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Switzerland to vote on banning banks from creating money

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Switzerland will hold a referendum to decide whether to ban commercial banks from creating money. The Swiss federal government confirmed on Thursday that it would hold the plebiscite, after more than 110,000 people signed a petition calling for the central bank to be given sole power to create money in the …

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Beppe Grillo wants Italians to vote on leaving the Euro

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Beppe Grillo, the leader of Italy’s nascent Five-Star Movement catapulted into power by last week’s Italian elections, is causing a bit of a stir this weekend. Yesterday, Grillo told German weekly news magazine Focus that given the dire straits Italy’s economy is in, if things didn’t change, Italians would want to leave …

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Egyptian protesters break through barricades outside Morsi’s palace

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Protesters have breached barricades outside Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi’s palace as both supporters and opponents of the president gather throughout Cairo for rival rallies over a disputed draft constitution. The rallies come just before Saturday’s constitutional referendum. Several hundred protesters using makeshift equipment pulled apart concrete and metal barricades, forcing …

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