Saturday, August 31, 2013

Russia Restructures Cyprus Debt;
Cyprus Prohibits US Strikes On Syria

Never try to outplay a Russian at chess... -Bill

Russia Restructures Cyprus Debt; Cyprus Prohibits US Strikes On Syria

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Yesterday afternoon, Russia agreed to restructure Cyprus' EUR 2.5 billion loan terms to a much more affordable 2.5% semi-annual coupon through 2016 and a principal re-payment over the following four years. While probably still out of reach for the desparate economy, it was a positive step. Of course, this 'offer' by Russia has its quid pro quo. This morning, Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides has stated that Cyprus territory will not be used to launch military strikes against Syria, as "Cyprus wants to live up to its responsibility as a shelter if needed for nationals of friendly countries who evacuate from Middle East". It would appear Obama's influence is fading everywhere...

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