Why dollar rules

Print edition : November 06, 2009

John Lipsky (left), First Deputy Managing Director, and Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Managing Director, of the IMF in Istanbul on October 2. Lipsky has suggested that the SDR can be used as the foundation to build a new currency that would be delinked from other currencies and issued by an international organisation with equivalent authority to a central bank in order to become liquid enough to be used as a reserve.-DANIEL ACKER/BLOOMBERG

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