Central Banking

New Olympics banknote for China

The People's Bank of China (PBoC) is issuing a new 10-yuan note to commemorate the Beijing Olympics, which start in August.

Local media reports suggested that the note will feature a drawing of the new National Stadium, also called the Bird's Nest - alongside the official emblem of the Beijing Games.

The other side of the new banknotes will features a picture of the ancient Greek marble statue of a discus-thrower, Discobolus, portraits of athletes and the Arabic numeral for the year 2008. The