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The property circus show

Why do Cypriots believe that their property should not be seized if they fail to honour their loan repayments and why would any responsible government even give 10 seconds’ thought to such lunacy?

Clarity over property values essential

Land Registry officials have been allowed to arbitrarily determine property values for far too long to boost tax revenue for the state oblivious to the distortions caused to the property market.

The recent property boom and bust cycle

The continuous increase in property prices created a false sense of security in Cypriot banks and led to further credit expansion and a real estate “bubble” which burst resulting in a large increase in non-performing loans.

Let’s have coffee, reminisce and moan

Cyprus is at the end of a creative destruction cycle and it’s time for businesses and individuals to reinvent themselves, looking at the opportunities that lay ahead rather than reminiscing about how things were.

Cyprus property valuations now online

Following the revaluation of some 500,000 properties in Cyprus, the revised valuation of any particular property can be viewed on-line at the Department of Lands and Surveys website.

Cyprus Immovable Property Tax 2014

The law amending the Cyprus Immovable Property Tax Laws for 2014 has now been published in the Cyprus Gazette and it offers a 15 per cent discount for those who pay early.

Cyprus MPs lunacy in action

Lunatic decisions taken by MPs in Nicosia drove another nail into Cyprus’ once thriving property sector when they voted though the bill amending the Immovable Property Tax law for 2014.

Cheap as chips or curry and chips?

Cyprus is the curry and chips after a long night at the pub and is lucky to have entered the crisis last and at a point where the US and Western European economies have stabilised from the post 2008 turbulence.

Bank of Cyprus results analysis

There are some concerns highlighted in the Bank of Cyprus Group Financial results published a short time ago that suggest that the island’s largest bank is not out of the woods yet.

Cyprus: Dealing with a crisis

Hit by a severe crisis, Cyprus received financial assistance from the international community in May 2013. One year after, this IMF video explains the origin of the crisis and the subsequent evolution of the country’s economy.

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