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Rupee

1. The currency of India. Prior to the independence of India, there were various Indian rupees and other currencies in circulation, many issued by different colonial powers. The modern rupee is descended from the rupee issued by the British. It was pegged to gold for much of its history, finally floating after the end of the Bretton Woods System in 1971.

2. The name of several now defunct currencies in South Asia and the Middle East. Examples include the Bhutanese rupee and the Gulf rupee.
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* 200 rupias--unos $4-1 dolares--es lo que cuesta la entrada a un cine multiplex er la India; en contraste, la entrada a un cine convencional cuesta entre 10 y 40 rupia: --esto es, entre 20 y 80 centavos de dolar.
They consist of a watercolour painted by him in 1942, an album of paper cuttings (letters of the czar), 30 photos of the czar with his son and daughters on a military parade possibly in 1913, cards with photos of family members Alexis, Vladimir, Rupia, Alexandra and others.
Pero conservaban la dependencia del gobierno central de Sri Lanka ya que usaban la moneda del pais, rupia de Sri Lanka, dependian de los suministros de la energia electrica y agua, asi como en el transporte.
A preocupacao reside nos indices de crescimento -- ja revisados em um ponto percentual e meio para este ano --, no mercado para exportacao -- cujo peso maior esta nos EUA -- e na desvalorizacao da rupia em relacao ao dolar.
La tendencia se ha visto agravado por el hecho de que la rupia se ha fortalecido frente al dolar en los ultimos anos.
DCB board chairman Paul Rupia said TZS5.2bn of subscription was registered from the offer to the public between early June and last week.
Ahora, sin gastar una rupia, con los adivasi representados por los abogados descalzos los casos son resueltos casi siempre afuera de los tribunales.
Factors that will boost high-end spending this year include declining interest rates and modest inflation coupled with a strengthening national currency (the rupia).
Al mismo tiempo, se proyecta que la divisa indonesia, la rupia, cuyo valor bajo de 2.500 por dolar a principios de 1997 a 17.500 en 1998, se mantenga estable entre 6.000 y 7.000 por dolar, segun el Banco Central.