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Cyprus Rescue: From Bad to Worse

Mohamed A. El-Erian | Posted 06.12.2013 | World
Mohamed A. El-Erian

We are now watching the second botching of a Cyprus rescue in less than a month. The implications cannot be good for Cyprus... and for Europe as a whole.

Hey, They Are Stretching the Truth Way Too Far

Mohamed A. El-Erian | Posted 06.07.2013 | Business
Mohamed A. El-Erian

I was struck by what came out of the Troika this week after it finished negotiating the program with the authorities in Cyprus. This is not the first time officials bungle an element of the Cypriot rescue.

Cyprus and Greece: Living in "Hotel California"

Angelo Federico Arcelli | Posted 06.03.2013 | World
Angelo Federico Arcelli

It is now clear that the endgame of financial crisis in Europe is not a game of chicken with debtor nations that threaten to leave the Euro, but rather a contentious (but one-sided) debate over how much local bank depositors will have to share in the cost of future bailouts.

Unfortunately, the Cyprus Crisis Is Not Yet Over

Mohamed A. El-Erian | Posted 06.02.2013 | Business
Mohamed A. El-Erian

Wherever they look, Cyprus and its European partners are running out of easy options. Rather than seek additional short-term palliatives, they would be well advised to invert their operational logic.

Cyprus Bailout Tax Could Be Worse Than Expected

Reuters | Posted 05.29.2013 | Business

* Terms tough on big depositors at largest bank * Cypriot leader says risk of bankruptcy contained * Accuses Europe of t...

Cyprus Has 'No Intention Of Leaving The Euro': President

Reuters | Posted 05.29.2013 | Business

NICOSIA, March 29 (Reuters) - Cyprus has no intention of leaving the European single currency, the island's president said on Friday, assuring Cypri...

5 Reasons You Should Care About Cyprus

Richard Barrington | Posted 05.28.2013 | Business
Richard Barrington

Unless you're a student of history or are planning a Mediterranean vacation, you may never have given the island of Cyprus much thought. Then suddenly, it dominated the headlines. What does a banking crisis in a small and far-off land mean to you?

The Battle of Cyprus: A Safe and a Shotgun or Publicly-Owned Banks?

Ellen Brown | Posted 05.27.2013 | World
Ellen Brown

The push to confiscate the savings of hard-working Cypriot citizens is a shot across the bow for every working person in the world, a wake-up call to the perils of a system in which tiny cadres of elites call the shots and the rest of us pay the price.

Bank of Cyprus CEO FIRED

Reuters | Posted 05.27.2013 | Business

NICOSIA, March 27 (Reuters) - The Chief Executive of the Bank of Cyprus, the country's largest commercial lender, said on Wednesday he had been dism...

Cyprus: Better Designed Rescue, Challenging Implementation

Mohamed A. El-Erian | Posted 05.25.2013 | Business
Mohamed A. El-Erian

After marathon and heated discussions, agreement was reached on a new rescue package for Cyprus. Compared to what had emerged a week earlier, this is a better technical outcome -- both in what it contains and in what is left out.

Report: Cyprus President Threatened To Resign

Reuters | Posted 03.25.2013 | Business

* Cyprus nearing Monday deadline to seal EU bailout * Faces banking collapse, possible euro zone exit * President said to threaten resignation i...

Cyprus Residents Say Country Facing Worst Crisis Since 1974 War

Reuters | Posted 05.24.2013 | Business

* Island facing worst crisis since 1974 war * Crisis talks to avert default go down to the wire * Prospect of financial ...

Meeting DELAYED As Crucial Deadline Nears

Reuters | Posted 05.24.2013 | Business

BRUSSELS, March 24 (Reuters) - Euro zone finance ministers delayed by two hours a Sunday evening meeting intended to help Cyprus meet a Monday deadl...

Cyprus Limits ATM Withdrawls

Reuters | Posted 05.24.2013 | Business

NICOSIA, March 24 (Reuters) - The central bank in Cyprus imposed a 100-euros per day withdrawal limit at cash machines for the island's two biggest ...

Possible Cyprus Deal On Large Deposits?

Reuters | Posted 05.23.2013 | Business

NICOSIA, March 23 (Reuters) - Cyprus has agreed with EU/IMF lenders a 20-percent levy on deposits over 100,000 euros ($130,000) at leading lender Ba...

Liquidity vs. Stupidity: Two Early Lessons From Cyprus

Jared Bernstein | Posted 05.22.2013 | Business
Jared Bernstein

Didn't someone around the table in Brussels raise their hand and say, "Hey, wait a sec... do we really want to levy this tax on a banking system that's already teetering?"

Don't Forget the Geopolitics of Cyprus

Mohamed A. El-Erian | Posted 05.22.2013 | Business
Mohamed A. El-Erian

Europe has more than an immediate economic and financial interest in working with Cyprus to stabilize an increasingly volatile situation. And it should do so driven less by the need avoid an institutional Eurozone exit and more by the importance of fundamentally restoring growth and hope to Cyprus.

Eleazar David Melendez

Russian Billionaires With Cash In Cyprus Find Themselves Targets Of Contentious Bailout

HuffingtonPost.com | Eleazar David Melendez | Posted 03.21.2013 | Business

On the streets of Cyprus, demonstrators have taken to waving posters depicting German Chancellor Angela Merkel as a horned devil or a Nazi officer. ...

Cyprus Proposes A 'Solidarity Fund'

Reuters | Posted 03.21.2013 | Business

NICOSIA, March 21 (Reuters) - The Cypriot government proposed to parliament on Thursday the creation of a "Solidarity Fund" based on revenues from hyd...

Cyprus Government Proposes Bill To Crack Down On Banks

Reuters | Posted 03.21.2013 | Business

NICOSIA, March 21 (Reuters) - The Cypriot government submitted a bill to parliament on Thursday giving the finance minister or central bank governor t...

Eurogroup Chief: Cyprus Deposit Tax 'Inevitable'

Reuters | Posted 05.21.2013 | Business

* Cyprus poses a systemic risk the euro zone -Eurogroup president * Euro zone bailout still on the table, Jeroen Dijsselbloem says ...

On the Ground in Europe

Mohamed A. El-Erian | Posted 05.20.2013 | Business
Mohamed A. El-Erian

As they scramble to sort out the mess in Cyprus, European officials would be well advised to constantly remind themselves of a reality that I suspect extends across the continent: Despite all the happy talk about smaller deficits and lower sovereign credit spreads, citizens are yet to feel any notable improvement in their actual standard of living and in their prospects. Day in and day out, this situation undermines the population's confidence in the timely responsiveness of their elected representatives, the political system and traditional political parties. The longer this persists, the harder it will be to pivot to the type of policy reforms needed to decisively avoid more years of economic difficulties.

Cyprus Bailout Could Fail

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 03.19.2013 | Business

Thing One: Apocalypse A Little Later: It took less than a day for pundits to declare the Cyprus bailout debacle to not be a big deal. That may be prem...

Euro Leaders Backtrack On Cyprus Tax

Reuters | Michele Kambas and Harry Papachristou | Posted 05.18.2013 | Business

NICOSIA/ATHENS, March 18 (Reuters) - Euro zone ministers urged Cyprus to let smaller savers escape a levy on bank deposits, before a parliamentary v...

Stocks Fall On Cypriot Bailout Plan

Reuters | Posted 03.18.2013 | Business

NEW YORK, March 18 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks dropped on Monday, after a plan to tax bank accounts in Cyprus to help pay for the country's bailout stoked...