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Taxed on olive tree he does not own

Olive trees have a special status in Cyprus because of their potential to bring in a significant income but here’s a bizarre story about a Cypriot man who was forced to pay property tax on an olive tree he doesn’t own.

Nicosia protest against foreclosures

A protest outside the presidential palace in Nicosia against foreclosures of primary residences and business premises passed without incident on Thursday with the demonstrators dispersing by around 6pm.

First casino resort for Cyprus

The race to build and operate the first casino resort in Cyprus is now down to one candidate in a group led by Melco International Development Ltd following the decision of NagaCorp Ltd to pull out of the bidding process.

Troika: reforms must accelerate

Following the troika’s recent mission to the island, the ECB and EC have urged Cyprus to accelerate the reform programme in a number of key areas including setting up a sustainable and efficient title deeds transfer system.

Property sales up 44 per cent

The number of properties sold in Cyprus during September rose by 44 per cent compared to September 2015 according to the latest official figures published by the Department of Lands and Surveys.

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