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Iran central bank bans cryptocurrency dealings

Iran's central bank has banned the country's banks from dealing in cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin, over money-laundering concerns, the state news agency IRNA reported on Sunday as the country tries to halt a currency crisis.

UK opposition likely to seek broader BoE mandate if in power

Britain's opposition Labour Party would likely broaden the Bank of England's mandate to include factors like employment but would not seek to remove the central bank's independence, Labour's finance policy chief John McDonnell said on Sunday.