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  • Why Santelli's Watching Cyprus, Russia & the Fed     Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013 | 11:35 AM ET

    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.

  • Credit Rating Fears Return as UK Growth Slashed Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013 | 10:31 AM ET

    A downward revision for U.K. growth reignited fears on Wednesday that the country's credit rating could once again be downgraded as finance minister George Osborne's budget statement failed to inspire confidence.

  • '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 'Blackmailed' by EU: Former Cypriot Official Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013 | 8:39 AM ET
    Cypriot security guards stand outside the parliament building in Nicosia.

    The EU strong-armed the government of Cyprus to shut down its financial system, Athanasios Orphanides, former governor of the Central Bank of Cyprus, told CNBC.

  • 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.

  • Litigation Forces Deutsche Bank to Restate Profits Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013 | 6:25 AM ET
    Deutsche Bank, Frankfurt

    Deutsche Bank cut its previously reported 2012 pretax profit by 600 million euros, hit by new charges related to mortgage-related lawsuits and other regulatory investigations.

  • Global Markets: European Shares Bounce Back     Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013 | 6:13 AM ET

    CNBC's Kelly Evans reports major indexes moved into positive territory as investors watch to see if Russia will strike a deal with struggling Cyprus.

  • 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.

  • European Markets Open Higher     Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013 | 4:00 AM ET

    Karen Cho takes you through the European market open, where stocks have come in higher.

  • 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.

  • Cyprus: 'No Banks Left if Depositors Run'     Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013 | 3:10 AM ET

    Nicholas Lois, managing director at Lois Builders and YPO member, tells CNBC that a bank run would be a disaster for Cyprus and his business.

  • Cyprus Is a Small Element: Strategist     Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013 | 3:00 AM ET

    Edmund Shing, European index strategist, at S&P/Dow Jones Indices, tells CNBC that Cyprus is 0.2 percent of the Euro Zone economy and in the grand scheme of things a small element.

  • EU Lawmakers to Close Deal on Banker Bonuses Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013 | 2:34 AM ET

    European Union lawmakers are expected to agree on Wednesday to bar bankers in Europe from getting bonuses bigger than their salary.

  • No Solidarity in Europe's Cypriot Deal: Prof     Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013 | 2:30 AM ET

    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.

  • Could Russia Become the 'Savior of Europe'?     Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013 | 2:15 AM ET

    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'.

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