In collaboration with Who Gives a SCRAP Creative Reuse Center, visit this arts, craft and hobby material exchange! Bring in new, clean/gently used and unwanted craft materials and exchange them for "tickets" to "purchase/exchange" new-to-you craft supplies. Please only bring in crafting supplies and not items that are considered trash, in bad condition or items that can be recycled. There will also be a fun up-cycling craft going on, so you can take your time and check for new inventory! No registration is required. … [Read more...] about Scrap exchange: Who Gives a Scrap?
Published 10:05 pm PST, Friday, January 11, 2019 In this Jan. 5, 2019 photo, Bill White shows one of the belt buckles he had for sale at the flea market in First Baptist Church of Energy in Energy, Ill. A few years ago, three ladies at the church began talking about what the church's empty gymnasium could be used for. Then, Linda Garavaglia had an idea. They could host a monthly flea market. At the same time, the church needed a hot water heater. They decided the table rental fees and proceeds from a food stand would go to the church. Marilyn Halstead/The Southern, via AP) less In this Jan. 5, 2019 photo, Bill White shows one of the belt buckles he had for sale at the flea market in First Baptist Church of Energy in Energy, Ill. A few years ago, three ladies at the church began ... more Photo: Marilyn Halstead, AP … [Read more...] about EXCHANGE: Flea market has everything except fleas
By Anatoly Kurmanaev WSJ Fri., Jan. 11, 2019 MOSCOW—Russia will resume foreign currency purchases on the open market to boost sovereign reserves after an eight-month break, a sign of the country’s fading fears that major new sanctions will sink the ruble. Russia’s Finance Ministry will spend 257 billion rubles ($3.8 billion) on foreign currency from Jan. 15 to Feb. 6, or about $232 million a day, the ministry said Friday. The announcement, which was expected, didn’t cause major movement in the ruble-dollar exchange rate, with one U.S. dollar buying 67 rubles Friday. The Russian government by law puts the money it earns from oil sales above $40 dollars a barrel into international reserves to reduce the country’s vulnerability to oil market shocks. Last April, after the ruble was hit by damaging U.S. sanctions and a slump in emerging markets, the country stopped buying foreign currency on the open market in an effort to stabilize the … [Read more...] about Russia to Restart Foreign Exchange Reserves Buying
Services offering the exchange of brand new banknotes have begun flooding the Internet in Vietnam as the Lunar New Year (Tet) holiday is only a month away. Handing out ‘li xi,’ or lucky money, is one of the most awaited and joyful activities during the traditional Tet holiday in the Southeast Asian country. In order to make this event more enjoyable, people often prepare perfectly-looking banknotes, which are usually brand new, not folded or wrinkled, and have preferably not yet been used in any actual transaction, to put in red envelopes. The red envelopes are often given by adults to children on the first days of the lunar year to celebrate their new age, and in return the young would wish the elders a year of luck, fortune, and health. ‘Li xi’ is believed to be the symbol of a fluke, as the more ‘li xi’ a person gives or receives, the more luck they will have during the new year. High demand, hefty fees According to Thu Huong, a resident in Thu … [Read more...] about Business Exchange services rise as Vietnamese seek new banknotes for ‘li xi’ this Tet holiday Experts unhappy as Vietnam’s Mong people ditching ethnic holiday to celebrate Tet
Illustrative image (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – The State Bank of Vietnam set the daily reference exchange rate at 22,830 VND/USD on the morning of January 10, down by 5 VND from the day ago. With the current trading band of +/- 3 percent, the ceiling rate applied by commercial banks for the day is 23,514 VND/USD and the floor rate is 22,146 VND/USD. At 8:00 at the transaction office of the State Bank of Vietnam, the buying rate was 23,200 VND/USD, up 8 VND, and the selling rate was 23,470 VND/USD. The opening hour rates at commercial banks saw mixed fluctuation. At 8:00, Vietcombank kept both rates unchanged from January 9, listing the buying rate at 23,155 VND/USD and the selling rate at 23,245 VND/USD. However, BIDV cut both rates by 15 VND, listing the buying rate at 23,150 VND/USD and the selling rate at 23,240 VND/USD. Meanwhile, the buying rate at Techcombank was added 5 VND to 23,135 VND/USD, and the selling rate was kept at 23,240 VND/USD. - VNA … [Read more...] about Reference exchange rate down by 5 VND on January 10