Samoan Tala

Samoan Tala

The tālā is the currency of Samoa. It is divided into 100 sene. The terms tālā and sene are the equivalents or transliteration of the English words dollar and cent, in the Samoan language. The tālā was introduced on 10 July 1967, following the country's political independence from New Zealand in 1962. Until that time, Samoa had used the pound, with coins from New Zealand and its own banknotes. The tālā replaced the pound at a rate of 2 tālā = 1 pound, and was therefore equal to the New Zealand dollar. The tālā remained equal to the New Zealand dollar until 1975. The symbol WS$ is still used for the tālā, representing the country's previous name Western Samoa, used up to 1997, when the word Western was officially removed and the country became known as just Samoa. Therefore, the symbol SAT, ST and T appear to be in use as well. Sometimes figures are written with the dollar sign in front, followed by "tālā". e.g. $100 tālā.The Samoan currency is issued and regulated by the Central Bank of Samoa.

Canadian Dollar

Canadian Dollar

The Canadian dollar (symbol: $; code: CAD; French: dollar canadien) is the currency of Canada. It is abbreviated with the dollar sign $, or sometimes Can$ or C$ to distinguish it from other dollar-denominated currencies. It is divided into 100 cents (¢). Owing to the image of a loon on the one-dollar coin, the currency is sometimes referred to as the loonie by foreign exchange traders and analysts, as it is by Canadians in general, or huard in French. Accounting for approximately 2% of all global reserves, the Canadian dollar is the fifth most held reserve currency in the world, behind the U.S. dollar, the euro, the yen and the pound sterling. The Canadian dollar is popular with central banks because of Canada's relative economic soundness, the Canadian government's strong sovereign position, and the stability of the country's legal and political systems.

1 Samoan Tala to Canadian Dollar exchange rates chart

1 WST to CAD exchange rates graph
1 WST to CAD 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 WST to CAD exchange rates table

Exchange WST to CAD
1 Samoan Tala = 0.506 Canadian Dollar
2 Samoan Tala = 1.012 Canadian Dollar
5 Samoan Tala = 2.530 Canadian Dollar
10 Samoan Tala = 5.060 Canadian Dollar
Exchange Samoan Tala to Canadian Dollar
1 Samoan Tala to Canadian Dollar 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.

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Entrepreneur defends bitcoins, cryptocurrency

An independent cryptocurrency entrepreneur from Zambia, Mapanza Nkwilimba, says cryptocurrency is real and is in Samoa to stay. Contrary to numerous warnings from the Government – including Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi - against any Samoan joining the scheme, Mr. Nkwilimba assured the scheme is legitimate.

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Entrepreneur defends bitcoins, cryptocurrency

An independent cryptocurrency entrepreneur from Zambia, Mapanza Nkwilimba, says cryptocurrency is real and is in Samoa to stay. Contrary to numerous warnings from the Government – including Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi - against any Samoan joining the scheme, Mr. Nkwilimba assured the scheme is legitimate.

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Sport: Japan's Iwaki City to host Samoan athletes

Iwaki City in Japan will host Samoan athletes and officials in the lead-up to 2019 Rugby World Cup and 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

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Women happy with sewing training
Women happy with sewing training

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Time to hire the right people

I read in the Samoa Observer recently that eight C.E.O positions are vacant. Fine. We need them to run the country; but this time let’s get the right ones by hiring them the right way. Those who have tasted the job should not reapply.

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C$ steadies after hitting 4-month low on oil price slump

updates prices); Canadian dollar near flat against the greenback; Loonie touches its weakest since July 20 at 1.3264; Price of U.S. oil slumps 7.1.

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Canadian dollar steadies after hitting four-month low on oil price...

The Canadian dollar was little changed against the greenback on Tuesday, steadying after it touched the weakest level in nearly four months earlier in the session as a sell-off in oil accelerated.

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USD/CAD - Canadian Dollar Sinking in Oil

The Canadian dollar is caught between a rock and a hard place. The rock is widespread U.S. dollar demand against the major G-10 currencies, and the hard place is falling oil prices. West Texas Intermediate oil prices have dropped 11% in November, and ...

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