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London - Britain's finance watchdog said Thursday that it has given banks and financial firms until next week to reveal whether they have any links to the law firm at the centre of the Panama Papers leak.

A spokesman for the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) said it had written to about 20 companies asking to explain their relationship with Panama-based Mossack Fonseca by April 15.

"They will have to report about it to us," the spokesman told AFP.

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