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Cyprus draft bailout conditions leaked

The draft MoU between the government and the Troika is in the public domain. We summarise the specific points in the Memorandum of Understanding relating to the housing market and immovable property regulation & taxation.

Banking system comes under scrutiny

The promotion of foreign currency loans without advising borrowers of the currency risks is one of the topics being investigated by the House Institutions Committee as it scrutinises the functioning of the banking system.

Contractors left unpaid for government projects

As the government’s coffers run dry it has no money left to pay companies that have completed construction projects and who are suffering from cash-flow problems and who may be forced to lay off staff.

High-ranking officials accused of abusing state housing

A Cypriot MP has said that government housing in Troodos is being “scandalously” abused by high-ranking state officials, while some properties have been sub-let to the private sector at ‘outrageously low’ rates.

Moody’s slashes Cyprus government bond ratings

Yesterday Moody’s Investors Service downgraded Cyprus’ bond ratings three notches further into junk territory and it’s ratings on three Cypriot banks citing “profound difficulties” in the island’s banking sector.

Cyprus real estate: Is PAMELA coming for a visit?

If the Troika’s bailout conditions for Cyprus are implemented, what will be the impact on the island’s real estate market? Will we achieve PAMELA, the Proper Asset Management of Estates, Loans and other Assets?

The ballooning Cyprus fiasco

Troika inspectors are swarming over Cyprus to find out how much money the banks would need to deal with their putrefying balance sheets, and how much the government would need to stay afloat.

Government approves first ever land swap deal

An unprecedented land swap deal involving the exchange of property between Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot owners of land in the north and south of the island has been approved by the government.

Banks and government destroying property market

The banks and the government have joined the band of ‘crooks’ masquerading as property developers and estate agents who seem intent on destroying the Island’s once thriving property market and its reputation.

Russia and Cyprus close to loan deal

Finance Minister Vassos Shiarly has refused to speculate on Russian media reports that Russia is close to agreeing a loan deal worth 5 billion Euros with Cyprus to prevent it seeking an EU bailout.

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