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Zimbabwe Begins Issuing New Currency

Zimbabwe is issuing a new currency, known as bond notes, that officially are equal to the U.S. dollar.  The government has gone ahead with the plan despite warnings the new currency will fuel hyperinflation and worsen the already ailing economy. On Monday, there were still long queues at most ATMs in Harare, despite the release of the new bond notes, which are intended, in part, to ease long-running cash shortages. The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe says the new currency will, among...

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