The Malaysian leader has proposed a gold-pegged common trading currency for East Asia. Experts say returning to the gold standard is easier said than done, especially when the motive is more political than economic.
The US Treasury Department has declared that no major trading partner of the United States meets the standard of currency manipulation.
Official figures show increased love for the riel by Cambodians as companies pull their weight to promote the local currency
New life is being breathed into the old currency as it penetrates the economy, unites Cambodians and reinforces national pride