Inflation should be caused by normal market responses but the government keeps asset prices artificially high, the result could be a disaster.
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.
Goldman Sachs is expecting gold to "outperform" over the coming months.
Global oil giant Rosneft has prepared itself for shutdown of SWIFT interbank cash transfer services, should Russia be shut out of the system as part of Western sanctions.
The Central Bank of Russia (CBR) has been increasing its holdings of gold every month since March 2015.
The dollar fell 0.8 percent, in its worse decline in nearly two months, as trade war fears increased and the Fed increased the outlook for rate hikes.