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05-10-2018 12:46

House Price Index: Q2 2018

Annual Change 1,2%According to preliminary estimate of the Statistical Service, the House Price Index (HPI) for the second quarter of 2018 amounts to 103,98 units. Compared to the first quarter of 2018, the index increased by 0,6% while compared to the corresponding index of the previous year, the index increased by 1,2%.The fluctuation of the Index for the period between the second quarter of 2017 and the second quarter of 2018 as well as the quarterly and annual percentage changes are pre...

05-10-2018 11:59

The President of the Republic received the Senior Vice President of ExxonMobil

The President of the Republic, Mr Nicos Anastasiades, received today Friday, 5 October 2018, at the Presidential Palace, the Senior Vice President of ExxonMobil, Mr Neil Chapman, in the presence of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Nikos Christodoulides, the Minister of Energy, Industry, Commerce and Tourism, Mr Yiorgos Lakkotrypis and the Government Spokesman, Mr Prodromos Prodromou.After the meeting, Mr Chapman told reporters, amongst other things, that “it was a very constructive meetin...

05-10-2018 09:26

Welcome speech by the Minister of Transport, Communications and Works, Mrs Vassiliki Anastassiadou, at the 3rd SmartBlueCity Euro-Mediterranean Conference and Exhibition 2018

The Smart city concept is not just a current trend but it is the philosophy of modern and future urban planning. According to the World Bank, 55% of the population, at a global level, lives in urban areas today. By 2045, the number of people living in cities will increase by 50%, adding 2 billion more residents in urban areas.The “Smart City” concept is high priority in our agenda. In fact, we do expect a lot of benefits for our citizens and our cities from becoming ‘’smart’’, such as:effi...

04-10-2018 12:48

Registered unemployed: September 2018

The unemployed persons, registered at the District Labour Offices on the last day of September 2018, reached 21.399 persons. Based on the seasonally adjusted data that show the trend of unemployment, the number of registered unemployed for September 2018 decreased to 25.258 persons in comparison to 25.694 in the previous month. (Table 1)In comparison with September 2017, a decrease of 6.552 persons or 23,4% was recorded which was mainly observed in the sectors of trade (a decrease of 1.270 u...

04-10-2018 12:36

Consumer Price Index: September 2018

Inflation 3,1%In September 2018, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased by 0,87 units to 101,85 units compared to 100,98 units in August 2018. Compared to September 2017, the CPI is increased by 3,1% while for the period January - September 2018, the CPI is increased by 1,1% compared to the corresponding period of the previous year. (Table 1)In the twelve-month period from August 2017 to September 2018, in comparison to the period from August 2016 to September 2017, the annual average rat...

04-10-2018 09:47

The 1st Cyprus Film Summit to be held in Nicosia

Invest Cyprus, the Cyprus Tourism Organisation (CTO) and the Press and Information Office (PIO) of the Republic of Cyprus are organising the Cyprus Film Summit 2018 on 10th October 2018 at the Filoxenia Conference Centre, in Nicosia.International film and audiovisual professionals from around the world will meet up at the first Cyprus Film Summit to discuss the latest developments in the industry in Cyprus and witness first-hand all the island has to offer as a natural filming studio.The Cy...

03-10-2018 20:24

Address by the President of the Republic of Cyprus, Mr Nicos Anastasiades, at the Stelios Bi-Communal Awards 2018

It is a great pleasure to once more attend the Stelios Bi-communal Awards and convey my utmost respect to this year’s bi-communal teams which are honored for their efforts to promote creative, bi-communal interaction and co-operation, with the aim of achieving a lasting peace on the island.At the outset, I would like to express my sincere respect and appreciation to Sir Stelios Hadjioannou, founder of Stelios Philanthropic Foundation, for his initiative to launch and hold these annual Awards...

02-10-2018 12:43

The President of the Republic received a congratulatory message from the President of China on the occasion of the anniversary of the Cyprus Independence

The President of the Republic, Mr Nicos Anastasiades, received a congratulatory message from the President of China, Mr Xi Jinping, on the occasion of the anniversary of the Independence of the Republic of Cyprus.In his message President Jinping said that “China and Cyprus have enjoyed long-term friendship and shown each other mutual understanding and support, although our two countries are geographically apart and have different national conditions. In recent years, our bilateral pragmatic ...

02-10-2018 12:06

The President of the Republic received a congratulatory message from the President of the USA for the anniversary of the Independence of Cyprus

On the occasion of the anniversary of the Independence of the Republic of Cyprus, the President of the Republic, Mr Nicos Anastasiades, received a congratulatory message by the President of the United States of America Mr Donald Trump.In his message President Trump said that “the partnership between the United States and the Republic of Cyprus is stronger than ever and we look forward to maintaining close cooperation based on our shared values and interests.The continued strengthening of ou...

02-10-2018 10:45

Address by the President of the House of Representatives, Mr Demetris Syllouris, on the occasion of the anniversary of the birth of Mahatma Gandhi

It is a particular honour for me to pay tribute to one of the most enlightened personalities of our times, the influential political leader, the dedicated activist, the inspired thinker and writer, that was Mahatma Gandhi. Today, on the occasion of the anniversary of his birth and the celebration of the International Day of Non – Violence, we should all take time to contemplate on the values and ideals that shaped Gandhi’s life and were turned into practice and, thus, into his legacy to the w...

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