Turkey Lira Collapses Another 15% in One Day as Erdogan Defends Rate Cuts

Turkey’s currency, the lira collapse accelerated Tuesday, down 15% on the day. This was its second-worst day ever with the latest catalyst President Tayyip Erdogan defending the Turley Central Bank sharp rate cuts. He vows to win his so called “economic war of independence”. Meanwhile Turks can’t afford bare necessities as inflation runs rampant from the collapsed currency. Erdogan has dug his heals in from the widespread criticism and pleas to reverse course on rates. Highlights (via Reuters) Lira has … Continue reading “Turkey Lira Collapses Another 15% in One Day as Erdogan Defends Rate Cuts”

Monetary Authority of Singapore Encouraging Crypto Firms To Operate In The Country

The Central Bank of Singapore, the Monetary Authority of Singapore is in process of setting regulations in place encouraging cryptocurrency firms to operate in the island state. The move is to avoid “Singapore being left behind.”

Nigeria First African Country to Launch Own Digital Currency, eNaira

Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor Godwin Emefiele says will its launch digital currency eNaira in a couple of days. The move followed Nigeria banning banks and financial institutions from dealing in or facilitating transactions in cryptocurrencies in February this year.

Fitch Warns United States Could Lose ‘AAA’ Over Political Brinksmanship Over Debt Limit

Rating agency Fitch warned debt limit games could put US AAA rating at risk. If US debt limit were not raised or suspended in time, political brinksmanship and reduce the financing flexibility could increased risk of sovereign default United States of America at ‘AAA’

Europe Postpones Free Trade Agreement Negotiations with Australia

The European Union has postponed the next round of negotiations for a free trade agreement with Australia for a month. The move clearly is in retribution for the cancellation of the French $90 billion submarine contract.

Germany SPD and CDU Battle To Become Largest Party in Bundestag After Angela Merkel Era

Centre-left SPD and their candidate, Olaf Scholz, secured a narrow win in the German election which saw Angela Merkel’s centre-right CDU party and their candidate, Armin Laschet, plunge to a historic low. Parties will embark on “exploratory talks” to form a government, with a three-way coalition considered the most likely.

Weibo Crypto Suspensions Send Bitcoin Lower

Chinese social-media service Weibo suspended some crypto-related accounts Sunday. Bitcoin and many other top cryptocurrencies declined on the move. $WB took similar action in 2019 when it suspended the accounts of exchange operator Binance Holdings and blockchain platform Tron.

Fed Researching and Engaging in Digital Version of U.S. Dollar – Brainard

Federal Reserve Governor Lael Brainard said on Monday “The Federal Reserve is stepping up its research and public engagement on a digital version of the U.S. dollar.” Fed Chair Jerome Powell said last week the Fed will release a paper looking at how CBDCs could affect payments.

US Sovereign Rating Affirmed AA+ With Stable Outlook Stable By S&P

Standard and Poors rating agency affirmed that the US sovereign ratings remain ‘AA+/A-1+’ and the outlook remains stable. The US is thundering to increasingly massive debt levels since the global pandemic. The S&P says sovereign stability is based on strong American institutions, a diversified and resilient economy, extensive monetary policy flexibility