BRICS Business Council, 20 Aug 2013

Ripple Van Winkle

State Duma Deputy Chair Announces BRICS’ Development of a New Currency


During a recent interview, State Duma Deputy Chair Alexey Chepa revealed that the BRICS group of countries is currently in the process of developing a new currency. Chepa noted that the creation of the new currency would provide an alternative to the US dollar, which has long dominated global trade and finance.

According to Chepa, the new currency is still in its early stages of development, and there are still many details to be worked out. However, he expressed confidence in the ability of the BRICS countries to collaborate effectively and create a currency that could rival the US dollar in the global marketplace.

Chepa also noted that the development of the new currency is part of a broader push by the BRICS countries to increase their economic independence and reduce their reliance on Western nations. By creating a new currency, the BRICS countries hope to be able to conduct more transactions among themselves without having to rely on the US dollar as a medium of exchange.

The BRICS group of countries includes Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa. These countries represent some of the world’s fastest-growing economies, and their combined GDP is expected to surpass that of the G7 nations by 2030.

The development of a new currency by the BRICS group could have significant implications for the global economy, particularly if the currency gains widespread adoption and starts to challenge the dominance of the US dollar. However, it’s important to note that the creation of a new currency is a complex process, and it will likely be some time before the currency is fully developed and ready for use in international trade and finance.

Despite the challenges that lie ahead, the development of a new currency by the BRICS countries is a significant step towards greater economic independence and could pave the way for a more diverse and equitable global financial system in the future.