article in the May issue of the Atlantic Monthly, Prof Johnson […]

UN Panel Welcomes Debate Over New Global Reserve Currency

Editors Note – For those keeping score… This makes it 3. Russia, China and now the UN have each announced  advocating a move to a global currency at the  upcoming  G20 conference. The head of a United Nations expert panel discussing solutions to the financial crisis on Thursday welcomed the debate over a new global […]

China Proposes One Global Currency

China’s central bank on Monday proposed replacing the US dollar as the international reserve currency with a new global system controlled by the International Monetary Fund. In an essay posted on the People’s Bank of China’s website, Zhou Xiaochuan, the central bank’s governor, said the goal would be to create a reserve currency “that is […]

World Bank Offers Dire Forecast For World Economy

In a bleaker assessment than those of most private forecasters, the World Bank predicted Sunday that the global economy would shrink in 2009 for the first time since World War II. The bank did not provide a specific estimate, but bank officials said its economists would be publishing one in the next several weeks. Until […]