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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.

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