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Armaguard/Prosegur Merger Gets the Go-Ahead

Many countries are facing falling cash demand, which is causing problems in the cash cycle. This report, by Paul Blond of the Blond Group LLP, shows the compromises having to be made in Australia as a result.

Country Profile - June 26, 2023 midnight

IMF Praises India’s Digital Infrastructure

The IMF has issued a working paper ‘Stacking up the Benefits Lessons from India’s Digital Journey.’ In it, the IMF describes the achievement of India in creating a Digital Public Infrastructure (DPI) that delivers significant benefits.

Country Profile - May 12, 2023 midnight

Malaysia’s Automated Cash Centre Project

Yuserisal Mohd Noor, Head of Automated Cash Centre at Bank Negara Malaysia presented at the recent Silk Road Cash & Payments conference on the Bank's project to fully automate its cash centre.

Country Profile - April 24, 2023 12:01 a.m.

Exploring the Innovative Potential of the E-Krona

The Riksbank has issued its phase 3 report on its work to understand how an e-krona might work. This phase investigated how the Riksbank could collaborate with existing payment service providers to allow access to the e-krona based on the existing collaborative approaches.

Digital CN - April 24, 2023 midnight

Does France Love Cash?

The International Mint Industry Association (IMIA) issued a brief making the case for cash and for freedom of choice at its launch this month.

Country Profile - February 23, 2023 12:01 a.m.

Sweden Future Proofs Payments

Sveriges Riksbank has issued its 2022 Payments Report into the retail payments market. The report underlines the wide-ranging activities of the Riksbank to support the needs of all sectors of society when it comes to payment.

Country Profile - January 31, 2023 midnight

European Round Up

Italy is looking at possible compensatory measures to help retailers pay card fees following its change of heart on reducing cash limits.

Country Profile - January 31, 2023 midnight

How Ukraine is Managing Cash in a War

The National Bank of Ukraine has maintained the supply of cash and cash circulation to over 1,500 bank branches and more than 3,800 ATMs across the country since Russia invaded in February 2022. The Deputy Governor, Oleksii Shaban, has shared their experience.

Country Profile - December 21, 2022 midnight