Ethiopia accepted bids to print more banknotes

According to an article on dated 14 September 2011, De La Rue, Francois-Charles Oberthur, and Giesecke & Devrient have submitted bids to the National Bank of Ethiopia for printing 46 billion birr worth of 100-birr notes and 6 billion birr worth of 50-birr notes. The winning bidder is expected to deliver the new notes within four months. No word on if the notes will be new designs.

Courtesy of Richard Miranda.