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Microsoft Launches New Surface Go Tablet

  Microsoft has just recently launched a new Surface-branded device, called the Surface Go priced at USD $399. The firm is targeting Chromebook users and Apple iPad users with the device that starts at $399. The tablet is a 10-inch touchscreen tablet that at first look, resembles a smaller Surface…


According to one economist, Singapore may experience as much as 0.8 percentage points being taken off its GDP growth in 2018 if a trade war does occur. Trade friction between China and the US keeps heating up with the recent kicking in of mutually-threatened tariffs on Friday the 6th of July. Following…


Cyprus is edging towards partition while the rest of the world looks on in silence, according to civil society groups. 10 groups are said to be “extremely alarmed” about the future of the island and asked why confidence building measures (CBMs) which were agreed by both leaders during the negotiations…


EU Business Leaders Reduce UK Investment

Brexit has caused nearly half of large companies from the rest of the EU bloc to cut investment in Britain. The survey created by law firm Baker & McKenzie also highlights that ¾ of bosses wanted Brussels to issue concessions to the UK in order to ensure a better trading relationship after Brexit kicks…


ESM Says Foreclosure Law Insufficient

Cyprus’ legal frameworks aimed at minimizing non-performing loans are inefficient and barely used by banks, whose bad debt stock continue to be a main liability. The European Stability Mechanism (ESM) also reiterated that Cyprus has to resume reforms in essential sectors and also, diversify economic…


The corporate tax cut recently passed by Trump and fellow Republicans which was in part designed to discourage U.S. businesses from moving profits overseas could instead make the practice much more rewarding. This is due to the fact that companies which shifted profits linked to U.S. sales, production…


According to the World Economic Forum, millennials will constitute 75% of the global workforce by 2025 in Singapore. The people in question, born from 1979  to 2000, they are the next generation of leaders according to some, and others say that they are the most innovative and creative we have ever…


Justice Minister, Ionas Nicolaou, recently announced that there will be considerable changes in the way that justice is served. According to Nicolaou, the Cypriot government will continue with the reform of the judiciary and will take all of the necessary measures to quicken the pace of justice. Moreover,…


Akel has tabled 3 bills aiming to encourage the protection net around loan guarantors. However, a 4th bill stating to extend the time period until a bank moves in on a debtor’s property has been completely declined by the finance ministry and banks as well. Moreover, Akel disclose the bills at the recent…



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