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How feasible is a BRICS currency?

The idea of a new BRICS currency to settle trade or hold in reserves instead of the dollar has been doing the rounds recently. This could be modelled on the IMF’s Special Drawing Rights. But getting India on board with China would be difficult. And if the goal is to push back against the hegemony of the dollar, a new shared currency would offer no advantages over existing national currencies, which themselves are making only limited headway.

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