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"It is a terrible decision," Huffington says, weighing in on the Cyprus plan to levy bank depositors.
CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on the top market stories from Europe, as investors await the outcome of a critical vote in Cyprus to tax bank deposits.
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Michael Crofton, president and CEO of the Philadelphia Trust Company, says Cyprus will not be problematic for U.S. trade.
Valentijn Van Nieuwenhuijzen, head of strategy at ING Investment Management, tells CNBC how he is reducing his exposure to Europe despite seeing some positives to the Cyprus bailout deal.
Nicholas Spiro, managing director at Spiro Sovereign Strategy, tells CNBC that to take the risk on Cyprus for a puny 5.8 billion euros 'beggars belief'.
Karen Cho takes you through the European Market open where stocks have come in lower ahead of the Cyprus vote.
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Anthony Scaramucci, managing partner at Skybridge Capital, tells CNBC that like when Lehman Brothers was allowed to fail, allowing Cyprus to fail will have unintended consequences.
Efi Xzanthou, a member of Cyprus's Green Party and Parliamentary Finance Committee, tells CNBC that as soon as they open there will be a run on the banks as no depositor will feel safe.
Stephane Deo, global head of asset allocation at UBS, tells CNBC that taxing small savers in Cyprus is the wrong thing to do, and taxing big depositors is a better solution.
The Cypriot parliament will today vote on the highly controversial levy on bank deposits, CNBC has been speaking to a number of market experts who all warn that the tax sets a dangerous precedent.
Steve Keen, professor of economics at the University of Western Sydney, argues that if you destroy the trust depositors have in their bank accounts then you destroy the oil of capitalism.
Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi promised a wave of protests if a center-left candidate was elected to succeed President Giorgio Napolitano.
Ashraf Laidi, chief global strategist at City Index, tells CNBC that investors, who want to play the Euro without the periphery, should play the Swiss Franc.
Ralph Silva, Research Director at SRN Research says the Cyprus deposit levy was unexpected and now there are too many unknowns.
Richard Martin, Managing Director at IMA Asia says the Cyprus controversy does not have an immediate impact on the real economy.
Plans to tax Cypriot bank deposits as part of a bailout could push Russia, which accounts for about 30 billion euros in deposits in the island, to play "hardball" over renegotiating terms of a loan granted to Cyprus in 2011, says an expert.
Almost 40 percent of deposits in Cypriot banks belong to foreigners, with CNBC's Robert Frank; and Ken Rijock, financial crime consultant; Mark Hannah, Former Kerry & Obama Campaign Aide; and Chip Saltsman, Former Huckabee Campaign Manager, discuss.
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