Western African Group to Launch New Currency
The Economic Community of West African States, or Ecowas, will launch its new currency called ‘eco’ in 2027. The decision was made by the leaders of the 15 member states at a meeting in Ghana . “This roadmap is accompanied by a new convergence pact that will cover the period between 2022-2026, and 2027 will more

New Polymer note Design Revealed by Bank of Scotland
The Bank of Scotland revealed the design of its new polymer £50 bank note on April 21 with one difference noticeable immediately — a change in color from the familiar green of the paper version, to red for the polymer piece. The 156- by 85-millimeter note is part of the bank’s 2007 Bridges Series, which more

Bangladesh Bank Releases New 50-taka Notes for Circulation
The Bangladesh Bank released a pair of circulating commemorative 50-taka bank notes on March 28. The new issues are in commemoration of the nation’s Golden Jubilee of Independence from Pakistan that was proclaimed at midnight on March 26, 1971. The 130- by 60-millimeter notes will be available at all branches of the bank. One of more

Bank of Botswana Finally Releases Latest 10-pula Bank Note
Following a long-standing tradition of placing the portrait of the nation’s president on its lowest denomination bank note, the Bank of Botswana issued a new 10-pula note (the equivalent of 91 cents) on Feb. 22. This was three years after President Mokgweetsi Eric Keabetswe Masisi was elected to his office. The delay was attributed to more