Central Banking

New notes pose problems for cash machines

SPAIN - Spain's Azkoyen, one of the world's leading cigarette and vending machine producers, is already cashing in on next January's launch of euro notes and coins.

Net profits at the company, based in the northern city of Pamplona, climbed 35 per cent in the first half of this year to E8.22m ($7.5m) as orders surged for its euro-ready machines, up-to-date coin-sorter kits, and software.

But the road to prepare its clients across the eurozone for the change has not been smooth. From battles wit

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