Eritrean Nakfa

Eritrean Nakfa

The nakfa (ISO 4217 code: ERN) is the currency of Eritrea and was introduced on 8 November 1997 to replace the Ethiopian birr at par. The currency takes its name from the Eritrean town of Nakfa, site of the first major victory of the Eritrean War of Independence. The nakfa is divided into 100 cents. The nakfa is pegged to the US dollar at a fixed rate of USD$1 = ERN15. Prior to that it was officially pegged at USD$1 = ERN13.50, however black market rates available on the streets typically offered a rate of 22 nakfas per dollar.Between 18 November and 31 December 2015, the Bank of Eritrea began replacement of all nakfa banknotes. The banknote replacement initiative was designed to combat counterfeiting, the informal economy but primarily Sudanese human traffickers who had accepted payments in nakfa banknotes in exchange for transporting would-be migrants primarily to Europe. A consequence of this was substantial amounts of the country's currency existed in vast hoardings outside Eritrea. The plan to replace the country's currency was top secret and designed to prevent human traffickers bringing their funds back in time to exchange for the new banknotes. On 1 January 2016 the old nakfa banknotes ceased being recognized as legal tender, rendering external stockpiles of currency worthless.The current series of banknotes is the artwork of an Afro-American banknote designer, Clarence Holbert, and printed by German currency printer Giesecke & Devrient.

South African Rand

South African Rand

The rand (sign: R; code: ZAR) is the currency of South Africa. The Rand is subdivided into 100 cents (sign: "c"). The ISO 4217 code is ZAR, from Dutch Zuid-Afrikaanse Rand (South African Rand). The Rand is legal tender in the Common Monetary Area between South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, and Namibia, although the last three countries do have their own currencies pegged at par with rand. Before 1976, the rand was legal tender in Botswana.

1 Eritrean Nakfa to South African Rand exchange rates chart

1 ERN to ZAR exchange rates graph
1 ERN to ZAR Spot rate – This is known more formally as the ‘interbank’ rate. It is the rate banks or large financial institutions charge each other when trading significant amounts of foreign currency. In the business, this is sometimes referred to as a ‘spot rate’. It is not the tourist rate and you cannot buy currency at this rate, as you are buying relatively small amounts of foreign currency. In everyday life it is the same as the difference between wholesale and retail prices. The rates shown in financial newspapers and in broadcast media are usually the interbank rates.

1 ERN to ZAR exchange rates table

Exchange ERN to ZAR
1 Eritrean Nakfa = 0.962 South African Rand
2 Eritrean Nakfa = 1.924 South African Rand
5 Eritrean Nakfa = 4.809 South African Rand
10 Eritrean Nakfa = 9.619 South African Rand
Exchange Eritrean Nakfa to South African Rand
1 Eritrean Nakfa to South African Rand Cross rate – This is the rate we give to customers who want to exchange currencies that do not involve the local currency. For example, if you want to exchange Australian dollars into US dollars.

1 ERN to ZAR exchange rates news

With border open, Ethiopia and Eritrea are back in business
With border open, Ethiopia and Eritrea are back in business

With border open, Ethiopia and Eritrea are back in business

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GIORNATA MONDIALE DELLA POSTA, L'UFFICIO DI ASMARA, ERITREA

Oggi, giornata mondiale della Posta. In Italia la Posta Regia è del 1862. In Eritrea, nella capitale Asmara, è costruita nel 1916, tra i primi edifici.

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'I was euphoric': Eritrea's joy becomes Ethiopia's burden amid huge exodus

As a sevenfold increase in the number of Eritrean refugees arriving in Ethiopia stretches regional resources, fears are growing that the border may close again

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The peace deal with Ethiopia has not changed Afwerki's Eritrea

If anything, it has actually strengthened his regime.

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Pound Sterling South African Rand (GBP/ZAR) Exchange Rate Benefits as UK Industrial Orders Recover
Pound Sterling South African Rand (GBP/ZAR) Exchange Rate Benefits as UK Industrial Orders Recover

An unexpectedly strong improvement in the CBI industrial orders index helped to shore up Pound Sterling (GBP), in spite of lingering political worries.

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South Africa: West Rand Municipality Vehicles Locked Inside Yard As Employees Refuse to Work

Those who find themselves in emergency situations on the West Rand could be in more trouble than they think because protesting municipality workers are preventing critical services from being carried out.

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South African Rand Exchange Rate: Weak ZAR Outlook For Q4 2018 & Q1 2019 As S.A Growth Falters

Despite weakening against a basket of other currencies in the first half of 2018, the South African Rand has steadily rebounded in the foreign exchange markets since the start of September.

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Johannesburg Weather: Severe thunderstorms observed over the West Rand
Johannesburg Weather: Severe thunderstorms observed over the West Rand

Lightning and thunderstorms are observed over large parts of Roodepoort.Â

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Dollar to rand: Six major factors that determine the exchange rate
Dollar to rand: Six major factors that determine the exchange rate

With the dollar to rand exchange rate on a never-ending rollercoaster, we've decided to see what exactly makes our markets tick.

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