Investments in Cyprus
The Economic environment of Cyprus and all its advantages, tax, communications, strategic position, very good relations with Middle-East countries etc., has made Cyprus a window of opportunity for investment.
After May 1st 2004, such removal of almost all restrictions in the percentage interest in companies (Local or EU) and investment in different areas of the economy with a very favorable corporate tax rate, only 10% tax and other tax incentives, the free economy with negligible Government interference has created a very good economic environment for the European and other Investors.
Cyprus has at present over 15.000 active international business units and over 30 offshore Banks.
Foreign investments are welcomed in addition to real estate developments especially with regards to Golf/Marina development other types of investment include renewable energy sources, manufactured hi-tech industries, export oriented industries, etc
The Government has set up a foreign investment organization (CIPA) whose job is to attract foreign investors in Cyprus . It aims to help out applicants to set up business in the island and assist in the procedures for doing so.
For more information visit Cyprus Investment Promotion Agency (CIPA)