Global financial system

The global financial system is the worldwide framework of legal agreements, institutions, and both formal and informal economic actors that together facilitate international flows of financial capital for purposes of investment and trade financing. Since emerging in the late 19th century during the first modern wave of economic globalization, its evolution is marked by the establishment of central banks, multilateral treaties, and intergovernmental organizations aimed at improving the transparency, regulation, and effectiveness of international markets. In the late 1800s, world migration and communication technology facilitated unprecedented growth in international trade and investment. At the onset of World War I, trade contracted as foreign exchange markets became paralyzed by money market illiquidity. Countries sought to defend against external shocks with protectionist policies and trade virtually halted by 1933, worsening the effects of the global Great Depression until a series of reciprocal trade agreements slowly reduced tariffs worldwide. Efforts to revamp the international monetary system after World War II improved exchange rate stability, fostering record growth in global finance.

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The Capital Note: Currency Clash

National Review 12 Aug 2020
The “exorbitant privilege” of reserve-currency status includes generally lower borrowing costs, a small amount of “seigniorage” on dollars held overseas, and the ability to act as a gatekeeper to the global financial system ... for participation in the global financial system....
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Morgan Stanley Launches Sustainable Solutions Accelerator to Address Global Sustainability Challenges

Odessa American 12 Aug 2020
“Whether the challenge is climate change, social justice or plastic waste reduction, we cannot drive global, systemic change ... Morgan Stanley is a leading global financial services firm providing investment banking, securities, investment management and wealth management services....
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Jimmy Lai shows why the West lost faith in Hong Kong’s courts

Taipei Times 12 Aug 2020
The contrast shows the collision of two vastly different legal systems ... For decades, Hong Kong’s legal system underpinned its position as Asia’s top financial center — a hub for multinationals and global media companies — as well as a trusted neutral jurisdiction for international arbitration involving major firms and even foreign governments....
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The Biggest Public Business Intelligence Firm Adopts Bitcoin

Crypto Economy 12 Aug 2020
It announced some plans to diversify investment in the Q2 2020 financial report, published on July 28th ... Since its inception over a decade ago, Bitcoin has emerged as a significant addition to the global financial system, with characteristics that are useful to both individuals and institutions....
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Increasing Medicaid funding crucial for rural families

Rocky Mount Telegram 12 Aug 2020
This would help make affordable health coverage available to more people at a time when we are fighting a global pandemic. This would protect jobs in the health care sector at a time when health systems are struggling financially....
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American software firm buys up $250 million in Bitcoin, stock jumps 10%

Cryptoslate 12 Aug 2020
As per a release Tuesday, Microstrategy said Bitcoin is now a cornerstone of its financial strategy in the coming ... He added Bitcoin has emerged as a significant addition to the global financial system, with characteristics that are useful to both individuals and institutions....
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Why This Nasdaq-Listed Company Is Going All-In on Bitcoin

NewsBTC 12 Aug 2020
Bitcoin has become a popular investment vehicle amongst retail and institutional investors, but it is also becoming a reserve asset for some companies ... “Bitcoin has emerged as a significant addition to the global financial system, with characteristics that are useful to both individuals and institutions ... Featured image from Unsplash. ....
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The government will always support the housing market

The Spectator 12 Aug 2020
I raise the question because we have just suffered a record fall in employment, with 220,000 jobs lost in the second quarter and almost certainly several million more to come as the furlough scheme in phased out ... Why? Ask yourself ... Negative equity, as we found out in 2008, is a bomb planted beneath the global financial system ... ....
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HK finance official says global investors speak positively of national security law, confident in Hong Kong

People Daily 11 Aug 2020
The implementation of the law will ensure a stable society and investment environment and reliable legal systems, which are crucial to Hong Kong consolidating its position as a global financial center, Hui told Xinhua ... With the support of the country, Hong Kong will remain as a competitive global financial center, Hui said....
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MicroStrategy Taking BTC Adoption to New Heights After Buying over 21k Bitcoin

Koinpost 11 Aug 2020
Since its inception over a decade ago, Bitcoin has emerged as a significant addition to the global financial system, with characteristics that are useful to both individuals and institutions ... Further, Saylor while mentioning company’s thought over financial and economic risks ......
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MicroStrategy Adopts Bitcoin as Primary Treasury Reserve Asset

The Marshall News Messenger 11 Aug 2020
Since its inception over a decade ago, Bitcoin has emerged as a significant addition to the global financial system, with characteristics that are useful to both individuals and institutions ... These dynamics have many corporations rethinking their offerings, operations, and systems, as well as their balance sheets and financial strategies....
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MicroStrategy Purchases $250,000,000 in Bitcoin, Says Top Crypto Can Maximize Long-Term Value for Shareholders

The Daily Hodl 11 Aug 2020
Since its inception over a decade ago, Bitcoin has emerged as a significant addition to the global financial system, with characteristics that are useful to both individuals and institutions ... easing adopted around the world, and global political and economic uncertainty....
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Time to shift from a profit-driven agenda to a new social contract

Business Day 11 Aug 2020
But across the world, the WEF has found that “the inconsistencies, inadequacies and contradictions of multiple systems — from health and financial to energy and education — are more exposed than ever amid a global context of concern for lives, livelihoods and the planet....

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