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Money laundering assessment

Cyprus is to undergo a money laundering assessment from a Council of Europe committee comprising a group of experts from Moneyval following negative reports in the international media.

NPLs pushing down Cyprus property prices

Higher NPLs in particular appear to drag Cyprus property prices down indicating pressure to dispose of immovable property assets increasing their supply according to European Commission report..

Larnaca to get its first Mall

Larnaca is set to see the construction of its first Mall within the next 18 months as part of a new facelift, while local authorities prepare to address challenges it will bring; town planning permits have been issued.

Green light for Limni Golf Resort

Controversial plans to build a multi-Euro golf course and resort complex at Limni at Polis Chrysochous have been approved after the latest environmental study that found the plans fully met environmental laws and recommendations of the European Commission.

Tougher checks on citizenship bids

The EU says member states need to keep an eye on the number of citizenships they hand out in exchange for investment. Justice Commissioner Vera Jourova has warned that citizenships for sale represent a security threat.

New repossession law hits brick wall

Legal hurdles to the new repossession law, which was introduced earlier this year, have arisen after local courts put the brakes on the supposedly faster process for banks to reduce non-performing loans (NPLs).

Is the Cyprus construction boom sustainable?

Questions raised about the latest Cyprus construction boom and whether there is a sustainable demand for new homes or is it just the result of the ‘passports for cash’ scheme?

Cyprus construction industry enjoying a revival

Cyprus’ construction industry seems to be regaining confidence over the past year, as developers encouraged by an increase of activity, feel that the barren years of the real estate crisis are behind them.

Leptos Group loans restructured

The Bank of Cyprus has announced it has restructured the loans of one its largest debtors, the Leptos Group, in an agreement that involves the extension of loan maturities and a reorganisation of the Group.

Leasing alternative to mortgages

Cypriot MPs have concluded discussions that will enable those wishing to acquire a property to do so under a leasing agreement rather than purchasing it with the aid of a mortgage.

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