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A currency, in the most specific sense is money in any form when in use or circulation as a medium of exchange, especially circulating banknotes and coins. A more general definition is that a currency is a system of money in common use, especially for people in a nation. Under this definition, U.S. dollars (US$), pounds sterling (£), Australian dollars (A$), European euros (€), Russian rubles (₽) and Indian rupees (₹) are examples of currencies. These various currencies are recognized as stores of value and are traded between nations in foreign exchange markets, which determine the relative values of the different currencies. Currencies in this sense are defined by governments, and each type has limited boundaries of acceptance.

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Organizations relating to Currency

Agreement Concerning the Collection of Bills, Drafts, 1957 / Est. 1957
International Far-Eastern Numismatics / Est. 1989
European Monetary Cooperation Fund / Est. 1973
Money Orders and Postal Travellers Cheques Agreement, 1979 / Est. 1979
Giro Agreement, 1979 / Est. 1979
CARICOM Investment Fund / Est. 1992
Provisions for a Unit of Account and Adjustment of Limitations of Liability / Est. 1982
Coordination Committee on Multilateral Payments Arrangements and Monetary Cooperation among Developing Countries / Est. 1978
Caribbean Community Multilateral Clearing Facility / Est. 1977
Gold Bloc / Est. 1929
Convention for the Unification for the Law of Bills of Exchange and Cheques / Est. 1912
European Clearing Houses on Health Outcomes / Est. 1994
International Clearing House
West African Monetary Union / Est. 1962
Convention for the Settlement of Certain Conflicts of Laws in Connection with Cheques / Est. 1931
Group of Eight
International Numismatic Club by Correspondence / Est. 1981
Inter-American Convention on Conflict of Laws Concerning Bills of Exchange, Promissory Notes and Invoices / Washington DC, USA / Est. 1975
Inter-American Bibliographical and Library Association / Est. 1930
Agreement Concerning Transfers to and from Postal Cheque Accounts, 1957 / Est. 1957
Single Global Currency Association / Newcastle ME, USA / Est. 2003
International Options Clearing Association
Protocol Amending the International Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules Relating to Bills of Lading / Est. 1979
International Women Bond
EUROGIRO - Giro, Postbank, Commercial Bank Payment Institutions Organizations Worldwide / Copenhagen, Denmark / Est. 1990

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World Problems relating to Currency

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Repossession of property
Debt slavery
Failure to to observe contractual terms of payments
Non-payment of workers' compensation
Credit card fraud
Shortage of banknotes
Underpayment for work
Speculation on money markets
Unethical practices of accountants
Threatened species of Echinoidea
Threatened species of Ibidorhynchidae
Threatened species of Phalacrocorax ranfurlyi
Non-payment of compensation to victims of motor accidents
Payment of interest
Dependence on social welfare
Unethical practices of public service employees
Unethical practices in forestry
Attenuation of group relationships
Foreign exchange restrictions
Currency black market
Unethical practices in the public sector

Action Strategies relating to Currency

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Acting as information clearing house for nonprofit organizations
Clearing land mines
Establishing clearing houses for environmentally sound technology
Clearing unsightly debris
Providing checks on societal decision-making
Clearing unused land
Employing local exchange and trading LETS systems
Providing multilateral financial assistance
Cancelling international debt
Guaranteeing minimum wage
Developing own currency
Taxing currency speculation
Issuing currency
Taxing drink containers
Extending friendship
Unifying currencies
Controlling currency speculation
Developing global currency
Revaluating currency
Devaluing currency
Serving as information clearinghouse
Defining common standards for credit
Devising subsidy payment plan
Paying debts

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