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'Significant progress' in Cyprus debt crisis talks

Cyprus has made "significant progress" in talks with the EU and IMF aimed at securing a bailout, Cypriot Finance Minister Michael Sarris has said.

Mr Sarris was also quoted as saying Cyprus was considering a 25% levy on deposits of more than 100,000 euros (£85,000) in its biggest bank.

Cyprus has to raise 5.8bn euros (£4.9bn; $7.5bn) before Monday to secure a 10bn-euro loan.

Chris Morris reports from Nicosia.

  • 23 Mar 2013
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