KAZAKH President Nursultan Nazarbayev has called for the creation of a single world currency called the “acmetal” to fight the global financial crisis.
“In our view, we must create a single world currency under the aegis of the United Nations,” Mr Nazarbayev said, a day before a major economic conference opens in his Central Asian country.
“We must make a transition to an absolutely new global currency system based on legitimacy and, in view of all countries, one single monetary system,” he told a meeting of the Eurasian Association of Universities.
This is the first time Mr Nazarbayev has spoken publicly about the need for a single world currency although he has previously written about it.
He first called for the creation of a world-wide currency, to be called “acmetal” _ a combination of “acme,” a Greek word meaning the peak or the best, and “capital” _ in an article published last month.