Tales from the Coffeeshop: Was the collapse of the Co-op a conspiracy theory?

WAS THE collapse of the Cooperative Central Bank (CCB) a well-plotted conspiracy aimed at boosting the size of Hellenic Bank? This is what a skettos-drinker from Limassol who visited our establishment last week insisted, claiming that the appointment as CEO of the inept Nicholas Hadjiyiannis, whose knowledge of banking was pretty limited, was part of this sinister plot.