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    What Is Reserve Currency?

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    A reserve currency is a name of the currency that is held in necessary quantities in many institution and governments across the world. This is usually used in most of the international transaction and has an exchange rate for each country through which the business is done. It offers an opportunity for the people living in countries that use the currency to purchase goods more cheaply without having to undergo extra cost as it is the case for other nations. The US dollar is known to be the most dominant currency that has been in use for quite some time. However, other suggestions from different government also want to put their money at a global level. A perfect example is the China authority that focuses on overthrowing the dominance of…

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    competition for Chinese firms what shows clearly that they are mercantilists. iv. Should the US dollar continue to be the World’s reserve currency for the twenty-first century? If not, Why not? The world had many reserve currencies throughout the history and any of them maintained the reserve currency status eternally, in fact from 1450 until now the world had 6 different currencies, explained Roche. However, the U.S. dollar seems to be very strong currency to fall in a short period of time due…

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    are changing everyday and are found on financial markets by banks. The exchange rate of a country is important for the country’s health and trade. Many factors can alter a country’s exchange rate, such as inflation, interest rates, account deficits, economic performance and political reasons. An investor needs to protect itself from exchange rate risk by diversifying, hedging and other ways to prevent large losses in fluctuations of currency. Yuan’s Appeal Wanes as It Joins IMF’s…

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    The Chinese government has had a close and constant watch on their currency for many years. As mentioned in the readings, in 1994 the Chinese government had set a fixed rate on the value of the Yuan compared to the U.S. dollar, in addition to making it illegal to trade the Yuan outside of the boarders. Through China’s centralized government they have been able to predict and manage their economy in respects to growth and employment opportunities. Because of the stronghold control over the…

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    investment to other countries, the currency value of the Ringgit Malaysia is the primarily consideration of the Malaysia’s entrepreneurs. If the currency of ringgit Malaysia is in a good sign, it will encourage Malaysia entrepreneurs to invest to other countries. To the contrary, if the Malaysia Ringgit fall will cause the Malaysia’s entrepreneur perish the thought of foreign direct investment to other countries because of the Malaysia Ringgit fall will cause them to pay more to the foreign…

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    Global Reserve Problem

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    enormous debts. Stigliz believes that the problems of the global financial system have much to do with the problems of the global reserve system. In this paper I will be going over the problems he writes about and his some of the solutions he proposes. Excessive debt does much harm to the developing…

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    the simultaneous targeting of the money supply and interest rates is sometimes impossible to achieve? How do central banks intervene in foreign exchange markets? What did the Bretton Woods Agreement do to the ability of foreign exchange rates to fluctuate freely? Targeting Money Supply and Interest rates Firstly, the Fed targets money supply and interest rates in an effort to control the economy. The mandate of the Fed is to control inflation and maximize employment. Money supply (MS) is…

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    Canada Exchange Rates

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    world today, since every nation doesn’t have the same type of money and the value is different among the different currencies. Exchange rate for two countries that are trading with each other when it comes to selling products internationally currencies is an important factor. The level of a countries economic health, inflation and interest rates are the most important determinants of exchange rates. It also plays a vital role in the level of trade of a country, nonetheless it is the most…

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    contagion is by a credit default swap (CDS). AIG basically ran out of cash and many homes were foreclosed. Investment barriers, evolution of information, and communications technologies are all factors that also contributed to the fall. U.S. Government Bailout In 2008, the United States Federal Reserve paid $85 billion dollars to AIG in exchange for 80% of AIG’s equity to prevent insolvency. Many firms invested were mainly insured through AIG. This prevented the collapse of worldwide economy…

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    Commodity Money

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    - Commodity money is money backed by its actual value. The object has worth because of its material. Items such as gold or silver would be considered commodity money because gold and silver have a value that is not held by faith. 2. Fiat Money - Fiat money is currency established by a government or law. Fiat money does not hold actual value. U.S tender is worth the number printed on the bill because we have faith that it will hold true. If citizens did not have faith that the bills held true…

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