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EC wants answers to risky citizenships

The European Commission has asked Nicosia whether it would investigate “possible misconduct” in the scandal involving the granting of Cypriot citizenship of 26 high-risk individuals.

Names of 25 citizenship investors revealed

The names of 25 of the 26 investors from whom Cyprus is in the process of revoking citizenship have been named; nine Russians, eight Cambodians, five Chinese, two Kenyans and one Malaysian.

Cyprus to strip citizenship of 26 investors

Cyprus is to strip 26 citizenships for people who obtained passports by investing including nine Russians, eight Cambodians, five Chinese, two Kenyans, one Iranian and one Malaysian.

Fugitive businessman holds Cyprus passport

Fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho, who holds a Cypriot passport and citizenship, has been described as a Malaysian conman sought by the authorities of Malaysia, Singapore, and the US.

Citizenship scheme reaching saturation point

Cyprus’ property developers and other stakeholders are concerned over the future of the construction industry as the Citizenship for Investment Scheme appears to be reaching saturation.

Cyprus developers defend citizenship scheme

The Cyprus Land and Building Developers Association defended the citizenship scheme saying that it had contributed to the creation of tens of thousands of jobs across many sectors of the economy.

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.

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.

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.

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