Central Banking

We've got money to burn: Hungary

The National Bank of Hungary is offering bricks made up of its cancelled banknotes for charities to burn for fuel.

The central bank, which cancels between 70 and 100 tonnes of used notes annually, said Tuesday it would donate the bricks and transport them free of charge to non-profit organisations to reduce their heating costs.

The calorific content of the bricks is, the central bank says, similar to that of brown coal. The institution claimed that using the bricks would lead to a considerabl

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