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  1. News - World - SCOTLAND

    For Scotland, currency union with Britain likely out if independence in

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 04:08pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London 'Yes' to independence is 'no' to currency union Britain's finance minister George Osborne is likely to rule out a formal currency ... today. Prime Minister David Cameron said on Tuesday that a formal currency union would be "very difficult to justify" and Osborne would soon have "more to say". Salmond's ...

  2. News - World - SCOTLAND

    Scottish independence will lead to ‘Balkanisation’ of Britain, warns Swedish foreign minister

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 07:02pm by Reuters

    ... independence and 30 per cent in favour, but there are still enough undecided Scots to swing the vote. Key issues to emerge during the debate include the economic impact of a split, what currency would ...

  3. News - World - SCOTLAND

    Bank of England chief addresses independence debate

    Posted Jan 30th 2014, 03:57am by AP

    ... to use the pound should it become independent, saying a successful currency union would require giving up some sovereignty. Independence advocates say they want to continue to use the pound as the country's currency if the Scottish people vote for separation this year. Mark Carney warned that successful currency unions still require some level of common fiscal policy and bank supervision. ...

  4. News - World - SCOTLAND

    Osborne warns Scotland: Forget the pound if you walk away

    Posted Feb 13th 2014, 06:34pm by Reuters

    ... of the UK would need to share its currency with Scotland,” Osborne said. Osborne’s warning will be repeated in future days by the finance chiefs of Britain’s two other main parties, Labour’s Ed Balls and the Liberal Democrat Danny Alexander. Currency war? By honing in on Scottish hopes of keeping the pound, London politicians hope to undermine the economic case for independence though ...

  5. News - World - SCOTLAND

    Barroso casts doubt on independent Scotland becoming an EU member

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 05:17am by Reuters

    ... to grant membership to such states- days after the British government said an independent Scotland would not be able to keep sterling as its currency. Scotland is due to hold a referendum ... campaign. Writing in The Sunday Times, he accused the British government of bullying over the currency issue and said he had asked Prime Minister David Cameron to rein in his campaign to keep ...

  6. News - World - SCOTLAND

    Independent Scotland will have to re-apply to join EU

    Posted Dec 11th 2012, 03:48pm by Reuters in London

    ... in talks between an independent Scotland and the EU could be whether Scotland has to adopt the euro currency. Scotland had planned to keep using Britain’s sterling currency. Deputy SNP leader ...

  7. News - World - SCOTLAND

    Scotland sets date for independence referendum

    Posted Mar 22nd 2013, 02:07am

    ... pound as its currency, as he advocates, or whether an independent Scotland would remain part of the European Union. “We have moved a step down the road to cementing Scotland’s place ...

  8. News - World - SCOTLAND

    Scotland secures terms for 2014 independence vote

    Posted Oct 16th 2012, 10:40am by Agence France-Presse in Edinburgh

    ... currently has powers over areas such as health and education, as well as a separate legal system. Salmond wants to retain the sterling currency and the British monarch as head of state, but big ...



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