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Cyprus Has the Global Money Elite's Fingerprints All Over It

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.26.2013 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

The debacle in Cyprus is far from over, but it's already taught us some very important lessons. We've seen, for example, that the world's financial leaders insist on clinging to the principles of austerity economics even after they've failed over and over again.

Germany: Europe's Greedy Boss

Justine Frangouli-Argyris | Posted 05.26.2013 | World
Justine Frangouli-Argyris

With their southern partners' economies collapse resulting in these nations being unable to purchase many imported goods, Germany has decided to pursue the only assets left to be had, namely the funds remaining in their banks.

Cyprus Bank Shutdown Hammering Businesses

AP | MENELAOS HADJICOSTIS | Posted 05.26.2013 | Business

NICOSIA, Cyprus — Cypriot businesses were under increasing strain to keep running on Tuesday after financial authorities stretched the country's...

The Cyprus Deal Signals a Rise in the Far Right in Europe

Daniel Wagner | Posted 05.25.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

News of the 10-billion-euro bailout for Cyprus should not be cause for celebration. Europeans are rightly insecure about what comes next, as they should be given the precedent that has been set.

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.

Mark Gongloff

After Cyprus Bailout Deal, Europe's Problems Worse Than Ever

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Gongloff | Posted 03.25.2013 | Business

Cyprus may have been saved from disaster, but don't be fooled: Europe is still a hot mess. In the middle of the night on the continent, officials m...

Merkel Cyprus

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2013 | World
Jeff Danziger

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Merkel 'Very Pleased' With Cyprus Bailout Deal

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2013 | Business

LANGENFELD, Germany, March 25 (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday she was "very pleased" with the outcome of marathon negotia...

Bank on Being Bilked

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2013 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Unless Americans step up the way Cypriots did and demand real regulation, as well as send the message that they don't trust Wall Street by moving their money to community banks and credit unions, they can bank on being bilked. Again.

147 People

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 01.31.2014 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

147 people can change the course of history. Not necessarily the same 147 people, of course. But the small social groups which surround our world's leaders have extraordinary power.

Cyprus Reaches Bailout Deal With International Lenders

Reuters | Posted 03.25.2013 | Business

* Deal to shut Laiki bank, transfer insured deposits * Clinched hours before Monday deadline to seal EU bailout * Without deal banks faced colla...

Bomb Reportedly Explodes At Bank Of Cyprus Branch

Posted 03.25.2013 | World

An explosion has occurred outside of a Bank of Cyprus branch in Limassol, according to sources enikos.gr and SigmaLive. The blast was caused by an ...

Cyprus -- The Nightmare Scenario

Laurence J. Kotlikoff | Posted 05.24.2013 | World
Laurence J. Kotlikoff

The Cypriot banks did what all banks do. They gambled. They borrowed money by taking in deposits as well as selling bonds, promised to repay, and then invested in assets they were sure would pay off. These assets included lots and lots of Greek government bonds.

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 t...

Officials: Cyprus In Danger Of Default

Reuters | Posted 05.24.2013 | Business

* Government has difficult task ahead, spokesman says * Island nearing Monday deadline to seal EU bailout ...

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...

The Worse Case For Cyprus Is...

AP | SARAH DiLORENZO and DAVID McHUGH | Posted 03.23.2013 | Business

PARIS -- What happens if Cyprus' banks collapse? If its government goes broke? If it leaves the euro? The European Union, the International Monetary ...

TIME IS RUNNING OUT

AP | MENELAOS HADJICOSTIS | Posted 05.23.2013 | Business

NICOSIA, Cyprus — Cyprus officials and international representatives ended torturous negotiation in the early hours of Sunday with no agreement ...

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?"

Cyprus Inches Closer To Bailout

Reuters | Posted 05.22.2013 | Business

NICOSIA, March 22 (Reuters) - Cyprus adopted legislation on Friday allowing the government to split the island's failing lenders into good and bad ban...

Be Bullish! Bernanke Has Spoken!

Michael Farr | Posted 03.22.2013 | Business
Michael Farr

On the heel of Cypriot bank-deposit delirium, we suspect that the U.S. central bankers had more than enough concern to hold firm to the seemingly limitless flow of monetary easing.

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.