Filthy lucre: Paper money shunned for fear of virus spread

NEW YORK (AP) — In a world suffering a pandemic, cash is no longer king. A growing number of businesses and individuals worldwide have stopped using banknotes in fear that physical c...

Artist JMW Turner replaces Adam Smith on new UK banknote

LONDON (AP) — Britain's new 20-pound (about $29) note went into circulation Thursday — one that replaces the image of a pioneering economist with a battered warship being towed away for scrap. ...

Taiwan banks to offer fresh cash for Lunar New Year on Jan. 16

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As many Taiwanese prepare to stuff red envelopes with crisp, new Taiwan dollar bills on Lunar New Year, Taiwan's central bank announced on Tuesday (Jan. 7) that a bank...

New ECB boss Lagarde adds her signature to euro banknotes

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The new president of the European Central Bank has added her signature to euro banknotes, which she describes as “the most tangible symbol of European integration.” ...

Codebreaker Alan Turing to be face of new British banknote

LONDON (AP) — The Bank of England has chosen codebreaker and computing pioneer Alan Turing as the face of the country's new 50 pound note. Governor Mark Carney said Monday that Turin...

Taiwan Central Bank earns NT$60 million from special serial No. banknote auctions

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Central Bank of Taiwan has raked in nearly NT$60 million (US$19.2 million) for the government coffers over the past eight years through an unusual moneymaking method &...

Japan unveils new banknotes ahead of Reiwa Imperial Era

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Shortly after Japan announced the title of its new imperial era as “Reiwa” (令和), the Bank of Japan has unveiled three new currency notes to mark the occasion with t...

New Kazakhstan president proposes renaming capital to honor Nazarbayev

Kassym-Jomart Tokayev was sworn in as Kazakhstan's president on Wednesday, a day after longtime leader Nursultan Nazarbayev announced his surprise resignation. Tokayev, who had served as senate s...

Switzerland releases new version of banknote worth $1,000

BERLIN (AP) — It's purple and yellow, and very valuable: Switzerland's central bank has unveiled a redesigned version of its 1,000-franc ($1,000) note. The Swiss National Bank said T...

Liberia police charge son of ex-leader in banknote scandal

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberian police have formally charged the 61-year-old son of the country's former president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, in connection with an investigation into the unlawful overp...

Taiwan’s banks offer banknote exchange ahead of Lunar New Year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – With the demand for new bank notes increasing as people prepare money to put in red envelopes for the coming Lunar New Year, Taiwan’s state-owned financial instituti...

Bank of Taiwan launches commemorative banknote for the 90th anniversary of Mickey Mouse

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The world’s favorite and most instantly-recognizable cartoon mouse is celebrating his 90th birthday this year, and Bank of Taiwan has issued a special commemorative ...

Russian players go from laughingstocks to stars at World Cup

MOSCOW (AP) — Three weeks ago, the players on Russia's national soccer team were laughingstocks, targets for jokes and social-media memes. Russia has gone further in this year's Worl...

GLORY Receives Multiple 2018 Red Dot Awards for Product Design

BASINGSTOKE, England--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 16, 2018--GLORY is pleased to announce it has received three coveted Product Design Red Dot awards, one each for its UW-F series banknote sorter, CI-30B secu...

Taiwan News Weekly Roundup - March 30

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Top stories this week included Tomb of legendary Chinese general Cao Cao found, Man in southern Taiwan tosses boiling soup on woman's face, Winner of new Taiwan banknote de...