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25 Lessons from CYPRUS

There are many lessons to be learned from the Cyprus bailout, and plenty of implications for how things may develop in imagesthe future. We list 25 here, but there are more.

Lesson 1: Do not underestimate the ability of the eurozone to do the right thing – after all the alternatives are exhausted;

Lesson 2: Eleventh hour deals can often lead to mistakes and have unintended consequences. The decision to haircut depositors under EUR 100k was a pothole the Troika fell into. It questioned the integrity of the EUR 100k deposit guarantee;

Lesson 3: The disappearance of Mario Monti from the scene has reduced the influence the South has on decisions about the future of the euro; Continue reading

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CYPRUS – What next ?

Cyprus Closes Banks Until Next Week as Fear of Runs Continue: Cyprus is reportedly keeping banks closed until..that wasimages the latest we heard from the financial media. What can we make it from it ? where the Bailout has gone wrong ?

Cyprus can’t really be about Cyprus, can it? After all, the banking sector in that country pales in comparison to things like the London Whale trade and the amount of capital the big banks have to raise to meet Basel III.

Some will say it is about depositor insurance. Fair enough.
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