Cyprus considering capital restrictions if banks reopen-official

NICOSIA, March 20 Wed Mar 20, 2013 8:14am EDT

NICOSIA, March 20 (Reuters) - The Cypriot government is considering whether to allow banks to reopen on Thursday and could impose capital restrictions if they do, a senior government official said.

"At the moment the issue is if and how banks will reopen tomorrow. Capital restrictions being considered," the official, who declined to be named, said in a text message to Reuters.

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