BRICS Call For De-dollarisation

At the current BRICS summit in South Africa, Brazil's President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, has called for the BRICS nations to create a common currency for trade and investment between each other, as a means of reducing their vulnerability to dollar exchange rate fluctuations. The likelihood, should such a move come to fruition, is that the currency would need to be backed by gold and consequently the price of metals has risen sharply.

The BRICS nations consists of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa with President Putin especially keen on the de-dollarisation of the World economy. China is said at this stage to be “lukewarm” on the idea.