The Bank of England Governor has warned that a newly-independent Scotland would be forced to hand over some national sovereignty if it wanted to keep the pound.
But Mark Carney appeared to step back from getting involved in the political row oer independence, saying: "Decisions that cede sovereignty and limit autonomy are rightly choices for elected governments and involve considerations beyond mere economics.
"For those considerations, others are better placed to comment."
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The Government has previously described the new coin - which enters circulation tomorrow - as "harder to counterfeit than ever before".
The European bloc said that Russia should release hundreds of people it arrested at anti-government protests and rallies.
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