Cyprus is historically a trading nation.
A small island in the Eastern Mediterranean,
it is strategically placed to benefit from an active trading
This is a as true in 2015 as it was in
name derives from Cuprum or Cyprium which in trading terms was one of
the most valuable and malleable metals in the world, copper. It
may be no coincidence that the copper coloured soil of Cyprus on its
rich alluvial plains produces one of the best strains of potato in the
world. Agriculture is one of the islands strongest exports with the
grape producing a decent enough wine and since the days of the crusades
a desert wine unique to the island known as Commanderia, after the
knights Templar who invented and drank it in their commandery at
Since those far off and
prehistoric days the island has seen many conquests and changes.
The latest was the joining of
the European Union of which it is now a full member.
The Euro replaced the Cyprus pound in January 2008
The Cyprus stock market is now strong
on foreign trade
are links to other Cyprus trading sites