Central Banking

Bangladeshis complain of 'smelly' banknotes

The people of Bangladesh are becoming increasingly unhappy with their banknotes. Complaints that the paper money can "smell awfully bad" has seen fish-market customers refusing to take notes in their change, insisting they are only given coins.

Source: Reuters

Bangladesh's currency notes have become so dirty that even fishmongers reckon they stink too much to use.

The central bank wants to replace the notes and is threatening to deny branch licenses to banks that refuse to cooperate.

The notes a

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