Speaking at a meeting with Russia's top military brass, Putin said the nation's nuclear forces are a "major factor in maintaining global balance," adding that "they effectively preclude the possibility of a large-scale aggression against Russia." The huge military buildup is continuing despite the country's economic woes, triggered by a combination of...» Read More
The U.S. dollar has no concerns right now, said Ron Shah of Jina Ventures. The main concern for the U.S. needs to be bilateral trade agreements between the BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, China) countries.
The leaders of the BRIC nations (Brazil, Russia, India and China) are meeting today in Russia to discuss everything from the financial crisis to the U.S. dollar. Wendy Trevisani, co-portfolio manager of Thornburg Investment Management, discuss the importance of the BRICs and the best places to invest.
Russia proposed a new world reserve currency that would be issued by international financial institutions to reduce reliance on the U.S. dollar. However, Liam Halligan, chief economist at Prosperity Capital Management said the west does not need to be scared, but should learn to “cohabitate” and share the prosperity around the globe.
The members of the G20 are likely to call for at least a doubling of the International Monetary Fund's budget, if not more, UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Alistair Darling told CNBC Thursday.
Brazil's president blamed "white people with blue eyes" for the world economic crisis and said developing countries shouldn't pay for it.