6000 people and companies withdrew large sums from Cyprus before banks closed

Greek newspaper ekathimerini reports:


Six thousand individuals and legal entities withdrew tens of millions of euros in cash from Cypriot banks and sent it abroad in the period from March 1-15, just days before Cyprus clinched a deal with foreign creditors demanding that banks contribute to the country's bailout with a hefty haircut on deposits.

The data was sent by the Cypriot Central Bank to Parliament's Ethics Committee on Tuesday.

(ekathimerini)