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Cheques to be paid in via phone: Plans to allow people to pay cheques into their bank accounts using their smartphones have been announced in Britain by the government’s finance department, known as the Treasury.
30 December 2013


Egypt jails three leading activists: Three of Egypt’s most prominent activists from the 2011 uprising have been sentenced to three years in prison. They are the first to be convicted under a controversial new law that restricts demonstrations.
23 December 2013


Fed scales back stimulus effort: The US central bank, the Federal Reserve, says it will next month begin scaling back a key strategy to stimulate the economy because of a stronger jobs market. The Fed said that from January it would reduce its spending on US government bonds by $10bn a month.
20 December 2013


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