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  • We are endlessly contemplating the future of wealth management.

    2017-07-25 14:51
  • In June, the Bank Austria Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) came in at 60.7, up from May’s 58.0. As a result, the index moved further above the 50-threshold that indicates an expansion in business activity in the manufacturing sector, where it has remained since April 2015.

    2017-07-25 14:46
  • In June, consumer prices dropped 0.1% over the previous month, contrasting May’s 0.3% rise—which had been driven largely by a phasing-out of rebates on service & conservancy charges.

    2017-07-25 14:44
  • The economic sentiment indicator published by the Czech Statistics Office (CSO) improved in July. It rose by 0.6 points from the previous month’s result to 97.7 points. While there was a deterioration in consumer confidence, business confidence improved from the previous month.

    2017-07-25 14:42
  • Operating for only a few months in Cambodia, Last2Ticket Asia has been leveraging the country’s expatriate community, more used to online payments, and has so far entered into agreements with the British, French and international chambers of commerce.

    2017-07-25 14:00
  • Portugal’s state-owned shipyard Arsenal do Alfeite has completed a major overhaul and dry-docking activities on the Portuguese Navy’s Vasco da Gama-class MEKO 200PN frigate NRP Corte Real (F 332). Dry docking began on 4 July 2015 and the overhaul took place from 19 August 2015. Sea trials were carried out from 8-12 July 2017 off Lisbon and Sines.

    2017-07-25 13:44
  • Dreamy scenery and world-class vineyards make Alentejo a wine-lover’s paradise—and it’s all just a short drive from the Portuguese capital.

    2017-07-25 13:43
    Condé Nast Traveler/AICEP
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs works to strengthen the data-driven analysis component of its economic diplomacy programme with ITC support

    2017-07-25 10:03
  • Sterling Holiday Resort's Managing Director Ramesh Ramanathan spoke with BW Hotelier on the occasion of the opening of their third resort in Goa, La Vida Varca.

    2017-07-25 09:56
  • Between mid-October 2016 and mid-May 2017 WTO members recorded the lowest monthly average of new trade restrictions since the financial crisis of 2008, according to the Director-General’s mid-year report on trade-related developments presented to members on 24 July.

    2017-07-25 09:40
  • WTO members welcomed Ecuador’s announcement that it has completely removed import surcharges imposed in 2015 to address the country’s deteriorating balance of payments situation. Ecuador told a meeting of the WTO’s Committee on Balance-of-Payments Restrictions on 21 July that the final phase-out of the surcharges was made effective on 1 June.

    2017-07-25 09:35
  • Protecting Minority Investors: Achieving sound corporate governance.

    2017-07-25 09:29
  • New Zealand is first on ease of doing business among 190 economies.

    2017-07-25 09:24
  • Doing Business in the European Union 2017: Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania is the latest in a series to expand the benchmarking exercise beyond the largest business city to give more complete representation of the business and regulatory environment.

    2017-07-25 09:20
  • The Economist explains

    POLAND was the big success story of Europe after 1989. Its peaceful transition from communism, culminating in membership of the European Union in 2004, was an example for countries farther east to emulate.

    2017-07-25 09:07
  • The South African economy has registered tremendous progress over the past two decades, boosting living standards and lifting millions out of poverty nationwide. Further reforms are now necessary, however, to revive economic growth and ensure that all South Africans can benefit from it, according to a new report from the OECD.

    2017-07-25 09:03
  • Luxembourg is an advanced economy with the highest per capita income in the OECD, reflecting the dynamic services sector, notably in banking and other financial services.

    2017-07-25 09:01
  • The Austrian economy is strengthening, supported by recent tax reform and a pick-up in international trade.  With business and household confidence rising and the short-term outlook favourable, policymakers should enact deeper structural reforms that will improve both fiscal sustainability and social cohesion, according to a new report from the OECD.

    2017-07-25 08:57
  • Comments of business people and politicians on Britain's decision to withdraw from membership of the European Union.

    2017-07-25 08:48
  • SMi's annual Benelux Infrastructure Forum, which will take place in Amsterdam on 22nd -23rd November,

    2017-07-25 08:45
  • The annual African Economic Outlook (AEO) monitors the continent’s state of affairs using a collaborative approach.

    2017-07-25 08:34
  • Luso Canadian Band Menage release a surprise summer track entitled "They Never Call".

    2017-07-25 08:40
  • Wines of Portugal

    Moscatel Roxo de Setúbal Venâncio da Costa Lima 2013 was considered the best muscat in the 17th edition of the French competition "Muscats du Monde" with the maximum classification among the 214 muscats from 25 countries.

    2017-07-24 11:41
    Wines of Portugal/AICEP
  • The Summer is here and if there is a place in Portugal where we can feel it in its peak is in Alentejo.The hot summer temperatures in Alentejo make it almost mandatory to spend some time in the pool and relax in the shade. But the only thing better than a lounging poolside or diving in the light blue water on a hot day, is doing it with a great view and finishing the day tasting some of the best wines from Alentejo.

    2017-07-24 09:42
    Wine Tourism in Portugal/AICEP
  • ANA Aeroportos de Portugal reports that it has invested €32.8m ($38.2m) in expanding its Faro Airport terminal area from 81,200sq m to 93,120sq m, while also increasing the size of both of its retail and food court areas – an expansion it says is still ongoing.

    2017-07-24 07:23
  • The first "Forum bwd Digital Transformation" in Portugal, exclusively dedicated to the theme of Digital Transformation, will take place on October 10 2017, at the Yeatman Hotel.

    2017-07-21 12:00
  • In the year in which it is celebrating a history of 225 years, the Jerónimo Martins Group has reached the 100 thousand employee milestone. Biedronka, the leading supermarket chain in Poland, is responsible for over two thirds of the Group’s total universe of employees.

    2017-07-21 11:48
    EPR Retail News/AICEP
  • Portuguese retail chain Continente has expanded its range of private label dairy products, to include 15 varieties of yoghurt drinks.

    2017-07-21 11:46
  • House prices in Portugal were in the first quarter of this year up 7.9 percent on a year earlier, which is well above the 4.0 percent average increase the euro zone saw as a whole.

    2017-07-21 11:24

    This week, Portugal’s president, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, addressed a business seminar in Mexico City attended by Portuguese and Mexican business people, during what he described as a “very useful” if short state visit to mexico, where the focus was on economic relations.

    2017-07-21 11:25
  • The weekend of 7-9 July was marked by entrepreneurship. On the Friday evening 60 entrepreneurial enthusiasts came together in Lisbon to learn how to build and launch a business in less than 54 hours.

    2017-07-20 14:15

    Portugal touches millions of people every day with new and innovative products like moulds, sophisticated software, biometric solutions, health products, communication systems but also traditional products such as wine, olive oil and shoes.Portugal is a developed and sophisticated country with modern infrastructures.

    2017-07-19 11:29

    Our history is made of discoveries, entrepreneurship, creativity and permanent innovation. Welcome to a modern and sophisticated Portugal that will surprise you.

    2017-07-19 11:29
  • Over 500 highly qualified engineers in one of the largest dedicated R&D teams in Portugal.

    2017-07-19 11:28
  • Investing in overseas property is becoming increasingly popular, and there are certain locations around the globe that are becoming some of the best places to get a profitable return. Portugal has always been seen a sought-after destination, as well a popular holiday detestation for those looking to seek some sun.

    2017-07-20 06:58
  • To meet the growing demand, SATA/Azores Airlines intends to expand its service in Canada, projecting to increase its operations by 21% this year, transporting around 128,000 passengers between Canada the Azores and mainland Portugal.

    2017-07-19 14:24
    Portuguese American Journal/AICEP
  • Portugal’s Alentejo region has been listed by respected travel guide Lonely Planet as one of the top ten must-see destinations this year in Europe.

    2017-07-19 14:06
  • When it comes to wines from Portugal, most Americans likely think of the very famous and tasty Port, which is a fortified wine often had with dessert.

    2017-07-18 11:50
  • The European Union and Brazil on Monday (17 July) proposed to the World Trade Organisation a reform of farm subsidies in order to “level the playing field” for emerging economies, an EU statement said.

    2017-07-18 08:26
  • Lebanon has become a shareholder of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) with a view to becoming a recipient of the Bank’s investments and advisory services.

    2017-07-18 07:51
  • EDISOFT, a leading provider of innovative solutions aiming at providing its customers with enhanced critical security systems, on land, sea, air, space and cyberspace, has been chosen by the European Space Agency (ESA) to deploy a distributed monitoring solution for its science operations IT infrastructure of over 900 devices at the European Space Astronomy Centre (ESAC).

    2017-07-18 08:45
  • 05-07 December 2017

    The leading oil & gas show of Iraq, officially sponsored by Republic of Iraq, Ministry of Oil will be held with the participation of Basra Oil Company and South Gas Company (the 2 key state companies in the region).

    2017-07-18 08:30
  • Europe's largest and most developed economies offer fruitful conditions for retailers, but they can also be fiercely competitive, and in some cases, are near saturation.

    2017-07-18 07:48
  • French retail group Les Mousquetaires has opened its first Intermarché hypermarket in the Algarve region, located in Lagos.

    2017-07-18 06:56
  • No new plantation has succeeded since independence, neither state nor private. But it has not stopped Frelimo leaders since Samora Machel from dreaming of giant mechanised farms funded by hundreds of millions of dollars from abroad.

    2017-07-17 14:09
  • The first direct flight linking Portugal to China was launched in Lisbon to start July 25. The new route will originate in Hangzhou, capital city of Zhejiang Province, with a stopover in Beijing to its final destination in Lisbon. There will be three flights between Portugal and China per week.

    2017-07-17 09:41
    Portuguese American Journal/AICEP
  • ARDMA, an investment holding, has signed a contract to buy almost 60% of the shares of Herdade da Comporta, in Setúbal, and wants to transform it into an exclusive resort.

    2017-07-17 08:57
  • Summer’s the perfect time to visit the Portuguese capital – and it’s an easy city to navigate on foot.

    2017-07-14 12:52
    The Independent/AICEP
  • Portuguese exports increased 15.4 percent and imports rose 22.4 percent in May, compared to the same period last year, which translated into a widening of the trade deficit to €1.438 billion.

    2017-07-14 08:49
  • Lisbon has ranked third on a list of Europe’s most vegan-friendly capital cities, after Amsterdam (Holland), which came in first, and Paris (France), second.

    2017-07-14 08:46
  • On July 16th, in Lorient, France, and from Barcelona on July 12th, the Transquadra Regatta, the world’s most important transatlantic sailing race, will get under way, featuring the Madeiran Archipelago as a stopover before concluding on the island of Martinique.

    2017-07-13 13:06
    Visit Madeira/AICEP
  • Opicapone has now been launched in Spain for the treatment of Parkinson’s Disease, being already available in the UK and Germany since 2016.

    2017-07-12 13:26
  • One of rarest flowers in the world, known as ‘Myosotis Azorica’, grows exclusively on the island of Corvo where it was found near extinction.

    2017-07-12 13:20
    Portuguese American Journal/AICEP
  • TAP, the national Portuguese airline, has started flying to Toronto, Canada, in June. The service brings TAP back to Toronto for the first time since 1994.

    2017-07-12 13:17
    Portuguese American Journal/AICEP
  • Wines of Portugal

    "So I paid my recent visit to Portugal’s Douro Valley with this in the back of my mind: port is one of the great blended wines of the world (blending varieties and vineyard origins), but so is champagne, and, as I discussed last week, there are terroirists there challenging the status quo".

    2017-07-12 11:46
  • Innovation is based on the development of an insulated chassis for commercial refrigeration equipment using expanded cork agglomerate coated with sheet metal.

    2017-07-12 09:45
  • The trend for school-leavers to prefer to automatically opt for college has resulted in a shortage of skilled workers in certain fields, warns Dr Paul Downing, Hovione general manager.

    2017-07-11 12:43
    Irish Examiner/Hovione/AICEP
  • Portugal’s capital was named the European city with more “cultural dynamism” by the “Cultural and Creative Cities Monitor” a project endorsed by the European Commission.

    2017-07-11 12:47
    Portuguese American Journal/AICEP
  • Altitude Software, a global provider of omnichannel solutions to deliver great customer experiences, is announcing  the integration of LiveChat with Altitude Xperience Proactive, a flexible contact center solution with features and service plans fit for customer-centric businesses aiming for growth.

    2017-07-10 14:39
    Altitude Software/AICEP
  • Centric Software announces that Sonae Sports & Fashion, a division of the Portugal-based multinational company Sonae, has selected Centric Software to provide its product lifecycle management (PLM) solution. Centric Software is the leading PLM solution for fashion, retail, footwear, luxury, outdoor and consumer goods companies.

    2017-07-10 08:46
    Centric Software/Sonae/AICEP
  • Portugal’s capital is bursting with culture and great places to eat, stay and party – and it’s the cheapest city break destination in western Europe.

    2017-07-10 08:55
    The Guardian/AICEP
  • The award-winning Zoomarine sealife theme park in Guia, in the Algarve, has this past weekend joined an international campaign to prevent the extinction of the vaquita.

    2017-07-10 07:00
  • The Algarve is this month hosting a whopping 170 different summer events.

    2017-07-06 13:32
  • Around 150 national startups are to be given a 50 percent discount on this year’s Websummit participation fees, as well as on bootcamps in preparation for the summit.

    2017-07-06 13:28

    EuroCham serves as the voice of European business in Myanmar. Its main mission is to significantly increase the presence of European investment in the country and to improve the business climate – by advocating for European industry interests with the government and organisations in Myanmar, the ASEAN region and the EU.

    2017-07-04 11:25

    EBRD President Sir Suma Chakrabarti has visited Portugal, a founding shareholder country of the EBRD.

    2017-07-04 13:45
  • Portugal Ventures invests in startups with exceptional teams at the beginning of their venture.

    2017-07-05 12:59
    Portugal Ventures/AICEP
  • With over 2000 SqM of space including co-working, team rooms and an event auditorium Canopy Sintra is an amazing new home for startups.  Developed by Brave Generation and now operated by Canopy, residents of the space will also be part of a wider community at other Canopy locations of Lisbon (PT) Exeter (UK) and Somerville (USA).

    2017-07-06 06:45
  • Frotcom International and Microsoft have strengthened their partnership by moving Frotcom’s Data Center to Microsoft’s Azure platform.

    2017-07-04 10:47
  • If you’ve scrolled through Instagram within the last year or so, then you already know that Portugal is the place to go. It has turned up on more must-visit lists lately than nearly anywhere else.

    2017-07-03 13:07
  • There’s so much more to Portugal than sunny city breaks, windsurfing and pasteis de nata washed down with a chilled glass of port.

    2017-07-03 13:01
  • Statistics Portugal and Statistics Spain present the 2016 edition of “The Iberian Peninsula in figures” as a result of the relevant cooperation that both institutions have been keeping for so many years.

    2017-07-03 12:40
    Statistics Portugal/AICEP
  • According to Statistics Portugal data, in 2017 (January to April) the total value of exports of goods reached 18.2 billion euros and increased by 12.8 percent year on year.

    2017-07-03 11:55
    Statistics Portugal/AICEP
  • A report of the Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development which provides information on the evolution of organic production in Portugal and aims to provide a global strategic vision regarding the contribution of this activity to the diversification and enhancement of the production of quality food.

    2017-07-03 11:46
    Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development/AICEP
  • The Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Report 2017 contains detailed profiles for each of the 136 economies featured in the study, as well as an extensive section of data tables with global rankings covering the 90 indicators included in the TTCI.

    2017-07-03 10:17
    World Economic Forum/AICEP
  • This report contributes to this objective by presenting the perceptions of EU companies engaged in exporting to major markets.

    2017-07-03 10:04
  • Malaysia, ASEAN’s third largest economy (after Indonesia and Thailand), is well on track to achieve its goal of becoming a high income economy by 2020.

    2017-07-03 09:55
    Asian Briefing/AICEP
  • Both the EU and China have changed considerably in the past decades.

    2017-07-03 09:46
    European External Action Service/AICEP
  • The euro area recovery is strengthening and becoming more broad-based.

    2017-07-03 09:24
  • A Concluding Statement describes the preliminary findings of IMF staff at the end of an official staff visit (or ‘mission’), in most cases to a member country.

    2017-06-30 11:36
  • The world’s most competitive countries continue to jostle for the top positions in the 2017 IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook, as the USA is pushed out of the top three. Hong Kong has consolidated its dominance of the annual rankings compiled by the IMD World Competitiveness Center, taking the top spot for the second year.

    2017-07-03 09:14
    IMD World Competitiveness Center/AICEP
  • According to the Outlook Report of African Development Bank, Africa has high untapped potential for entrepreneurship. In 18 African countries for which statistics are available, 11% of the working-age population set up their own firms to tap specific business opportunities.

    2017-07-03 09:05
    African Development Bank /AICEP
  • Portugal is riding the wave of the eurozone recovery with a pickup in investment and expanding exports that are expected to lift growth by 2.5 per cent this year, the former bailout country’s best performance for more than two decades, the International Monetary Fund said on Friday.

    2017-07-03 07:00
    Financial Times/AICEP
  • There's a new energy in winemaking in the Azores, says Sarah Ahmed, who picks out the best places to stay and eat while visiting...

    2017-06-30 11:43
  • A third of people (34 percent) in an online survey of 17 countries firmly agree1 that they “find it difficult to take a break from technology (my mobile device, computer, TV, etc.), even when I know I should”.

    2017-06-30 11:39
  • Major Purchase measure plunges eight points.  Consumers worried about what the coming year will bring.

    2017-06-30 11:41
  • This report explores the growth prospects for the ocean economy, its capacity for future employment creation and innovation, and its role in addressing global challenges.

    2017-06-29 12:10
  • After 20 months of discussion, EU Parliament and Council negotiators reached an informal agreement Wednesday on an overhaul of existing EU rules on organic production and labelling of organic products.

    2017-06-29 12:09
  • A newly published forecast from International Data Corporation (IDC) shows that the trend of strong market growth in digital strategy and agency services will continue through 2021.

    2017-06-29 12:08
  • A mega cork installation, in a project coordinated by the renowned architect Manuel Aires Mateus, will be held within the scope of the 3rd Archi Summit and will be on display for only two days - July 6 and 7 - in the Pavilion of Portugal’s famous concrete.

    2017-06-29 11:49

    In partnership with the Polish and Portuguese Chamber of Commerce (PPCC), and on its initiative, ViniPortugal will organize the Wines os Portugal Grand Tastting Warsaw 3rd edition, on October 26th, at the Primasowki Palace, a palace located in the old part of the city.

    2017-06-29 11:25
  • Launched yesterday in London, in conjunction with the event “Dual Companies: How and Why European Scaleups Expand to the U.S.,” the latest SEP Report realized by Mind the Bridge with the support of international law firm Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.

    2017-06-28 14:00
  • The Vinhos Verdes Regional Winemaking Commission (CVRVV) said on Tuesday it was going to welcome a group of Russian importers visiting the region for the first time to get to know the wines made by more than 30 producers.

    2017-06-28 08:45
  • Report summarizing ITC’s interventions and impact to serve as basis for Joint Advisory Group session on 10 July

    2017-06-27 10:37
  • A new aircraft purchased by national flag carrier TAP flew over Portugal Monday morning to commemorate the occasion.

    2017-06-27 08:00
  • Zippy has opened its flagship store at Dubai Mall, one of the world's best-known shopping centres.

    2017-06-27 10:24
  • The Government of the Azores will be represented at the ‘NewSpace 2017: Convergence’ international conference by Gui Menezes the Secretary of the Sea, Science and Technology.

    2017-06-27 10:18
    Portuguese American Journal/AICEP
  • The World Bank announced today a new project to promote entrepreneurship in Jordan by providing critical, early stage financing to the small and medium enterprises (SMEs) that have proven to be the engines of job creation. The new US$50 million project aims to support over 200 innovative start-ups from across the country, with the establishment of a private sector managed funding facility.

    2017-06-27 10:18
  • The Slovak Republic continues exhibiting robust economic performance, with strong growth backed by a sound financial sector, low public debt and high international competitiveness drawing on large inward investment.  Policymakers should take advantage of the current situation to enact reforms that will further increase living standards of all Slovaks, according to a new report from the OECD.

    2017-06-27 10:15
  • Many countries have become more efficient in using natural resources and the services provided by the environment, generating more economic output per unit of carbon emitted and of energy or raw materials consumed. Yet progress is too slow, and if emissions embodied in international trade are included, advances in environmental productivity are more modest, a new OECD report shows.

    2017-06-27 10:13

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