Protesters shout slogans during an anti-bailout rally outside the parliament in Nicosia. Photograph: Reuters

The Cypriot parliament overwhelmingly rejected the euro zone bailout deal yesterday evening, as the country’s finance minister flew to Russia t(...)

A debacle in Cyprus
  • Europe
  • March 20, 2013, 06:00

The troika of international lenders (the European Union, European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund ) has blundered in its handling (...)

German investor confidence rose to 48.5 in a ZEW survey this month. REUTERS/Janine Eggert

German investor confidence unexpectedly rose to a three-year high in March, suggesting Europe's largest economy will return to growth. T(...)

A police officer stands by a protest banner outside of parliament before a meeting in Nicosia yesterday. Photgraph: AP

Angry Cypriot bank depositors appeared to have won concessions on the terms of the Cypriot bailout deal last night, after euro zone finance min(...)

heir first reaction to the €10 billion Cypriot bailout deal today, amid fear that the deal could spark contagion across the euro zone. (...)

People wait to use the ATM machines outside a Laiki Bank branch in the Cypriot capital  Nicosia yesterday. Photograph: Petros Karadjias

The Cypriot parliament will hold an emergency debate this afternoon on the terms of Cyprus ’s bailout deal amid mountin(...)

Small queues of people have gathered at cash machines across Cyprus to withdraw money, while co-operative credit societies had to shut yesterday to prevent a run on deposits. Photograph:  Yiannis Nisiotis/Reuters

Cyprus ’s parliament today postponed a crucial debate and vote on a levy on all bank deposits that the cash-strapped country’s creditors deman(...)

 Minister for Finance Michael Noonan is attending emergency meeting on Cyprus bailput. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Finance ministers of the 17 euro-zone states gathered in Brussels for an emergency meeting this evening to finalise details of a bailout for Cy(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said the execution of a promise by the European Union to break the connection between bank and sovereign debt was a critic(...)

ECB vice-president Vitor Constancio with the bank’s president Mario Draghi. Photograph: Ralph Orlowski/Bloomberg

Ireland’s issuance of its first long-term bond since being bailed out is an important step towards qualifying for help from the ECB’s bond-buyi(...)

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