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The Challenge of Sustainability in Procurement

Annemieke de Gooijer from the Dutch National Bank (DNB) presented in November at the Cash & Payments Sustainability Forum™ in Edinburgh on the Dutch experience of including sustainability in its procurement processes.

Sustainability - March 1, 2023 midnight

Poland Commemorates Copernicus

Narodowy Bank Polski (NBP) has released a new 20 zloty commemorative banknote dedicated to the famous Polish astronomer, economist and mathematician Nicolaus Copernicus, marking the 550th anniversary of his birth, and the 480th anniversary of his death.

Banknotes - March 1, 2023 midnight

Nigeria’s Money Swap Saga

In October, the Central Bank of Nigeria announced that the three highest naira denominations (the N 200, 500 and 1,000) were being redesigned and reissued, with a six week period between issue and demonetisation (from 19 December to 31 January).

Central Banks - March 1, 2023 midnight

Preparing for Future Crises in Germany

Germany has been working over the past three years on a project known as BASIC, which aims to strengthen the resilience of the cash supply infrastructure in the event of an emergency or crisis.

Central Banks - March 1, 2023 midnight

Industry and Consumer Groups Convene to Support Cash

In addition to the industry associations that are advocating for cash, two new initiatives in Europe have demonstrated the scope for campaigns to promote cash acceptance at the country level by harnessing interest groups throughout society.

Companies - November 4, 2022 midnight

The End of the Line for Banknotes in Pakistan

Last November we ran an article on a research project by Pakistan Security Printing Corporation to evaluate the parameters for composting waste from banknote production by mixing it with manure. This time it’s the turn of the State Bank of Pakistan, and what it does in terms of dealing with banknotes at the end of their life.

Central Banks - August 31, 2022 midnight

Green Light for New French Printworks

The Banque de France (BdF) has announced that the construction of a new banknote printworks on the same site as its paper mill in Vic-le-Comte (Europafi) is going ahead, and will be completed in 2026 at a cost of €220 million.

Free - August 2, 2022 midnight

Croatia Gets Green Light to Adopt Euro in 2023

It’s official – Croatia has been given the green light to adopt the euro as its currency. On 12 July the Council of the European Union formally approved its accession to the euro area on 1 January 2023.

Central Banks - August 2, 2022 midnight