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  • Cyprus Shuts Banks Until Tuesday, Seeks Russia Aid Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013 | 1:21 PM ET
    Michalis Sarris, the Cypriot minister of finance

    The Cypriot government is considering capital restrictions if banks reopen on Thursday, a senior government official told Reuters as negotiations between the country and Russia over financial assistance continue in Moscow.

  • 'We Will Be Slaves for Russia': Cypriots Warn Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013 | 10:27 AM ET

    Cyprus's citizens are facing up to a very uncertain future, with one Cypriot telling CNBC: "We are not like Greeks."

  • IMF Chief Lagarde's Paris Home Searched by Police Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013 | 10:02 AM ET
    Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund

    French authorities searched the Paris flat of IMF chief Christine Lagarde as part of an investigation into her handling of a 2008 compensation payment to a businessman supporter of ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy, her lawyer said.

  • Cyprus Shambles First Sign Euro Is Unwinding: Expert Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013 | 6:41 AM ET
    the headquarters of the European Central Bank (ECB) in Frankfurt, Germany

    Who would have thought that what caused the next crisis would be a hamfisted piece of pure theft that proves once again that EU governments have a zero understanding of finance and what makes markets work, writes Moorad Choudhry.

  • Italian President Seeks Way Out of Political Stalemate Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013 | 6:08 AM ET
    Beppe Grillo

    Giorgio Napolitano began consultations with political leaders to try to find a way of forming a government after the deadlocked election which left no party with a majority in parliament.

  • UK Jobless Claimant Count at Lowest Since June 2011 Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013 | 5:42 AM ET
    People look at pieces of paper with job openings

    The number of Britons claiming unemployment benefit fell in February to a 20-month low, official data showed on Wednesday.

  • Russia-Cyprus Talks: Maybe More Than a Loan Deal Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013 | 5:31 AM ET
    Cyprus Finance Minister Michael Sarris

    Cyprus's finance minister, Michael Sarris, has told CNBC that talks with Russia are "looking beyond" a loan extension, adding to speculation that Russia could come to Cyprus's financial aid.

  • Cyprus Church to the Rescue Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013 | 5:14 AM ET

    The head of Cyprus' influential Orthodox church, Archbishop Chrysostomos II, says he will put the church's assets at the country's disposal to help pull it out of a financial crisis.

  • Emerging Market Switch Could Boost Greek Stocks Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013 | 4:04 AM ET

    A switch from developed to emerging market stock indices could rekindle demand for Greek shares.

  • Cyprus Furor Is Rocky Start for New Dutch 'Mr Euro' Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013 | 3:42 AM ET
    Newly elected Eurozone President and Dutch Finance Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem attends an Eurogroup meeting.

    For Jeroen Dijsselbloem, the new face of the euro zone, a furor over a decision to hurt savers in Cyprus has been a baptism of fire in his role as chairman of the Eurogroup of finance ministers of the currency area.

  • How Russia Could Take Revenge Over Cyprus Deal Tuesday, 19 Mar 2013 | 2:58 PM ET

    Russia could avenge the loss of billions of dollars in Cyprus by cutting Germany's energy supply, one analyst said.

  • Boeing Signs Landmark $15.6 Billion Order With Ryanair Tuesday, 19 Mar 2013 | 8:01 AM ET

    Ryanair announced a $15.6 billion order for 175 passenger jets from Boeing on Tuesday in a deal that will allow the Irish airline to consolidate its position as Europe's dominant low-cost carrier.

  • ARM CEO to Step Down; Shares Fall Tuesday, 19 Mar 2013 | 3:58 AM ET

    Warren East is stepping down after nearly 12 years, making way for another ARM insider as the British electronic chip designer looks to expand globally.

  • Cyprus Revising Plan, Banks Stay Shut: Reports Monday, 18 Mar 2013 | 10:15 AM ET
    Cyprus, Episkopi Bay

    Cyprus may propose a tax-free threshold or a lower tax rate for smaller depositors, media reports said Monday.

  • Cyprus President Is a 'Fool:' Gartman Monday, 18 Mar 2013 | 7:04 AM ET

    Proposals to force depositors in Cyprus to contribute towards a euro zone bailout has shaken the very nature of banking to its roots, according to Dennis Gartman, editor of "The Gartman Letter", who has labeled Cyprus's recently elected President Nicos Anastasiades a "fool".

  • Cyprus Economy Could Contract by 15%: Nomura Monday, 18 Mar 2013 | 6:02 AM ET
    Kakopetria in Solea Valley, Trodos, Cyprus

    The decision to force bank depositors in Cyprus to contribute towards a euro zone bailout could mean the country's economy could shrink by 15 percent over the next two years, investment bank Nomura said.

  • 'Unfair, Dangerous' Cyprus Deal Whacks Rich Russians Monday, 18 Mar 2013 | 4:17 AM ET
    A car drives past a billboard promoting a Russian bank on a main road in the southern Cypriot port of Limassol.

    As the Cypriot parliament decides on a deposit levy, the shadow of Russian money in the island looms large.

  • Should the Cyprus Deposit Levy Be Scrapped? Monday, 18 Mar 2013 | 1:28 AM ET

    Do you think the deposit levy should be scrapped?

  • Would You Pay a Tax on Savings for a State Bailout? Sunday, 17 Mar 2013 | 8:25 PM ET

    Would you agree to a 9.9% levy on your money for a sovereign bailout?

  • Cyprus Bailout 'Disaster' Risks New Euro Crisis Sunday, 17 Mar 2013 | 7:14 PM ET
    Nicos Anastasiades

    Analysts suspect the decision to force bank depositors in Cyprus to contribute towards a bailout could hurt other nations, and threaten the market's rally.

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