And it’s Only October
By JC Collins
“Somehow it seemed as though the farm had grown richer without making the animals themselves richer – except, of course, for the pigs and dogs.” - George Orwell, Animal Farm
Seven important stories emerged in the global media over the past week which further confirms the analysis presented here on POM. Though timeframes and specific data points may vary and fluctuate, such as interest rate movements, the overall trend is moving along the multilateral path which has been defined and discussed here through thousands of pages of research and laborious writing.
It was presented here back on March 25, 2015, in the post When Will China End the Dollar Peg that China would in fact be moving towards ending the peg which it manages against the US dollar. In that post I stated the following:
“One of the biggest questions which we need to consider as the world moves closer to the full implementation of the multilateral financial system is when will the RMB end its managed peg to the USD? Now that the official request has been made to the International Monetary Fund, for the yuan to be included into the SDR basket composition, it is only a matter of time before the ending of the peg occurs.”
The post also explained how the yuan would in fact be added to the Special Drawing Right composition. Since that time it has been confirmed by both China and the International Monetary Fund that the yuan will in fact be added to the SDR. It is only a matter of the effective start date as opposed to whether or not is will actually be included.
Also in that post we discussed CIPS, or China International Payment System, which is meant to diversify from the American dominated SWIFT system, but also be integrated with SWIFT by using the same base programing. From the March post:
“It is now stated that the CIPS system is ready to go, and is only going through final testing with 20 banking institutions, 13 of which are Chinese, and the remainder as foreign subsidiary banks. The new operational start date is in October, but it could be fully operational at any time.”
It has now been officially stated that CIPS has been launched and is operational and functioning, in October, as presented her on POM back in March. As a part of the CIPS mandate, POM also explained how China would adopt the IMF’s SDDS, Special Data Dissemination Standard. Though not as headline making as CIPS itself, the SDDS protocol is equally important and has also now been officially confirmed.
All of those points are setting the stage for the ending of China’s managed peg, which has now been officially requested by the International Monetary Fund. From Reuters:
“A floating exchange rate will enhance monetary policy autonomy and help the economy adjust to external shocks, as China continues to become more integrated into both the global economy and global financial markets.”
“China has described the yuan devaluation as modest and part of reforms to make the currency more market-driven, which coincided with the country's push to have the yuan included in the IMF's Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) basket.”
These points which we have just reviewed, and the subsequent confirmation of the analysis which has been presented on POM, makes this site the most accurate place for information on the international monetary system. Though I’m not one to seek external confirmation, I will take this moment to allow for a small amount of peacocking.
But wait, there’s more.
The confirmation of the POM analysis continues as central bankers, and the emerging markets themselves, are now calling on the Federal Reserve to begin the process of normalizing interest rates. A recent article in the Wall Street Journal carries the story:
“Fed fatigue has enveloped emerging-market officials facing repeated bouts of volatility in their currencies and capital flows alongside mounting worries about debt. Some policy makers, gripped by the uncertainty, delivered a message to their American counterparts as officials gathered in the Peruvian capital for the International Monetary Fund’s annual meeting: Please stop dithering.”
“Delaying the increase would not solve the situation,” said Sukhdave Singh, deputy governor of Bank Negara Malaysia. “If it is a case that the emerging markets have taken on too much debt, there will be a day of reckoning. Delaying an interest-rate hike does not necessarily address that issue.”
The main reasoning the Fed used last month to not increase interest rates was the volatility it would cause on the emerging markets. In the post On the Eve of a New Bretton Woods, we reviewed how the IMF and World Bank meetings in Lima, Peru would be the beginnings of the next phase of the monetary transition to a multilateral framework. The above quote from the Wall Street Journal and speeches given at those meetings regarding the monetary challenges, is bonus confirmation of everything we have been learning here for the last two years.
Which brings us to our next point which POM has been very vocal about, and that concerns the ominous financial reset which so many herald and discuss. It has been my position that the normalization of monetary policy, the ending of QE and the beginning of interest rates increases, would be the spark that ignites the reset, or as I define it, adjustments to the monetary framework.
Others have predicted that interest rates could not increase until there is a reset. Though it is true that interest rates have not begun increasing yet, the above statements coming from the meetings in Peru would strongly support my position on this matter.
Another POM trend which has been confirmed this past week involves the point system which China is implementing to rank citizens. This was first described back on March 5, 2015, in the post The Redback Revolution:
“In its efforts to regain the superpower status which it had previously held three times in the last 2000 years – the Han Dynasty, the Tang Dynasty, and the Qing Dynasty – China has developed an urbanization plan which is meant to attract “elite human talent” to the “elite cities” which will be structured under strict population controls and citizenship will be based on a point system.”
“As the old world USD based system recedes into the shadows of yesterday, (like the British Empire before it) we can determine that the National New Urbanization Plan of China will become, under the emerging multilateral framework, the Global Urbanization Plan of the United Nations. See post Development Goals of the New World Order and The Globalization of Central Banks.”
The alternative media has been in a buzz over the past week based on an article presented on TechDirt. The piece, titled China Looks to Quell Dissent with 'Citizen Scores,' A Number That Tracks Purchases, Opinions and Social Circles, explains in more detail this point system and the real world challenges to personal liberty and privacy which it will entail. When considered in combination with the POM articles linked above on globalization and development goals of the new world order, there is serious cause for concern about the trend of multilateral mandates, both macroeconomic and socioeconomic, and geopolitical.
Last but not least, POM has been alone in the prediction that there would be no major world war over this monetary transition. It has been predicted by many that the war in Syria would spread into a larger conflagration which would engulf the entire Middle East and the rest of the world. Though it is hard for many to imagine that America would willingly relinquish it hegemonic control over the majority of the world, the trend of exactly that happening is beginning to become extremely obvious.
In the post The Coming Western Tribunals, the following was presented:
“Many in the western world are still unable to accept this transition in monetary framework and reserve unit of account. That is expected, as the British people also went through a similar process in the waning years of their once great empire. Memories of the East India Trading Company and ocean supremacy eventually gave way to a subservient position to American hegemony. The fact that the UK has just slipped away from that hegemony for the first time (by joining the AIIB) is very telling of the gravity and advancement of the multilateral transition.”
“The rest of the world is aware of the fundamentals at play in this transition, and America will slowly accept its acquiescence to the multilateral in the coming years. The study of the cultural impact of this type of change on once hegemonic populations is worth further reflection. The recent reduction in western corporation performance, such as with McDonald’s and other big chain stores, offer a potential starting place for this study. Comparisons and benchmark cases between both Great Britain and America during these periods will offer immense information for future reference when the international community is faced with similar challenges in the decades to come.”
There is much more written in that quote which the reader can utilize for further research, but the trend of the POM analysis is clearly defined, and supported by the recent actions of the US over its proxy war in Syria. Russia has, in the span of a week, effectively removed the US hegemony from the Middle East.
We can expect that some level of American interest will be protected in the region, but it will not be at the level which has been previously experienced. In fact, we are beginning to hear about discussions taking place between the Americans and Russians, as well as the Russians and Saudi Arabia. The balance has shifted, as predicted, and the likelihood of an all-out war over Syria, or even Ukraine, is receding with each passing day.
The geopolitical posturing by the US over all these regional conflicts, and points of tension, like the South China Sea, will be dealt with as points of negotiation over the multilateral transition. The US will only relinquish control when absolutely necessary. Like now in Syria. No one wants war over this transition, and I will continue with my original position on this matter.
The POM site, and myself in general, have been lambasted for the analysis presented here. I have always contested that the fine points and mandates of the multilateral transition is where the answers can be found. The confirmation of this position continues with real world events and methodologies unfolding as expected. – JC
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