More Currency Articles

  • US declines to name China a currency manipulator

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is raising concern about the value of China's currency but is declining, as in recent years, to accuse Beijing of manipulating it. The administration also expressed concern Tuesday about South Korea's actions in currency markets and about countries...

  • GM to take $400m charge for Venezuelan currency

    DETROIT (AP) — General Motors Co. says it will take a charge of $400 million pretax in the first quarter because of a change in the way it values Venezuela's currency. GM will no longer use the official exchange rate of 6.3 bolivars to the U.S. dollar. It is shifting to a rate of 10.7...

  • Bitcoin: Taxed as property, regulated as currency?

    Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies (yes, even Dogecoin) will now be taxed the same as any other property, according to new IRS guidance. The IRS guidance begins by seemingly accepting that cryptocurrencies are a form of currency, but notes that they are not officially recognized....

  • Venezuela unveils new currency market for dollars

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President Nicolas Maduro's cash-strapped government unveiled a new currency market Monday that allows Venezuelans to buy and sell dollars legally for the first time since 2010. The move has been called a giant devaluation by the opposition, with two-time presidential...

  • UK Royal Mint unveils new pound coin

    LONDON (AP) — After 30 years of work, Britain's pound coin is ready for a makeover. The Royal Mint announced plans Wednesday to replace the weighty flat piece with a 12-sided coin made with two separate metals. It resembles a "threepenny bit" — a coin that circulated in Britain from...

  • China, New Zealand begin direct currency trading

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — China on Wednesday allowed its currency to be directly traded with the New Zealand dollar in another step toward allowing greater international use of the yuan. New Zealand Prime Minister John Key announced the start of trading during a trip to China....

  • CEO of bitcoin exchange found dead in Singapore

    A police spokesman said Thursday that initial investigations indicated there was no suspicion of "foul play" in the Feb. 26 death, meaning officers do not suspect murder. The spokesman said police found 28-year-old Autumn Radtke, an American, lying motionless near the apartment tower where she...



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