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Turkey could challenge any move by Cyprus to speed up offshore natural gas exploration as a way of attracting investment to save its economy, Turkish officials said.
For Cyprus—and for Europe—the clock is ticking, with the prospect of the eastern Mediterranean island exiting the euro zone or defaulting on its debt looming ever larger. Click ahead to see how the crisis has unfolded.
Ana Armstrong, CEO of Armstrong Investment Managers LLP and David Kelly, chief global strategist at JP Morgan Funds, tell CNBC why the markets are steady despite the crisis surrounding Cyprus.
CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports the ECB has upped the stakes for emergency funding. Ongoing talks are taking place between Cypriot and Russian finance ministers.
William Browder, Hermitage Capital Management CEO, provides his perspective on what's at stake if Cyprus turns to Russia for bailout help.
CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports Cyprus is desperately searching for a Plan B, as the struggling country must find billions of euros to secure a European Union bailout. Adam Lerrick, American Enterprise Institute, weighs in.
Russian prime minister Dmitry Medvedev has lambasted the EU's handling of the Cyprus debt crisis, comparing a plan for a levy on bank deposits to measures that hurt savers under the Soviet Union, the Financial Times reports.
Banks in Cyprus will be closed until at least Tuesday, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera; and Cyprus International Institute of Management Association George Theocharides, weighs in.
The Cypriot finance minister is in Russia today to sort out the economic woes. CNBC's Steve Sedgwick has the details.
The EU says Cyprus must put forth an alternative rescue plan, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera. Meanwhile, CNBC's Steve Sedgwick reports on the enormous business activities in Cyprus, and what they want out of the bailout.
CNBC's Rick Santelli talks to Yra Harris, Praxis Trading, about the EU's "bonehead" stance on Cyprus, and why he's keeping an eye on the Fed's forecast and Jeremy Stein's vote.
The Cypriot government is working on a proposal to avoid bankruptcy, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera. Meanwhile, the country's finance minister is in Russia to discuss a loan extension. CNBC's Steve Sedgwick has that story.
CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports Cypriot leaders are in crisis talks in hopes of averting a financial meltdown. And, there is mounting speculation Russia could step in with a rescue plan, reports CNBC's Steve Sedgwick.
CNBC's Steve Sedgwick reports the latest details on the Cypriot finance minister's trip to Russia. And, CNBC's Steve Liesman and Athanasios Orphanides, former Cyprus Central Bank governor, discuss the decision of the Cypriot Parliament to reject a tax on bank deposits and take a look at key parts of the European Union's bailout terms.
Constance Hunter, International Solutions Network Consulting; and David Kelly, JPMorgan Funds, discuss the debt crisis in Cyprus and possible solutions to the nation's banking problems.
CNBC's Steve Sedgwick reports the Cypriot finance minister is in Moscow to work out a possible rescue plan to safeguard high levels of Russian deposits in Cypriot banks. And, CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera has the latest details from Cyprus, where the country's leaders are holding crisis talks in an attempt to avert a financial meltdown.
Michael Sarris, Cyprus finance minister, tells CNBC how his first meeting with his Russian counterpart was "very constructive".
Liam Halligan, chief economist at Prosperity Capital Management and Steve Sedgwick, reporter at CNBC, discuss Russian investment in Cyprus and why Russia is bound to play a bigger role in the Euro Zone's recovery.
Costas Lapavitsas, professor of economics at SOAS, tells CNBC that the crisis in Cyprus was created by the Troika policies and the Greek crisis, not the Cypriots.
Ivan Tchakarov, chief economist at Renaissance Capital, tells CNBC that the Cyprus crisis presents an opportunity for Vladimir Putin to take the moral high ground and become the 'savior of Europe'.