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Cypriot finance minister says has asked Russia for five-year extension to repay EUR 2.5bln loan due in 2016

- Private sector Greek debt write-down was a mistake because of upheaval it triggered.
- Does not rule out privatisations to seal bailout and that debt will be sustainable.

Print 15:24, 18 Jan 2013 - Economic commentary - Source: Newswires