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Riel

The currency of Cambodia. It was issued in 1980, ending a five-year period during which Cambodia had no monetary system. The U.S. dollar also circulates in Cambodia, particularly in urban areas. Additionally, merchants along the border often accept the Thai baht.
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If the dollar makes more gains against the riel, it may af fect those businesses that purchase their goods in dollars but sell them predominantly in local currency, such as shops that sell impor ted goods, from food to cosmetics, to predominantly Cambodian customers.
It makes me lose money on some products every day," she said, adding that she buys the goods one day, then the riel falls the next day and her margin declines with it.
"Louis Riel: The Heretic Poems'" is Scofield's new four-part book.
Metis poet Scofield draws attention to Riel by juxtaposing historical events and quotes with poetic narrative and this allows his readers a glimpse into each part of Riel's life, beginning with "Le Garcon (The Boy).
There were several attempts to mount a pan-Canadian co-production of Louis Riel, but Canadian companies seemed leery of investing in and presenting such a costly venture.
Despite such considerations, after an absence of 30 years, it was decided that Louis Riel would be produced once more.
Teillet said her connection to Louis Riel is something that many Canadians find surprising.
So I take it very seriously that I am a Riel and it's a responsibility and he's obviously somebody I very much admire.
'When I first started construction work in 2015, I received 18,000 riels a day carrying tiles and mixing concrete,'said Kim Hong, a 24-year-old from Svay Rieng province.
Despite having now specialised as a tile aranger, Hong still makes just 45,000 riels doing literally back-breaking work for eight hours a day on a borey construction site in Khan Por Sen Chey.