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  • 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.

  • Cyprus Fin Min: We're Hoping for Russian Support Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013 | 5:19 AM ET
    Hoping for Russian Support: Cyprus Fin Min

    Michael Sarris, Cyprus finance minister, tells CNBC how his first meeting with his Russian counterpart was "very constructive".

  • Could Russia Save the Euro Zone? Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013 | 5:05 AM ET
    Could Russia Save the Euro Zone?

    Liam Halligan, chief economist at Prosperity Capital Management and Steve Sedgwick, reporter at CNBC, discuss Russian investment in Cyprus and why Russia is bound to play a bigger role in the Euro Zone's recovery.

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

    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
    Could Russia Become the 'Savior of Europe'?

    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'.

  • How Russia Could Take Revenge Over Cyprus Deal Tuesday, 19 Mar 2013 | 2:58 PM ET

    Russia could avenge the loss of billions of dollars in Cyprus by cutting Germany's energy supply, one analyst said.

  • Playing Hardball on Cyprus Tuesday, 19 Mar 2013 | 1:11 PM ET
    Playing Hardball on Cyprus

    Sources say the Cyprus Finance Minister has submitted his resignation. Discussing the crisis in Cyprus and the backlash from Russia, with Peter Kiernan, author of "Becoming China's Bitch."

  • Cyprus Bank Tax Will 'Create Stampede': Politician Tuesday, 19 Mar 2013 | 3:11 AM ET
    Cyprus Levy Will 'Create a Stampede': Politician

    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.

  • Experts Warn On Cyprus Bank Tax Tuesday, 19 Mar 2013 | 2:38 AM ET
    Experts Warn On Cyprus Bank Tax

    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.

  • Cyprus Tax: 'Blowing Capitalism's Brains Out' Tuesday, 19 Mar 2013 | 2:30 AM ET
     Cyprus Tax: 'Blowing Capitalism's Brains Out'

    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.

  • How Do You Play the Cyprus Bailout? Tuesday, 19 Mar 2013 | 2:00 AM ET
    How Do You Play the Cyprus Bailout?

    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.

  • Dirty Money From Russia? Monday, 18 Mar 2013 | 7:44 PM ET
    Dirty Money From Russia?

    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.

  • Genesis of The Cyprus Crisis Monday, 18 Mar 2013 | 6:12 PM ET
    Genesis of The Cyprus Crisis

    Mujtaba Rahman, Senior European Analyst at Eurasia, talks about the root of the Cyprus' crisis and its potential impact on its ties with Moscow.

  • How Much Will Cyprus Hurt Russia? Monday, 18 Mar 2013 | 12:18 PM ET
    How Much Will Cyprus Hurt Russia?

    Liza Ermolenko, emerging markets economist at Capital Markets, tells CNBC why Cyprus' travails are unlikely to have too much of an effect on the Russian economy, although it might startle Russian investors out of the country.

  • Cyprus President Is a 'Fool:' Gartman Monday, 18 Mar 2013 | 7:04 AM ET
    Dennis Gartman

    Proposals to force depositors in Cyprus to contribute towards a euro zone bailout has shaken the very nature of banking to its roots, according to Dennis Gartman, editor of "The Gartman Letter", who has labeled Cyprus's recently elected President Nicos Anastasiades a "fool".

  • US to Bolster Defenses to Curb North Korea Threat Saturday, 16 Mar 2013 | 4:15 AM ET
    Chuck Hagel testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee during his confirmation hearing to become the secretary of defense.

    U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced plans on Friday to bolster U.S. missile defenses in response to "irresponsible and reckless provocations" by North Korea, which threatened a preemptive nuclear strike against the United States last week.

  • Rusal CEO: 'Last Act of Drama' in Commodities Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 1:37 PM ET

    Oleg Deripaska, the CEO of the world's largest aluminum company Rusal said global commodity producers need to cut output by up to 10 percent.