Banknote Material Growers Spurred by New 10,000-Yen Bill Issuance Japan
The planned introduction of Japan’s new 10,000-yen bills in fiscal 2024 has been inspiring domestic growers of a plant used to make paper for the banknote. Regions growing mitsumata, or oriental paperbush, are aiming to boost production while the National Printing Bureau relies on cheap imports for over 90 pct of the material supply. Mitsumata more

CBL Concludes Competitive Procurement Process for Printing of Liberian Dollar Banknotes Liberia
The Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) says it has completed a competitive bidding process for the printing of additional Liberian dollar banknotes aimed at providing the public increased access to Liberian Dollars. Using enhanced procedures consistent with international best practices, the CBL reviewed the proposals submitted in response to a Request for Proposals (RFP) and more