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Cyprus president Nicos Anstasiades has tweeted his thanks to the Cypriot people who he says have acted with "maturity and collectedness" as the country's banks reopened after being closed for almost two weeks, amid the country's financial crisis:
Customers are queuing to get inside Laiki bank in Lakatamia, just outside Nicosia. The bank delayed its opening today due to "technical reasons". Customers are now being allowed inside in small groups.
Banks in Cyprus are being reopened today after being closed for almost two weeks, amid the country's financial crisis. Customers are being restricted on the amount of cash they can withdraw from their accounts.
Laiki Bank opens in Lakatamia after delay. Four people are being allowed in at a time.
The Bank of Cyprus opens its doors. Customers are being allowed in in smallgroups:
Laiki Bank staff at its branch in Lakatamia, just outside Nicosia, have just put a sign on the door saying "we can't open we have a technical problem." It is not clear yet if it is a short delay or a software problem.
Laiki is the bank in the worst shape over here. The queue of 20 are very restrained.
Cyprus banks have opened their doors in central Nicosia after almost a two week closure.
Minor queues are starting to form outside banks in suburbs of Nicosia. Thequeues are mainly those without bank cards who have been unable to use ATMsduring bank closures.
Queues of about 50 people at branches in the suburbs - mainly older people who don't have debit or credit cards, so need the branch.
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