Western powers have decided to ban Russia from the SWIFT banking payments system as part of the sanctions against the Government of President Vladimir Putin for invading Ukraine, it was announced during the weekend in a joint statement from countries adopting the measure.
JBS SA will proceed with plans to list a U.S.-based unit when market conditions allow, as the world's No. 1 meatpacker wrestles with a shareholder revolt over the role of the controlling Batista family in a massive graft scandal. In a conference call to discuss second-quarter results, CEO Wesley Batista said JBS Foods International Inc could be listed by the end of next year, once parent JBS finalizes 6 billion Reais (US$1.9 billion) in asset sales to cut debt and restore investor confidence.
SWIFT's Tracker for the Chinese currency (Yuan or Renminbi, RMB) shows that United States' Yuan payments value increased by 327% between April 2013 and April 2014, placing the United States at number three 3 in the world for payments value, excluding China and Hong Kong.