Optimising cash supply

Central banks need to take a business minded approach to their cash-supply function, argues Brian Lang

Interview: Jean-Pierre Roth

The chairman of the Swiss National Bank discusses the central banks profits, monetary policy and independence as it approaches its 100th year

RBNZ releases Explaining Currency booklet

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand on Monday 3 July released a third edition of its popular Explaining Currency booklet. The booklet takes readers through the history of New Zealand's currency, describes the banknote and coin designs, and how banknotes and…

The euro goes East

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.

RBI to use post offices for coin distribution

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…

ECB Press Release

PRESS RELEASE - ECB recognises partners' valuable contribution to the smooth introduction of the euro banknotes and coins 5 February.

Let pounds and euros compete

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…

5m euros are stolen in three months

EUROPE - Armed gangs and other criminals have stolen Euros 5m ( £3.1m) in the three months since minting and printing of euro notes and coins began, and the situation is set to worsen, European police have warned.

ECB post findings on how rate moves affect economy

GERMANY - Ordinary Europeans may quickly get used to the new euro notes and coins that begin circulating in a few weeks, but it may be years before the European Central Bank fully understands the functioning of the new economy created by the common…

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