Cyprus Paved the Way For an FDIC-Approved Money Grab
by Phoenix Capital Research
As Cyprus has now shown us, when systemic collapse hits, it hits FAST and FURIOUS.
The quick timeline for Cyprus is as follows:
June 25, 2012: Cyprus formally requests a bailout from the EU.
November 24, 2012: Cyprus announces it has reached an agreement with the EU the bailout process once Cyprus banks are examined by EU officials (ballpark estimate of capital needed is €17.5 billion).
February 25, 2013: Democratic Rally candidate Nicos Anastasiades wins Cypriot election defeating his opponent, an anti-austerity Communist.
March 16 2013: Cyprus announces the terms of its bail-in: a 6.75% confiscation of accounts under €100,000 and 9.9% for accounts larger than €100,000… a bank holiday is announced.
March 17 2013: emergency session of Parliament to vote on bailout/bail-in is postponed.
March 18 2013: Bank holiday extended until March 21 2013.
March 19 2013: Cyprus parliament rejects bail-in bill.
March 20 2013: Bank holiday extended until March 26 2013.
March 24 2013: Cash limits of €100 in withdrawals begin for largest banks in Cyprus.
March 25 2013: Bail-in deal agreed upon. Those depositors with over €100,000 either lose 40% of their money (Bank of Cyprus) or lose 60% (Laiki).
The most important thing I want you to focus on is the speed of these events.
Cypriot banks formally requested a bailout back in June 2012. The bailout talks took months to perform. And then the entire system came unhinged in one weekend.