CNA News – CNA – Rebekah Gregoriades – CYPRUS/Nicosia 11/04/2018 12:33

President Anastasiades meets on Friday with Spehar ahead of April 16 dinner

President of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades is expected to meet on Friday morning with Elizabeth Spehar, the UN Secretary General’s Special Representative and Deputy Special Adviser on Cyprus, ahead of his informal dinner with the Turkish Cypriot leader next week.

US President’s bi-monthly report on Cyprus records the two sides’ positions on the collapse of negotiations

The US President’s bi-monthly report on Cyprus for the period August 1 � September 29 2017, released on Tuesday by the Department of State, referred to the positions of the two sides over the collapse of the negotiations in Crans Montana, Switzerland, last year.

Without new measures NPLs in Europe for some time, DBRS says

The international credit rating agency DBRS has expressed the point of view that without new measures to assist with the reduction of non – performing loans (NPLs) banks with high NPLs will remain in Europe for some time and has pointed in particular in the direction of Greece and Cyprus.

UK donates Euros 8,000 to the Committee on Missing Persons in Cyprus

The United Kingdom donated on Tuesday Euros 8,000 to the Committee on Missing Persons (CMP). According to a CMP announcement, this brings the British financial assistance to a total of Euros 305,000 over the past eleven years.

Cyprus records -Euros 1.1 billion current account deficit in Q4 2017, and Euros 0.9billion surplus in the services balance

The EU28 seasonally adjusted current account of the balance of payments recorded a surplus of Euros 63.5 billion (1.6% of GDP) in the fourth quarter of 2017, according to Eurostat. In the same quarter Cyprus recorded a deficit of -Euros 1.1 billion, compared to a deficit of -Euros 0.4 billion in the third quarter and -Euros 0.9 billion in the last quarter of 2016.

Government labour force up by 3.4% in March

The number of people employed by the government was up by 3.4% in March on an annual basis, driven mainly by the hiring of hourly paid casual staff, data released by the Cyprus Statistical Service, on Tuesday, show.

Cyprus records trade deficit of about Euros 400 million in February

Cyprus recorded a trade deficit of about Euros 400 million in February 2018 an increase of 18.1% compared to February 2017, preliminary data released by the Cyprus Statistical Service, on Tuesday, show.

Revenue from tourism up on an annual basis by 8.5% in January this year

Revenue from tourism was up on an annual basis by 8.5% in January this year, despite a drop in expenditure per person and per day of tourists, data released by the Cyprus Statistical Service, on Tuesday, show.

Vehicle registrations up by 25.8% in Q1 2018

Vehicle registrations were significantly up by 25.8% in the first quarter of 2018, data released by the Cyprus Statistical Service, on Tuesday, show.

President congratulates athletes on successes in Commonwealth Games

President of the Republic of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades has congratulated the Cypriot athletes on their distinctions in the Commonwealth Games, at Golden Coast, Australia, and expresses his joy for their successes.

Source: Cyprus News Agency