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  • 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'.

  • Cyprus Problem Will Be Ring-Fenced     Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013 | 1:22 AM ET

    Brian Jackson, Global FX Strategist, Coutts says Europe will be able to ring-fence the Cyprus situation. Rob Aspin, Head of Equity Investment Strategy, Standard Chartered Bank Wealth Management Group joins in the conversation.

  • Cyprus a Special Case     Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013 | 1:04 AM ET

    Rob Aspin, Head of Equity Investment Strategy, Standard Chartered Bank Wealth Management Group says look at Cyprus as a separate case because 50% of its deposit book being foreigners.

  • How Will the Euro Fare With Fresh Headwinds?     Tuesday, 19 Mar 2013 | 10:40 PM ET

    Adrian Foster, Head of Financial Markets Research, Asia Pacific at Rabobank discusses the impact of the Cyprus situation on the euro.

  • No Way! Cyprus Parliament Rejects Bank-Deposit Tax Tuesday, 19 Mar 2013 | 5:51 PM ET
    A Cypriot woman shouts slogans as she holds a placard during a protest against an EU bailout deal outside the parliament in Nicosia on March 19, 2013.

    "[W]e are saying [to international lenders] that if you think that by doing this you are fixing things, by...destroying our economy...then we have to say 'no,'" one Cyprus politician said.

  • Cyprus Impact on US Banks     Tuesday, 19 Mar 2013 | 4:21 PM ET

    U.S. financial giants didn't do business with Cypriot banks or Corporations, reports CNBC's Kayla Tausche; and George Theocharides, Cyprus International Institute of Management and Peter Kakoyiannis, Cyprus U.S. Chamber of Commerce, offer insight.

  • Cyprus Irrelevant to Investors?     Tuesday, 19 Mar 2013 | 4:02 PM ET

    Dissecting the crisis in Cyprus, and how to position your portfolio, with Michael Santoli, Yahoo! Finance; Jeff Korzenik, Fifth Third Bank; mark Luschini, Janney Montgomery Scott; and CNBC Contributor Carol Roth.

  • Cyprus Rejects Tax on Bank Deposits     Tuesday, 19 Mar 2013 | 3:45 PM ET

    The Cyprus bailout crisis has shaken investors. The parliament in Cyprus has rejected the tax on bank deposits, with Stelios Bouras, WSJ/Dow Jones Newswires Correspondent.

  • ECB to Continue Liquidity to Cyprus: Reports     Tuesday, 19 Mar 2013 | 3:24 PM ET

    The European Central Bank is reaffirming the commitment to provide liquidity as needed within existing rules to the Cypriot banks.

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