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UK's new banknote to feature mathematician Alan Turing

Jul 15, 2019 - 7:15 PM

The Bank of England, in unveiling the new £50 banknote, hails mathematician Alan Turing as 'a giant on whose shoulders so many now stand'

LOOK: New Philippine peso bills with Diokno's 'worm-looking' signature

Jul 03, 2019 - 3:20 PM

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas releases the first batch of banknotes bearing Governor Benjamin Diokno's signature – squiggles which he himself said look like worms

Venezuelan business leaders hit Maduro's new banknotes

Aug 21, 2018 - 11:56 AM

(UPDATED) Alongside the bolivar redenomination, President Nicolas Maduro announces other measures to tackle widespread poverty, including a massive 3,400% wage hike

NEW BILLS. Picture of a new five Bolivar-note (R) and its equivalent in old Bolivar-bills in Caracas on August 20, 2018. Photo by Federico Parra/AFP

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Dec 29, 2017 - 1:17 PM

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BSP sets Dec 29 as 'final, non-extendable' deadline to swap old peso bills

Dec 28, 2017 - 7:08 PM

The previous 3 deadline extensions set by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas after the original deadline of December 31, 2016, were March 31, June 30, and finally to December 29, 2017

BSP releases Philippine peso bills with 'enhanced design'

Dec 05, 2017 - 8:15 PM

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas says the new banknotes are 'aimed at highlighting significant moments in the nation's history, as well as its world heritage sites and iconic natural wonders'

BSP gives public more time to exchange old peso bills

Mar 23, 2017 - 6:20 PM

Filipinos now have until June 30 2017 to exchange their New Design Series NDS banknotes After June 30 these bills will have no monetary value

NEW DEADLINE. Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Deputy Governor Diwa Guinigundo shows old and new banknotes in a press conference. Photo by Joel Leporada/Rappler

Peso bills with Duterte's signature out next week

Dec 14, 2016 - 8:10 PM

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas also reminds the public that it only has until the end of this month to replace old banknotes with the New Generation Currency NGC bills

Tens of thousands protest against India cash ban

Nov 28, 2016 - 9:42 PM

Former prime minister Manmohan Singh a respected economist says it would shave at least two percentage points off growth which topped 7 in the first half of the financial year

An Indian protestor holds placards of banned 500 and 1000 rupee notes during a protest against demonetization, in Mumbai on November 28, 2016. Photo by Indranil Mukherjee/ AFP

Proposed PH coins to be more counterfeit-resistant – BSP

Oct 29, 2015 - 9:19 PM

The central bank also says that some coins will have to go because they already outlived their usefulness as far as the public is concerned

RATIONALIZATION. BSP Deputy Diwa Guinigundo says "there will be rationalization in terms of number. Some denominations will have to go because they have outlived their usefulness as far as the general public is concerned.” Images of coins from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

Singapore botches ex-leader's name on historic currency package

Aug 21, 2015 - 1:44 PM

The name of the late president Yusof Ishak is misspelled on the cover folder containing the Sg 50 and Sg 10 commemorative notes

SINGAPORE CURRENCY. This photo illustration shows the Singapore banknotes on January 28, 2015 in Singapore. Photo by Roslan Rahman/AFP

BSP: 'Old' PH peso bills valid until Dec 31

May 21, 2015 - 5:18 PM

From January 1 to December 31 2016 unused old banknotes would have to be exchanged in authorized banks and the BSP After that period these bills will have no monetary value

Bangko Central ng Pilipinas Deputy Governor, Diwa Guinigundo shows old and new banknote in a press conference at the Central Bank on Thursday. The old banknote will be demonetized by the end of the year 2015. Guinigundo urged the public to start exchange their old banknotes in any authorized agent bank even if they are not depositors. At 2016 any banknote series can no longer be used for daily transactions. Starting january 1, 2017 demonetized, no more value. Only the new banknote series will remain as legal tender in the country. Photo by Joel Leporada/Rappler

Confused over P100 and P1,000 bills?

May 14, 2015 - 3:06 PM

UPDATED Senator Koko Pimentel asks the central bank to explain why these banknotes are almost identical to each other

BSP starts shift to ‘New Generation Currency’ bills Jan 1

Dec 29, 2014 - 9:00 PM

The ‘New Design Series’ or the nearly 3 decade old banknotes will no longer have any monetary value effective January 1 2017

Bank of England to issue plastic banknotes

Dec 19, 2013 - 12:50 AM

Sterling is the first of the world s major currencies – ahead of the US dollar euro yen and the Swiss franc – to switch to polymer