European regulator tells banks to shun Bitcoin

Europe`s top banking regulator today called on the region`s banks not to deal in virtual currencies such as Bitcoin until rules are developed to stop them being abused.

Rupee will get stronger after NDA comes to power: Swamy

BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Saturday said rupee will appreciate to Rs 35 per dollar from over Rs 61 in the next two years if NDA comes to power.

Single currency notes infested with over 3,000 types of bacteria

Researchers at New York University`s Dirty Money Project found that currency is a medium of exchange for hundreds of different kinds of bacteria, as bank notes are passed on from hand to hand.

Ukraine currency recovers after 46% interest rate hike

Ukraine`s currency steadied today after heavy falls and after the crisis-hit country`s central bank unexpectedly raised the key interest rate by nearly 50 per cent to boost consumer confidence and stop spiralling inflation.

`World`s first` Bitcoin shop opens in Hong Kong

A shop selling the virtual Bitcoin currency opened in Hong Kong today, as fresh concerns grew in Asia over the currency`s viability and security.

Cyber attack on bitcoin a big warning to currency`s users

A massive cyber attack from unknown sources that has been spamming bitcoin exchanges is highlighting some of the dangers people can encounter when they exchange cash for digital currencies like the bitcoin, experts said on Wednesday.

Liberia`s finance minister urges calm over currency crisis

Liberia`s finance minister warned against panic today after being summoned to parliament to explain a crash in the value of Liberia`s currency against the US dollar.

World`s first` bitcoin ATM opens in Canada

Three young entrepreneurs opened an automated teller Tuesday in this western Canadian city, calling it the world`s first ATM able to exchange bitcoins for any official currency.

Exports and currency movements

Indian exports contracted in May by 0.13 percent to Rs 134807.62 crore on a year-on-year (YoY) basis.

Termites eat away currency worth over $65,000 in China

An old lady in China had to pay heavily for not keeping her cash worth over USD 65,000 in banks.

Egypt relaxes foreign currency rules

Egypt, which is in need of foreign currency, is relaxing its rules on how much cash air travelers can bring into the nation.

Mandela`s smile now on South African currency note

South Africans will now carry the smiling Nelson Mandela after a range of currency notes depicting the anti-apartheid icon on one side was released.

Iranian Govt accountable for the state of country: US

Hillary Clinton said the government in Tehran is accountable for the situation inside the country.

`Psychological` blows hit currency: Ahmadinejad

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Tuesday blamed the steep drop in Iran`s currency to "psychological pressures" linked to Western sanctions over Tehran`s nuclear programme.

Cops asked to give NIA fake notes seized by it

The Delhi Police was asked
by a court here to provide some samples of the fake currency
notes to the National Investigation Agency.

Man arrested with fake currency

Imtiyaz Ahmad Zanda was arrested at Jogilanker in Rainawari area after Rs 71,000 fake currency was recovered
from his possession.

‘Why Indian ink not used in printing of currency’

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra
Modi on Thursday wondered why an India-made ink is not used in
printing of currency notes.

Sudan launches new currency

Sudan launched a new currency
on Sunday, six days after the newly independent south did so amid
fears of a currency war.

MP Congress complains to CEC on recovered currency

The Madhya Pradesh Congress on Wednesday complained to the state Chief Electoral Officer, PC Meena
about the currency notes worth Rs 2 crore found in a hotel
room in Damoh on Tuesday.

Indian nabbed with foreign currency at SL airport

An Indian national was arrested
at the Bandaranaike international airport here on Sunday for
trying to smuggle out foreign currency, airport officials
said.