Category Archives: Yemen

Banking in Yemen

When I started my banking career back in the 1970’s, banking was still seen as a genteel, if somewhat unexciting, occupation and bankers were regarded as decent, honest and well respected members of the community like Captain Mainwaring and Sergeant Wilson … Continue reading

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City of Light, Taiz, Yemen

While researching my last post about the Sungai Buloh Leprosy Settlement I remembered seeing this banknote at the Numismatic Museum: Dated 1936, around the time the Leprosy Settlement was completed, the banknote was for use within the settlement only. This … Continue reading

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Mocha, Yemen

This week, President Ali Abdullah Saleh was officially replaced as President of Yemen after 34 years in power. As always when I see news reports coming out of Yemen, I am reminded of the couple of years I spent there … Continue reading

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