Posts Tagged ‘currency’

9 Smart Uses for Leftover Foreign Currency

9 Smart Uses for Leftover Foreign Currency

Filed under: Travel Getty By Susan Johnston Taylor Traveling internationally? Unless you’re meticulous at forecasting travel costs and only withdraw the precise amount of cash you’ll need, it’s likely you’ll return stateside with a pocket full of euros or yen. Most foreign exchange servicesdon’t accept smaller denominations, so you could blow your change on...

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Sticker shock in Argentina after major currency devaluation

Sticker shock in Argentina after major currency devaluation

Two men, one holding a sing that reads “devaluation = madness” in Spanish, during a protest against President Mauricio Macri’s economic measures in front of the Congress, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015. Thousands of people of the opposition party demonstrated on the day Argentina’s new administration sharply devalued the peso and lifted...

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Israeli leader of counterfeit U.S. currency ring sentenced to 15 years

Israeli leader of counterfeit U.S. currency ring sentenced to 15 years

Amy R. ConnollyWASHINGTON, Sept. 19 (UPI) — Israeli national Itzhak Loz, the leader of a ring responsible for over $ 70 million in counterfeit U.S. currency, was sentenced to 15 years in prison Friday. Top News – UPI.com

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House Democrats fear Trans-Pacific Partnership may lead to currency manipulation

House Democrats fear Trans-Pacific Partnership may lead to currency manipulation

Kulwant Saluja, Medill News ServiceWASHINGTON, July 29 (UPI) — Democratic House members argued Thursday that passage of Trans-Pacific Partnership would open the door to currency manipulation from countries participating in the TPP, resulting in the loss of millions of American jobs. Top News – UPI.com

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Russia ends foreign currency purchases as ruble takes dip

Russia ends foreign currency purchases as ruble takes dip

Jared M. FeldschreiberMOSCOW, July 29 (UPI) — The Central Bank of Russia announced Wednesday it was halting purchases of foreign currency to replenish the country’s international reserves. Top News – UPI.com

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Zimbabwe to phase out worthless currency with trade-in plan

Zimbabwe to phase out worthless currency with trade-in plan

Marilyn MalaraHARARE, Zimbabwe, June 13 (UPI) — Zimbabwe will begin trading 5 U.S. dollars for every 175 quadrillion local dollars it collects in an effort to rid the country of its hyperinflated currency. Top News – UPI.com

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Federal Agents Charged With Stealing Digital Currency

Federal Agents Charged With Stealing Digital Currency

Filed under: Currency, Scandals and Lawsuits, Ripoffs & Scams, Internet Fraud J. David Ake/AP By KRISTIN J. BENDER and PAUL ELIAS SAN FRANCISCO — Two former federal agents were charged with fraud in the theft of digital currency during an investigation into an online black market known as Silk Road that let users buy...

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Russian currency stabilizing despite oil’s fade

Russian currency stabilizing despite oil’s fade

Daniel J. GraeberMOSCOW, March 23 (UPI) — The value of the Russian currency has stabilized despite the fading of the February rally in crude oil prices, the Russian finance minister said. Top News – UPI.com

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Russian currency crashes

Russian currency crashes

Daniel J. GraeberMOSCOW, Oct. 24 (UPI) — Moscow trading data for Friday show the Russian currency hit an all-time low against the U.S. dollar as the economy struggles under energy-related sanctions. Top News – UPI.com

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