Οι SPACs είναι εταιρείες κέλυφος μετρητών που έχουν συσταθεί, όπως υποδηλώνει το όνομά τους, με ειδικό σκοπό: να πραγματοποιήσουν εξαγορά Από τις 31 Ιουλίου 2020, οι εταιρείες ειδικού σκοπού απόκτησης (SPACs) αποτελούν το 37, 5% (56 από τα 149) της συνολικής αγοράς αρχικής δημόσιας προσφοράς (IPO) στις ΗΠΑ, έχοντας συγκεντρώσει 22, 5 δισεκατομμύρια δολάρια. Οι SPACs σήμερα αποτελούν περίπου το 50% της συνολικής αγοράς IPO των ΗΠΑ. Οι SPACs είναι εταιρείες κέλυφος μετρητών που έχουν συσταθεί, όπως υποδηλώνει το όνομά τους, με ειδικό σκοπό: να πραγματοποιήσουν εξαγορά. Οι SPACs αναζητούν κεφάλαια στην πρωτογενή αγορά μέσω μιας IPO. Εκδίδουν μονάδες αποτελούμενες [...]
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Purely shipping - Cyprus International Institute of Management launches its MSc in Shipping Operations and Management by James Brewer From Allaboutshipping.co.uk. Click here to view original article A new educational programme, sharply focused on the shipping industry and designed for managers and other qualified employees in the sector, as well as graduates and professionals from other fields who aspire to a shipping career, will make its debut in January 2021. Cyprus International Institute of Management is introducing its MSc in Shipping Operations & Management devoted exclusively to the industry and covering a huge range of elements within the [...]
We are delighted and proud to announce that CIIM-Cyprus International Instituted of Management received two awards in the Cyprus Education Leaders Awards 2020! Our professor Dr. Olga Kandinskaia, Director of the MSc Business Management Programme and Associate Professor of Finance received Bronze award for ‘Learning by Doing’ Innovative Teaching Method in Business Management at CIIM and A silver award on ‘Learning by Doing’: Virtuous Cycle of Education-Industry Collaboration The awards ceremony took place on the 7th of October 2020 at Lemon Park and was organised by Boussias Communications. CIIM was represented by the Executive Director Ms. Ioanna Panayiotou and the [...]
Experiential Learning @CIIM MBM: Connecting Business and Education via Live Case Projects by Olga Kandinskaia Practical learning has become so much more important in the post-covid business management education. Live case studies offer a learning process that today’s students both expect and need: real-life situations provide added context and complexities. Live cases can also offer additional incentives to students, well beyond the academic grade. Even before the current global pandemic, the rise in experiential learning has been a new significant trend at the leading business schools worldwide. Practical learning in its various formats was being increasingly added to the academic [...]
Russian policy and Double tax treaties: the Maltese amending Protocol by Dr. Eleni Apostolidou (Director of MSc in Financial Law & International Taxation) Διαβάστε εδώ την Ελληνική έκδοση > On October 6, 2020, the Russian government announced the signing of a protocol to the bilateral double taxation Convention governing its relations with Malta. A significant development that is expected to affect the current corporate tax structures and the routing of profits through Malta's jurisdiction. The main advantage secured for the Russian side is an increase in the tax rate that Russia can collect at source on cross-border [...]
On February 21, Friday, CIIM MBM students visited Medochemie in Limassol. It was a specially organized company visit for the CIIM MSc Business Management students as part of the Career & Industry Seminars course & the introductory session for the participants of the course ‘Special Topics in Management: Medochemie Live Case Project 2020’ – following our key philosophy of Learning By Doing. Medochemie is a role model for other companies and would-be entrepreneurs. Starting with just 8 employees and 3 machines in 1976, Medochemie developed itself into a mighty manufacturer of quality pharmaceuticals for the global market that has received [...]
On January 31, 2020, CIIM MBM students visited the AIG branch in Nicosia. AIG is a large international insurance company operating in more than 80 countries and with a prominent market share in Cyprus since 1960. During the visit, the company presented how they protect their clients today, how they are investing in data and technology to better protect them tomorrow, how the skill of the AIG teams can help client’s business stay in business and how the company delivers this value to the clients and business partners. We met with some of the key persons of the AIG management team [...]
Διαβάστε εδώ την Ελληνική έκδοση > Investment Opportunities for the Retail Investor By Dr. George Theocharides As most of us are aware, a major trend that appeared in global markets in recent times is the establishment of a low or even negative interest rate environment. The reasons of course behind this uncomfortable trend have to do with insufficient rates of growth for the global economy as well as low inflation levels. This situation is here to stay for some time (unless inflation picks up rather drastically) and has important implications. One of them is the low (or even negative) return [...]
Διαβάστε εδώ την Ελληνική έκδοση > Year 2020: What lies ahead for the Cyprus Economy? By Dr. George Theocharides As we approach the end of 2019 it is always a good idea to look back at the year, evaluate the performance of our economy, but at the same time consider what lies ahead in the new year. What are the prospects, opportunities, as well as risks for year 2020? The year that just passed has been a continuation of the trend that we have been experiencing the last few years – high level of growth in real GDP, decreasing unemployment, [...]
Διαβάστε εδώ την Ελληνική έκδοση > The need for equity investment to support the Cyprus economy By Dr. George Theocharides Since the crisis of 2013, the economy of Cyprus has shown impressive resilience and improvement. From negative growth rates, we now have significant and positive growth. From budget deficits, we now have significant primary and budget surpluses. From sky-rocketing unemployment levels, we now have levels that are close to full employment. The banking sector has recovered and the number of NPLs has reduced substantially. However, a major problem still exists – namely the persistent level of private indebtedness (both for [...]