Business in cyprus

Cyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean, with an area of 9,251 km². The strategic location of the island has played a crucial role in establishing Cyprus as a major business hub, since antiquity. Cyprus has been a member state of the EU since 2004 and a member of the Eurozone since 2008. The combination of highly qualified human resource, business infrastructure and availability of investment opportunities continue to make Cyprus an ideal business hub in the region. In Cyprus you can enjoy a high standard of living, thanks to the sunny weather, the beach and mountains, within easy reach and the lowest reported crime rate in the EU. According to the last census some 200,000 foreign nationals live and work in Cyprus, accounting for 22% of the population. Cyprus is therefore a very diverse and cosmopolitan place either to live in or do business.

Cyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean, with an area of 9,251 km². The strategic location of the island has played a crucial role in establishing Cyprus as a major business hub, since antiquity. Cyprus has been a member state of the EU since 2004 and a member of the Eurozone since 2008. The combination of highly qualified human resource, business infrastructure and availability of investment opportunities continue to make Cyprus an ideal business hub in the region. In Cyprus you can enjoy a high standard of living, thanks to the sunny weather, the beach and mountains, within easy reach and the lowest reported crime rate in the EU. According to the last census some 200,000 foreign nationals live and work in Cyprus, accounting for 22% of the population. Cyprus is therefore a very diverse and cosmopolitan place either to live in or do business.
Cyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean, with an area of 9,251 km². The strategic location of the island has played a crucial role in establishing Cyprus as a major business hub, since antiquity. Cyprus has been a member state of the EU since 2004 and a member of the Eurozone since 2008. The combination of highly qualified human resource, business infrastructure and availability of investment opportunities continue to make Cyprus an ideal business hub in the region. In Cyprus you can enjoy a high standard of living, thanks to the sunny weather, the beach and mountains, within easy reach and the lowest reported crime rate in the EU. According to the last census some 200,000 foreign nationals live and work in Cyprus, accounting for 22% of the population. <strong>Cyprus is therefore a very diverse and cosmopolitan place either to live in or do business.</strong>
<p style="text-align: right;">עסקים בקפריסין</p> <p style="text-align: right;">קפריסין הינו האי השלישי בגודלו במזרח התיכון כ9251 קילומטר ריבועי.</p> <p style="text-align: right;"> המיקום האסטרטגי של אי היווה תפקיד מרכזי בעובדה  שקפריסין הינה מרכז כלכלי מזה כבר. קפריסין חברה באיחוד האירופאי החל משנת 2004 וחברה בגוש אירו החל משנת 2008. השילוב של כוח אדם מיומן, התשתית העסקית ומגוון רחב של אפיקי השקעה עסקיים, הופכים את קפריסין למרכז עסקי של האזור כולו.</p> <p style="text-align: right;">בקפריסין תוכל להנות מאיכות ורמת מחייה גבוהה עקב המזג האוויר השמשי והקיצי ברוב ימות השנה. משילוב של אזורי נוף קסומים( חופים, הרים) בעלי גישה לכל אחד. כמו"כ, רמת הפשע בקפריסין היא הנמוכה בכל האיחוד האירופאי. לפי מפקד האוכלוסין האחרון שנעשה יותר מ200 אלף תושבים זרים חיים ועובדים בקפריסין ומהווים 22% מהאוכלוסייה כולה.</p> <p style="text-align: right;">רמת המס בקפריסין הוא מהנמוכים בעולם( מס חברות 12.5% בלבד)</p> <p style="text-align: right;"> לפיכך, קפריסין הוא מקום מגוון וקוסמופוליטי לחיות ולנהל עסקים.</p>
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פאפוס – קפריסין היוונית, יעד להשקעה !

. פאפוס יושבת בצדה המערבי של קפריסין היוונית. זוהי עיירת נופש אליה נוהרים תיירים רבים, מידי שנה, רובם מרוסיה, אנגליה וצפון אירופה**.** מאז שנת 2008, השנה בה היה המשבר הכלכלי באירופה, ירד ערך הנדל”ן בקפריסין בכלל, ובפאפוס בפרט, בשיעור של כ- 70%-50% ביחס לנכסים. אולם, החל משנת 2013, ערך הנדל”ן החל “להתאושש” ולתקן את המחירים אולם חרף זאת עדיין קיימת עליה מתונה של 10-15% בלבד בשלוש השנים האחרונות. לצורך המחשה, עלותם של מחירי הדירות בגין דירת חדר -שני חדרים, בממוצע הינם 70,000 אירו ל- 130,000 אירו לערך,

 

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