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BRICS Nations Ponder Digital Currency to Ease Trade, Reduce USD Reliance

“The BRICS association of major emerging economies has discussed developing a digital currency to ease trade in the bloc and reduce its reliance on U.S. dollars in settlement. The possibility was raised by the BRICS business council at a meeting in Brazil amid talks on the development of a new payments system between its five member nations, Russian news source RBC reported Thursday. Formed in 2006, BRICS is aimed to boost economic and political cooperation between Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.”