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Cyprus let off the hook

Following Cyprus’ action to abrogate the law requiring lawyers to charge a minimum fee for out-of-court work, the EC has closed infringement proceedings against Cyprus and an antitrust investigation.

Call to reduce non-performing loans

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has called on the Cypriot authorities to amend the foreclosures and insolvency laws to tackle the very high level of non-performing loans (NPLs).

Call for efficient title deeds system

The European Commission and the European Central Bank has called on the Cypriot authorities to establish an efficient title deeds issuance and transfer system in a press release following the Troika’s mission to Cyprus.

Measures to tackle non-performing loans

The Commission is today proposing an ambitious and comprehensive package of measures to tackle non-performing loans in Europe, capitalising on the significant progress already made in reducing risks in the banking sector.

Cyprus real estate market review

PwC (Cyprus) has published “Cyprus Real Estate Market – 2016 Year in Review”, which provides a general overview of the Cyprus property sector based on authoritative market data.

Hellenic Bank sells non-performing loans

The Hellenic Bank has sold its non-performing loan (NPL) and real estate management business, to APS Debt Servicing Cyprus Ltd, a member of the APS Holding a.s. group of companies.

Cyprus needs to accelerate debt reduction

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has called on Cyprus to speed up reductions in public and private debt to rebuild confidence and deliver balanced, sustainable growth, and support balance sheet repair.

Cyprus: NPLs remain “very high”

Following the second post-programme surveillance mission to Cyprus, the European Commission and the European Central Bank reports that NPLs remain “very high” and that “reform momentum has weakened noticeably.”

Suicide victim’s widow calls for justice

The widow of a British suicide victim is calling for institutions in the UK and Cyprus to be brought to account in connection with the Cyprus property mis-selling scandal that has devastated the lives of so many.

BoC sets up bad real estate asset unit

The Bank of Cyprus has established a Real Estate Management Unit that aims to acquire real estate in a voluntary asset-to-debt swap of non performing delinquent borrowers that would otherwise follow the foreclosure process.

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