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  • The Cypriot parliament adopts a law creating a fund to pool state asset, with CNBC's Michelle Caruso Cabrera.

  • Cyprus Edges Closer to a European Union Bailout Friday, 22 Mar 2013 | 4:51 PM ET
    Cypriots line up at a Laiki Bank ATM to withdraw their money.

    Cyprus is expected to take some dramatic measures this weekend to secure an EU bailout, including approving some type of tax on big savers.

  • Cyprus Facing Potential Financial Collapse     Friday, 22 Mar 2013 | 3:47 PM ET

    Cyprus is facing a potential financial collapse. CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports the EU is demanding that both big Cypriot banks get smaller.

  • Ratings Agency Fitch May Cut UK's AAA Credit Friday, 22 Mar 2013 | 3:29 PM ET
    The Chancellor is under pressure after the UK lost its AAA credit rating last month and the lack of growth in the economy, is predicted to reveal plans to continue with his austerity strategy to cut the UK's deficit.

    Fitch ratings agency warns that they may cut the UK's AAA credit rating due to the country's deep economic problems.

  • Cyprus: 'Next Few Hours Will Determine Our Future' Friday, 22 Mar 2013 | 2:13 PM ET

    Cyprus' lawmakers geared up to vote on a series of bills put forward in a renewed effort to strike a bailout deal with European partners on Friday after talks with Russia collapsed.

  • Investors Ignoring Cyprus?     Friday, 22 Mar 2013 | 2:03 PM ET

    Cash may not be the only thing in short supply in Cyprus, with CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera and Jeff Saut, Raymond James.

  • Gold Losing Steam     Friday, 22 Mar 2013 | 1:30 PM ET

    Gold retreated but is poised for a third weekly gain, reports CNBC's Sharon Epperson.

  • Cyprus Bailout: Will We Get a Deal?     Friday, 22 Mar 2013 | 1:03 PM ET

    The Cypriot Parliament is preparing to vote on another bailout plan, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera; and Russia's been a big player in the Cyprus drama, with CNBC's Steve Sedgwick. Also, a look at Slovenia's economy, with CNBC's Simon Hobbs.

  • European Markets Close: Bond Rally     Friday, 22 Mar 2013 | 12:30 PM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including the latest in Cyprus, and a rally in European bond markets.

  • Markets are 'Over-Exuberant': Expert     Friday, 22 Mar 2013 | 12:30 PM ET

    Ronnie Chopra, head of strategy at Tradenext, tells CNBC that investors should be careful as the market gets carried away on a wave of positive news from the U.S. and ignores potentially dangerous European problems.

  • European Markets Close Flat     Friday, 22 Mar 2013 | 12:30 PM ET

    Ross Westgate takes you through the European market close where stocks have closed flat.

  • Who Will Blink First? Europe or Cyprus Friday, 22 Mar 2013 | 12:28 PM ET

    With Europe locked in a multi-billion-dollar game of chicken with Cyprus, markets Friday were watching closely to see which side would blink first.

  • Why Slovenia Isn't the New Cyprus     Friday, 22 Mar 2013 | 12:15 PM ET

    Peter Attard Montalto, emerging market economist at Nomura International, tells CNBC that Slovenia's fiscal situation is quite different to Cyprus, despite the fact it may too be forced to ask for a bailout.

  • Just Let the Insolvent Banks in Cyprus Fail Friday, 22 Mar 2013 | 12:08 PM ET

    The solution to the crisis in Cyprus is very simple: let the troubled banks fail.

  • National Bank to Get 'Tremendous Power': CEO     Friday, 22 Mar 2013 | 12:08 PM ET

    Takis Phidias, acting CEO of Laiki Bank, tells CNBC that the proposed Cypriot resolution will hand 'tremendous powers' to the national bank in an attempt to deal with the country's huge financial problems.

  • It's 2010 All Over Again: Expert     Friday, 22 Mar 2013 | 12:00 PM ET

    Simon Derrick, chief currency strategist at BNY Mellon, tells CNBC that the market's steady response to Cyprus is reminiscent of its movement as the first Greek crisis loomed large in 2010.

  • Pier Luigi Bersani, leader of Italy's Democratic Party

    Italian parties reacted skeptically on Friday to center-left leader Pier Luigi Bersani's call for a government backed by all political forces, complicating efforts to end the stalemate left by last month's election.

  • Why the EU Wants to 'Bust' Cyprus Banks     Friday, 22 Mar 2013 | 6:30 AM ET

    Simon Maughan, financials sector strategist at the Olivetree Financial Group, tells CNBC that problems in the Cypriot financial system are not new and that the only way to deal with the multi-year political stand-off between the EU and Cyprus is to "bust the banks".

  • Jonathan Tepper, founder and chief editor of Variant Perception, says he remains bullish on Europe despite the press conference in Moscow not being "terribly insightful" and describing the Cyprus crisis as "a game of bluff".

  • Cyprus: Will ECB Withdraw Emergency Funding?     Friday, 22 Mar 2013 | 6:12 AM ET

    CNBC's Karen Tso reports European markets are trading lower on Friday, as talks collapse between Russia and Cyprus.

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  • Jan Dunning, CEO of St Petersburg-headquartered hypermarket chain Lenta, says the situation in Ukraine has had no impact on the group, as consumer confidence remains unaffected in Russia.

  • Vincent Deluard, European strategist at Ned Davis Research Group, says the strong euro is a problem for the region's companies, especially for the large exporters.

  • European shares closed higher on Thursday as investors brushed aside concerns regarding Ukraine and focused instead on Wall Street earnings and the latest U.S. jobs data.

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