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Notes From the Fieldby Martin Weil

June 16, 2012

Cyprus too?

Admit it, when was the last time you thought about Cyprus? If you are old enough, probably 30-plus years ago, when the Turks and the Greeks slugged it out over control of the tiny island, causing an international crisis. I suspect we are about to be hearing a lot more about the divided island after reading this piece by Wolf Richter. Seems that natural gas, lots of it, has been discovered. And the Russians, as well as Italian, French, Malaysian and of course US energy companies are hot on it. Add the failure of Cyprus’ banks and an financial bailout to the long standoff between a now-weakened Greek and a rising Turkish government over sovereignty, and I believe you potentially have a volatile situation.

 

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