Russia appears to be already moving closer to a plan to ditch the dollar with reports emerging that more of its biggest oil companies are already preparing to settle payments in other currencies in transactions with clients.
Russian oil majors ditching dollar in payment settlements
Turkey has invited Venezuela to use national currencies instead of the dollar in mutual trade in a joint campaign to bolster their economies in face of pressures by the administration of US President Donald Trump.
Turkey invites Venezuela to trade in local currencies
Saudi Arabia – the biggest oil producer of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) – and biggest oil-producer ally outside the group, Russia, have jointly rebuffed a veiled request by US President Donald Trump to implement an immediate increase in their production of crude oil.
OPEC, Russia rebuff Trump’s call to raise oil output
South Korea has bought no Iranian crude oil for about three months after the reimposition of US sanctions on Tehran, a spokesman for Iran's Oil Ministry was quoted as saying on Sunday.
South Korea has bought no Iranian crude oil for about three months: Official
The US Dollar finished lower against a basket of major currencies last week after an easing of tensions over the trade dispute between the United States and China encouraged investors to lift dollar hedges. The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) warned on risks to its outlook from US-China trade tensions and weak wages, while reaffirming its next interest rate move would likely be a hike. The New Zealand Dollar was boosted after data showed its economy grew at a faster pace than expected in the second quarter. The Bank of Japan (BoJ) reiterated last Wednesday that it would keep interest rates extremely low “for an extended period,” holding to forward guidance it first introduced in July.
Receding risk aversion drives dollar  lower against most major currencies
For all the attention afforded bitcoin, it is its rival ether that is hitting the headlines, with the popularity of its blockchain technology Ethereum driving concerns that have sent investors fleeing.
Ether cryptocurrency, a victim of blockchain success
A sunny summer afternoon in suburban America — but is winter coming for the housing market?
Mortgage rates jump to four-month high
Iran's non-oil exports of Iran reached $19 billion in the five months from March 21-August 22, announced the governor of Central Bank of Iran (CBI).
Iran non-oil exports hit $19b in past five months
More than 300 domestic and foreign companies will take part in the 11th International Iran Stone Expo (2018) which will be held in the city of Mahalat, Markazi Province from October 9-12, 2018.
15 foreign firms to participate in Iran stone expo
Trade between Iran and India exceeded $13.7 billion in 2017 witnessing a rise of seven percent compared to the figure for a year earlier, which was $12.8 billion, said an official of Trade Promotion Organization of Iran.
Iran's exports to India up 34%

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