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Cyprus ratings lowered as bailout talks continue

Ratings agency Standard & Poor’s has cut Cyprus’ long-term sovereign credit rating a notch pushing it deeper into junk territory and placed it in on CreditWatch with negative implications.

Nightmare scenarios for sweeping cuts

Cyprus will need to take painful measures to tackle problems in its banking system and state finances according to local media reports following the conclusion of the troika’s second visit to the island.

Bad loans are key to assessing EU bailout

The size of the EU bailout will be determined by the methodology employed by troika to assess bad loans as Cypriot banks do not count fully secured loans as nonperforming even though they have not been serviced in 90 days.

Judgement day for banks approaching?

Banks do not count loans that are fully secure as being nonperforming even though they have not been serviced in 90 days. If the Troika treats such loans as nonperforming, several more billions will be needed to recapitalise them.

Free Tickets to A Place In the Sun Live

Free tickets are available to the A Place In The Sun Live overseas property exhibition at NEC Birmingham between 28th – 30th September where advice on buying property in Cyprus and many other destinations will be given.

Bank of Cyprus investigated by CYSEC

CYSEC has started a probe into whether the Bank of Cyprus’ management withheld information from shareholders at their recent meeting with the aim of misleading them and is also looking into issues of possible stock market manipulation.

Island under the Troika microscope

The Island will be put under the microscope by members of the Troika delegation who arrived in Cyprus yesterday for a fact-finding mission that is expected to play a crucial role in Cyprus’ EU bailout application.

Popular bank receives state bailout

Cyprus, which applied for an EU bailout last week, acquired €1.79 billion worth of shares in the island’s second-largest lender, in a previously announced move to help it meet minimum capital levels depleted by heavy exposure to debt-crippled Greece.

Fitch downgrades Island’s top three banks

Following Fitch Rating’s downgrading of the Island’s credit rating to junk on Monday, Fitch downgraded the Island’s top three banks – the Bank of Cyprus, the Cyprus Popular Bank and the Hellenic Bank earlier today.

Cyprus bids for EU bank bailout

Cyprus has become the fifth Eurozone country that has turned to Brussels for emergency funding. It is seeking a lifeline for its banks and its budget, hours after Spain submitted a formal request to bail out its banks.

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