Bank of Estonia fines two companies for mishandling euro coins ahead of the currency’s launch in 2011; strong link to coin sale in neighbouring Latvia
Czech National Bank says Kc50 note will be replaced with coin in April; cites cost of replacing notes and change in value
Russian central bank proposes that one and five kopek coins be abolished due to high metal prices and low demand
Bank of Israel currency department’s report for 2009 reviews new cash payments system policy
US Holocaust Memorial Museum labels National Bank of Romania’s decision to keep anti-Semite coin in circulation “misguided”
Romania says it will keep a controversial coin featuring an anti-Semite despite calls for ban by Jewish community
National Bank of Romania to reconsider circulation of coin portraying religious leader who called for exile of Jews from country; move follows protests from Jewish community
Notes and coins in circulation were on average 1.1% higher than December, new data from the Bank of England show.
The changeover from Slovak koruna to euro, which took place in January, was very smooth, said Jose Manuel Gonzalez-Paramo, a member of the European Central Bank's Executive Board.
The governor of Ireland's central bank, John Hurley, has agreed to stay on beyond the official end of his first seven-year term in March.
Central banks need to take a business minded approach to their cash-supply function, argues Brian Lang
The Central Bank of the Solomon Islands has called on citizens to swap their coins for notes rather than hoarding them - a practice which has led to a shortage.
New coin and banknote designs are almost inevitably greeted with criticism and the first new coin designs for 40 years from the UK's Royal Mint, unveiled on 3 April, were no exception. Historians, designers and MPs have already criticised them.
Most banknotes bear signatures, but who are the signatories? Åke Lönnberg explains
Korean ten-won coins have recently found favour as decorative pendants - a development that has the Bank of Korea worried.
Euro banknotes already account for 50% of the total in circulation in both Malta and Cyprus, the two Mediterranean islands that adopted the single currency on Tuesday.