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Russia-China gold reserves could shake U.S. economic dominance, expert tells RT
From Russia Today, Moscow
Monday, January 8, 2018
The gold accumulated by China and Russia could be seen as part of a strategy to move away from international trade denominated in U.S. dollars, according to Singapore's Bullion Star precious metals expert Ronan Manly.
Manly exclusively told RT that there is a shift occurring regarding the two countries building up their gold reserves, to perhaps returning to gold-backed currencies in the future and a move away from the global dominance of the U.S. dollar, which is no longer supported by gold.
"China and Russia have both been aggressively accumulating their official gold reserves over the last 10 to 15 years," Manly said, adding that only a decade ago each of them held around or less than 400 tons. "But now both these nations hold a combined 3,670 tons of gold."
"Interestingly, both Russia and China publicize and promote their accumulations of gold and publicly refer to gold as a strategic monetary asset. They make no secret of this. But on the flip side, the U.S. does the opposite, and constantly downplays the strategic role of gold."
According to Manly, for Russia and China gold is the only strategic monetary asset that could provide independence from the U.S. dollar. ...
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