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Immovable Property Tax will be less in 2014

Owners of property in Cyprus will be asked to pay less Immovable Property Tax this year as many more properties have been included the island’s Interior Minister Socratis Hasikos has stated.

Cut interest rates, write off debt …

The Cyprus government must take a close look at the excessive household and business debt, and urgently raise the issue of possible debt write-offs, obviously under certain conditions and restrictions.

Armou families dealt another blow

The Cyprus Electricity Authority (EAC) has confirmed that it will cut the power to the homes of those living on the stricken development at Armou in Paphos following an order instructing the families to leave.

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.

Cyprus one of five Eurozone nations cut by Fitch

Following its warning a week ago, Fitch cut the sovereign credit ratings of Cyprus and five other Eurozone nations yesterday, indicating there was 50 percent chance of further cuts in the next two years.

Cyprus may be further downgraded by Fitch

Cyprus faces the prospect of a further ratings downgrade by the end of the month after credit ratings agency Fitch repeated its intention to downgrade the Island and five other eurozone countries.

Land Registry & Town Planning to enter 21st century

Interior Minister Neoclis Sylikiotis has announced plans to introduce new IT systems into Town Planning and Land Registry offices throughout Cyprus to improve services offered to the public.

Transfer tax cut no use while house prices stay inflated

Despite the recession, house prices in Cyprus remain grossly inflated and it is highly unlikely that the suspension/reduction in Property Transfer Fees will have the desired effect until property prices fall to reasonable levels.

Standard & Poor’s downgrades Cyprus’ credit rating

Yesterday Standard & Poor’s downgraded Cyprus’ long-term credit rating to BBB due to the banks exposure to the Greek debt, which it estimates to be 165 percent of the Island’s Gross Domestic Product.

Reduced VAT for first-time home buyers

Discussions on reducing the VAT paid by first-time home buyers are continuing and they may form part of the Cyprus government’s second package of austerity measures designed to shore up the Island’s economy.

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