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Vehicles seized in land payment row

Bizarre events unfolded in Paphos on Tuesday when bailiffs seized several state-owned vehicles on behalf of landowners who have not been paid for land that the state expropriated in 2006.

More junk from Standard & Poor’s

Standard & Poor’s has pushed Cyprus credit rating further into junk territory reflecting their view that its creditworthiness has deteriorated since the ratings agency’s downgrade on 2nd August.

Construction decline second highest in EU

Construction activity in Cyprus saw the second highest decline in the European Union during the second quarter of 2012 after Greece according to figures published earlier today by Eurostat.

Chinese airport deal a dead duck

It is unlikely that the 600 million Euro investment by Far Eastern Phoenix to convert Larnaca’s old airport into a large commercial showroom for Chinese products and a logistics centre will go ahead.

Property sector will act as a further drag

The island’s property sector may be more of a problem for the economy than initially thought as, during the boom years, banks lent considerable amounts of money to property development and housing.

Vanishing Cyprus: banks bailout – the big lie!

One day, it may be necessary for Cyprus to pull out of the euro to regain its social and economic independence as the “one-size-fits-all” policy has not worked for most EU member states.

A very Cypriot Swissgate

If the professional advisors had foreseen the pitfalls of Swiss Franc mortgages and did not tell the borrowers or worse still if they planned it this way, then we would have a scam of scandalous proportions.

Property law loophole losing tax revenue millions

Everyone knows that there are massive loopholes in the island’s antediluvian property laws. Shouldn’t these be plugged before the banks start selling off people’s homes as demanded by troika?

Credible counter proposal needed on bank seizures

The government must formulate a credible counter-proposal, aimed at providing a safety net for genuinely hard-up, house-owners as well as those who have paid for their properties and have no title deeds.

Title Deed mess must be considered by troika

Troika wants the banks to repossess homes held against non-performing loans within 18 months, but they cannot do this without taking into account the Title Deed mess that blights thousands of buyers.

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