- The international currency proposed by Keynes for use as the basis for the international monetary system that was being constructed at the end of World War II. Instead, the Bretton Woods System that emerged was based on the U.S. dollar. See also new bancor.
- (written as Bancor)An international currency first proposed by the economist John Maynard Keynes in the 1940s. Keynes' concept was opposed by the United States, and the dollar became the de facto world key currency. The concept was revived in 2009 by Zhou Xiaocguan, the then governor the People's Bank of China, who proposed the adoption of a global reserve currency.