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By Jason Stipp and Jeremy Glaser | 03-29-2013 06:00 AM

The Friday Five

Five stats from the market and the stories behind them. This week: A 3,000 euro limit in Cyprus, Buffett takes 10 million shares, and BlackBerry 10 hits a respectable 1 million units sold.

Jason Stipp: I'm Jason Stipp for Morningstar, and welcome to The Friday Five: five stats from the market and the stories behind them. Joining me as always with all the details is Morningstar markets editor Jeremy Glaser. Jeremy, thanks for being here.

Jeremy Glaser: Glad to be here, Jason.

Stipp: So what do you have for The Friday Five this week?

Glaser: Well, we're going to look at the numbers 3,000, 26%, 1 million, 10.1 million, and finally $62 million.

Stipp: 3,000 is the amount of euros you can take out of Cyprus. This is part of some capital controls they've put in place. And it has some implications for the eurozone as a whole and the euro use in Cyprus.

Glaser: We're at a bit of a pause in the Cyprus crisis right now. Cyprus was able to come through a deal with the EU, the IMF, the ECB, the so-called troika, in order to get a bailout. They created a good bank and a bad bank. So within that good bank, they put insured deposits that are under 100,000 euros, and then they're going to take a levy on the deposits that are over 100,000 euros to pay for their share of the bailout. And this gets rid of some of the near-term fears that Cyprus was going to leave the euro.

But in a lot of ways, their membership in the eurozone is incredibly tenuous because of these capital controls. You're not allowed to take more than the equivalent of 3,000 euros out of the country. There are restrictions on foreign credit card transactions and on all sorts of banking transactions that were supposed to be free across the entire eurozone. That was kind of the point at the monetary union, was that you wouldn't have these kind of controls.

So I think it shows that Cyprus really remains in a very precarious position. That if you allow that free flow of capital again, the worry is that all the money would flow out of the Cypriot banks, and they would fail and would need an even larger bailout than they have right now. These capital controls are supposedly temporary. Chances are they're going to be in place for some time until a more permanent solution is reached. This story isn't over yet there. We are really just in a bit of a pause right now.

Stipp: 26% is the percentage of a new combined firm that MetroPCS shareholders will get. That deal is with Deutsche Telekom unit T-Mobile. But will this deal get done?

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