Greater use of gold dinar for trade soon


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  • Wednesday, 02 Jul 2003

PRIME Minister Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad said that in addition to Iran, many countries, especially those in West Asia, are interested in conducting trade with Malaysia using the gold dinar for settlement. 

“Arab countries, in particular, have expressed interest but the decision-making process and bureaucratic procedures take time,” he said after opening the International Convention on Gold Dinar as an Alternative International Currency in Kuala Lumpur yesterday. 

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