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New criteria for passport scheme

New criteria for those wishing to obtain a Cyprus passport through the much criticised citizenship by investment scheme will come into force next week and will include due diligence checks on applicants.

Chinese investors moving beyond citizenship scheme

Although initially attracted to Cyprus by the ‘citizenship by investment’ scheme, a banking source has said that we are seeing a decline in one-off buys with east Asian investors now focussing on investments requiring financing.

Chinese investors still wooed by Cyprus passports

The South China Morning post reports that Chinese investors are seeking Cyprus passports despite the stricter criteria introduced last month for those seeking Cypriot citizenship.

Cypriot passport investment applications falling

New applications for Cypriot passports under the island’s ‘citizenship-by-investment scheme’ (aka passport-for-cash scheme) are falling, possibly as a result of the stricter rules introduced in May.

Cyprus real estate market review 2018

In its annual Cyprus real estate market review, PwC reports that the transaction value of the residential property sector reached €3.1 billion, which accounted for 73 per cent of the market total.

Cyprus strong growth momentum continues but…

Cyprus’ economic expansion is set to remain robust, driven by domestic demand, but risks are tilted to the downside, according to the European Commission’s spring 2019 economic forecast.

Rush for Cypriot passports before rules tighten

Foreigners are rushing to acquire Cypriot passports via the citizenship-by-investment scheme before the rules are tightened on 15th May according to a report in the Greek daily Phileleftheros.

Highest property prices and rents in Limassol

Limassol is where rental and property prices are the highest in Cyprus according to a recent report by DANOS International Property Consultants (DANOS/BNPPRE) due to tourism and Airbnb-type rentals.

Cyprus real estate investment: prospects & risks

The figures, trends and the state of the Cyprus real estate market over the last few years are a clear indication that Cyprus is becoming more and more interesting for property investors.

Calls to end Golden Visa schemes

European lawmakers have urged member states to end their Golden Visa schemes as their advantages do not offset the serious security, money laundering and tax evasion risks they present.

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