Samstag, 21. März 2009

Bald eine neue Währung?

Gibt es bald eine neue Reservewährung?
Schenkt man einer Reuters Meldung vom 18 März 2009 Glauben, könnte dies der Fall sein.

Gemäss Reuters soll eine UNO Experten Kommission, am 25 März, eine offizielle Empfehlung heraus geben.
Die Kommission empfiehlt den US-Dollar durch eine neue Rechnungseinheit als Reservewährung zu ersetzen.
Diese neue Rechnungseinheit soll aus eine Korb aus Währungen bestehen, ähnlich wie es der ECU in der EU war zwischen
1979 und 1998.



U.N. panel says world should ditch dollar

Wed Mar 18, 2009 11:16am EDT

By Jeremy Gaunt, European Investment Correspondent

LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - A U.N. panel will next week recommend that the world ditch the dollar as its reserve currency in favor of a shared basket of currencies, a member of the panel said on Wednesday, adding to pressure on the dollar.

Currency specialist Avinash Persaud, a member of the panel of experts, told a Reuters Funds Summit in Luxembourg that the proposal was to create something like the old Ecu, or European currency unit, that was a hard-traded, weighted basket.

Persaud, chairman of consultants Intelligence Capital and a former currency chief at JPMorgan, said the recommendation would be one of a number delivered to the United Nations on March 25 by the U.N. Commission of Experts on International Financial Reform.

"It is a good moment to move to a shared reserve currency," he said.

Russia is also planning to propose the creation of a new reserve currency, to be issued by international financial institutions, at the April G20 meeting, according to the text of its proposals published on Monday.


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EGR / 2009-03-21