• Free London Activities

    Apr 13, 2012 / 9:42am

    Visiting London can be an expensive endeavor. After airfares and hotel costs, spending more money to visit attractions isn't high in terms of priorities. But London has plenty of free sights and activities that are attractive to a wide variety of audiences and can keep anyone busy all day.

      Tate Modern ( http://www.tate.org.uk/ )

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  • The Reserve Bank of New Zealand

    Apr 13, 2012 / 9:42am

    The Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) is the central bank of New Zealand and is responsible for operating monetary policy and currency in New Zealand. The Reserve Bank is controlled entirely by the Government of New Zealand and as such is not privately owned like the central banks of some other countries. As a result, any extra revenue earned by the Reserve Bank goes back into the state sector. The current Governor of the Reserve Bank is Dr. Alan Bollard, who has held the position since September of 2002.

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  • Eco-Friendly Vacation Spots

    Apr 13, 2012 / 9:42am

    Going on cost efficient vacations is always desired, but that doesn't mean it shouldn't be energy efficient. Some are looking more to preserve the environment while on holiday, but don't want to sacrifice both luxury and the environment.

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  • Iraqi Dinar ? Is it a Good Investment?

    Apr 13, 2012 / 9:42am

    Introduced in circulation in 1931, the Iraqi dinar has changed hands from even the earliest days. Backed by British pounds to being pegged to the US dollar, the currency has had its fair share of activity. However, now with the Central Bank of Iraq issuing a new and stable currency, plenty of global speculators are seeing an opportunity. Or is it? Since the 2003 fall of the administration and the deposition of its ruler Saddam Hussein, the Coalition Provisional Authority or the current transitional government has issued new Iraqi dinar.

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  • Gifts From Austria

    Apr 13, 2012 / 9:42am

    With some of the most enjoyable shopping venues in Europe, the experience of finding a gift to bring home from Austria is best in Vienna, and certainly parallels the quality of the merchandise. A variety of different types of shops, with offerings ranging from clothing, to gourmet foods, to local art, provide gifts for many different interests.

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  • Background on the Australian Stock Exchange

    Apr 13, 2012 / 9:42am

    The Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) is a relatively new entity, created in 1987. Before its creation, Australian stocks could be traded on six different exchanges! Each major city had its own stock exchange. Since the first Australian exchange in Melbourne (founded 1861), Australian stocks have been traded by three methods. The first was a primitive verbal auction. One person would call out names of stocks for bidding. With the mining boom in 1969, trading volume increased dramatically rendering this system inapplicable.

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  • Uruguay

    Apr 13, 2012 / 9:42am

    Uruguay's vibrant culture and well-preserved nature offer a multitude of unique and memorable experiences. Uruguayan sunsets are best enjoyed at a lively Uruguayan party on a shimmering beach, or at the peak of a mountain. Of course major cities such as Montevideo offer the urban experience as well, so there is really no limit to the variety of ways to enjoy a trip to Uruguay.

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  • A Universal Currency

    Apr 13, 2012 / 9:42am

    Background

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  • The People’s Bank of China

    Apr 13, 2012 / 9:42am

    The People's Bank of China (PBOC) was founded in 1948 and is the central bank of the most populous country in the world. Its headquarters were originally in the Hebei Province, but were soon moved to the large city of Beijing. Within a year of the bank's inception, the ruling Communist party incorporated all of the nation's banks into the PBOC, making it responsible for the nation's commercial and central banking. This dual role did not last long as the commercial banking aspect was separated from the central bank in the 1980's and divided among four independent but state-owned banks.

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  • US Inflation

    Apr 13, 2012 / 9:42am

    The history of the US has seen a series of fluctuations in inflation rate as prices tend to rise with growth and monetary policy is set to readjust them. In recent years there has been a steady increase in inflation rates, making a look at trends of the past pertinent indicators of the future outlook.

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