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People queue up to make a transaction at an ATM outside a branch of Laiki Bank in Nicosia.

The queue at the cash point at the Laiki Bank in Ayios Dhometios has been six to eight people long throughout the day and it takes about 15 min(...)

A protester cries during a rally by employees of Cyprus Popular Bank outside the parliament in Nicosia yesterday. Photograph: Andreas Manolis/Reuters

Should Cyprus ’s two largest banks – Laiki and Bank of Cyprus – fail, the casualty list could include other Eu ropean banks. Shareholders will (...)

It is Cyprus this month; where next time? What follows a “Cyprus situation” is largely panic, often based on soundbites from some “experts” app(...)

Kieron Brennan, chief executive of the Irish League of Credit Unions has written to Ireland ’s 12 memb(...)

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(...)

People eat at a restaurant under a banner placed by the owner in central Nicosia. The banner reads, ‘My proud Cyprus with the big No’. Photograph: Reuters

Cypriot banks will remain closed until Tuesday, the government confirmed yesterday, as emergency talks on a new bailout proposal ended last night w(...)

International Monetary Fund mission chief Delia Velculescu and European Commission representative Maarten Verwey arrive for a meeting with Cypriot president Nicos Anastasiades at the presidential palace in Nicosia yesterday. Photograph: Reuters

Cyprus drew a blank from its first day of intensive talks with Russia on possible financial aid that could help the island (...)

Minister for Health Dr James Reilly

A hairy man materialised in the middle of a sea of plants yesterday afternoon, happy in his plumpness and smiling opinion of himself. Was(...)

Simon Coveney insisted today that Irish savings are safe and will not be targeted. Photograph:  Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Under no circumstances will deposits in Irish banks be targeted for a Cypriot-style tax, the Government has insisted. Minister for Agricu(...)

Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, holds up his budget case for the cameras as he stands outside number 11 Downing Street, before delivering his budget to the House of Commons. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters.

British chancellor George Osborne today slashed the official growth forecast in half as he admitted economic recovery was taking “longer than a(...)

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