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  1. Comment - Blogs

    UK, Germany still hot- Cyprus less so

    Posted Mar 25th 2013, 02:23pm by Anna Healy Fenton

    ... Anna Healy Fenton anna.fenton@scmp.com The Cyprus fiscal nosedive comes as a blow to wealthy Chinese immigrants seeking a relatively cheap route to property and residency in the euro zone. Along with Ireland, Spain and Portugal, Cyprus has been offering a property-linked visa programme. Residency awaits anyone investing €300,000 (HK$3 million) in Cypriot property, while Ireland ...

  2. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    It's risk-off again as troika plays with fire in Cyprus

    Posted Mar 19th 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... as troika plays with fire in Cyprus Anyone who thought financial markets had broken out of the risk-on, risk-off cycle that has dominated trading for the last couple of years surely changed their mind yesterday. In Hong Kong the benchmark Hang Seng stock index tumbled 2 per cent as investors reacted to the proposed bail-out deal for Cyprus by rushing to take their money off the table. ...

  3. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Iceland's harsh cure would be a better medicine for Cyprus

    Posted Mar 26th 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... be a better medicine for Cyprus A week after the European Union's first disastrous attempt to solve Cyprus's debt crisis, a new rescue package emerged yesterday. Unlike the initial bailout, ... with relief in much of the rest of the euro zone, whether the package is really such a good outcome for either the economy or the people of Cyprus people is debatable, to say the least. Olli Rehn, ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Cyprus bank disaster another episode in Europe's crisis of governance

    Posted Mar 30th 2013, 12:00am by Andrew Sheng

    ... Andrew Sheng Andrew Sheng examines the idea that democracy itself carries no guarantee of an effective state Cyprus banking disaster just the latest episode in Europe's crisis of governance Roman Emperor Julius Caesar was famously warned by a seer about the Ides of March, traditionally March 15. On that date this year, banks in Cyprus closed their doors to allow politicians ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Cyprus' bailout marks a turning point

    Posted Mar 27th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... SCMP Editorial Cyprus marks a turning point What has set Cyprus apart is that it is one of the smallest members of the euro zone, with a failed banking system much bigger than its economy. ... repayment. For Cyprus, which no longer has a future as an offshore banking haven, it ushers in economic contraction and rising unemployment, without the option of currency devaluation to improve ...

  6. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Cypriot-style bank crisis could hit Hong Kong too

    Posted Apr 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... domestic product, they argue that Cyprus is unimportant to Europe and irrelevant to Hong Kong. Who cares if a few dodgy Russian oligarchs take a haircut on their offshore deposits? But there are two good reasons why Cyprus should matter to us. For one thing, in an age when an increase in perceived risk in one part of the world sends investors scurrying to scale back their exposure ...

  7. Comment - Blogs

    Move those euros

    Posted Mar 29th 2013, 09:24am by Anna Healy Fenton

    ... Brit-centric, with every story angled to include the merest hint of anything or anyone from the British Isles and failing that, the former British colonies. The Cyprus banking crisis gets considerable ... their savings raided,” didn’t seem that alarming until I thought about it. A Eurozone bigwig says the financial plan to save Cyprus could serve as a template to rescue other ailing European states. ...

  8. Business - Comment - THE WEEK EXPLAINED

    History shows intervening in currency crises is not the only solution

    Posted Mar 25th 2013, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... Stephen Vines Markets have been coping with euro zone contagion for years. Cyprus kicks off another round, but investors should keep their heads History teaches us to keep calm and keep investing Early last week the value of the euro tumbled in response to the financial turmoil in tiny Cyprus, which triggered worldwide stock market plunges. Here was another example of financial ...

  9. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    New arguments for gold sound like the old story warmed up

    Posted Mar 20th 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... ordered depositors in Cyprus to take a €5.8 billion haircut on their accounts will only burnish gold's standing as a safe-haven asset. Then there is the mounting diplomatic friction in Asia, ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    World must unite to save Iraq from imploding

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 03:13am by SCMP Editorial

    ... are worried that they are the next targets. ISIL has not indicated such an intention, but the Levant, the state it wants to create stretching from southern Turkey to Egypt, comprises Cyprus, Israel, ...




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