Re: Ditching the Dollar

Kevin Glass
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Posted: Oct 06, 2009 12:57 PM
Turns out that the big-oil-nation secret plan to drop the dollar may not be true.

Big oil producing nations denied a British newspaper report on Tuesday that Gulf Arab states were in secret talks with Russia, China, Japan and France to replace the U.S. dollar with a basket of currencies in trading oil.

The dollar eased in response to the report, which was written by The Independent's Middle East correspondent Robert Fisk and cited unidentified sources in Gulf Arab states and Chinese banking sources in Hong Kong.

Of course, if the initial report is true, it's the natural response to deny a groundbreaking story. However, for now, it seems that the dollar is still king.