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Saturday 11th July 2020

Alan Lawton

Moody’s places Cyprus on review for downgrade

Ratings agency Moody's has placed Cyprus on review for a possible downgrade citing the slow pace of negotiations with the Troika and evidence that the Cyprus budget deficit will be significantly larger than expected.

Cyprus ranked in top 10 countries

Cyprus has moved up into the top ten countries for those seeking out investments in overseas property according to the latest ‘Top of the Props’ chart published by the TheMoveChannel.com.

Judgement day for banks approaching?

Banks do not count loans that are fully secure as being nonperforming even though they have not been serviced in 90 days. If the Troika treats such loans as nonperforming, several more billions will be needed to recapitalise them.

Construction production index plummets

Conditions in the island's construction industry have worsened dramatically in recent times, with production in the first quarter of the year shrinking at the highest rate since records began.

Bank of Cyprus investigated by CYSEC

CYSEC has started a probe into whether the Bank of Cyprus' management withheld information from shareholders at their recent meeting with the aim of misleading them and is also looking into issues of possible stock market manipulation.

Island under the Troika microscope

The Island will be put under the microscope by members of the Troika delegation who arrived in Cyprus yesterday for a fact-finding mission that is expected to play a crucial role in Cyprus' EU bailout application.

Popular bank receives state bailout

Cyprus, which applied for an EU bailout last week, acquired €1.79 billion worth of shares in the island's second-largest lender, in a previously announced move to help it meet minimum capital levels depleted by heavy exposure to debt-crippled Greece.

Fitch downgrades Island’s top three banks

Following Fitch Rating's downgrading of the Island's credit rating to junk on Monday, Fitch downgraded the Island's top three banks - the Bank of Cyprus, the Cyprus Popular Bank and the Hellenic Bank earlier today.

Fitch cuts Cyprus credit rating to junk

Credit ratings agency Fitch downgraded the Island's credit rating to "junk" status earlier today due to the amount of rescue money needed to bail out its banks, which are heavily exposed to the Greek economy.

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.

Moody’s pushes Cyprus deeper into junk status

Moody's has downgraded Cyprus government bond ratings two notches pushing it deeper into junk status on fears that Greece will leave the Eurozone and placed the ratings on review for further possible downgrade.

Cyprus seeking help from Russia and China

Deputy Europe Minister Andreas Mavroyiannis said that Cyprus could seek help from Russia and China in efforts to secure 1.8 billion Euro to recapitalise the Popular Bank and it could need as much as 4 billion Euro.

Two Cypriot banks downgraded by Moody’s

Moody's Investor Services had downgraded the Bank of Cyprus and the Hellenic Bank and has rated them and the Cyprus Popular Bank on review for downgrade as a result of their extensive operations in Greece.

Cyprus moves up three places in Top of the Props chart

The popularity of Cyprus for those seeking out investments in overseas property moved up three places in March according to the latest ‘Top of the Props’ chart published by the TheMoveChannel.com

Depressing outlook for Cyprus’ economy

The European Commission's interim report on the Cyprus economy paints a gloomy picture for the future resulting from a number of factors including a worsening of the external environment.

Cyprus economy has yet to hit bottom say economists

A panel of economists from the University of Cyprus' Economic Research Unit believe that the present state of the global economy and the uncertain future of the Euro area have dramatically increased the risks for the Cyprus economy.

Fitch downgrades covered bonds of two Cyprus banks

The covered bonds of the Bank of Cyprus and the Marfin Popular Bank have been downgraded by Fitch Ratings following the downgrade of Cyprus' sovereign rating and the subsequent downgrades of Marfin and BoC's' Long-Term Issuer Default Ratings.

Cyprus Government debt reached 67.5% in Q3 2011

Government debt in Cyprus increased to 67.5% of the Island's GDP at the end of the third quarter of 2011 according to a press release issued yesterday by Eurostat, the Statistical Office of the EU.

Fitch downgrades three Cypriot banks

Fitch Ratings has downgraded three Cypriot banks by one notch saying that finding private capital to cover their capital needs until June will be "difficult". Fitch downgraded the three banks to BB+ from BBB- with negative outlook.

Cyprus one of five Eurozone nations cut by Fitch

Following its warning a week ago, Fitch cut the sovereign credit ratings of Cyprus and five other Eurozone nations yesterday, indicating there was 50 percent chance of further cuts in the next two years.

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Cyprus’ largest ever housing project will help low-income families

Limassol municipality and the Land Development Corporation (KOAG) reached an official agreement on Thursday regarding the establishment of the largest housing project ever undertaken in Cyprus, worth €100 million.

Corrupt lawyers continue to plunder estates

Corrupt lawyersin Cyprus continue to plunder the estates of their deceased clients by calculating their fees for administering estates on the Cyprus Bar Association's 'Minimum Fee Regulations', which were abolished in 2018

Cyprus house price index up 2.5 per cent

The Cyprus house price index rose by an average of 2.5 per cent in the first quarter of 2020 compared to the previous quarter according to official figures from the Cyprus Statistical Service (CYSTAT)

MPs commit to expedite citizenship bills

MPs have committed to expediting the bills and regulations aimed at improving the transparency of the citizenship-by-investment programme, so that the items can be voted on before the House breaks for the summer recess.