Risk of a new NPLs iceberg

The decisions made by the European Central Bank (ECB) in the early stages of the Covid-19 pandemic are considered a milestone for the European financial market. The decisions were diffused by unprecedented

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Cyprus forex needs clean sweep

The Cyprus forex industry is going through another round of soul-searching in response to recent investigations by Israeli authorities and the FBI into fraudulent trading methods. Already, the financial regulator and watchdog

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Moral hazard of bad banks

The high level of Non-Performing Loans (NPLs) is a challenge that must be addressed to increase the economy’s resilience. In addition to the high level of NPLs, Cyprus also has a high

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IFX Expo 2021 hailed a success

Another successful event was held by IFX Expo International 2021 this week in Limassol at the Parklane Hotel, where dozens of financial services firms, including many other service providers, gathered to promote

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Can GovCoins usurp cryptocurrencies?

By Katerina Michael GovCoins are considered the most important financial innovation since the invention of banknotes – it is the response of central banks and national governments to cryptocurrencies that rose rapidly

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There are no free lunches

  By Michael Olympios Economics is famous for the concept of opportunity cost – an idea that holds that there’s no such thing as a free lunch. Almost every policy decision must

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The future of digital money

By Marios Charalambides & Alexandros Vacanas The launch of Bitcoin in 2008 and the blockchain technology behind it has unveiled to the world of finance a new revolutionary decentralised operating infrastructure. The

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