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Photo of the month: Ultra-Orthodox Jews collect water for matzah-baking from a spring near the West Bank Jewish settlement of Beit Horon ahead of Passover, which this year starts on 19th April.  The settlement, north of Jerusalem, is on land that Palestinians claim for a future state

Banking commission reports

Many of the reports, enquiries and commissions triggered by the financial crisis have been quickly forgotten. But the interim report from the Independent Commission on Banking (ICB), published on 11th April, is shaping up to be more influential. Set up last year by George Osborne, and chaired by Sir…

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