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Alasdair Macleod

Alasdair Macleod is the Head of Research at GoldMoney.

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Does China Have Enough Gold to Move Toward Hard Currency?

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog11/17/2018

Decades ago, the Chinese state began to accumulate gold merely as part of a makeshift backup plan. But it may have ended up with enough gold to make a real move away from fiat currency, which would be a disaster for its Western competitors.

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John Law and the Mississippi Bubble – 300 Years Later

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog09/08/2018

John Law's disastrous Mississippi Company bubble can still instruct us today.

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Turkey's Crisis and the Dollar's Future

Global EconomyMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog08/22/2018

Emerging-market currencies often suffer a as a result of their government's own profligacy. But the US is also actively trying to destabilize some currencies, and setting up a conflict that the US could ultimately lose.

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Brexit on the Brink

Blog07/19/2018

Theresa May fails to grasp the true necessity of breaking free of the European free-loaders.

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What's Behind Trump's Korea Agreement

Global EconomyWar and Foreign Policy

Blog06/23/2018

Trump's Singapore Summit was really just a way for him to cede power in the region to the Koreas and to China. 

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