Daily Archives: November 16, 2008

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Blame the Greeks for increased interest rates

OVER the past week, commercial banks have come in for a barrage of criticism from consumers, the government and political parties for having the audacity to increase interest rates on loans.

Just as the European Central Bank slashed its interest base rate to 3.25 per cent, local banks announced plans to increase their margins.

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How early do we really want Christmas?

SHOPS ACROSS the island have been in Christmas mode for weeks, in some cases a full ten weeks before December 25.

In Nicosia’s shops, this year’s Christmas decorations – which each year become increasingly intricate as well as ever earlier – seem especially incongruous while most of us are still in T-shirts.

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Whatson by Bejay Browne

Crazy riders wow audiences

Five motorbike riders cram inside a tiny globe and rev up the action in a circus act mesmerising audiences

Five Brazilian motorcycle riders have been amazing audiences in Cyprus as they perform jaw-dropping stunts inside a small metal globe as part of the Medrano Circus.

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