18 DE DEZEMBRO DE 2006
Irã substituirá dólar por euro em transações
O governo do Irã anunciou nesta segunda-feira (18/12),
em Teerã, que utilizará o euro no lugar do dólar em
O porta-voz Gholam Husein Elham anunciou a medida
nesta segunda-feira em uma coletiva de imprensa
realizada em Teerã para explicar os planos do país
De acordo com o porta-voz, o governo deve utilizar a
moeda européia como base de cálculo para as transações
realizadas a partir do próximo dia 21 de março.
Segundo Elham, o governo "deu ordens ao Banco Central
para converter os bens do Estado no exterior em
Da redação, com agências
Fonte: Diário Vermelho
Venezuela, Oil Producers Buy Euro as Dollar, Oil Fall (Bloomberg, Mon 18 Dec)
Various commentators have suggested a move from the US
dollar to the Euro for oil sales will be bad news for
the US economy. More oil exporting countries seem to
be headed in that direction:
Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez is directing a growing
share of the country's oil profits into euros as the
dollar and crude prices fall.
The dollar, down 9.5 percent against the euro this
year, may face more pressure in 2007 because Venezuela
and oil producers from the United Arab Emirates to
Indonesia plan to funnel more money into the single
... Banco Central de Venezuela has slashed the
percentage of its $35.9 billion worth of reserves
invested in dollars and gold to 80 percent from 95
percent a year ago, said Maza Zavala. The country, the
world's fifth-largest oil supplier, has boosted its
euro holdings to 15 percent, from less than 5 percent
in the same period.
... Bank Indonesia is boosting euro holdings, said
Senior Deputy Governor Miranda S Goeltom in a Dec. 13
interview in Jakarta. Indonesia has $39.9 billion in
reserves. Sultan Bin Nasser al- Suwaidi, the governor
of the Central Bank of the UAE, last month said he was
considering when to shift as much as 8 percent of the
nation's $24.9 billion in reserves into euros.
7/ Venezuela mulls euro oil switch (BBC News, Fri 22 Dec)
Venezuela has expressed interest in an Iranian move to ask buyers to pay for oil in euros rather than US dollars. The oil-rich nation said it planned to see if a similar scheme could be introduced to its crude exports.
Iran, the world's fourth-biggest oil producer, has already asked customers to pay for its oil in euros because of the current weakness of the dollar. Although the dollar is the currency in which oil is usually traded, it has been falling in value against the euro. The US currency tumbled to 20-month lows against the single European currency earlier this month.
Iran still prices its oil in dollars, but currently receives payment for 57% of its crude exports in euros, according to the National Iranian Oil Company. Venezuela's energy minister Rafael Ramirez described the Iranian scheme as "very interesting". Venezuela and Iran , which have strained political relations with Washington , are both members of oil producers' cartel Opec.
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