Russia looks to its Navy to become world secondMilitary & Defense July 20, 19:10
ExxonMobil disagrees with US Treasury Department’s decision to assess fineBusiness & Economy July 20, 18:45
Putin signs decree on Russia’s navy policy until 2030Russian Politics & Diplomacy July 20, 18:39
Putin personally congratulates human rights champion Alexeyeva on her 90th birthdaySociety & Culture July 20, 18:20
Russian boxer Povetkin reinstated into WBO’s ratings, ranked eighthSport July 20, 18:08
Russia’s Syria campaign spending within current combat training costs — Defense MinistryMilitary & Defense July 20, 17:59
Putin says 80% of Russians friendly to people from different ethnic groupsRussian Politics & Diplomacy July 20, 17:51
Russia to develop cruise missiles capable of striking targets at 1,000km rangeMilitary & Defense July 20, 17:42
Ghost ships and miraculous landscapes of Russia's KamchatkaSociety & Culture July 20, 17:40
BRUSSELS, March 18 (Itar-Tass) – A levy on the bank deposits of over 100,000 euros in Cyprus may grow from 9.9% to 13%, an informed European source in Brussels told Itar-Tass on Monday. The talks over the budget salvation of Cyprus continue, and the final figures are not determined yet, he acknowledged.
He noted that Nicosia proposes to international creditors to modify the program, cutting the anti-crisis levy from the bank accounts of less than 100,000 euros from 6.75% to three percent and increase the levy from the bank accounts of over 100,000 euros from 9.9% to 12.5–13%.
Thus, the major burden of financial levies will be redistributed between the physical persons, primarily Cypriot citizens, to the accounts of the companies, first of all foreign companies and mainly Russian companies, as well as major foreign investors, who are keeping the money at the Cypriot banks.
For the Cypriot government this step is more profitable, because it permits to avoid a social outburst and a political crisis, meanwhile, this will not result in further serious deterioration of the Cypriot reputation in the business community.