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Cabinet orders probe into Cambodian passports

The Cabinet has launched an investigation into golden passports for Cambodian elites following the Reuters’ exposé into how relatives and allies of Cambodia’s leader, Hun Sen, have amassed wealth overseas.

MP demands answers for Khmer Riche passports

Cyprus MP Irini Charalambidou on Thursday demanded answers from the government after Reuters named relatives and allies of Cambodia’s leader who acquired Cypriot passports.

NPLs in Cyprus rise for second month

Non-performing loans (NPLs) rose for a second consecutive month in May amounting to €8.05 billion with non-performing exposures (NPEs) dropping by €11 million to €10.13 billion, or some 30.8% of total loans.

Reuters investigates Cambodia Cyprus connection

Reuters has investigated the link between Cambodia and Cyprus as part of a larger exposé into how relatives and allies of Cambodia’s leader, Hun Sen, have amassed wealth overseas.

Airbnb-style rentals bill moves a step closer

A bill to regulate Airbnb-style short-term rentals moved a step closer following meetings between the heads of Airbnb and booking.com and the Deputy Minister of Tourism Savvas Perdios.

Weakening property sales

Cyprus property sales have fallen significantly following the introduction of stricter criteria for acquiring passports in May highlighting the real market’s dependence on the ‘citizenship by investment’ scheme.

Poles with loans in Swiss francs win EU case

Around half a million Polish homeowners with Swiss franc loans have won their case in the European Court of Justice, which has ruled they can ask the Polish courts to convert their loans into the Polish Zloty.

Land Registry failings come under scrutiny

Some Land Registry employees believe they represent Saint Peter on earth said Auditor General Odysseas Michaelides at a meeting of the House ethics committee, deciding who will go to Heaven or Hell when it comes to property issues.

Developers seek to self-finance projects

Property developers are looking to self-finance construction projects due foreign investors fearing possible difficulties obtaining Title Deeds if developments are mortgaged and banks imposing stricter criteria for granting loans.

Estia mortgage relief scheme launched

The Estia mortgage relief scheme was officially launched today to assist, support and protect vulnerable households who have mortgaged their primary residences for their loans and reduce the high number of bad debts.

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