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  • Cyprus Is 'Transit Economy' for Russia: Economist Friday, 22 Mar 2013 | 3:35 AM ET
    Cyprus Is 'Transit Economy' for Russia: Economist

    Natalia Orlova, chief economist at Alfa Bank tells CNBC's Steve Sedgwick that Russian companies and banks were using Cyprus as a transit economy and that the Depositor Tax would damage the way they were doing business.

  • Why Russian Companies Need Cyprus Friday, 22 Mar 2013 | 2:22 AM ET
    Why Russian Companies Need Cyprus

    Pete Westin, chief equity strategist at Aton Aton tells CNBC's Steve Sedgwick that so many Russian companies have operations in Cyprus for tax reasons and an end to the agreement between Cyprus and Russia could have big implications for these companies.

  • China Turns to Russia When Facing Pressure From West Thursday, 21 Mar 2013 | 11:05 PM ET
    China Turns to Russia When Facing Pressure from the West: Pro

    Joseph Cheng, Professor, Contemporary China Research Project at the City University of Hong Kong discusses the common interests that link China and Russia, and what he thinks will be the outcome of their intended gas deal.

  • From Russia With Love: China's Xi Visits Moscow Thursday, 21 Mar 2013 | 8:21 PM ET
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    China's new leader Xi Jinping arrives in Russia on Friday for his first overseas trip, with an elusive gas deal expected to be high on the agenda.

  • Turkey May Block Natural Gas Use for Cyprus Bailout Thursday, 21 Mar 2013 | 3:13 PM ET

    Turkey could challenge any move by Cyprus to speed up offshore natural gas exploration as a way of attracting investment to save its economy, Turkish officials said.

  • Scenes From the Cyprus Crisis Thursday, 21 Mar 2013 | 2:53 PM ET

    For Cyprus—and for Europe—the clock is ticking, with the prospect of the eastern Mediterranean island exiting the euro zone or defaulting on its debt looming ever larger. Click ahead to see how the crisis has unfolded.

  • Why Cyprus is 'Too Small to Fail' Thursday, 21 Mar 2013 | 12:00 PM ET
    Why Cyprus is 'Too Small to Fail'

    Ana Armstrong, CEO of Armstrong Investment Managers LLP and David Kelly, chief global strategist at JP Morgan Funds, tell CNBC why the markets are steady despite the crisis surrounding Cyprus.

  • Clock Ticking For Cyprus, as Russia Sits in the Wings Thursday, 21 Mar 2013 | 10:13 AM ET
    Clock Ticking For Cyprus, as Russia Sits in the Wings

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports the ECB has upped the stakes for emergency funding. Ongoing talks are taking place between Cypriot and Russian finance ministers.

  • Can Russia Save Cyprus? Or Rather, Should It? Thursday, 21 Mar 2013 | 10:10 AM ET
    Can Russia Save Cyprus? Or Rather, Should It?

    William Browder, Hermitage Capital Management CEO, provides his perspective on what's at stake if Cyprus turns to Russia for bailout help.

  • Report from Cyprus: ATM Lines Grow, Worries Mount Thursday, 21 Mar 2013 | 6:04 AM ET
    Cyprus Scrambles to Avert Meltdown

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports Cyprus is desperately searching for a Plan B, as the struggling country must find billions of euros to secure a European Union bailout. Adam Lerrick, American Enterprise Institute, weighs in.

  • Medvedev Lambasts EU Over Cyprus Levy Thursday, 21 Mar 2013 | 2:26 AM ET

    Russian prime minister Dmitry Medvedev has lambasted the EU's handling of the Cyprus debt crisis, comparing a plan for a levy on bank deposits to measures that hurt savers under the Soviet Union, the Financial Times reports.

  • Will Cyprus Go Bankrupt? Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013 | 4:30 PM ET
    Will Cyprus Go Bankrupt?

    Banks in Cyprus will be closed until at least Tuesday, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera; and Cyprus International Institute of Management Association George Theocharides, weighs in.

  • No Deal Between Cyprus & Russia Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013 | 3:41 PM ET
    No Deal Between Cyprus & Russia

    The Cypriot finance minister is in Russia today to sort out the economic woes. CNBC's Steve Sedgwick has the details.

  • What Russia Wants Out of the Cyprus Bailout Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013 | 1:00 PM ET
    What Russia Wants Out of the Cyprus Bailout

    The EU says Cyprus must put forth an alternative rescue plan, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera. Meanwhile, CNBC's Steve Sedgwick reports on the enormous business activities in Cyprus, and what they want out of the bailout.

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

    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.

  • Cyprus Works on 'Plan B' to Avoid Bankruptcy Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013 | 11:07 AM ET
    Cyprus Works on 'Plan B' to Avoid Bankruptcy

    The Cypriot government is working on a proposal to avoid bankruptcy, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera. Meanwhile, the country's finance minister is in Russia to discuss a loan extension. CNBC's Steve Sedgwick has that story.

  • Are the Russians Coming to 'Bailout' Cyprus? Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013 | 10:06 AM ET
    Are the Russians Coming to Bailout Cyprus?

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports Cypriot leaders are in crisis talks in hopes of averting a financial meltdown. And, there is mounting speculation Russia could step in with a rescue plan, reports CNBC's Steve Sedgwick.

  • Cyprus Looks to Moscow For a Loan Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013 | 7:12 AM ET
    Cyprus Looks to Moscow For a Loan

    CNBC's Steve Sedgwick reports the latest details on the Cypriot finance minister's trip to Russia. And, CNBC's Steve Liesman and Athanasios Orphanides, former Cyprus Central Bank governor, discuss the decision of the Cypriot Parliament to reject a tax on bank deposits and take a look at key parts of the European Union's bailout terms.

  • Cypriot FM: Russia Dialogue 'Constructive' Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013 | 6:14 AM ET
    Cypriot FM: Russia Dialogue 'Constructive'

    Constance Hunter, International Solutions Network Consulting; and David Kelly, JPMorgan Funds, discuss the debt crisis in Cyprus and possible solutions to the nation's banking problems.

  • Cyprus: Russia to the Rescue? Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013 | 6:03 AM ET
    Cyprus: Russia to the Rescue?

    CNBC's Steve Sedgwick reports the Cypriot finance minister is in Moscow to work out a possible rescue plan to safeguard high levels of Russian deposits in Cypriot banks. And, CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera has the latest details from Cyprus, where the country's leaders are holding crisis talks in an attempt to avert a financial meltdown.