Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa reports the results of a survey by the ECB on the private holdings and use of the euro outside the euro area itself.
UK - While Gordon Brown expounds his policy on the euro, efforts by Gibraltar to set up a lucrative sideline in minting the coins have run into resistance from the UK chancellor, Gordon Brown.
RUSSIA - The Central Bank of Russia will issue more coins of the Zodiac series, starting tomorrow. It will be Scorpio now-silver two-rouble pieces and gold 25 roubles. Up to 20,000 silver coins will appear in circulation, and up to 50,000 gold, said the…
SWITZERLAND - Euro coins give some people a skin rash and a group of Swiss scientists have just released their research findings as to why this happens.
SPAIN - 2.4bn euros in notes and coins is yet to be changed into euros, according to Spain's central bank.
INDIA - The Reserve Bank of India is planning to distribute coins in exchange of currency notes through post offices and even railway counters, the Hindu newspaper reports. The decision is part of its efforts to bridge the gap between excess demand from…
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.