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  • The first SENET Research and Innovation Expert Meeting took place on June 23rd, in online format. The objective of the meeting was to assess the main health priorities and challenges from both EU and China perspective and how both sides could cooperate with each other from different levels.

    2020-07-08 09:30
  • With a 16 MEUR investment plan, CorPower is establishing a R&D, Manufacturing & Service Centre for Wave Energy Converters in Viana do Castelo, northern Portugal.

    2020-07-08 09:00
    The Portugal News/AICEP
  • Among Portugal’s top attractions, two stand out: growing tech industry and the Golden Visa program. After the global crisis of 2008, Portugal suffered from high unemployment rates. During this period, qualified and unemployed Portuguese citizens leaned towards entrepreneurship. Thanks to government support in recent years, Portugal gave birth to many successful start-ups. The capital Lisbon also secured a 10-year deal with the Web Summit.  It is an annual technology conference, considered the largest tech event globally.

    2020-07-08 09:15
  • Two institutions of the Portuguese community in Argentina offered their facilities to become field hospitals.

    2020-07-07 09:15
    ECO News/AICEP
  • Greenapple designs and produces luxury furniture and bespoke projects for exclusive customers in Europe, Asia and North-America.

    2020-07-07 09:00
  • In what is great news for the Algarve, the 2020 Portugal Masters, originally scheduled for October, will now take place from September 10-13 at the Algarve’s Dom Pedro Victoria Golf Course, Vilamoura.

    2020-07-06 09:15
    Portugal Resident/AICEP
  • Although he acknowledges that the Portuguese capital has benefited from the arrival of thousands of tourists in recent years, Medina points out that a "social price" has also been paid.

    2020-07-06 09:00
    ECO News/AICEP
  • In 2015 Arfai started investing in a more environmentally friendly company. These investments included the installation of a Self-Consumption Production Unit using Photovoltaic Solar Technology and the continuous use of our own WWTP to recycle all used water. These efforts reduced to half the required annual energy consumption and Arfai can reuse 60 percent of the water used in production.

    2020-07-03 09:15
  • The Minister of Infrastructure has said that TAP is “too important” for the country to let it “collapse”, after being questioned about a possible lack of agreement between shareholders and the option for nationalisation of the company.

    2020-07-03 09:00
    The Portugal News/AICEP
  • AICEP, the Portuguese Trade and Investment Agency, selected the ten companies that will have tailor-made mentorship in order to expand their business opportunities in California, under the Portugal to Take Off program, launched last May.

    2020-06-26 11:25
  • The international research publisher Springer Nature welcomes its first employees in Lisbon where it will create more than 30 new jobs this year. This will be the first stage in a longer-term development of a larger office with a clear emphasis on IT and digital specialist roles such as software developers, business analysts, data scientists and IT project managers.

    2020-07-02 09:00
    Springer Nature Group/AICEP
  • Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd of China has started in Portugal an international drive to set up information and communications technology academies, the Dinheiro Vivo website reports.

    2020-07-01 09:00
  • Portugal’s tourism authority has launched a new website that allows customers to review a business based on its Clean&Safe status – in other words, the aim is to establish whether businesses are following the latest Covid-19 health and safety recommendations.

    2020-06-30 09:30
    Portugal Resident/AICEP
  • ENRICH in China currently has an ongoing Recruitment Call for External Service Providers (ESP), Soft Landing Zones (SLZ) and Members, open until July 31st 2020.

    2020-06-30 09:15
  • Biedronka gained market share and increased sales during the pandemic. The resilience of the supermarket chain should compensate for part of the shortfall in the revenues of the Portuguese Pingo Doce.

    2020-06-30 09:00
    ECO News/AICEP
  • After 20 years guiding and running “Gone Fishing” a successful fishing charter business on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, it was time for a new adventure for Mark, Ali and their two teenagers.

    2020-06-29 09:45
    The Portugal News/AICEP
  • Portugal has improved the goal of eradicating poverty, which in 2018 was 21.6 percent, according to data on Sustainable Development Goals of the European Union (EU).

    2020-06-29 09:30
    The Portugal News/AICEP
  • The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) announced that it will provide support for British citizens and their families in their applications for residence in Portugal.

    2020-06-29 09:15
    ECO News/AICEP
  • EIT InnoEnergy will invest 12 million euros in energy innovation projects during the second half of the year, in Portugal and Spain.

    2020-06-29 09:00
    ECO News/AICEP
  • Artificial Intelligence will be a game changer for Portugal’s hotel industry, according to a study by consultancy agency Mazars.

    2020-06-26 09:30
    Portugal Resident/AICEP
  • Lagos’ Swedish community has raised around €25,000 for the local council and the Santa Casa da Misericórdia charity in a bid to help purchase protective equipment and masks for people in need, as well as hospital staff, police and firemen.

    2020-06-26 09:15
    Portugal Resident/AICEP
  • Web Summit will take place, all over the country, on "stages" that will work simultaneously. The objective is to make the country better known, explains the event's CEO.

    2020-06-26 09:00
    ECO News/AICEP
  • Portugal, Germany and Slovenia are to successively hold the presidency of the European Council from July 1, 2020, through to December 31, 2021 and have a joint programme.

    2020-06-25 09:15
    ECO News/AICEP
  • Web Summit postpones edition to early December. The organization prepares an online and offline conference, broadcasted from the Altice Arena and other places in the country.

    2020-06-25 09:00
    ECO News/AICEP
  • Post-Covid-19, there has never been a more critical and urgent time for the world to come together in the face of a health and economic crisis. Yet, despite the global uncertainty, the special relationship between Portugal and the United Kingdom looks set to endure, says UK Ambassador to Portugal, Chris Sainty, addressing members of the British-Portuguese Chamber of Commerce, organisers of webinar ‘Our Old Alliance and the Future Ahead’.

    2020-06-24 09:30
    Portugal Resident/AICEP
  • The report on Portugal Pulses/ Legumes is a comprehensive collection of all the market related information required for analyzing and understanding the Portugal Pulses/ Legumes market.

    2020-06-24 09:15
    Cole Reports/AICEP
  • This is the first real estate investment and management company to be listed on the Portuguese stock exchange.

    2020-06-24 09:00
    ECO News/AICEP
  • Turismo de Portugal has recently opened an office in India with two major objectives.

    2020-06-23 09:30
  • Portugal’s National Statistics Institute said that the country’s economy had a “partial recovery in May compared to the previous month” as a result of deconfinement measures.

    2020-06-23 09:15
    The Portugal News/AICEP
  • A new Aldi supermarket has opened in Altura, Castro Marim on the EN125 national road near ‘O Infante’ restaurant.

    2020-06-23 09:00
    Portugal Resident/AICEP
  • The prime minister has spoken out again to defend that Portugal is a safe destination for tourists, claiming that it is one of the European countries that has carried out the most tests and has the best indicators in controlling Covid -19.

    2020-06-22 10:15
    The Portugal News/AICEP
  • Already delighting cybernauts with its stunning images and presentation (see video below), Turismo de Portugal’s campaign #TuPodes (aimed at encouraging nationals to take their holidays ‘at home’) is gearing up for its next phase, on June 24, when some of the 100,000 touristic experiences available in this world-class destination are rolled out to help ‘reel visitors in’.

    2020-06-19 09:30
    Portugal Resident/AICEP
  • A detailed look at the present state of agriculture in America reveals plenty of exciting trends. From firm profitability to hemp and soil health, these emerging trends have created quite a buzz in agricultural communities across the country.

    2020-06-19 09:15
    The Portugal News/AICEP
  • Nos fund with ten million euros to invest in 5G startups will be managed by Armilar. Investment proposals from interested companies are already accepted.

    2020-06-19 09:00
    ECO News/AICEP
  • Wednesday,  17th of June at 3:30pm West (Lisbon local time), AICEP will host a webinar about Business Services in Portugal, presenting the first in-depth research of the Business Services Centres in Portugal, in partnership with IDC Portugal and NOVA University, describing the existing footprint, its main capabilities and its enormous potential for the future.

    2020-06-17 11:00
  • Global Business Services and Competence Centres are driving innovation and efficiency and already play an important role in Portuguese economy. This industry in Portugal witnessed an impressive growth in the last decade. Cities like Lisbon and Porto emerged as trendy and attractive destinations for these type of operations in Europe.

    2020-06-15 11:15
  • One in four investors saw this crisis as a business opportunity, with external investors being the ones who most identify new opportunities in the city of Porto.

    2020-06-18 08:38
    ECO News/AICEP
  • Paddy Cosgrave said on Tuesday that the technology summit "is going ahead this year in Lisbon," stressing that it will "adhere to the most rigorous health protocols."

    2020-06-17 10:11
    ECO News/AICEP
  • Skilled labour, opportunity cost and stability of infrastructures are cited as the factors that make the Portuguese economy more attractive.

    2020-06-17 09:00
    ECO News/AICEP
  • Turismo de Portugal has launched an official platform to allow tourists to search for which establishments have adhered to the Clean & Safe stamp, initiated earlier in the year by the National tourism board.

    2020-06-16 09:15
    Travel Daily News/AICEP
  • The economy of Portugal hinges around tourism and, in spite of fears of coronavirus, the country is opening up its doors to tourists.

    2020-06-16 09:00
    Blasting News US/AICEP
  • While the economy is shrinking worldwide, some companies seem not to feel the crisis. In Madeira, where the absence of tourism due to Covid-19 led to thousands of lay-offs, one IT producer is bucking the trend. Connecting Software continues to flourish on the island, hiring talent from overseas, developing new products, and demonstrating their biggest revenue in the last 5 years.

    2020-06-15 09:15
    The Portugal News/AICEP
  • Despite being one of the smallest nations in the world, Portugal has been popular for having a great culture, fantastic weather, and great universities. Among these learning, institutions are business schools that have not only been praised by the majority of learners but also recognized by major entities such as Eduniversal and the Financial Times.

    2020-06-15 09:00
    The Portugal News/AICEP
  • ECO will collaborate with the new Forum editorial project, a partnership that will allow the newspaper to have its articles distributed in Europe, in several languages.

    2020-06-12 10:00
    ECO News/AICEP
  • The ranking that compares costs of over 200 items at each location, including accommodation, transportation, food, clothing, household goods and entertainment, is led by Hong Kong, in China.

    2020-06-12 09:45
    ECO News/AICEP
  • The investment raised through ‘gold’ visas almost tripled (192 percent) in May compared to the same month in 2019, to €146 million, according to accounts made by Lusa based on statistics from the Foreigners and Border Service (SEF).

    2020-06-12 09:30
    Macau Business/AICEP
  • The Portuguese islands of Madeira and Porto Santo will reopen to tourism on 1 July. After almost four months without revenue from one of its economic engines, the Atlantic archipelago’s regional government seems optimistic about the reopening, but experts caution that it might still be necessary to rethink the future of tourism.

    2020-06-12 09:15
  • For the 7th edition of its annual event, AED Cluster Portugal will gather, once more, the Portuguese Aeronautics, Space and Defence ecosystem along with the major international players of this industry, in a 100 percent online format.

    2020-06-12 09:00
    AED Cluster Portugal/AICEP
  • Portugal, already a highly popular holiday, second home and retirement destination for Brits, has been widely praised for the way it has handled the coronavirus crisis, locking down early and keeping death and infection rates relatively low. As a result, is it now one of the safest places for overseas investors to put their money.

    2020-06-09 09:30
    Property Investor Today/AICEP
  • Greater Cannabis Company Inc, an innovator in the development and commercialization of cannabinoid delivery systems and cannabinoids products, is pleased to announce that it has completed the development, manufacturing and shipment of the first order of 125,000 units of the oral CBD patch. The oral patch is a novel cannabinoid product that has been shown in clinical studies to be a safe and effective way to deliver lower doses of pharmaceutical actives, while achieving higher levels of bioavailability.

    2020-06-09 09:15
    Globe News Wire/AICEP
  • A new website dedicated to promoting Portugal’s longest road, the EN2 (739.26km), has just been launched. The road that connects Chaves in the north to Faro in the south aims to become a tourist attraction similar to the US highway ‘Route 66’.

    2020-06-09 09:00
    Portugal Resident/AICEP
  • The Covid-19 pandemic has benefited the Algarve citrus industry with an increase in demand and prices.

    2020-06-08 09:45
    The Portugal News/AICEP
  • Duorum Vinhos, making part of João Portugal Ramos Vinhos Group, is among the twenty-seven finalists for the European Natura 2000 Award, being the only wine producer and the only private initiative in the race for the prestigious European distinction.

    2020-06-08 09:30
    João Portugal Ramos Vinhos/AICEP
  • Portuguese wine exports increased 2.1 percent in the first quarter of this year, to more than €185 million, compared to the same period last year.

    2020-06-08 09:15
    The Portugal News/AICEP
  • Services from Mobile Outfitters are now available for the first time in Portugal at the Intermarché in Lagos.

    2020-06-08 09:00
    The Portugal News/AICEP
  • Sino-Spanish joint venture Tayan Energy will invest 700 million euros (about US$782.2 million) in building over one gigawatt of solar power generating capacity in Spain, Portugal and Italy, Lusa reports, citing a written announcement by the company.

    2020-06-05 10:00
  • The most competitive places in the country are located on the coast, especially Lisbon, Porto and Aveiro.

    2020-06-05 09:45
    ECO News/AICEP
  • The UK Telegraph has published “20 reasons why Portugal should be your first holiday after lockdown is lifted” just as the British travel industry is putting renewed pressure on the country’s government to scrap the 14-day quarantine strategy due to start next Monday for anyone flying into the country.

    2020-06-05 09:30
    Portugal Resident/AICEP
  • The European Commission believes that the way in which Portugal "controlled" the pandemic will benefit the recovery of tourism this summer.

    2020-06-05 09:15
    ECO News/AICEP
  • A consortium of Portuguese investors has made a proposal to buy a majority shareholding of Charlton Athletic, from the English football's second division.

    2020-06-05 09:00
    ECO News/AICEP
  • AICEP offers a diagnosis that allows companies to understand whether or not they are prepared for the new digital side.

    2020-06-03 11:15
    ECO News/AICEP
  • These are companies in the service sector: two from the USA and the rest from Germany, France and Switzerland. They are mainly companies that will establish development centres in Portugal.

    2020-06-03 11:00
    ECO News/AICEP
  • AICEP launches "Why Portugal" newsletter.

    2020-05-29 11:30
  • Smart textiles are a new generation of innovative material offering very interesting multifunctional properties such as being integrable into uniforms and platforms. They therefore have drawn the attention of the defence sector.

    2020-06-03 09:17
  • The operator of the metropolitan railway in the northern Portuguese city of Oporto, Metro do Porto, will begin in the second half of next year trials of new passenger coaches built by China Railway Rolling Stock Corp. (CRRC), the China Daily reports, citing the Chinese state-owned maker.

    2020-06-02 09:15
  • The Designer Outlet Algarve reopens its doors on Monday, 1 June, from 12pm to 8pm, saying “hello” again to the visitors with a welcoming team promoting the safe shopping in its facilities of a typical Algarve village. The combined campaign #helloagain and #safeshopping respects all the recommendations of the General Directorate of Health.

    2020-06-02 09:00
    The Portugal News/AICEP
  • OLX has just released a study, based on data available on the platform, in which it analyzes the evolution of demand (contacts made to ads), supply (new and active ads) and price variation in its category of houses.

    2020-06-01 09:30
    The Portugal News/AICEP
  • The well-known manufacturer of Medicinal Gas Systems, ULTRA CONTROLO, located in Sintra, has just seen it Medical Oxygen Production Plant for filling cylinders installed in the region most affected by COVID-19, in Peru.

    2020-06-01 09:15
  • The SATA announced that will resume flights from Lisbon to Ponta Delgada and Terceira, as well as between Funchal and Ponta Delgada.

    2020-06-01 09:00
    ECO News/AICEP
  • Portugal has become a strong location for FDI projects and the EY Attractiveness Survey Europe Report published in May gives more evidence on the Country’s potential to attract global companies. Portugal added up 158 new projects in 2019, only 18 projects away from the top 10 countries in Europe. Comparing to the previous year, this figure grew by 114 percent, the highest growth rate in the continent and in clear contrast with half of the top 10’s downward trend.

    2020-05-29 10:45
  • Consumer confidence and economic climate indicators “partially recovered” in May in Portugal, after having recorded “strong reductions in April” due to the covid-19 pandemic, the National Statistics Institute (INE) reported

    2020-05-29 10:30
    The Portugal News/AICEP
  • Portugal has seen sales of electric or hybrid cars increase in the first quarter by 57 percent, compared to the same period in 2019, but associations fear that the trend will fall due to Covid-19.

    2020-05-29 10:15
    The Portugal News/AICEP
  • Quinta do Lago’s South Course is to be given a modern makeover as part of a new €7 million golf course investment programme taking place at the resort this summer.

    2020-05-29 10:00
    Portugal Resident/AICEP
  • EDP Renováveis won a long-term contract, "at the Italian wind energy auction, for the sale of wind energy produced by two farms with total capacity of 54 MW," announced the company.

    2020-05-29 09:45
    ECO News/AICEP
  • The authorities in Macao will begin next month taking applications by Macao students for annual grants worth up to 84,000 patacas (about US$10,500) to undertake postgraduate studies in Portugal.

    2020-05-29 09:30
  • Details Hotels & Resorts, the new operator of the Vale da Lapa resort, says it will inject a €2 million investment package into the project in order to make the asset financially viable.

    2020-05-29 09:15
    Portugal Resident/AICEP
  • Benfica and FC Porto are on the list of the 32 European football clubs with the highest commercial value, according to a study released this Thursday by KPMG.

    2020-05-29 09:00
    ECO News/AICEP
  • The Portugal Film Commission, considering the current pandemic situation of COVID-19, based on the recommendations of the Portuguese Directorate-General for Health (DGS), in collaboration with the Portuguese Film and Audiovisual Institute and with the associations of producers (APCA, APENEIA, APIT, APPA, APPFP and PCIA), prepared a document with the basic guidelines to help everyone who plans, works or participates in filming in Portugal.

    2020-05-28 12:23
    Portugal Film Commission/AICEP
  • Lone Star put the Novo Banco's operation in Spain up for sale, after the injection of 850 million euros by the Portuguese State into the bank.

    2020-05-28 09:00
    ECO News/AICEP
  • Pestana Hotel Group will begin reopening its hotels on Friday, June 5, including some of its Pousadas de Portugal (state-owned historic hotels run by the group).

    2020-05-27 09:15
    Portugal Resident/AICEP
  • The hotel group NAU Hotels & Resorts will resume activity in the Algarve starting on Sunday, 31 May, putting into operation by the end of June 10 hotels closed due to the covid-19 pandemic, announced the executive director.

    2020-05-27 09:00
    The Portugal News/AICEP
  • Mercadona has announced plans to resume expansion in Portugal with the launch of a new store in Aveiro on 16 June.

    2020-05-26 09:15
    European Supermarket Magazine/AICEP
  • Employees in the air transport sector in Portugal were around 16,000 in 2019, according to Eurostat data.

    2020-05-26 09:00
    ECO News/AICEP
  • Autoeuropa’s director general, Miguel Sanches, is looking to the Portuguese Palmela plant to produce more Volkswagen vehicles than Germany.

    2020-05-25 10:00
    THe Portugal News/AICEP
  • Turismo de Portugal said on Friday that Golf courses in Portugal can already obtain the Clean & Safe label.

    2020-05-25 09:45
    ECO News/AICEP
  • So far, Huawei has supplied inverters for over 118 GW of photovoltaic projects globally, of which 8.5 GW in Europe. In Spain, it has already installed 1.5 GW. The next target is Portugal.

    2020-05-25 09:15
    ECO News/AICEP
  • Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd of China, the China Broadband Development Alliance, Altice Portugal SA and the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) have got together to develop fifth-generation fixed telecommunications networks, Huawei says.

    2020-05-25 09:00
  • Finnish group Pontos, owner and developer of the Ombria Resort in Loulé, is investing €30 million in the construction of Villas Alcedo, a collection of 12 bespoke luxury villas. Construction is due to begin this summer, with prices starting at €2.5 million.

    2020-05-22 09:15
    Algarve Resident/AICEP
  • The Tivoli group has announced that it is preparing to gradually reopen its hotels in Portugal starting in June.

    2020-05-22 09:00
    Portugal Resident/AICEP
  • The Portugal Film Commission, considering the current pandemic situation of COVID-19, based on the recommendations of the Portuguese Directorate-General for Health (DGS), in collaboration with the Portuguese Film and Audiovisual Institute and with the associations of producers (APCA, APENEIA, APIT, APPA, APPFP and PCIA), prepared a document with the basic guidelines to help everyone who plans, works or participates in filming in Portugal.

    2020-05-21 11:46
    Portugal Film Commission/AICEP
  • Google Portugal has launched a program to help retail companies accelerate their internationalisation processes.

    2020-05-20 09:30
    ECO News/AICEP
  • ENRICH in China is organizing an online event – Ask the Expert - taking place on May 26th, 2020, aiming to provide advice to European companies doing business in China. In this online session, companies will receive practical and insightful advice provided by an ENRICH in China expert based on their specific questions.

    2020-05-20 09:15
  • In the current pandemic scenario, it is essential to implement new solutions that can mitigate the harmful impacts that some microorganisms cause on human health. Neiper Home has been studying the problem and, despite its complexity, is determined to do its part in relation to your product: bath towels.

    2020-05-20 09:00
    Neiper Home/AICEP
  • Premium Port Wines, the US importer of leading Port producer Symington Family Estates, is pleased to announce Vintage and Fine Wines, an online retail space offering the finest Ports, Madeiras and Douro table wines direct from the producers’ cellars in Portugal. The online store is currently open for purchases and shipping within the state of California.

    2020-05-19 10:00
    Wine Industry Advisor/AICEP
  • Three Pestana hotels are to reopen in the Algarve on June 5.

    2020-05-19 09:45
    The Portugal News/AICEP
  • The PSA Group manufacturing plant at Mangualde is from Monday adding a second work shift, and on May 25 a third, so returning to full production.

    2020-05-19 09:30
    ECO News/AICEP
  • José Carlos Sítima was vice president of Santander Totta's board of directors. He now takes over as chairman after the death of António Vieira Monteiro in March caused by Covid-19.

    2020-05-19 09:15
    ECO News/AICEP
  • According to Confidencial Imobiliário, the house prices in Portugal rose 0.5 percent in April, compared to the previous month.

    2020-05-19 09:00
    ECO News/AICEP
  • The operation, which should take place in the second half of 2020, will yield a sum of 515 million euros to the company led by António Mexia.

    2020-05-18 09:00
    ECO News/AICEP
  • Portugal's leading cork manufacturer saw profits increase 6.8 percent to 19.9 million euros in the first quarter.

    2020-05-15 09:15
    ECO News/AICEP

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