West African countries poised for a single currency in 2020 West Africa
West African countries may soon witness a boost in growth and wealth as their leaders have reaffirmed their political will to meet the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) single currency programme deadline by 2020. The leaders made this commitment this week at the fifth meeting of the Presidential Task Force on the ECOWAS more

Australia’s banknotes may be the most advanced in the world Australia
Australia’s currency is one of the most advanced in the world. The nation’s banknotes are totally waterproof, hard to counterfeit and relatively cleaner because they are resistant to moisture and dirt. Australian dollar notes are made of a polymer, which has a waxy feel, while the banknotes of the U.S. and several other countries are more

Denmark : The New Supplier Of Danish Banknotes Has Been Chosen Denmark
Following a tender process, Danmarks Nationalbank has chosen the French company Oberthur Fiduciaire SAS as its supplier of Danish banknotes from 2018. The contract has been signed as a four-year framework agreement, with the option that it may be extended for a further two years. The first Danish banknotes printed by Oberthur Fiduciaire are expected more

Deadline to return old paper £10 notes fast approaching England
At least £2.1bn worth of old £10 notes need to be spent or exchanged before they cease to be legal tender, the Bank of England says. The deadline to spend or exchange old £10 notes – featuring naturalist Charles Darwin – is 1 March. Plastic polymer tenners depicting author Jane Austen entered circulation in September. more