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Expensive deposits leave Iranian banks stuck with toxic assets

A review of interest rates for bank deposits in Iran shows widespread violations of the interest rate ceiling ordered by the Central Bank of Iran.
Source: Al Monitor
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Egyptian court hands down surprise victory for press freedom

Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court has struck down a restriction on launching newspapers, but a replacement law that parliament is considering is an unknown entity.
Source: Al Monitor
Full Article: Egyptian court hands down surprise victory for press freedom