NICOSIA (Reuters) - The Cypriot central bank denied reports and frantic rumors on Thursday that stricken Cyprus Popular Bank, the island's second-largest lender, is to be closed down.
"We deny these reports. Efforts are under way right now to find the best possible solution for this bank," Central Bank spokeswoman Aliki Stylianou told state television.
(Reporting by Michele Kambas; Writing by Matt Robinson; Editing by John Stonestreet)
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