William (aka Bill the Godfather)

William (aka Bill the Godfather)

Thursday, February 10, 2011

IMF Director calls for new world currency

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, managing director of the International Monetary Fund, has called for a new world currency that would challenge the dominance of the dollar and protect against future financial instability.

“Global imbalances are back, with issues that worried us before the crisis - large and volatile capital flows, exchange rate pressures, rapidly growing excess reserves - on the front burner once again,” Strauss-Kahn said. “Left unresolved, these problems could even sow the seeds of the next crisis.”

“When we worry about the deficiencies of the international monetary system, we are mostly worrying about volatility,” he added. There is “a sense that money sometimes flows around the globe in too-volatile a fashion and that countries need a more stable, more predictable external environment in order to prosper”, he said.

He suggested adding emerging market countries' currencies, such as the yuan, to a basket of currencies that the IMF administers could add stability to the global system.
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There is already a global currency. It's called gold.

2 comments:

Visibilium said...

The IMF won't let go of the SDR idea.

Hal (GT) said...

You got that right about there always being a global currency.

And it's no surprise that China is eating up as much as they can get.