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Demonetization is the act of stripping a currency unit of its status as legal tender. Some reasons include to combat inflation, to combat corruption, and to discourage a cash system. The process of demonetization involves either introducing new notes or coins of the same currency or completely replacing the old currency with new digital currency.

Demonetization Series

Indians' 'notes ban' compliance masks a silent crisis of legitimacy

Mar 28, 2017 14:30 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics Economy

This article is part of the Democracy Futures series, a joint global initiative between The Conversation and the Sydney Democracy Network. The project aims to stimulate fresh thinking about the many challenges facing...

Demonetization Series

India's demonetisation drive has boosted banks and start-ups, but it's still a failure

Feb 21, 2017 08:18 am UTC| Insights & Views Economy

When Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the withdrawal of ₹500 (US$7.40) and ₹1,000 (US$15) banknotes from circulation in November 2016, the government said its demonetisation drive would curb Indias shadow...

Demonetization Series

Subdued inflation and negative demonetisation effect to pressurize RBI for rate cut in February

Jan 18, 2017 10:56 am UTC| Commentary Economy

Indias inflation continued to remain subdued during the month of November, exerting deeper pressure on the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to undertake to ease policy in the next 2-day bi-monthly monetary policy scheduled to...

Demonetization Series

Central Banking Series

FxWirePro Poll: India's subdued inflation and negative demonetisation effect to pressurize RBI for rate cut in February

Dec 26, 2016 07:02 am UTC| Economy Central Banks Insights & Views

Indias inflation continued to remain subdued during the month of November, exerting deeper pressure on the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to undertake easing policy in the next 2-day bi-monthly monetary policy scheduled to be...

Demonetization Series

Digital Currency Revolution

India's Bitcoin prices spike 25 pct on demonetisation

Nov 23, 2016 06:50 am UTC| Digital Currency

[The article has been updated to include a tweet from TuurDemeester,editor in chief at Adamant Research] Indian governments latest drive to demonetize currency notes of 500 and 1,000 denomination announced earlier this...

Demonetization Series

Indian bonds rally on Modi’s demonetisation move, market pricing 25bps cut from RBI

Nov 10, 2016 09:14 am UTC| Commentary

The Indian government bonds rallied Thursday as investors poured into safe-haven assets on rising speculation that the governments demonetisation move will improve banking system liquidity and lower inflation, creating...

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