"The Cypriot package reinforces the fact that existing deposit guarantee schemes are only as...

|By:, SA News Editor

"The Cypriot package reinforces the fact that existing deposit guarantee schemes are only as strong as the sovereign which backs them; something which is unlikely to go unnoticed in the rest of the region," writes JPMorgan, nearly capsulizing the contagion concern. It's an "uncomfortable precedent" for the longer-term, writes Goldman. The euro (FXE) -1%, but about 70 pips off the overnight lows.