Vitol Group, the world’s largest independent oil-trading firm, has been startled by the prospects of peak oil demand as it must diversify operations today to survive the decade. Vitol recently formed a new business venture called Vava Cars, aiming to become “the most trusted car transaction platform in the world,” the company states on its website. …

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Global de-dollarization resumed in the second quarter according to data recently released by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). While the dollar share of global reserves increased in the first quarter of 2020, it fell sharply in Q2, resuming a more than two-year trend downward. The share of euros making up global reserves rose slightly and the share of yen…

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As the world obsesses over Trump’s taxes or whether or not he is using oxygen during his covid hospitalization, the biggest overhaul in monetary and currency history is quietly taking place just behind the scenes. Just two weeks ago, Cleveland Fed president Loretta Mester hinted at just how close the US is to a comprehensive…

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This is Part 1 of a 4-part series. fi·nan·cial·i·za·tion /fəˌnanCHələˈzāSHən, fīˌnanCHələˈzāSHən/ noun The process by which financial institutions, markets et cetera increase in size and influence. This definition is about as complex as one finds in the popular financial media, nestled in a hyperlink somewhere between a continuous onslaught of graphs, numbers, and opinions shouted…

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US equity futures were subdued and European stocks rebounded from an early selloff as markets tried to stem the Wednesday rout sparked after a range of Fed speakers urged further fiscal stimulus, even as investors braced for another staggering weekly jobless claims figure, the latest evidence of a slowing economic recovery from a pandemic-led recession.…

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