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Cyprus warned over bailout rejection

Germany's finance minister has warned Cyprus that its crisis-stricken banks may never be able to reopen if it rejects the terms of a bailout.

Wolfgang Schaeuble said major Cypriot banks were "insolvent if there are no emergency funds".

He was speaking after the Cypriot parliament rejected an international bailout deal that would have imposed a one-off tax on bank deposits.

Frantic talks are under way to try to agree an alternative plan.

Beth McLeod reports.

  • 20 Mar 2013
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