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A Brief History of Gold and the World Economy

Published by Julien Chevalier | Feb 21, 2024 | 12668

The history of gold spans several millennia and the entire globe. The cornerstone of civilizations, used as a medium of exchange and then as a standard, gold as a currency helped create trust between individuals. As the heart of the global economy shifted, so did the world's gold reserves.

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China: The Deleveraging Process Has Begun

Published by Laurent Maurel | Feb 9, 2024 | 14576

Chinese investors continue to shun the stock market and the real estate sector. This week, the real estate crisis took on a new dimension with the liquidation of Evergrande. China's largest property developer was forced into bankruptcy due to the lack of a convincing restructuring plan, resulting in...

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The Never-Ending Crisis of U.S. Regional Banks

Published by Julien Chevalier | Feb 6, 2024 | 11329

The banking crisis of spring 2023 was marked, first and foremost, by the failure of three US regional banks. These types of banks, which are all the more vulnerable to market conditions and are not systemic, are still experiencing financial difficulties that could lead to further bankruptcies.

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The New Creditors of Developing Countries

Published by Julien Chevalier | Jan 30, 2024 | 9847

For over half a century, Western financial institutions such as the IMF and the World Bank have played a decisive role in financing developing countries. Growing hostility to these institutions, and the structural reforms they require, have gradually enabled other states and organizations to assert...

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Can the Market Euphoria Last?

Published by Laurent Maurel | Jan 25, 2024 | 9876

Chinese investors are abandoning their own stock market and seeking exposure to growth in the US and Japanese markets. Gold could be sold in the short term in a deflationary wave, but it would also serve as the ultimate refuge for international investors disappointed by a stock market they believed...

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The Silver Shortage Worsens

Published by Cyrille Jubert | Jan 23, 2024 | 26234

Two of the world's largest silver mines, located in Mexico, closed their operations. Silver stocks on the Shanghai Future Exchange are falling. Andrew Maguire says that wholesale silver is not trading at the COMEX silver price or the LBMA fixing, but at a much higher price.

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