A protester shouts at policemen during a protest by employees of Cyprus Popular Bank outside the parliament in Nicosia yesterday. The Cypriot central bank denied reports and frantic rumours  that stricken Cyprus Popular Bank, the island’s second-largest lender, is to be closed down. Photograph: Andreas Manolis/Reuters

Euro zone finance officials acknowledged being “in a mess” over Cyprus during a teleconference call on Wednesday, and discussed imposing capita(...)