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  • The top
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    ISTANBUL
    Istanbul is a modern, cosmopolitan, transparent business centre offering opportunities for investment across a wide range of sectors.
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  • POSITIVE ECONOMIC OUTLOOK
    POSITIVE ECONOMIC OUTLOOK
    • Robust GDP growth
    • One of the fastest growing EU economies
    • Consecutive upgrades by credit rating agencies
    • Positive macroeconomic forecasts
  • HIGH QUALITY OF LIFE
    HIGH QUALITY OF LIFE
    • One of the best climates worldwide
    • Top 5 safest country in the world (Value Penguin 2015)
    • Top 4 best retirement destination globally (Knight Frank 2016)
    • Most blue flag beaches per capita in the EU (Eurostat)
    • Best island economy 2017/2018 lifestyle & human capital (fDi magazine)
  • ACCESS TO TALENT
    ACCESS TO TALENT
    • The youngest population & workforce in the EU
    • 55% of the workforce has a tertiary degree
    • Businesses in Cyprus operate in English and 73% of Cypriots speak English
    • Booming private education sector with English taught programmes
    • Visa-free access to European talent
    • Easy access to global talent
  • STRONG BUSINESS SUPPORT SERVICES
    STRONG BUSINESS SUPPORT SERVICES
    • Wide range of services make starting & running a business easy
    • 700+ registered accounting firms including all major global firms
    • 2,700+ registered lawyers and 160 law firms
    • A range of serviced offices & co-working spaces
    • High availability of modern and affordable office space in all cities
  • ACCESS TO MARKETS
    ACCESS TO MARKETS
    • Full access to European markets
    • Access to 40+ EU trade agreements
    • A member of the Eurozone since 2008
    • Geostrategic position
    • Proximity & easy access to major markets
  • ATTRACTIVE AND TRANSPARENT TAX REGIME
    ATTRACTIVE AND TRANSPARENT TAX REGIME
    • One of the lowest corporate tax rates in the EU at 12.5%
    • An attractive Double Tax Treaty network covering more than 60 countries
    • Access to all EU Tax Directives
    • Dividend income exemption based on relaxed conditions
    • Capital gains tax exemption
    • No withholding tax on outgoing dividend, interest or royalty payments
    • Gains from trading in securities are tax exempt
    • Notional interest deduction available for equity investment into Cypriot companies
    • Foreign Exchange gains or losses are tax neutral
    • An attractive personal tax regime for international professionals and non-domiciled individuals
    • No succession or inheritance taxes
    • No immovable property taxes
    • A competitive Intellectual Property regime
    • Tailor-made provisions for the investment funds industry
    • Competitive Tonnage Tax for Shipping companies and an approved EU open registry
    • Tax deductions for investment into start-ups
  • LOW COST OF DOING BUSINESS
    LOW COST OF DOING BUSINESS
    • Lower labour costs for technical and professional talents than in other major EU capitals
    • Among the lowest office rental rates in Europe
    • Highly affordable critical business support services
  • EXCELLENT REGULATORY STRUCTURE
    EXCELLENT REGULATORY STRUCTURE
    • The legal system is closely aligned to the English common law legal system
    • Frequently updated to meet investors’ changing needs
    • Strong protection for investment & intellectual property (IP)
    • Establishing a business is simple and fast
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