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MOP

The ISO 4217 currency code for the Macau Pataca.

MOP

ISO 4217 code for the Macanese pataca. It was introduced in 1894. Macau is a special administrative region of China; perhaps because of this the pataca is pegged to the Hong Kong dollar using a currency board system. That is, the Monetary Authority of Macau it legally obligated to redeem pataca for the equivalent amount of Hong Kong dollars on demand.
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Stratford also has a mop fair on two weekends - tomorrow and Saturday this week and returning on October 25.
But designer Mark Bloomfield, a Shipstonian who has attended the mop fairs since his childhood, strongly opposes a move.
Shipston's two mop fairs date from the 13th century.
Today's Mop Fairs only serve as a reminder of Stratford's pre-eminence as a centre of fairs in the older days.