Limassol Marina Receives the Highest Industry Award for Excellence

Limassol Marina Receives the Highest Industry Award for Excellence

Limassol Marina, the first full-service superyacht marina in Cyprus, has received the prestigious “5 Gold Anchor Platinum Award”, the highest distinction for exceptional marinas across the world, providing outstanding customer services and facilities. The official announcement was made at the opening ceremony of Limassol Boat Show 2019 in the presence of government ...
Business Tuesday, 14 May, 2019
Bank of Cyprus: Provides access to eight other banks to its customers

Bank of Cyprus: Provides access to eight other banks to its customers

The ability of the customer to monitor the accounts he maintains with other banks through Internet & Mobile Banking, offers Bank of Cyprus, as part of the Digital Transformation Program. In today's announcement, Bank of Cyprus reports that 1bank provides, via Internet & Mobile Banking, the ability of the customer to monitor its accounts with other banks, adding tha...
Business Monday, 13 May, 2019
Rush for Cypriot passports before rules tighten

Rush for Cypriot passports before rules tighten

Foreigners are rushing to acquire Cypriot passports via the citizenship-by-investment scheme before the rules are tightened on 15th May according to a report in the Greek daily Phileleftheros. FOREIGN nationals are reportedly scrambling to acquire Cypriot passports via the citizenship-by-investment scheme, ahead of tighter criteria kicking in on May 15. According to daily Phi...
Business Thursday, 02 May, 2019
ExxonMobil announces 5-8t cubic feet of gas off Cyprus

ExxonMobil announces 5-8t cubic feet of gas off Cyprus

Cyprus and ExxonMobil on Thursday announced a gas find estimated between 5-8 trillion cubic feet (tcf) in an offshore field inside the island’s exclusive economic zone. The discovery was made in the Glafcos (Glaucus) 1 well in Block 10 of the EEZ. “Based on preliminary interpretation of the well data, the discovery could represent an in-place natural gas resource ...
Business Friday, 01 March, 2019
Changes to Citizenship scheme approved

Changes to Citizenship scheme approved

Changes to Cyprus’ controversial citizenship-by-investment scheme, which has granted 1,864 citizenships and generated €6.6 billion of foreign investment, have been approved by the Cabinet.  Cyprus on Wednesday (13/02/2019) approved a series of changes to its much-criticised Citizenship-by-Investment scheme, so it becomes “more targeted and trustworthy&rdq...
Business Tuesday, 19 February, 2019
Make sure you read the small print of insurance policies

Make sure you read the small print of insurance policies

VERY few people read let alone understand the small print when they take out insurance for property. Even if you insure a building for ‘all purposes’ including acts of God (rain, floods etc) be sure that the insurance company has its back covered to avoid a reduction to your claim. Recent events have come to our knowledge leading us to express the following: Excess...
Business Wednesday, 19 December, 2018
Agreement close on Airbnb type rentals

Agreement close on Airbnb type rentals

Agreement on a bill designed to regulate and tax rental income on Airbnb type rentals is close but a key question remains concerning short-term letss of apartments in residential areas. AFTER several weeks of discussion, lawmakers are close to agreeing a bill regulating the operation of short-term Airbnb-style property rentals.The key remaining question related to short-term r...
Business Monday, 10 December, 2018
Government tries to allay fears of co-op customers

Government tries to allay fears of co-op customers

By Elias Hazou The government on Monday said it was moving to shore up confidence in the Cyprus Cooperative Bank (CCB) as depositors pulled more money out of the lender. Neither the government nor the state-owned bank would be drawn on what these moves might be, though the goal was clear: to buttress the bank’s deposit base so that potential private investors would not ...
Business Tuesday, 03 April, 2018
Cyprus Records Lowest Annual Inflation Rate in the EU

Cyprus Records Lowest Annual Inflation Rate in the EU

Cyprus registered the lowest annual inflation rate in the EU in January 2018 (-1.5%), followed by Ireland (0.3%) and Greece (0.2%), according to Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. Meanwhile, Euro area annual inflation rate was 1.3% in January 2018, down from 1.4% in December 2017. In January 2017, the rate was 1.8%. European Union annual inflation was 1.6...
Business Tuesday, 27 February, 2018
Cyprus and Saudi Arabia signed a Double Tax Treaty

Cyprus and Saudi Arabia signed a Double Tax Treaty

The double tax treaty for the avoidance of double taxation between Cyprus and Saudi Arabia was signed on 3 January 2018. The treaty is expected to  be  ratified  and  come  into  force  as  from  1 January 2019. The new treaty is based on the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Model Tax Convention framewor...
Business Monday, 22 January, 2018
Hellenic bank violated consumer rights

Hellenic bank violated consumer rights

THE CYPRUS Consumer Protection Service (CCPS) has ruled that Hellenic Bank, Cyprus’ third largest lender, violated consumer rights with abusive clauses included in mortgage contracts. The bank violated consumer rights with six practices which included “vague contractual terms”. These allowed the lender to unilaterally change charges, including interest rates ...
Business Monday, 20 November, 2017
Total, Eni to start drilling by early 2018

Total, Eni to start drilling by early 2018

French oil and gas group Total and Italy’s Eni plan to start drilling in a joint exploration block off the coast of Cyprus by the end of this year or early 2018, President Nicos Anastasiades told French daily Le Figaro on Monday. Anastasiades, who is in Paris for an official visit, met Total’s Chief Executive Patrick Pouyanne on Sunday ahead of his meeting with Fre...
Business Tuesday, 14 November, 2017
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