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Race on to solve Cyprus crisis before the money runs out

Cypriot politicians were locked in emergency talks with both Russia and the European Union as they scrambled to come up with a new bailout plan to save the country’s economy. The critical talks came after parliament overwhelmingly rejected a measure to dock people’s savings.

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A falla – a satirical structure – caricaturing Angela Merkel was displayed in Spain

Germany's denied it. So has the ECB. So whose idea was it to demand a savings tax?

The eurozone was still embroiled in an acrimonious dispute tonight over whose idea it was to impose a tax on the savings of ordinary depositors in Cypriot banks – a decision that has instigated a financial panic on the Mediterranean island and reactivated the wider eurozone sovereign debt crisis.

A man sits next to a billboard for a Russian bank in the Mediterranean city of in Limassol

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Cyprus government proposes change to let small savers escape tax on bank deposits as parliament looks ready to reject bailout package in key vote and risk default

People with less than €20,000 in the bank would not have to forfeit any savings under new proposals

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Cyprus postpones crucial vote on controversial bank deposit levy as stocks plummet around the world

Satyajit Das: Effects of bailout will be felt far beyond Cyprus

Economic View: After Cyprus, it will be politically more difficult for countries to ask for EU and ECB assistance

Cyprus holidaymakers Q&A

The banking crisis in Cyprus has struck just as tens of thousands of British holidaymakers are preparing for their trips to the island. Should you stay or go? If you stay, what are your rights? And if you go, how should you cope financially? Simon Calder offers advice

British ex-pats can nominate non-Cypriot bank accounts for pensions to avoid levy

Thousands of British ex-pats living in Cyprus will have their pensions temporarily halted and can nominate non-Cypriot bank accounts to ensure payments are not affected by the country’s controversial levy on savings, the Government announced today.

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