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Zimbabwe's new finance minister says soldiers and civil servants have started to be paid in US dollars to help revive the shattered economy...

2009-02-18

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The EU's economy commissioner Joaquin Almunia rejected a Chinese proposal for a new reserve currency on 24 March, saying he felt the dollar would remain the world's reserve currency for the foreseeable future...

2009-03-25

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China's central bank has reiterated its call for a new reserve currency to replace the US dollar...

2009-06-26

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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has suggested an end to the trading of oil in US dollars, calling the currency "a worthless piece of paper". ... The dollar has weakened considerably against the euro and other currencies in the past 12 months. Its decline has affected the revenues of Opec members because most of them price and sell their oil exports in the US currency. Mr Ahmadinejad said that all Opec countries had showed...

2007-11-18

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The dollar has fallen following a report that Gulf states are in secret talks to replace the greenback as the main currency for the trading of oil.

2009-10-06

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Calls for a rethink of the dollar's status as world's sole benchmark currency come amid concerns about its long-term value as the U.S. Federal Reserve moved to pump more than a trillion dollars of new cash into the ailing economy...

2009-03-19

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A printing error has forced the US to stockpile $110bn in new $100 notes until officials can sort and destroy the flawed bills.

2010-12-07

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Chinese President Hu Jintao has said the international currency system dominated by the US dollar is a "product of the past"...

2010-01-17

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Recent events, including stock market falls, the escalating sovereign debt crises, US credit rating downgrade and a near-stalling of growth in the developed world is leading increasing numbers of experts to wonder if the world is facing some fundamental changes.

2011-08-18

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