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BizDaily: Money: A Potted History

December 18th, 2014

Episode 105 of 679 episodes

We take a historical journey, tracing paper money's origins in 13th Century China to the emergence of the US dollar as the global reserve currency of choice. We look at the development of a cashless society in some northern European economies. And, Anna Holligan reports from the Netherlands, where she meets some of the pioneers ditching old paper notes and coins.

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