SAE môžu opustiť dolár

Spojené Arabské Emiráty sú ďalšou krajinou, ktorá vzhľadom na predpokladané pokračovanie oslabovania dolára zvažuje možnosť prechodu na iné meny.

The UAE may drop the dirham's peg to the falling dollar and switch to a basket of currencies, Bloomberg News quoted the UAE central bank governor as saying in an interview in South Korea on Thursday.

The falling dollar will trigger a "review" of the UAE's dollar peg, Sultan Nasser Al Suwaidi said in an interview in Gwacheon, South Korea today, signaling for the first time that the UAE may drop the dirham's link to the US currency in the near future.

"It's not my prediction but everybody is expecting that the US dollar will go down further," Al Suweidi said in Gwacheon, South Korea.

The country would not drop the dollar "but maybe to reduce it to a basket which will consist of more dollars, but not totally 100%," he said, according to the report.

Al-Suwaidi has previously said any move away from the dollar peg would be in unison with its GCC neighbors, including Saudi Arabia and Qatar. Heads of state from the six-nation council will meet 3-4 December in Qatar to discuss monetary policy and regional security.

The GCC which includes The UAE and Saudi Arabia together earn more than US$1.2 billion a day from oil sales. A move away from the dollar may see the countries' sovereign wealth funds, which hold an estimated US$2 trillion, diversify their holdings.