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Cash & Crises
Cash is also a store of value
In the War on Cash, Words Count
April 02, 2019
Words have been turned into weapons in the war on cash and are used by the proponents of the elimination of cash to create a self-fulfilling narrative of the inevitable decline of cash.
Against the tide: the Swiss case in favour of high denomination banknotes
March 05, 2019
Euro demand up, says Banque de France
August 28, 2018
Bank of France data shows a significant growth in demand for the euro, up 7.6% in 2017 compared to 2016. This is explained by cash's more versatile role of being both store of value and means of exchange.
High-denomination Banknotes in Circulation: A Cross-country Analysis
April 13, 2018
The Reserve Bank of Australia's March 2018 Bulletin tackles the issue of growing demand for high denomination banknotes in Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom.
War on cash in quicksand
April 09, 2018
The statement that large denominations are mostly used by criminals and tax evaders is unfounded as no data points in one or the other direction. Larry White gives a good overview of the current arguments for or against cash.
BIS report shows cash going strong
March 16, 2018
The BIS quarterly review shows that cash in circulation has grown from 7% of GDP in 2000 to 9% in 2016.
Denmark is not heading for a cashless society
January 05, 2018
The Danish Central Bank has conducted a survey of the payment behaviour of Danish households in the Spring of 2017. The findings were published in December in 2017. The report concludes that while cash usage is declining and is expected to continue to do so in the future, Denmark is not becoming cashless and Danes will be able to use and hold cash in the future.
Cash use is growing, but why?
December 04, 2017
Cash usage is generally growing across the globe, but why? This is what two Austrian economists are trying to understand.
Reserve Bank of Australia analyses cash demand
November 06, 2017
The paper attempts to reconcile the apparent contradiction between growing cash in circulation on the one hand and the decling relative share of payments made in cash on the other.
Billions of pre-euro currencies still in circulation
April 19, 2017
There are over 15 billion euros of outdated national banknotes and coins that are still circulating outside the banking system. Some countries are willing to exchange the old notes indefinitely.
Poland issues new high denomination
April 10, 2017
Unlike many countries that have recently decided to demonitise high denominations notes, Poland has recently issued its highest denomination: the 500 zloty.
In the UK, 7.6 million adults save cash
May 05, 2016
According to a survey by Virgin Money in the UK, 7.6 million adults say they are hoarding cash representing an estimated total of £ 1.3 billion.