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.

British Pound

British Pound

The pound sterling (symbol: £; ISO code: GBP), commonly known as the pound and less commonly referred to as Sterling, is the official currency of the United Kingdom, Jersey, Guernsey, the Isle of Man, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, the British Antarctic Territory, and Tristan da Cunha. It is subdivided into 100 pence (singular: penny, abbreviated: p). A number of nations that do not use sterling also have currencies called the pound. At various times, the pound sterling was commodity money or bank notes backed by silver or gold, but it is currently fiat money, backed only by the economy in the areas where it is accepted. The pound sterling is the world's oldest currency still in use and which has been in continuous use since its inception.Sterling is the fourth most-traded currency in the foreign exchange market, after the United States dollar, the euro, and the Japanese yen. Together with those three currencies and the Chinese yuan it forms the basket of currencies which calculate the value of IMF special drawing rights. Sterling is also the third most-held reserve currency in global reserves (about 4%).The British Crown dependencies of Guernsey, Jersey and the Isle of Man produce their own local issues of sterling (the Guernsey pound, the Jersey pound and the Manx pound) which are considered fully equivalent to UK sterling in their respective regions. The pound sterling is also used in Gibraltar (alongside the Gibraltar pound), the Falkland Islands (alongside the Falkland Islands pound), Saint Helena and Ascension Island in Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (alongside the Saint Helena pound). The Bank of England is the central bank for the pound sterling, issuing its own coins and banknotes, and regulating issuance of banknotes by private banks in Scotland and Northern Ireland. Banknotes issued by other jurisdictions are not regulated by the Bank of England; local governments use Bank of England notes as backing for local issuance by allowing them to be exchanged 1:1 at face value.

3 Samoan Tala to British Pound exchange rates chart

3 WST to GBP exchange rates graph
3 WST to GBP 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.

3 WST to GBP exchange rates table

Exchange WST to GBP
3 Samoan Tala = 0.900 British Pound
6 Samoan Tala = 1.800 British Pound
15 Samoan Tala = 4.500 British Pound
30 Samoan Tala = 9.000 British Pound
Exchange Samoan Tala to British Pound
3 Samoan Tala to British Pound 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.

3 WST to GBP exchange rates news

Chinese found dead on seawall

A Chinese national was found dead in the early hours of yesterday morning on the seawall at the back of the Government Building in Apia. The man had injuries to his head and face and has been identified as Charles Chao, who is a volunteer at the Anglican School at Leififi.

1 day conditional negative
Manu Samoa head coach position re-advertised

The coaching position for the Manu Samoa XV is vacant. The Samoa Rugby Union has decided to advertise the position following a Board meeting. This was confirmed in a statement issued today. It reads: The immediate future of the Manu Samoa XVs programme was decided in a Samoa Rugby Union meeting of the Board.

1 day indicative positive
U.S. Embassy honours organisations, individuals

The United States Embassy in Apia recognised 11 organisations and 10 individuals at a grantee ceremony at the embassy in Vailima yesterday.

1 day indicative neutral
Digicel gives Christmas bonus

Digicel Samoa is giving its customers an extra seki head start to the Christmas holidays this year with the launch of their Kerisimasi Fiafia campaign.

1 day conditional positive
Govt. commissions new 600 kilowatt hydro power plant

The Government has commissioned the 600 kilowatt Tafitoala- Fausaga new hydro power plant in Safata District. Asian Development Bank President Takehiko Nakao, Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sa'ilele Malielegaoi, Cabinet Ministers, the diplomatic corps, and the village councils of Tafitoala and Fausaga witnessed the commissioning yesterday.

1 day conditional neutral
Jamaican dollar declines 10 cents vs greenback

The Jamaican dollar devalued by 10 cents against the United States dollar during Wednesday’s trading, according to the trading summary from the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ)

6 days indicative negative
Forex reserves hit high in December | Economics | FOCUS TAIWAN - CNA ENGLISH NEWS

Taipei, Jan. 4 (CNA) Taiwan's foreign exchange reserves hit another all-time high at the end of December because of an increase in returns on the portfolio managed by Taiwan's central bank, the bank said Friday.

12 days indicative neutral

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