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Demonetization is the act of stripping a currency unit of its status as legal tender. Some reasons include to combat inflation, to combat corruption, and to discourage a cash system. The process of demonetization involves either introducing new notes or coins of the same currency or completely replacing the old currency with new digital currency.

Demonetization Series

Indians' 'notes ban' compliance masks a silent crisis of legitimacy

Mar 28, 2017 14:30 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics Economy

This article is part of the Democracy Futures series, a joint global initiative between The Conversation and the Sydney Democracy Network. The project aims to stimulate fresh thinking about the many challenges facing...

Demonetization Series

India's demonetisation drive has boosted banks and start-ups, but it's still a failure

Feb 21, 2017 08:18 am UTC| Insights & Views Economy

When Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the withdrawal of ₹500 (US$7.40) and ₹1,000 (US$15) banknotes from circulation in November 2016, the government said its demonetisation drive would curb Indias shadow...

Demonetization Series

Subdued inflation and negative demonetisation effect to pressurize RBI for rate cut in February

Jan 18, 2017 10:56 am UTC| Commentary Economy

Indias inflation continued to remain subdued during the month of November, exerting deeper pressure on the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to undertake to ease policy in the next 2-day bi-monthly monetary policy scheduled to...

Demonetization Series

Central Banking Series

FxWirePro Poll: India's subdued inflation and negative demonetisation effect to pressurize RBI for rate cut in February

Dec 26, 2016 07:02 am UTC| Economy Central Banks Insights & Views

Indias inflation continued to remain subdued during the month of November, exerting deeper pressure on the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to undertake easing policy in the next 2-day bi-monthly monetary policy scheduled to be...

Demonetization Series

Digital Currency Revolution

India's Bitcoin prices spike 25 pct on demonetisation

Nov 23, 2016 06:50 am UTC| Digital Currency

[The article has been updated to include a tweet from TuurDemeester,editor in chief at Adamant Research] Indian governments latest drive to demonetize currency notes of 500 and 1,000 denomination announced earlier this...

Demonetization Series

Indian bonds rally on Modi’s demonetisation move, market pricing 25bps cut from RBI

Nov 10, 2016 09:14 am UTC| Commentary

The Indian government bonds rallied Thursday as investors poured into safe-haven assets on rising speculation that the governments demonetisation move will improve banking system liquidity and lower inflation, creating...

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Economy

Crypto Currency Brief: Bitcoin rises for third straight day, HK-based Okex delists Altcoin pairs, EOS/USD breaches previous support – Friday, August 17th, 2018

BTC/USD: Bitcoin prices remained on the upside for the third consecutive day, trying to overcome the losses made last week, but failed to catch the $6,500 mark. Further, the past 24 hours witnessed a 50 percent jump in...

German bunds surge after Turkey’s political crisis worsens; Eurozone July CPI remains unchanged

The German bunds surged during European session Friday after Turkeys political crisis worsened, with the United States threatening to impose higher economic sanctions if the former refuses to set free a detained American...

Singapore’s NODX rises better-than-expected in July; NODX 2018 growth seen at 4-5 pct: OCBC Bank

Singapores non-oil domestic exports rose a better-than-expected 11.8 percent y/y (4.3 percent m/m s.a.) in July, up from Junes 1.1 percent y/y (-10.8 percent m/m s.a), beating market consensus forecast. While electronics...

Bank Negara Malaysia likely to remain accommodative, maintain OPR at 3.25 pct through this year: ANZ Research

Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) is expected to remain accommodative and growth supportive, with the Overnight Policy Rate (OPR) likely to be maintained at 3.25 percent throughout this year, according to the latest report from...

New Zealand bonds close lower tracking U.S. Treasuries on hopes of U.S.-China trade talks meet by month-end

The New Zealand bonds closed lower Friday, tracking similar movement in the U.S. Treasuries, following hopes of a re-commencement in the trade talks between the United States and China. At the time of closing, the yield...

Politics

Abbott and Turnbull shape up for another round of an old battle

The Coalition party room on Tuesday is set for a high stakes, quite personal battle between Tony Abbott and Malcolm Turnbull over the National Energy Guarantee, with former and current prime ministers shaping up on...

Immigration activists fighting to abolish ICE have a bigger vision

Theres a phrase being thrown around a lot these days: Abolish ICE. Its a hashtag, its used in political speeches and demonstrations, and it appears all over Facebook. What does it mean and where did it come from? ICE...

A socialist's primary win doesn't herald a workers revolution in the US

Anyone anticipating a golden dawn of Marxist-Leninist communism soon in the United States might have to wait a while longer perhaps forever. The surprise victory of socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez over longtime...

Kabila's decision to step aside won't change the DRC's power dynamics

The ruling party in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), The Peoples Party for Reconciliation and Democracy, made an announcement recently that took everybody by surprise that Joseph Kabila will not be its...

'Conservative turn' will continue in Indonesian presidential election next year

The recent announcement of President Joko Jokowi Widodos running mate in his re-election bid suggests the continued strong influence of conservative groups over politics in the worlds largest Muslim population. A...

Science

The world of plastics, in numbers

From its early beginnings during and after World War II, the commercial industry for polymers long chain synthetic molecules of which plastics are a common misnomer has grown rapidly. In 2015, over 320 million tons of...

How biobanks can help improve the integrity of scientific research

Biobanks are repositories which receive, store, process and disseminate specimens. These include DNA derived from humans and animals; bacterial strains; and environmental samples like plants and soil. Biobanks also provide...

Jupiter's magnetic fields may stop its wind bands from going deep into the gas giant

One of the most striking features of Jupiter a gaseous giant with no solid surface is the coloured bands that encircle the planet. These bands are so large and distinct that they can be seen from here on Earth using a...

The US plan for a Space Force risks escalating a 'space arms race'

United States Vice President Mike Pence has confirmed overnight plans to create a Space Force as the sixth branch of the US military. He repeated comments from President Donald Trump, who had said that American...

Chemistry kits can help teachers ignite the spark of science

When it comes to physical sciences, South Africas pupils lag far behind their peers in other countries. The World Economic Forum ranked South Africa at 128 of 137 countries in math and science education in its most recent...

Technology

OnePlus 6T News & Update: T-Mobile to Reportedly Sell 6T, First US Carrier to Do So

Since selling the first OnePlus smartphone in 2014, OnePlus has set itself apart as a unique existence in the smartphone industry. Forget trying to buy it via retailers, customers often needed an invitation to actually...

‘Fortnite’ Android News & Update: Even More Phones Added to List, Comparison Between iOS and Android

Fortnite Android is still in Beta phase, but the access to the test is being expanded to include more devices. This should help Epic work out as many of the bugs and kinks in the system before it officially launches for...

Bitcoin News & Update: Support-Building to Control Bounce, Charts Indicate Price Rise Possible

Bitcoin has not exactly been making a lot of waves recently, at least when compared to its heyday when it dominated headlines by reaching upwards of $20,000 in value. These days, the cryptocurrency is hovering somewhere in...

‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ Release Date, Features: Latest Gameplay Trailer Is Proving the 8-Year Wait Is Worth It

Developer Rockstar Games recently revealed more gameplay details in a six-minute trailer of Red Dead Redemption 2. The teaser is entirely boasting of huge gameplay improvements one can expect from the upcoming title as if...

Google Pixel 3 Release Date, Specs: Pixel 3 XL Seen in Public Confirms Bigger Display Notch and Chin?

A photo that has been making the rounds online reportedly shows an actual Google Pixel 3 XL in use. The device in question sports the same display notch and chin designs as shown in earlier leaked renders. The said...
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