(Corrects official to say limit only imposed on two biggest
banks, not all)
NICOSIA, March 24 The central bank in Cyprus
imposed a 100-euros per day withdrawal limit at cash machines
for the island's two biggest banks on Sunday to avert a run on
A spokesman for second largest lender Cyprus Popular Bank
, which had previously limited withdrawals to 260
euros, said the new measure began at 1 p.m. (1100 GMT) and would
remain in place until the bank reopens, scheduled for Tuesday,
or until confirmation of continued emergency funding from the
European Central Bank.
A government official, who declined to be named, said the
restriction also applied to Bank of Cyprus. The
official had earlier said the measure applied to all local banks
on the island. Other banks have not imposed limits.
(Reporting by Michele Kambas and Laura Noonan; Editing by Matt