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Ayia Napa marina gets green light

Although contracts were signed two years ago, the Town Planning Department has just been given the go-ahead to issue a licence for the construction of the long-awaited Ayia Napa marina.

Increasing transparency in the Cyprus property market

The Cyprus Economic Intelligence (CEI), which provides a centralised databank that collects, analyses and displays information on the island’s property market, has been launched.

Standard & Poor’s raises Cyprus credit rating

Ratings agency Standard & Poor’s has raised Cyprus long-term ratings to ‘B+’ and affirmed the short-term foreign and local currency ratings at ‘B’ on strong budgetary performance; the outlook is stable.

Non-performing loans €27.90 billion

Non-performing loans (NPLs) in the Cypriot financial system fell from €27.95 billion in July to €27.90 billion in August, approximately 175 per cent of Cyprus GDP according to the Cyprus Central Bank.

Bank of Cyprus deposit ratings for upgrade

Moody’s Investor Service has announced that it has placed the long-term deposit ratings of the Bank of Cyprus on review for upgrade following the bank’s successful completion of its €1 billion capital increase.

Moody’s: Cyprus banking sector risk ‘very high’

Moody’s Investor Services has warned about the dangers lurking in the Cyprus Banking system due to the high percentage of non-performing loans and considers the banking sector risk to be “Very High”.

Complimentary tickets to NEC property exhibition

Complimentary tickets, which are usually £10 each, are being offered by the organisers of this autumn’s ‘A Place in the Sun Live’ overseas property exhibition that is being held at the NEC in Birmingham.

Fitch upgrades Bank of Cyprus and Hellenic Bank

Ratings agency Fitch has upgraded the Bank of Cyprus and the Hellenic Bank but warned that the island’s biggest lender still faces a high risk of capital erosion because of weakening asset quality and profitability.

Larnaca project sold to Russian investors

The land on which the Kimon Phinikoudes project in Larnaca is to be built together with its designs has been sold by the Lefkaritis family to a group of Russian investors for an undisclosed sum.

Cyprus drops in Top of the Props chart

Cyprus dropped to fifteenth place in last month’s Top of the Props chart published by the TheMoveChannel.com which records the most searched for overseas destinations to buy property.

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