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Mixed signals from Moody’s

In two recent reports Moody’s said that banks will benefit from increased loan demand but warned that lack lustre performance in loan restructuring is a credit negative and that overall improvement in asset quality to date has been “lethargic”.

Banks highly exposed to construction sector

The Cyprus Central Bank reports that banks are highly exposed to the construction sector in its “Household and Non-Financial Corporations Indebtedness Report” published earlier this week.

Hourican disappointed by shenanigans

John Hourican, the outgoing CEO of the Bank of Cyprus said he was disappointed by the ‘shenanigans’ of lawmakers that delayed and diluted laws aimed at helping banks collect on a huge number of non-performing loans.

Banking system corruption

Investigators looking into corruption in the Cyprus banking system that resulted in the collapse of the island’s economy have uncovered unprecedented bad lending practices by the banks.

Banks need tools to pressurise delinquent borrowers

The banks need the means to pressurize obstinate and viable borrowers into servicing their loans; average borrowers and homebuyers should not be their primary targets, says Cyprus Finance Minister.

Stemming the rise of non-performing loans

If the rise in non-performing loans is to be stopped, the Cypriot banks need to start thinking ‘out of the box’ and employ innovative approaches that can provide short and long-term solutions to the problem.

The state of our economy

Let’s engage in some self-criticism, recognize our mistakes, and try to overcome the impasses, shedding old habits; and this goes for businesses and banks alike. It’s time for us to change.

Living in denial doesn’t mean forgetting to live

Cypriots are still going round drinking coffee, having dinner with friends, and booking holidays, having a hard time appreciating what has happened – and what will happen in the months ahead.

Cyprus banking idiosyncrasies laid bare

The PIMCO due diligence report on the island’s banking system reveals what the company refers to as idiosyncrasies that differentiate Cyprus from other international banking systems.

Extra holiday to pass legislation on bank deposits

President Anastasiades may need extra time to get the deeply unpopular levy on Cyprus bank deposits through parliament and may have to declare Tuesday & Wednesday as public holidays to stave off a possible run on the banks.

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