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Islamic State announces new gold currency

Islamic Sate (IS) has announced the creation of a new currency in gold, silver and copper, featuring a world map, including the Americas, where the group said its reign will reach. The group said its own dinars and dirhams will hu

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Algerian dinar hits historic low versus dollar

Algeria's currency has slipped to a record low against the US dollar, a central bank source said Monday, as falling crude prices more than halved vital oil revenues and hit public finances. The central bank, which keeps the di

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Indian workers cash in on rupee slump

Indian migrant workers in Bahrain are cashing in on a slump in the rupee, which hit an all-time low against the US dollar this week, a report said. The currency has dropped in value by 16.5 per cent since May - making it more prof

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Iraq dinar is a long-term bet

Many Iraqis have lost faith in their dinar currency but to some foreign speculators, it promises big profits. The contrast underlines the uncertainties of investing in Iraq as the country recovers from years of war and economic sanctions.

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Bahraini dinar-dollar peg safe say analysts

The central bank's tight control over the foreign exchange market, and the possibility of other Gulf countries providing financial support, mean there is no threat to Bahraini dinar's peg against the US dollar, analysts said. Bahra

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Bahrain cbank warns against defaced notes

The Central Bank of Bahrain has alerted the public to be cautious when dealing with Bahraini dinar notes that have been defaced with written marks or drawings. This warning is issued in order to avoid such notes being rejected when transac

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Kuwait allows big dinar rise

Kuwait let its dinar currency rise 0.79 percent against the dollar on Sunday, the second-biggest one-day jump since it dropped its peg to the US dollar in May, and taking the cumulative gain to 8.29 percent. The dinar will trade around a m

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Bahrain to issue new dinar notes on Monday

The Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) will release new Bahrain banknotes for circulation on Monday (March 17). The new banknotes are being issued in the existing denominations of BD20, BD10, BD5, BD1 and BD1/2. No change is being made to the c

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Kuwait's revenue doubles to $56bn

Kuwait's actual state revenue in the first 10 months of the 2007/08 fiscal year stood at almost double the budget forecast. Two months before the end of the year to March, revenue amounted to 15.35 billion dinars ($56.31 billion), compared

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Kuwait dinar jumps as dollar hits record low

Kuwait let the dinar make its biggest one-day gain this year on Wednesday after the dollar slid to a record low above $1.50 to the euro on US data that signalled the world's largest economy is headed for recession. Kuwait is the only Gulf

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