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Revised citizenship scheme approved

The Cyprus government has approved a revised citizenship-by-investment scheme designed to further encourage investments in the island’s economy by non-Cypriot businessmen and investors.

Swiss Franc loans: 80 per cent non-performing

Although Swiss Franc loans declined €274 million in the first half of the year, 80 per cent of the remaining €1,778 million are non-performing according to the head of the Cyprus Central Bank’s Supervision Division.

Chinese property scam arrest

Paphos police have arrested a man on suspicion of scamming Chinese property buyers following a complaint by a Chinese woman who handed over €260,000 to men posing as intermediaries for well-known property developers.

Luxury homes go under the hammer

More than a hundred properties, including a number of luxury homes, will soon be auctioned off together with a hotel and other properties worth a total of €24.6 million according to the Phileleftheros.

Aristo settles Bank of Cyprus debt

Aristo Developers has reached an agreement with the Bank of Cyprus to repay its debts, leaving the company with approximately €443 million of assets and around €110 million of outstanding loans.

Over 306,000 to pay Immovable Property Tax

If the Cyprus parliament passes the proposed changes to Immovable Property Tax the government expects to collect €44.4 million from more than 306,000 taxpayers, while some 65,000 taxpayers will be exempt.

Keep calm and carry on, expats urged

British expats in Cyprus have been advised to keep calm and carry on following Thursday’s BREXIT vote that has left many of them fearful of what the future may hold once Britain leaves the EU.

Property tax reform discussions underway

Discussions on major reforms of the Cyprus property tax system designed to improve the fairness of the tax burden and to increase the efficiency of tax administration have started in Parliament.

Marina for Kiti

A marina on the southern coast of Cyprus between the villages of Kiti and Mazotos is under study and has the potential to bring large numbers of visitors from other parts of the island, as well as tourists.

Confusion over Cyprus property values

While the European Commission contends that Cyprus properties are overvalued by 5 per cent, the European Central Bank considers they are undervalued by between 4 per cent and 16 per cent.

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