banking ecb policies

Cyprus Banks’ Soaring Profits Amid Economic Indifference

Cyprus banks are enjoying soaring profits thanks to interest rate hikes by the European Central Bank (ECB). However, they are showing reluctance to support growth projects and instead prefer to deposit funds with the ECB, which offers a secure 4% return. This conservative approach is posing a challenge for policymakers who want the banks to play a role in supporting the real economy.