Indonesian police say Australia paid people-smugglers: reports

Indonesian police insist Australian authorities paid the crew of a people-smuggling boat US$31,000 to turn back, displaying thousands of US dollars as proof, reports said Wednesday.

`Friendly Muslim country` gives Pakistan $1.5 bn

The unexpected surge in the value of Pakistani rupee against the dollar was mainly because of a whopping USD 1.5 billion deposit in Pakistan Development Fund by a "friendly Muslim country".

China allows use of Ruble in city bordering Russia

Suifenhe, a Chinese city bordering Russia has become the first in the country to allow the Ruble to be used alongside Yuan after the Russian currency became an increasingly popular form of payment among residents and traders.

Robert Pattinson puts 4M pounds LA love nest with Kristen Stewart on sale

Robert Pattinson has officially ended his love story with Kristen Stewart by putting their 4million dollars Los Angeles mansion on the market this week.

Venezuela to auction US dollars to businesses

Venezuela`s government plans to auction dollars to private businesses that sell food, medicine and other basic goods amid widespread shortages.

Zimbabweans wash dirty US dollars with soap, water

The washing machine cycle takes about 45 minutes — and George Washington comes out much cleaner in the Zimbabwe-style laundering of dirty money.

North Korea bans use of foreign currency

North Korea has banned the use of foreign currency, another sign its hard-line communist government is intent on reasserting control over the country`s nascent market economy.