China's yuan joins IMF reserves in first revision since 1999

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By Robin Ganguly
Bloomberg News
Saturday, October 1, 2016

The yuan took on the mantle of a global reserve currency Saturday, a milestone that is seen breathing life into China's bond markets by prompting estimated inflows of as much as $1 trillion over the next five years.

The currency's entry into the International Monetary Fund's Special Drawing Rights -- alongside the dollar, euro, pound, and the yen -- comes amid China's efforts to boost its international usage and ambitions of providing an alternative to the dollar. Describing the inclusion as a "historic milestone," IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said in a statement Friday that it reflects the progress that the Asian country has made in reforming its financial systems and liberalizing markets.

"SDR entry will pave the way for closer interaction between China's capital market and that of the rest of the world,' Tommy Xie, an economist at Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp. in Singapore, said on Saturday. "The first impact will be on the yuan, which the authorities are likely to keep stable for the next few weeks as any sudden volatility spike will damp the yuan's image." ...

... For the remainder of the report:

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-10-01/china-s-yuan-joins-imf...



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Gold Standard Continues to Expand North Dark Star High-Grade Deposit

Company Announcement
Wednesday, September 14, 2016

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Canada -- Gold Standard Ventures Corp. (TSXV: GSV; NYSE MKT:GSV) today announced assay results from two holes, DS16-21 and DS16-04, at the recently discovered North Dark Star oxide gold deposit on its fully-owned and controlled Railroad-Pinion Project in Nevada’s Carlin Trend. Results from DS16-21 have increased the width of the deposit and, more importantly, have confirmed that higher-grade oxide mineralization projects up-dip to more shallow depths to the east of DS16-08.

The primary objective of this year's drill program at North Dark Star was to expand the high-grade zone discovered in core hole DS15-13 (15.4 meters of 1.85 gold grams per tonne and 97 meters of 1.61 gold grams per tonne) at the end of last year's drill program. ...

...For the remainder of the announcement:

https://goldstandardv.com/news/2016/expansion-gold-standards-north-dark-...



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