The euro has surged above the $1.20-threshold for the first time in two and a half years. What's behind the rally? And what does it mean for Germany's critical export industry?
Malawi is spending several million US dollars every year to replace torn and dirty bank notes as people throw money as sign of good luck. Malawi's central bank has now rolled out a campaign to stop this wear and tear.
Germany's blue-chip Dax index and the euro have pared early losses suffered after Chancellor Angela Merkel's efforts to form a coalition government failed. But political uncertainty in Europe's biggest economy remains.
An increasing number of Pakistanis are learning the Chinese language, hoping to land a job in one of the multi-billion-dollar CPEC projects. Some experts see the trend as China's cultural onslaught on Pakistani society.
The euro has extended its considerable gains over the past two weeks ahead of this weekend's final round of the French presidential election. Markets appear confident that centrist Emmanuel Macron will win.
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