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U.S. dollar's share of global currency reserves slips in third quarter

Section: Daily Dispatches

By Jason Lange
Friday, December 30, 2016

The U.S. dollar's share of currency reserves reported to the International Monetary Fund slipped in the third quarter of 2016 to its lowest level in two years, data from the IMF showed today.

The July-September period was the third consecutive decline in the dollar's share of allocated currency reserves, or those reported to the IMF. The decline could reflect increased optimism about the global economy, with the European economy seen on improved footing.

In the third quarter the dollar comprised 63.3 percent of allocated reserves, the smallest share since the third quarter of 2014. The dollar made up 63.8 percent of allocated reserves in the second quarter.

The euro's share rose to 20.3 percent in the same period from 20.0 percent the quarter before, while the yen's share increases to 4.5 percent from 4.4 percent. ...

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Sandspring Resources Commences 2016 Exploration Campaign

Company Announcement
August 17, 2016

Sandspring Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:SSP, US OTC: SSPXF) is pleased to announce commencement of the 2016 exploration campaign at its Toroparu Gold Project in Guyana, South America.

In 2015 the company completed a 3,700-meter diamond drilling program on the promising Sona Hill Prospect, located 5 kilometers southeast of the main Toroparu deposit. Sona Hill is the easternmost gold anomaly in a cluster of 10 gold features located within a 20-by-7-kilometer hydrothermal alteration halo around Toroparu. Drilling at Sona Hill in 2012 and in 2015 intercepted high-grade mineralization in both saprolite and bedrock, and confirmed the continuity and grade potential of the Sona Hill mineralization.

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