Foreign exchange and gold reserves
The world is changing. Financial crisis and debt crisis have shifted the balance of power, all states are facing bankruptcy. Blessed is he who has reserves and are one or the other gold bullion in the cellar. Which countries made in recent years have mostly aside and where not too much to be had.
It takes into account the foreign exchange reserves, the gold treasure and special drawing rights (SDRs) at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), one in the 1960s, artificial currency unit.