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Slight fall in building permits

The number of building permits authorised by the municipal authorities and the district administration offices during June 2016 stood at 455 according to the Cyprus Statistical Service.

Work to start on Ayia Napa marina

The first phase of construction work on the Ayia Napa marina is scheduled to get underway on 30 September following the signing of an agreement between Makronisos Marina Ltd and Greece’s Terna A.E.

Swiss Franc loans: 80 per cent non-performing

Although Swiss Franc loans declined €274 million in the first half of the year, 80 per cent of the remaining €1,778 million are non-performing according to the head of the Cyprus Central Bank’s Supervision Division.

Strong growth in Cyprus property sales

The number of properties sold in Cyprus during August rose significantly compared to August 2015 according to the latest official figures published by the Department of Lands and Surveys.

Law changes would curb illegal holiday rentals

Massive losses of tax revenue, health and safety issues and illegal holiday rentals could be reduced if the law enabled more homeowners to register their properties with the Cyprus Tourism Organisation.

Recidivism: the curse on Cyprus

Unless the Cyprus government cracks down hard on recidivism in all its forms, an international risk management consultant predicts that Cyprus is likely to hit another 2013 scale financial crisis within five years.

Cyprus interest rates fall

Interest rates in Cyprus for consumer credit fell to 4.01 per cent and loans for house purchases fell to 2.94 per cent in July according to official figures from the Statistical Service of Cyprus.

Bank of Cyprus €1.1 billion asset disposal

The Bank of Cyprus’ Real Estate Management Unit (REMU) is currently managing assets valued at €1.1 billion sold properties valued at €92 million during the first half of 2016 and is presently in negotiations to sell additional assets.

Immovable Property Tax discounts

The Tax Department will start sending Immovable Property Tax demands today that will include significant discounts agreed by parliament earlier this year of 75 per cent if they settle their account by 31 October.

Cyprus wooing Thai investors

Cyprus is offering investors from Thailand European Union citizenship for BHT 100 million (approx. €2.5 million) as it expects to raise capital from Thai investors in a number of sectors.

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