Tuesday, December 2, 2008

United Nations Predicts Dollar Collapse in 2009 ...

This news is just confirmation of what I've said for past two years ... in a nutshell

The dollar will rise against world monetary denominations as the world flees the markets and enters into a perceived safe haven.... US TREASURIES ... this will cuase ... MOMENTARY DEFLATION .... then the world will figure out The US cannot hope to pay for its DEBT it has accumulated and leave the dollar for GOLD - SILVER - and other Denominations of monetary units in the world on better financial standing... THIS WILL BE A PERIOD of high INFLATION that more than likely could lead to HYPER INFLATION ....

NO COUNTRY in the history of the world has PRINTED ITSELF out of FINANCIAL TROUBLE...

STUDY the WEIMAR REPUBLIC ( Germany before HITLER ) 1919 - 1933



UN team warns of hard landing for dollar
By Harvey Morris in New York

Published: December 1 2008 08:48 Last updated: December 1 2008 08:48

The current strength of the dollar is temporary and the US currency risks a hard landing in 2009, according to a team of United Nations economists who foresaw a year ago that a US downturn would bring the global economy to a near standstill.

In their annual report on the world economy published on Monday, the economists said the dollar’s sharp rebound this autumn had been driven mainly by a flight to the safety of the international reserve currency as the financial crisis spread beyond the US.

The overall trend remained a downward one, however, reflecting perceptions that the US debt position was approaching unsustainable levels. An accelerated fall of the dollar could bring new turmoil to financial markets.

“Investors might renew their flight to safety, though this time away from dollar-denominated assets, thereby forcing the US economy into a hard landing and pulling the global economy into a deeper recession,” the report said.

Publication of the annual survey by the UN’s Department of Economic and Social Affairs, its trade organisation Unctad and UN regional bodies, was brought forward by a month in the light of the financial crisis. It was launched in Doha to coincide with the UN-sponsored development financing conference in the Qatari capital.

The UN team said that, as the financial crisis spread beyond the US, there had been a massive shift of global financial assets into US Treasury bills, driving their yields almost to zero and pushing the dollar sharply higher. At the same time, however, the US’s external debt had risen to new heights that could provoke a dollar collapse.

The report recommends reform of the international reserve system away from almost exclusive reliance on the dollar and towards a globally backed multi-currency system.

Rob Vos, a Dutch economist who heads the UN’s policy and analysis division and who is responsible for the annual economic review, said the global economic pain could be eased if governments co-ordinated a spate of stimulus packages that were already under way.

“There has been a sea change in attitudes in favour of intervention and concerted action,” he told the Financial Times. He welcomed statements from US president-elect Barack Obama’s transition team in support of spending on infrastructure

SOURCE _ Financial Times


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