INDIA - The RBI Working Group on electronic money has said that e-money could be used as a substitute for the central bank notes and coins even though it would not be "desirable" to place any limit on storing monetary value in e-money.
GERMANY - The changeover to euro banknotes and coins might have added as much as 0.2 percentage points to eurozone inflation in the first half of this year, Eurostat, the European Union's statistical agency, said on Wednesday.
ARTICLE - One industry lost out from the introduction of euro notes and coins six months ago: the doom-mongers, reports Monday's FT in London.
IRELAND - Coin collectors seeking Irish euro coins have run into difficulties obtaining the new currency from the Central Bank.
RUSSIA - The Central Bank 5 May will introduce commemorative gold and silver coins in denominations of 3 and 50 rubles to commemorate this summer's World Cup football (soccer) finals in Japan and South Korea.
HONG KONG - The Hong Kong Monetary Authority appears reluctant to re-introduce the printing of HK$10 notes, despite a surge in counterfeit HK$10 coins last year.
AZERBAIJAN - The National Bank of Azerbaijan has issued two types of gold and silver commemorative coins of a face value of 100 and 50 manats respectively.
SOUTH KOREA - The Bank of Korea (BOK) said on Tuesday that fewer 10 won coins will be available in the Korean market this year.
COLOMBIA - Colombia's central bank on Tuesday launched a new 1,000 peso bill ($1=2271.50) to complement the coins of that denomination in circulation already.
UK - Britain could introduce euro notes and coins less than two years after a single currency referendum, Peter Hain said on Tuesday.
RUSSIA - Russia's State Duma, the lower chamber, turned down Friday a bill allowing circulation of coins made of precious metals as the legal tender along with the banknotes and coins issued by the Central Bank of Russia, or CBR.
PRESS RELEASE - ECB recognises partners' valuable contribution to the smooth introduction of the euro banknotes and coins 5 February.
EUROPE - Wim Duisenberg, European Central Bank president, yesterday forecast the introduction of euro notes and coins would lead to public demand for more harmonisation in the European Union, with particular focus on taxes.
SINGAPORE - The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) will expand its responsibilities to include the issuance of currency notes and coins from March next year, officials said Wednesday.
ARTICLE - For well over a decade there has been a ceaseless political battle over whether Britain ought to join the euro. The introduction of euro notes and coins at the beginning of this year has raised the decibel level of the controversy but has not…
IRELAND - The amount of euros in circulation has for the first time surpassed the amount of pounds in circulation, according to latest figures from the Central Bank of Ireland. At close of business on Thursday, the Central Bank had issued 148 million…