The launch of the petro-yuan now allows Moscow and Beijing to use national currencies instead.
Litecoin traded roughly 10 percent lower near $145 as of 4:08 p.m. ET, according to CoinMarketCap.
The latest trend among European countries of bringing home their gold reserves has been raising concerns in Brussels.
Canada’s Lundin Gold (TSX:LUG) has closed a $400-million financing that will help it complete the construction of its flagship Fruta del Norte gold project in Ecuador, expected to begin production in late 2019.
What we have seen so far are just the opening shots of the coming trade war.
The Central Bank of Russia (CBR) has been increasing its holdings of gold every month since March 2015.
Get ready for more asset sales in the oil and gas industry.
Most Asian central banks will stand pat for now, even with the Federal Reserve poised to raise borrowing costs this week.
Japan's inflation rate is still fairly sensitive to exchange rates.
The volume of trade between Russia and China increased by more than 20 percent.