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The US dollar’s status as the global reserve currency for international trade has been called into question again. On May 29th, Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva repeated the de-dollarisation call during a press conference and expressed his dream of having a regional currency that is not tied to the US dollar.
This is not the first time Lula has openly talked about de-dollarisation. He previously wrote articles questioning the need for all countries to base their trade on the US dollar, and supported the creation of an alternative currency for trading between BRICS countries. During his visit to China in April, he reiterated the call to shed dollar dependence.
What is "de-dollarisation"? What is the impact of “de-dollarisation” on the international monetary system and global financial order?
In this episode of Global Heartbeat podcast, Associate Professor of Finance from the Singapore Management University’s Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Fu Fangjian, shares his insights with host Han Yong Hong.
Hosted by Lianhe Zaobao’s Associate Editor, Han Yong Hong, Global Heartbeat is a Mandarin weekly news and current affairs podcast that is updated every Tuesday, 7.00 PM SGT. It is available on zaobao.sg, Apple Podcast, Google Podcasts, Spotify and other podcast platforms.