CNA News – CNA – Rebekah Gregoriades – CYPRUS/Nicosia 01/02/2018 12:17

Contenders in Sundays run-off election unfold positions during televised debate

Contenders for the run-off elections for the eighth President of the Republic of Cyprus, incumbent Nicos Anastasiades and Stavros Malas, in a televised debate on Wednesday, unfolded their positions on the Cyprus issue, energy, the economy, and health, during an energetic debate that was closely followed by social media. Meanwhile, Deputy Returning Officer Demetris Demetriou told CNA that the results of the February 4 run-off elections will be known the latest by 1930 local time (1730 GMT), just one-and-a-half hours after polling stations close.

Noble Energy announces Tamar sell-down

Noble Energy has signed a definitive agreement to divest a 7.5 percent working interest in the Tamar field, offshore Israel, to Tamar Petroleum Ltd for cash proceeds of approximately $560 million and 38.5 million shares of Tamar Petroleum.

Accountant General hopes for enhanced cooperation with ICAEW

Accountant-General Rea Georgiou has said she hopes to enhance cooperation with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).

Seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate in Cyprus at 11.3% in December 2017, 8.7% in the Eurozone

The seasonally- adjusted unemployment rate in Cyprus was 11.3% in December 2017, up from 11.1% in November 2017, but significantly down from 12.8% in December 2016, according to figures published today by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

Industrial Output Prices increase by 2.8% in 2017

The Industrial Output Prices Index for the period January-December 2017 showed an increase of 2.8% compared to the corresponding period of the previous year, according to data released on Wednesday by the Statistical Service of Cyprus.

Economic sentiment strengthened in January 2018, driven by a boost in services confidence

Economic sentiment in Cyprus strengthened as the Economic Sentiment Indicator (ESI-CypERC) increased in January 2018 by 3.3 points compared with December 2017.

Lifelong Learning indicator at 48.1% in Cyprus

Lifelong Learning indicator, showing the participation of the population aged 25-64 in Formal or Non-Formal learning activities, was 48.1% in Cyprus, according to the report Adult Education Survey, 2016 published by the Statistical Service of Cyprus. Men participated with 56.6% and women with 40.4%.

Greek and Cyprus Olympic Committees sign MoU

Greece’s and Cyprus’ Olympic Committees signed on Wednesday a Memorandum of Understanding in the field of sport, in a ceremony which took place in Nicosia.

US archaeologist talks about Yeronisos dig in lecture at UN headquarters in New York

American classical archaeologist and Professor of Classics and Art History at New York University Dr. Joan Breton Connelly has referred to the excavations in Yeronisos, Cyprus, and her experiences and impressions, in a lecture at UN headquarters titled Cultural Diplomacy from the Trenches: An Archaeologist’s View.

Source: Cyprus News Agency