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You want the bad news first? The following
gaffes were reported to the Risks Digest by Paul van Keep.
See the subject: "Peak time for Eurorisks" at http://catless.ncl.ac.uk/Risks/21.84.html
* A housing society in Eindhoven (The Netherlands)
has sent out bills for next month's rent in Euro's. But the
amount on it is the same as last month's rent, which was in
guilders, a 2.2x increase. The society has declared that
anyone who paid the incorrect amount will be fully refunded
and will get a corrected bill later.
* A branch of ING bank in Blerick inadvertently
inserted the wrong cassette into an ATM, which began to give
out Euro bills instead of Guilders. This was illegal before
January 1st, 2002. The bank has traced the bills and all but
10 euro have already been returned.
* Rabobank has made an error in its daily
processing of 300,000 automatic transfers. Instead of
transferring guilders, the transfers were made in Euro's,
again 2.2x what should have been transferred. The bank hopes
to have corrected the mistake before 6pm tonight (Due to the
Euro changeover, no banking activity will take place in any
of the Euro countries on monday).
* (Just somewhat related:) Two companies thought
they were being really smart by putting Eurobills in
Christmas gifts for their employees. They have been ordered
by the Dutch central bank to recover all those bills or face
ING bank debits wrong sum from accounts: About
51,000 customers who withdrew money from their ING Bank
account on 1 & 2 Jan 2002 (through an ATM) have had the
wrong amount debited from their account. The bank hasn't yet
given an explanation for the error other than to suspect
that it was related to the high stress their systems were
under during the first few days of the new year. The amounts
debited from customer accounts was a hundred times what they
withdrew from the ATMs. This got some people into trouble
when their balance went negative and they could no longer
use their bank PIN card to pay with in shops. ING Bank
corrected the error yesterday.
THE FIRST WEEK OF THE EURO
The following stories were collected thanks to the Euro
JAN 8British warming to the euro http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10347903 SBP
BBC offers own tips on the euro http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10368617 Times
Swedish public move closer to the euro http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10369511 Irish I.
Italian bank strike http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10360208 BBC http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10348427 RTE
Quality forgeries due in weeks http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10347905 SBP http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10342726 BFO
Beggars cash in on euro launch http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10353123 Yahoo http://c.moreover.com/click/here.pl?p30110402 Scotsman
Magazine claims euro notes could damage your health http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10352387 Ananova
Hungarians seize euro rollout http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10343300 BBJ http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10343298 BBJ
Cash changeover update http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10367396 finance-now
Help for small firms in spotting fake euros http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10348369 startups.co.uk
Euro facing IT test http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10361198 CNN
Audio-visual presentation "Sights & Sounds from the
new Europe" from National Geographic on the introduction of the euro
dial-up modem users!
What does the euro mean for the working class http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10370762 WSWS
EU companies http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10364390 EU Business
Exchange rate is 6th key test for euro http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10338215 Guardian http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10338182 Guardian http://globalarchive.ft.com/globalarchive/article.html?id=020107000993&query=euro FT
Italian minister resignation http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10340345 Irish I. http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10337734 Times http://globalarchive.ft.com/globalarchive/article.html?id=020107000911&query=euro FT http://c.moreover.com/click/here.pl?p30059077 Financial R.
Euro launch hurts waiters tips http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10333375 News24
ECONOMICS & BUSINESS:
Global e-tailers adopting the euro http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10341807 ComputerUser
Euro joy set to fade http://news.ft.com/ft/gx.cgi/ftc?pagename=View&c=Article&cid=FT3EPFK65WC FT
Price increases in Germany http://globalarchive.ft.com/globalarchive/article.html?id=020107000874&query=euro FT
What the euro means for US tourists http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10341283 Denver BJ
Americans are not anti-euro http://globalarchive.ft.com/globalarchive/article.html?id=020107000913&query=euro FT
JAN 6Observer euro commentary http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10328174 Observer http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10328135 Observer http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10328132 Observer http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10328212 Observer http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10328113 Observer
Eurocreep http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10328464 Scotsman
Sceptics rain in euro parade http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10328279 Irish I.
Quality euro forgeries due in weeks http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10324212 SBP http://c.moreover.com/click/here.pl?p30025732 Scotsman
Small islands throw tantrum over euro design http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10323392 Ananova
ECONOMICS & BUSINESS:
Businesses claim that euro cheques are drawing a blank http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10328574 SBP
Most payments are now in euros http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10327921 NYT http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10324452 BBC http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10322722 BBC http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10324243 CNN http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10324162 Bloomberg
Banks profiteering on the euro http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10327848 Telegraph
EU concerned about euro shortage http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10325527 FOX http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10324630 Guardian http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10324157 Ananova
Singing the euro's praises http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10328764 FOX http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10326990 Guardian http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10325527 Guardian
Unity after the euro http://c.moreover.com/click/here.pl?p30030989 Newsweek http://c.moreover.com/click/here.pl?p30025583 RFE http://c.moreover.com/click/here.pl?p30025595 RFE
JAN 5Teenage cashes in with the euro http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10302211 BBC
Farmers to feel the affect of the euro http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10311136 Belfast T.
Economist warns of the euro http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10311139 Belfast T.
Northern Ireland must prepare for euro creep http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10300745 Irish T.
Euro launch has cost banks EUR20bn http://globalarchive.ft.com/globalarchive/article.html?id=020105000909&query=euro FT http://globalarchive.ft.com/globalarchive/article.html?id=020105000906&query=euro FT http://globalarchive.ft.com/globalarchive/article.html?id=020105000908&query=euro FT http://globalarchive.ft.com/globalarchive/article.html?id=020105000902&query=euro FT
Euro cost to Ireland http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10300743 Irish T.
Is it a fraud, isn't it a fraud, ah who cares http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10319321 Irish I. http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10314809 Ananova http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10310254 UTV http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10308812 Sky http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10303001 RTE http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10302554 BBC http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10302263 CNN http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10301544 ThisisLondon http://globalarchive.ft.com/globalarchive/article.html?id=020105000905&query=euro FT http://globalarchive.ft.com/globalarchive/article.html?id=020105000907&query=euro FT
Euro coin accused of unfair flipping http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10311585 New Scientist
Dutch pensioners give real euros to fake police http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10311490 Yahoo http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10308682 Forbes http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10303836 Ananova
Pensioners enthusiastic on euro switch http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10303415 Irish T.
ECONOMICS & BUSINESS:
Hotels refuse the euro http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10321858 Manchester EN
Lake District declares a eurozone to help the visitors http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10314000 Independent
Euro cash availability tested as Europeans go shopping http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10321442 ABC http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10320400 Melbourne A. http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10319787 NYT http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10319284 Irish I. http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10318448 Telegraph http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10317398 Telegraph http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10313690 Independent http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10308921 Reuters http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10307286 Sky http://globalarchive.ft.com/globalarchive/article.html?id=020105000904&query=euro FT
Even CEOs in the dark over euro http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10307230 Accountancy A.
New money in Europe new challenge for Africa http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10311128 AllAfrica
Historic leap for euro http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10318707 Guardian
Beware the risks of the euro http://globalarchive.ft.com/globalarchive/article.html?id=020105000981&query=euro FT http://c.moreover.com/click/here.pl?p29990393 Guardian
JAN 4Euro helps price transparency http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10293166 Scotsman http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10291549 Financial E.
The myth of British eurocreep http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10281819 Economist
Shoppers warned on euro rip-off http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10273482 Evening S.
London Underground and the euro http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10273352 London Underground News
Italy lags in euro conversion - other conversion stories http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10294636 NYT http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10294637 NYT http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10294370 ABC http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10292241 Times http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10293004 Irish T. http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10292308 IHT http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10292260 Catholic T. http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10283274 FOX http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10282482 BFO http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10280938 BFO http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10292109 Telegraph http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10291772 Reuters http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10290886 Forbes http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10287909 Handlesblatt http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10287480 Yahoo http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10287389 BBC http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10282336 BBC http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10285464 BBC http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10280663 BBC http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10278538 BBC http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10287071 Independent http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10286226 Forbes http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10278007 Forbes http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10283161 Business W. http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10283163 Business W. http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10282559 Reuters http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10277879 Reuters http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10277658 Reuters http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10282441 UTV http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10282426 Irish T. http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10281469 IHT http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10281166 BPO
Euro coining it on cyber auctions http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10280073 News24
Euro unmasks rip-off Finland http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10277869 Reuters
Counterfeit Irish euro found http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10290606 Ananova http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10290124 BBC http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10285346 CNN http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10281517 BBC
600 euro for a cappuccino http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10294005 Irish I.
French bar drinker pays with monopoly money http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10287483 ABC http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10285618 Ananova
Man arrested in Germany for trying to pay with photocopy of euro note http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10283391 Ananova
Robbers bundle euro heist http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10273630 Irish T.
ECONOMICS & BUSINESS:
Euro passes big Mac test http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10284043 EU Business http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10280673 Bloomberg
Computer chip could defeat euro fraudsters http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10284248 Ananova
Euro car sales unlikely to change radically http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10278828 4car
SME checklist for euro enterprise zone http://globalarchive.ft.com/globalarchive/article.html?id=020103001135&query=euro FT
Euro has profound impact on China http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10295262 XNA http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10293732 China D.
JAN 3Eurocreep http://globalarchive.ft.com/globalarchive/article.html?id=020102000794&query=euro FT http://globalarchive.ft.com/globalarchive/article.html?id=020102000905&query=euro FT Letters http://globalarchive.ft.com/globalarchive/article.html?id=020103001218&query=euro FT Letters
UK firms warned over euro hype http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10255932 vnunet
Small businesses at risk over euro timetable http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10256806 EU Business
Euro could fail says Italy's Martino http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10252517 AFX
Shopkeepers need more low-value euro notes http://news.ft.com/ft/gx.cgi/ftc?pagename=View&c=Article&cid=FT3R7TTKZVC FT
Arrival of euro could hit cashflow http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10254572 Accountancy A.
Euros can survive boiling http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10258174 FOX
JAN 2British retailers accused of profiteering on the euro http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10241442 Independent http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10242861 ABC http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10243034 Sun http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10243073 Times of I.
More launch stories http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10241546 Independent http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10241511 Independent http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10241344 Independent http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10240057 Independent http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10241490 Independent http://news.ft.com/ft/gx.cgi/ftc?pagename=View&c=Article&cid=FT3DK6Q6YVC FT http://news.ft.com/ft/gx.cgi/ftc?pagename=View&c=Article&cid=FT3BD9L4YVC FT http://news.ft.com/ft/gx.cgi/ftc?pagename=View&c=Article&cid=FT321G05YVC FT http://news.ft.com/ft/gx.cgi/ftc?pagename=View&c=Article&cid=FT3M9TPIXVC FT http://news.ft.com/ft/gx.cgi/ftc?pagename=View&c=Article&cid=FT309AR5YVC FT http://news.ft.com/ft/gx.cgi/ftc?pagename=View&c=Article&cid=FT34DGN8YVC FT http://news.ft.com/ft/gx.cgi/ftc?pagename=View&c=Article&cid=FT3S66V8YVC FT http://news.ft.com/ft/gx.cgi/ftc?pagename=View&c=Article&cid=FT30QK17YVC FT http://news.ft.com/ft/gx.cgi/ftc?pagename=View&c=Article&cid=FT3LGRNZXVC FT http://news.ft.com/ft/gx.cgi/ftc?pagename=View&c=Article&cid=FT36FDFZWVC FT http://news.ft.com/ft/gx.cgi/ftc?pagename=View&c=Article&cid=FT31BNBEXVC FT http://news.ft.com/ft/gx.cgi/ftc?pagename=View&c=Article&cid=FT346OTIXVC FT http://globalarchive.ft.com/globalarchive/article.html?id=020102000832&query=euro FT http://globalarchive.ft.com/globalarchive/article.html?id=020102000767&query=euro FT http://news.ft.com/ft/gx.cgi/ftc?pagename=View&c=Article&cid=FT3BD9L4YVC FT http://globalarchive.ft.com/globalarchive/article.html?id=020102000764&query=euro FT http://globalarchive.ft.com/globalarchive/article.html?id=020102000828&query=euro FT http://globalarchive.ft.com/globalarchive/article.html?id=020102000882&query=euro FT http://globalarchive.ft.com/globalarchive/article.html?id=020102000923&query=euro FT http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10244591 Irish T. http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10244582 Irish T. http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10244589 Irish T. http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10240250 Irish T. http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10244562 NYT http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10243616 Wired http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10243627 Reuters http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10243588 GDN http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10243333 CNN http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10243306 Guardian http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10242927 IHT http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10242787 IHT http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10242444 Glasgow H. http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10242262 Forbes http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10242176 FOX http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10241850 FOX http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10241783 FOX http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10242095 BBC http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10242055 BBC http://c.moreover.com/click/here.pl?p29838829 BBC http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10242091 Times http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10241178 C4 http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10241088 CBC http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10240630 icNorthWales http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10240184 ABC http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10239646 Forbes http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10244694 Mirror http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10243649 Evening S. http://c.moreover.com/click/here.pl?p29835407 ITV
More minor cock-up stories http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10244600 Irish T. http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10244595 Irish T. http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10244221 West A. http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10243044 FOX http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10241494 Independent http://news.ft.com/ft/gx.cgi/ftc?pagename=View&c=Article&cid=FT35N1HAYVC FT http://globalarchive.ft.com/globalarchive/article.html?id=020102000906&query=euro FT
Strikes threaten euro big day http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10242011 Times http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10243825 Irish I.
What can you buy for 1 euro http://www.newsnow.co.uk/cgi-bin/NGoto/10243197 Guardian
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