Tuesday, 24 May 2016

POST War by another means

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A political battle between the UN-recognised Tripoli government led by Fayez Sarraj and the Tobruk-based parliament loyal to General Khalifa Haftar in the east has led to parallel splits in the country’s financial institutions, with two central banks threatening to circulate rival Libyan dinar banknotes in the country.

From Battle of the banknotes as rival currencies are set to be issued in Libya | World news | The Guardian

Apparently there’s going to be one lot of good old British-sourced banknotes and another lot of dastardly Russian-sourced banknotes duking it out across the desert. Fascinatingly, while I was reading this piece, Benjamin Cohen’s “Currency Power” was on my bedside table!

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