Davos, Zentrum der West- Wirtschafts- Philosophen, und der Wächter von Dollar und Euro – und dann das:
Der saudi-arabische Finanzminister hat angekündigt, dass das Land offiziell für den Handel mit Erdöl und Erdgas in anderen Währungen als dem US-Dollar offen ist.
Ein Satz, der de facto den Dollar killt und eine Welt- Währungs- Revolution auslösen kann (und wird).
January 17, 2023
Saudi Finance Minister Mohammed Al-Jadaan said on Tuesday that the kingdom is open to trading in currencies aside from the US dollar in order to “improve trade.”
“There are no issues with discussing how we settle our trade arrangements, whether it is in the US dollar, whether it is the euro, whether it is the Saudi riyal,” Jadaan told Bloomberg at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
Why it matters: Jadaan’s comments are the latest indication some Middle Eastern states are moving away from the US dollar — albeit slightly. Last year, The Wall Street Journal reported that Saudi Arabia was considering pricing oil sales to China in the yuan.
Elsewhere in the region, Egypt announced its plans to issue bonds denominated in yuan last August, while Israel added the yuan, the Canadian dollar, the Australian dollar and other currencies to its foreign reserves last April.
Iran is particularly interested in reducing its use of the dollar due to US sanctions. Iran and Russia announced last year they started using their own currencies — the rial and the ruble — for bilateral trade.
Iran and Russia are also working on a digital coin backed by gold, according to the Russian news outlet Vedomosti.