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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What will a cashless China mean for the world?

New Statesman 30 Nov 2020
A new Chinese digital currency could help the country forge an alternative to the US-led global financial system ... Creating an alternative to the US-led global financial system is key to China’s plan to shake off American leverage, according to Huang Qifan, an executive at the Beijing-based think tank, China International Economic Exchange Center....

Tokyo Stock Exchange CEO resigns over system failure in October

Live Mint 30 Nov 2020
1 outage came as Japan has been pushing to boost Tokyo's standing as a global financial centre ... "It is regrettable that this happened at Japan's main exchange at a time when Japan is aiming to improve its standing as a global financial centre," Kiyota told a news conference after apologising and saying he felt responsible....

Facebook Libra's first digital coin arriving in January: Report

Sify 30 Nov 2020
The Libra Association, which manages Facebook's cryptocurrency project, will launch a single coin backed by one dollar as early as January, The Financial Times reported on Friday ... "I am thrilled to be joining the Libra Association as it progresses toward enabling a more inclusive global financial system," said Bhavsar....

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Odessa American 30 Nov 2020
The "Continuous and Predictive Emission Monitoring Systems Market, Size, Share, Outlook and COVID-19 Strategies, Global Forecasts from 2019 to 2026" report has been added to's offering ... 4 Global Continuous and Predictive Emission Monitoring Systems Market Outlook across Types to 2026....

Hong Kong Leader Has to Sit on Piles of Cash Because of U.S. Sanctions

Caixin Online 30 Nov 2020
Although the U.S.’ unilateral sanctions bill is not directly binding for the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT), a global financial messaging system dominated by the U.S., the cooperative may end up suspending financial services for sanctioned institutions to avoid potential severe penalties for violating U.S....

Investment Firm Managing $73 Billion Bullish on Bitcoin, Says Crypto King Can’t Be Banned

The Daily Hodl 30 Nov 2020
Speaking with the Australian Financial Review’s economic correspondent Matthew Cranston, Pendal Group’s head of bond, income, and defensive strategies Vimal Gor says the pandemic has accelerated long-overdue structural changes in the global financial ecosystem....

Bitcoin price hits all-time high of almost $20,000

The Observer 30 Nov 2020
Tyler Winklevoss, a venture capitalist who was the first publicly identified bitcoin billionaire along with his twin brother, has written that he believes a single bitcoin could eventually be worth $500,000 as it takes an increasing role in the global financial system....

XRP Price Surge After Ripple Exec Denounces Bitcoin Maximalism

Inside Bitcoins 30 Nov 2020
Asheesh Birla stands as the General Manager of RippleNet, and gave an interesting comment on a Lend Academy podcast ... Bitcoin Can’t Serve Every Niche ... Massive Price Actions In The Meantime ... Ripple Vs The US ... He declared the US to be too behind when it comes to the next generation of the global financial system, which will be based on cryptocurrencies....

Sudan Continues Its Evolution

Black Hills Pioneer 30 Nov 2020
As a result of its rehabilitation, Sudan will once again have access to the global financial system, international aid, and other benefits including international business investment....


The Siasat Daily 29 Nov 2020
Recommendation by Geojit Financial Services ... System sales recovery for Q2FY21 stands at 82.3% YoY, whereas Like-for-Like sales recovery stands at 86.9% ... Recommendation by Emkay Global Financial Services ... Motherson Sumi Systems — Buy. Recommendation by Emkay Global Financial Services....

After exec declares Bitcoin maximalism 'over,' XRP price surges

XBT.MONEY 29 Nov 2020
In a podcast for Lend Academy recorded Nov ... “I think that the days when folks believed that there’s only going to be Bitcoin, I think, are over ... Larsen believes authorities in the U.S. have a “regulation through enforcement” policy and are “woefully behind” in preparing for the cryptocurrency-based next generation of a global financial system ... Source....

Brexit: Food chain disruption and the death of the land bridge

RTE 28 Nov 2020
Transit means the goods being placed in sealed trucks and bonded - ie, underwritten by a financial guarantee that they won't go missing during transit - and then registered via the global system for transiting goods known as the NCTS (New Computerised Transit System)....

Future ‘extremely bright’ for UK’s Islamic finance economy

Arab News 27 Nov 2020
It has been a hard year for the global financial markets ... The UK was the first member of the EU to authorise Islamic banks, and has been providing Islamic financial service for over 30 years ... The future is looking extremely bright not just for the UK Islamic financial system, but the global Islamic financial system.”....