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ECB Decrees Slow Death of 500-Euro Note in Crime Crackdown

  • Policy makers will stop producing the notes from end of 2018
  • 500-euro bill will remain legal tender for unlimited period

The European Central Bank will discontinue production of the 500-euro ($572) banknote in a move that risks tensions with euro-area citizens worried the institution is encroaching on their freedoms.

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