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Cyprus given 4 days to find bailout solution

Cyprus - Fox News

As Cypriot politicians raced to find a new financial rescue plan ahead of a Monday deadline, tensions built in the streets of the capital. Residents withdrew what money they could from ATMs amid concern the banks could collapse.


Analysis: ECB prepared to let Cyprus go, protect others

Eurozone - Reuters

The European Central Bank is prepared to cut off funding to Cyprus and let the Mediterranean island succumb to financial meltdown if it has to, confident it has unlimited firepower to protect the rest of the euro zone.


ECB leaves key rate at record low of 0.75 percent

The European Central Bank has left its benchmark interest rate unchanged at a record low of 0.75 percent, holding off on further stimulus even though the euro area remains stuck in recession.


Merkel tries to calm storms over Greece, ECB policy

Angela Merkel tried to calm a growing storm over euro zone crisis strategy on Sunday after the Bundesbank likened ECB bond-buying plans to a dangerous drug and a conservative ally of the German leader said Greece should leave the currency bloc by next year.


Germany and France clash on ECB crisis role

Germany and France clashed on Wednesday over whether the ECB should take bolder steps to stem the euro zone debt crisis, with Chancellor Angela Merkel issuing one of her starkest warnings yet against fiddling with the central bank's strict inflation-fighting mandate.


Greek debt cut won't solve problem: ECB's Weidmann

Cutting Greece's debt will not solve the country's problems, ECB policymaker Jens Weidmann was quoted as saying on Sunday, adding Athens needed to raise its productivity instead.


ECB takes hard line on Greece in rebuff to Berlin

The European Central Bank said on Thursday it opposed forcing private creditors to take part in debt relief for Greece, pushing back against Germany, which has demanded a bond swap to lengthen Greek debt maturities.


ECB talks rate hikes, braces as Portugal crisis deepens

ECB talks rate hikes, braces as Portugal crisis deepens

European Central Bank policymakers underscored the case for an April rate hike on Thursday as Portugal's political crisis raised the prospect of another spell of reluctant ECB bond market intervention.


Weber to meet Merkel over his shock ECB withdrawal

Bundesbank chief Axel Weber will meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday to discuss his future after the leaked disclosure of his withdrawal from the ECB presidency race hit markets and put her under fire.


ECB severs all ties with Stanford

The England and Wales Cricket Board terminates all of its contracts with Texan billionaire Sir Allen Stanford.


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