ECB welcomes draft amendment of Central Bank legislation

ECB welcomes draft amendment of Central Bank legislation

The European Central Bank (ECB) has welcomed a bill which sets out to amend the legislation of the Cyprus Central Bank clarifying the division of competences between its decision-making bodies. The [...]

EC: Public debt to rise

Cyprus` unemployment rates will further decline to 9.0% in 2018 and 7.1% in 2019 (11.1% in 2017) according to the Spring Economic Forecast of the European Commission, published today in Brussels. Acc [...]

Privatisation process for Cyprus Cooperative Bank postponed until mid-May

The privatisation process for the Cyprus Cooperative Bank has been postponed for mid-May.Under the initial timeframe, binding offers should have been submitted next Monday.The delay was approved by t [...]

Three investors interested in co-op bank

Three investors are interested in the co-op bank, as the procedure to dispose of the state-controlled lender enters its final stretch, it was reported on Friday. According to the Cyprus News Agency, b [...]

EU push for ‘good’ part of Co-op to merge with local lender

The European Central Bank (ECB) seems to favour merging the performing operations of the Cyprus Cooperative Bank (CCB) with another Cypriot lender, Finance Minister Harris Georgiades said on Thursday [...]

Attracting investor interest for Co-op Bank ‘a must’, financial ombudsman says

Attracting investor interest for the Cyprus Cooperative Bank is a must and a move everyone should contribute in, in order to shield the Cypriot economy, Financial Ombudsman Pavlos Ioannou has said. Ad [...]

State’s €2.5bn for co-op ‘allays depositor fears’

The government’s action to deposit €2.5bn at the co-op bank reassures customers not to worry about their money, its spokesman said on Wednesday. “This huge deposit sends the message to the rest [...]

Government tries to allay fears of co-op customers

The government on Monday said it was moving to shore up confidence in the Cyprus Cooperative Bank (CCB) as depositors pulled more money out of the lender. Neither the government nor the state-owned ba [...]

BoC CEO pushes for action on NPLs

The Bank of Cyprus CEO John-Patrick Hourican on Wednesday urged the business community in Cyprus to increase the legal and political pressure to move towards a faster solution to the issue of non-perf [...]

ECB, ESM, IMF, Commission call on Cyprus to renew reform momentum

he ECB, ESM, IMF and the European Commission call on Cyprus to renew reform momentum, reduce the current level of NPLs through legislation and maintain sound public finances, in a report compiled duri [...]

Click here to get the latest news