Central Bank Coinage Cost Increased due to Claw Machine Craze

The governor of Taiwan’s Central Bank told the legislature that an increase in coinage costs in this year’s budget was due to the popularity of claw machines. Central Bank Governor Yang Chin-Long was responding to a question by Legislative Yuan member Chiang Yung-Chang who noted that according to the bank’s 2019 budget, the cost of issuing coins is nearly NT$1.7 billion, of which NT$1 billion, more than 60% is devoted to NT$10 coins. Governor Yang responded that because claw machines

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