According to online news sources, Zimbabwe has announced that it will make the Chinese yuan legal tender following confirmation that China would cancel $40 million in debts. During a statement by the country’s minister Patrick Chinamasa regarding the debt cancellation, it was advised that Zimbabwe would start using the Chinese yuan as it seeks to increase trade…Details
Have you ever wondered about that banknote in your wallet?
Where was it made? How old is it? How many times has it been used in transactions? What will happen to it in future?
To find out, watch this interesting film made by the European Central Bank about the life cycle of a euro banknote.Details
On Monday 16 February 2015 the Riksbank, the Central Bank of Sweden, introduced its new series of banknotes and coins. It is the first series to be launched in 30 years, and the new designs include a new denomination 200 krona banknote and 2 krona coin – the 2 krona coin was last issued in…Details
According to a report by online news source the Pakistan Tribe, Pakistan’s currency in circulation increased from Rs 1,224 billion to Rs 2,500 billion between 2009 and 2014, an increase of 104%. The State Bank of Pakistan’s (SBP) Deputy Governor of Operations, Mr Kazi Abdul Maktadir, discussed Pakistan’s rising currency in circulation during the Conference…Details
Germany’s Central Bank, The Deutsche Bundesbank, has released their 2014 counterfeit banknote statistics which shows a large increase in comparison with 2013. The number of counterfeit banknotes removed from circulation during 2014 by banks, retailers and police authorities totaled 63,000 notes, with a nominal value of €3.3 million, a 63% rise compared to 2013. Though…Details
From the 1st February 2015, the Central Bank of Cuba will issue new denomination banknotes, 200,500 and 1000 pesos, into circulation. The aim is for the new high denomination banknotes to ease economic transactions, as currently the highest denomination banknote is the 100 peso note. All three notes will have the same dimensions, 150 x…Details
The new year brings a new currency for Lithuanians, as, on the 1st January 2015, Lithuania became the 19th member of the euro currency area, replacing the previous Lithuanian litas currency to the Euro at an exchange rate of €1= LTL 3.45280. Lithuanians have 2 weeks to continue paying for items using Lithuanian litas, but…Details
A report by The Moscow Times, states that Russia’s Central Bank is to release a 100-ruble banknote commemorating the annexation of Crimea from Ukraine. The banknote is currently being designed and the artwork is yet to be made public. This follows the release of two 10-ruble coins which feature Crimean landmarks – one a Crimean castle and…Details
According to an article by the Rwandan news agency The New Times, Rwandans have been advised to use less cash in their daily transactions to help minimise banknote wear and tear. John Rwangombwa, Governor of the National Bank of Rwanda, is promoting the use of cashless payment methods, such as electronic cards, and mobile phone…Details
According to various news reports, the Central Bank of Cuba (Banco Nacional de Cuba) has announced that it will be introducing new security features to its banknotes as part of its monetary reform.
The denominations affected will be the 20, 50 and 100 pesos and will notably have an updated watermark image.