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The Cyprus bailout and the death of Russian oligarch Boris Berezovksy this weekend might seem like entirely separate events. But they are deeply connected. And they share the same root tragedy: Call it the "The Oligarchs' Curse."
A rescue program agreed for Cyprus on Monday represents a new template for resolving euro zone banking problems, the head of the region's finance ministers said.
Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke on Monday defended the central bank's aggressive easing of monetary policy, saying while it was aimed at bolstering the U.S. economic recovery, it was helping other countries as well.
Slovenian Infrastructure Minister Igor Maher resigned on Monday, adding to the problems of a new government striving to avoid a banking collapse.
As economists warned of the devastating impact the bailout would have on the Cypriot economy, ordinary Cypriots attempted to come to terms with a new reality.
The relationship between Cyprus and Russia will not be hurt as a result of the bailout, Cyprus' finance minister told CNBC. But Russia's prime minister suggested otherwise.
Shares in Bankia dropped 41.04 percent to 0.148 euros shortly after opening on Monday after Spain's bank restructuring fund valued them at 0.01 euro.
CNBC's Ross Westgate reports a last-minute deal reached with the island nation's European partners, prevented a collapse of its troubled banking sector.
An eleventh-hour deal in Cyprus helped Asian and European markets higher on Monday, but analysts warn that "risk-on" may be short lived, with downside risks remaining.
Christopher Pissarides, professor of economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science, says the Cyprus deal is terrible for the island as it will destroy SMEs and the financial services sector which accounts for 40% of GDP.
Silvio Berlusconi repeated a demand on Monday to be included in any new Italian government, but there was no sign his center-left rival would renege on a promise not to ally with the tycoon as a way out of political stalemate.
House prices in England and Wales posted their biggest month-on-month gain in three years in March, driven by increases in London.
Lothar Mentel, CIO of Tatton Investment Management, tells CNBC that the Cyprus situation was known for a while and that the Europeans played brinkmanship in the way they handled it.
Karen Cho takes you through the European market open, where stocks have come in higher on the Cyprus deal.
CNBC's Squawk Box discusses whether the messy Cyprus deal will cast doubt over future Troika deals.
Philippe Gijsels, head of research at BNP Paribas Fortis Global, tells CNBC that he is still positive on equities and the markets remain in a 'sweet spot'.
Cyprus and its international lenders on Monday reached a last-minute rescue deal to resolve the country's financial crisis. But what are the implications for the country?
Christian Schultz, Senior Economist at Berenberg Bank says Cyprus is too small for markets to be worried about.
Clem Chambers, CEO at ADVFN says Cyprus's economy is based on finance and no one will be going into that sector going forward, even with the deal agreed upon.
British police searched for radiation and chemicals at former Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky's home near London on Sunday but found none, and said there was no evidence anyone else was involved in his still unexplained death.
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