CBK launches new Kenyan currency Kenyan
The Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) on Friday issued new generation coins in line with 2010 constitutional requirements that banned the use of presidential portraits on Kenyan currency. President Uhuru Kenyatta officially launched the shilling currency coins in Nairobi. The new currency coins have symbols and not portraits of persons, as is required by the more

New HK$1,000 banknotes set to debut in Hong Kong on Wednesday Hong Kong
2018 New Series Hong Kong Banknotes The Hong Kong Monetary Authority and the three note-issuing banks (Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited, Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited, and The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited) today (Tuesday) announced that the 2018 New Series HK$1,000 notes and HK$500 notes will be issued into circulation on more

Central Bank of Egypt plans to launch polymer banknotes by 2020 Egypt
The Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) is planning to launch new plastic or polymer banknotes by the year 2020. In a statement to state-run Middle East News Agency (MENA), CBE Governor Tarek Amer said that the polymer banknotes would be more durable than paper ones. “Polymer banknotes are already being used in major economies,” he more