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Coronavirus can last 28 days on glass and currency, study finds

Coronavirus can last 28 days on glass and currency, study finds

The virus that causes Covid-19 can survive on banknotes, glass and stainless steel for up to 28 days, much longer than the flu virus, Australian researchers said Tuesday, highlighting the need for frequent cleaning and handwashing.

Zimbabweans get new banknotes, but angered by withdrawal limits

Zimbabweans get new banknotes, but angered by withdrawal limits

Zimbabweans finally got access to new low-denomination currency on Tuesday that authorities hope will end chronic cash shortages, but banks maintained an existing weekly withdrawal limit of $20 ...

Kenyan police seize $20 mn of counterfeit banknotes from deposit box

Kenyan police seize $20 mn of counterfeit banknotes from deposit box

Kenyan police have seized $20 million of counterfeit banknotes that had been stored in a personal safety deposit box at a branch of Barclays Bank Kenya, the directorate of criminal investigations said.

Sudan to print 100-pound banknotes to ease liquidity crunch

Sudan to print 100-pound banknotes to ease liquidity crunch

Sudan's central bank will start printing 100 pound bank notes for the first time to ease a liquidity crisis exacerbated by rampant inflation, state news agency SUNA said on Sunday.

Britain marks 200th anniversary of novelist Jane Austen's death

Britain marks 200th anniversary of novelist Jane Austen's death

Britain marked the 200th anniversary of novelist Jane Austen's death on Tuesday with a series of events, including the unveiling of a statue of the writer and the issue of new coins and banknotes.

Philippine troops find stash of banknotes as fighters pull back

Philippine troops find stash of banknotes as fighters pull back

Philippines troops found bundles of banknotes and cheques worth about $1.6 million abandoned by Islamist militants holed up in Marawi City, a discovery the military said on Tuesday ...

Court sentences three for counterfeiting banknotes

Court sentences three for counterfeiting banknotes

A Doha Criminal court has sentenced three Asian expatriates to three years in jail and a fine of QR5,000 each for counterfeiting some banknotes of the UAE and attempting to use them in the country.

Expats accused of banknote counterfeiting

Expats accused of banknote counterfeiting

A Doha Criminal Court has been reviewing the case of an Italian and a British national accused of counterfeiting and attempting to circulate QR500 banknotes.

India puts 1.8mn on notice for potential tax evasion

India puts 1.8mn on notice for potential tax evasion

India has put 1.8mn citizens on notice for potential tax evasion, officials said on Tuesday, as it begins scrutinising suspect cash deposits in the wake of a sudden ban on high-value banknotes.

Indian state polls in February and March will test Modi

Indian state polls in February and March will test Modi

India's election commission on Wednesday scheduled five state polls for the next two months that will test support for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's gamble to abolish high-denomination banknotes.

Indian villages to be given card-swiping machines

Indian villages to be given card-swiping machines

Tens of thousands of Indian villages will soon be equipped with card-swiping machines to boost cashless payments, the finance minister said on Thursday, a month after the government banned high-value banknotes.

India cash crunch to ease by year end, says Jaitley

India cash crunch to ease by year end, says Jaitley

Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Friday that a cash crunch following the scrapping of high-value banknotes would ease by December 30 with the release of new 500 and 2,000 rupee notes.