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Cyprus economy recovery fragile

Although the Cyprus economy is recovering it is still fragile and it needs to implement key reforms in order to unlock its potential, including the enforcement of property rights, European Commissioner Pierre Moscovici has said..

Developer fined for misleading home buyers

Pafilia Cyprus Property Developers has been fined €100,000 for mis-leading home buyers in a case that focused on the commercial practices that the company used in 2007 when selling apartments to them.

MPs warn banks over Swiss franc loans

MPs in Cyprus have warned the banks that they might pass punitive legislation if they fail to offer households with Swiss franc loans better terms; many borrowers claim they were misled to the real risk involved.

Court bans banks foreclosing

The Larnaca District Court has banned banks from foreclosing on properties used as collateral for loans for which courts gave the go ahead before the new foreclosure law came in effect last year.

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.

Bank of Cyprus €1.1 billion asset disposal

The Bank of Cyprus’ Real Estate Management Unit (REMU) is currently managing assets valued at €1.1 billion sold properties valued at €92 million during the first half of 2016 and is presently in negotiations to sell additional assets.

Immovable Property Tax discounts

The Tax Department will start sending Immovable Property Tax demands today that will include significant discounts agreed by parliament earlier this year of 75 per cent if they settle their account by 31 October.

Chinese property scam second arrest

A second man has been remanded for three days in connection with the scamming of a Chinese property investor and is suspected of being the partner of the 43-year-old man arrested a week ago.

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.

Property Transfer Fees reduction permanent

In an announcement published earlier today the Cyprus Finance Ministry advised that it has lifted the temporary 50 per cent reduction in Property Transfer Fees for transfers that take place by 31st December 2016

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