Cyprus Property News magazine for overseas buyers & real estate investors

Saturday 11th July 2020

Alan Lawton

Cyprus may be further downgraded by Fitch

Cyprus faces the prospect of a further ratings downgrade by the end of the month after credit ratings agency Fitch repeated its intention to downgrade the Island and five other eurozone countries.

American interested in massive tourist investment

Local media reports that a foreigner, believed to be an American, met with President Demetris Christofias yesterday to discuss investing in a massive tourist development on the Island.

Fitch places Cyprus on rating watch negative

Credit ratings agency Fitch has placed Belgium, Spain, Slovenia, Italy, Ireland and Cyprus on rating watch negative as it believes that a 'comprehensive solution' to the Eurozone crisis is technically and politically beyond reach.

Governor warns Cyprus is at the edge of the precipice

The Governor of the Island's Central Bank has warned that Cyprus is at the edge of the precipice and has called on the government and parliament to work together to overcome opposition from the unions to proposed austerity measures.

Cyprus’ top three banks downgraded by Moody’s

Moody's Investors Services has downgraded the long-term deposit and debt ratings of the three largest Cypriot banks because of what it believes is the reduced ability of the country to support its large banking system.

Standard & Poor’s downgrades Cyprus’ credit rating

Yesterday Standard & Poor's downgraded Cyprus' long-term credit rating to BBB due to the banks exposure to the Greek debt, which it estimates to be 165 percent of the Island's Gross Domestic Product.

Central Bank of Cyprus reports housing price falls

Residential housing prices in Cyprus have dropped for the sixth consecutive quarter according to the latest 'Residential Property Price Indices' report produced by the Real Estate Unit of the Island's Central Bank.

Developers association calls for tax review

The Cyprus Land & Building Developers Association has proposed as series of measures, including a tax review, that it believes will help stimulate the Island's beleaguered property industry.

Concrete workers set to strike on Monday

An indefinite strike by the Cyprus Ready Mixed Concrete Association is planned to start tomorrow following a decision taken at an extraordinary general meeting last Thursday.

Cyprus warned of Fitch downgrade

On Monday, Fitch Ratings put Cyprus on ratings watch negative when the agency said it could lose its AA minus rating. Fitch is looking at the Island's state pensions as well as its close relationship with Greece.

Moody’s to review Cyprus rating for possible downgrade

Moody's said the rating could be adjusted downwards prompted by a deterioration in fiscal metrics, competitiveness issues, and the banking sector's exposure to macroeconomic stress in Greece.

Developers meet with Central Bank Governor

The Cyprus Land and Building Developers Association has met with the Central Bank to discuss financing problems and the Title Deed legislation currently before a Parliamentary Committee.

Cyprus tax loses rose to 626 million Euros in 2009

A report by the Island's Auditor-general, Chrystalla Georghadji, show that Cyprus lost revenues amounting to 626 million Euros in 2009.

Cyprus rating cut on banks’ Greece exposure

Rating agency Standard and Poor's downgraded Cyprus' sovereign credit rating by one notch and set the outlook as 'negative' as a result of increasing vulnerabilities in the Island’s banking system.

Cyprus public debt reaches 105 percent of GDP

The level of Cyprus public debt reached €17.8 billion, corresponding to 105% of GDP, in the third quarter of 2010 according to a recent article in StockWatch.

Moody’s: Cyprus property market remains a risk area

The Island’s once booming property market “remains a risk area with weak demand and unclear growth prospects” according to Moody’s, the international ratings agency.

Tax hikes to cut budget deficit

The Cyprus Finance Ministry has proposed taxes on banks, companies, properties and basic consumer goods to plug a €150 million hole and keep the budget deficit for 2011 within the limits set by the European Union.

Cypriot economy still in recession

Although the Cyprus economy is still in recession it may have started to climb out in the fourth quarter of 2009 according to the latest flash estimates from the Cyprus Statistical Service (CYSTAT).

Construction & Housing Statistics (2008)

In a press release issued this morning, the Cyprus Statistical Service announced that it has published its annual Construction and Housing Statistics report for the year 2008.

Bank of Cyprus loan for Limassol marina

An agreement has been reached between the Bank of Cyprus and Limassol Marina Limited for a loan for the construction of the new marina which should open in 2012.

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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.