Cyprus banks to remain shut Tuesday and Wednesday: government source

NICOSIA Mon Mar 18, 2013 11:04am EDT

A customer walks out of a branch of Laiki Bank UK, in north London March 18, 2013. REUTERS/Andrew Winning

A customer walks out of a branch of Laiki Bank UK, in north London March 18, 2013.

Credit: Reuters/Andrew Winning

NICOSIA (Reuters) - Banks in Cyprus will be shut on Tuesday and Wednesday pending a decision by parliament to approve a levy on bank depositors, a government source told Reuters.

"Tuesday and Wednesday are bank holidays," the source said. A decree will be released shortly from the Finance Ministry to this effect, he said.

(Editing by Janet Lawrence)

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Harry079 wrote:
“pending a decision by parliament”

Which was supposed to be yesterday, then changed to today, then changed again to tomorrow, which now might be Wednesday?

Sounds just like our Congress.

Mar 18, 2013 11:29am EDT  --  Report as abuse
eak3 wrote:
Lets em finish stealing off money from everyone’s accounts before they pull all their money out.

Mar 18, 2013 12:37pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
iabouncing wrote:
Coming to a bank near you in the United States of America….

Mar 18, 2013 12:39pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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