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Bitcoin value surpasses gold for first time

For the first time in its history one unit of the digital cryptocurrency Bitcoin is worth more than the value of an ounce of gold. This reinforces the growing importance of the digital currency.

Trump economic advisor bashes Germany on currency: report

Washington - A top economic advisor to US President Donald Trump bashed Germany for exploiting an undervalued euro to take advantage of its trading partners, the Financial Times reported Tuesday.

India lifts ATM limit from Feb 1 as cash crunch eases

New Delhi - Limits on ATM withdrawals will be partially lifted from February 1, India's central bank said Monday, as a cash crunch sparked by the ban on high-value rupee notes eases.

India lifts ATM limit from Feb 1 as cash crunch eases

New Delhi - Limits on ATM withdrawals will be partially lifted from February 1, India's central bank said Monday, as a cash crunch sparked by the ban on high-value rupee notes eases.

India lifts ATM limit from Feb 1 as cash crunch eases

New Delhi - Limits on ATM withdrawals will be partially lifted from February 1, India's central bank said Monday, as a cash crunch sparked by the ban on high-value rupee notes eases.

Pope Francis to no longer grace Vatican euro coins

Vatican City - The Vatican will stop minting euro coins bearing Pope Francis' image beginning in March, religious news agency I media reported Friday, saying the coins will now carry the Vatican's coat of arms and European Union stars.

Thousands miss India currency exchange cut-off

Long queues continued outside banks in India, with people trying to deposit discontinued banknotes, ahead of a deadline. The deadline has now passed, rendering thousands of bank notes worthless.

Venezuelans get new coins, still waiting on bills

Caracas - New Venezuelan coins began circulating Wednesday in the capital Caracas, but long-awaited new bills had yet to arrive, prolonging the chaos unleashed by a botched currency reform.

Venezuelans back and forth to bank in cash chaos

Caracas - Not long ago, Yajaira Perez was queuing to withdraw cash from the bank, fearing bills would run short. Now she is queuing anxiously to put it back in.

Venezuela's Maduro orders 100-unit banknotes out of circulation

Caracas - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Sunday signed an emergency decree ordering the country's largest banknote, the 100 bolivar bill, taken out of circulation to thwart "mafias" he accused of hoarding cash in Colombia.

Anger rises after India scraps old notes at petrol pumps

New Delhi - India said old notes would no longer be accepted at petrol stations after Friday, fuelling anger over the scrapping of high denomination bills that has caused an unprecedented cash crunch.

Anger rises after India scraps old notes at petrol pumps

New Delhi - India said old notes would no longer be accepted at petrol stations after Friday, fuelling anger over the scrapping of high denomination bills that has caused an unprecedented cash crunch.

Anger rises after India scraps old notes at petrol pumps

New Delhi - India said old notes would no longer be accepted at petrol stations after Friday, fuelling anger over the scrapping of high denomination bills that has caused an unprecedented cash crunch.

Vegans react against new U.K. bank note

London - The U.K. recently launched a new bank note, valued at £5. The note is smaller and plastic based, replacing the old paper note. Vegans and religious groups have reacted angrily due to the note containing animal products.

India eases cash rules for weddings

New Delhi - India announced new measures Thursday to allow farmers and marrying couples to withdraw more money from banks, as frustration mounted over a cash crisis triggered by the withdrawal of all high-value notes.

India to use indelible ink to stop repeat cash exchanges

New Delhi - India is to use indelible ink to prevent people from exchanging old notes more than once, the government said Tuesday, a week after the withdrawal of high-value banknotes from circulation in a crackdown on "black money".

Modi promises to ease India cash crunch

New Delhi - Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday urged Indians to give him more time to resolve a cash crisis that followed the withdrawal of high-value notes, insisting the shock move would benefit the poor in the long run.

India's Modi urges patience on bill swap amid cash crunch

New Delhi - Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday made an emotional appeal to people to make India graft-free, as chaotic scenes erupted outside banks nationwide after high denomination notes were pulled from circulation.

India ATM reset to take 'weeks': minister

New Delhi - India's cash machines will take several weeks to reset with new bills, India's finance minister said Saturday, as public anger mounted over a decision to pull the highest denomination notes from circulation.

India banks reopen to long queues after rupee withdrawal

New Delhi - Long queues formed outside banks in India on Thursday as they reopened for the first time since the government's shock decision to withdraw the two largest denomination notes from circulation.

India tries to stem panic after shock rupee withdrawal

New Delhi - India's government tried to quell the panic Wednesday caused by a bombshell decision to withdraw 500 and 1,000 rupee notes from circulation after cash machines ran dry and shares slid.

India tries to stem panic after shock rupee withdrawal

New Delhi - India's government tried to quell the panic Wednesday caused by a bombshell decision to withdraw 500 and 1,000 rupee notes from circulation after cash machines ran dry and shares slid.

India tries to stem panic after shock rupee withdrawal

New Delhi - India's government tried to quell the panic Wednesday caused by a bombshell decision to withdraw 500 and 1,000 rupee notes from circulation after cash machines ran dry and shares slid.

Hackers steal $65 million in Bitcoins in huge exchange heist

Hackers have stolen over $65 million in Bitcoins from a major cryptocurrency exchange. BitFenix, one of the largest operating Bitcoin exchanges, has had to suspend its marketplace in the wake of the major cyberattack and Bitcoin's value has fallen.

Oil-rich Venezuela scrabbles for dollars

Caracas - Julio Ribas suffers from high blood pressure. If only Venezuela's currency were as high, he might be able to afford some medicine for it.

Plastic banknotes being implemented in U.K.

London - After centuries of paper-based bank notes, the U.K. will gradually introduce plastic notes. This begins in September 2016 with the £5 note. The notes are designed to be cleaner and stronger.

Flowing Hair Silver Dollar is the most expensive coin

London - The "Amon Carter" Flowing Hair Silver Dollar is the most valuable coin in the world and it has gone on display at a museum in London.

Would eliminating $100, 500 euro banknotes beat crime?

Washington - Drug czars and terrorists could find their operations tougher -- or at least their gym bags heftier -- if proposals to eliminate high-value US and European banknotes gain traction.

'Bitcoin has failed', says prominent developer quitting project

A leading Bitcoin developer has announced he is quitting the platform and selling his own coins because the cryptocurrency has failed. Describing the project as a "failed experiment", Mike Hearn is now moving onto other projects.

IMF approves China's yuan as elite reserve currency

Washington - The International Monetary Fund welcomed China's yuan into its elite reserve currency basket, recognizing the ascendance of the Asian power in the global economy.
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