In today's market insights, we delve into Citibank's oil price predictions, the evolving competition between Huawei and Apple, the Saudi Arabia-Tesla partnership, and the upcoming rate decisions from the world's major central banks.
How will the digital yuan change the future?
On April 12 the People’s Bank of China reported that its digital currency will soon be ready for using. These days it will be in high demand as cash and credit cards could easily become transmitters of the coronavirus.
China shows the progress in adapting to the new reality and tries to benefit from it. These week Matthew Graham, the CEO of Sino Global Capital, shared the images of the beta app on Twitter.
The digital yuan is a significant step to a fully cashless digital economy. According to Zhou Xuedong, director of the People’s Bank of China, “more than 95% of daily micropayments are realized through mobile payments or Internet payments … the research and development requirements for digital currencies will become higher and higher.”
There are some advantages for consumer to use this blockchain technology such as an absolute security, a virtual zero cost and a high speed of transactions’ proceeding.
While digital dollars are not for ordinary people, but only for banks, the digital yuan can supplant the supremacy of the dollar. The Fed believes that it could undermine the international status of a dollar and impede the fiscal policy.
It will be the hottest week of September, with four central banks’ meetings, five PMI releases, and a lot to trade.
Lagarde says difficult times have come, and the ECB raised the rate not to cause a recession but to stabilize prices. Read the report to learn the freshest news of the day!
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