Central Banking

Olympic banknotes spark queues in Hong Kong

The release of special banknotes to mark the Beijing Olympics has prompted queues outside the Bank of China's Hong Kong branches.

AFP, a news agency, reported on Monday that hundreds of residents eager to get their hands on HK$20 ($2.57) notes commemorating the Olympics had gathered outside the bank's branches. The queues for the notes, which are not circulated until Wednesday, were impacted by a storm on Monday evening, which led to the bank offering banknote purchase vouchers. However, Reut