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  • Two hotels, one golf course and one successful businessman from the Algarve have brought home awards from the 2019 Publituris Portugal Travel Awards held on Tuesday (September 17) in Cascais.

    2019-09-20 09:45
    Portugal Resident/AICEP
  • “For the first time ever”, the Algarve reached the record figure of three million overnight stays in July. The data was released this week by the National Statistics Institute (INE), which revealed that the number of overnights stays in the region increased by 0.7% compared to last June.

    2019-09-20 09:30
    Portugal Resident/AICEP
  • The Portuguese Embassy in Turkey, with the support of Camões IP and in association with Perve Galeria, brings the “Connecting to Portugal and the Portuguese Speaking World - the Modern and Contemporary Art Exhibition” to Turkey.

    2019-09-20 09:15
    Hurriyet Daily News/AICEP
  • The director of the Portuguese Institute of the Orient (IPOR) told Lusa that the number of Portuguese tutorials provided by the institution has almost doubled this year, largely due to ‘gold visas’ and Chinese investment in Lusophone countries.

    2019-09-20 09:00
    Macau Business/AICEP

    Rhodium Group, an independent market research platform, published a study for the European Commission about China Observatory project.

    2019-09-13 11:25
  • Banco de Portugal publishes statistics of the Statistical Bulletin and in BPstat, on balance of payments for July 2019.

    2019-09-19 10:30
    Banco de Portugal/AICEP
  • “Clothing & Footwear Retailing in Portugal, Market Shares, Summary and Forecasts to 2022”, provides data for historic and forecast retail sales, and also includes information on the business environment and country risk related to Portugal retail environment. In addition, it analyzes the key consumer trends influencing Portugal clothing and footwear industry.

    2019-09-18 10:55
    Market Forecast/AICEP
  • A new milestone for Parfois. The Portuguese fashion accessories chain, that celebrates this year its 25th anniversary, opened its 1,000th store in Paris. The flagship store is located in Rue du Rivoli 86 hand has 47 square meters.

    2019-09-18 10:30
  • Portuguese wine exports grew by 2.5% between January and July this year, and their average price rose by 5%, the Agriculture Ministry announced.

    2019-09-18 09:30
  • Spanish group Clece, which has two senior residences in Portugal, will invest more than €35 million in two other facilities over the next 20 years and aims to reach 10 units, the company announced.

    2019-09-18 09:00
  • US investment in Portugal has soared this year to 231 transactions — including mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, private equity and asset acquisitions — between January and August this year, a 6.45% increase on the same period last year.

    2019-09-16 14:45
    Portugal Resident/AICEP
  • Carsol Fruit is investing €54 million to set up an organic fruit farm in Alcácer do Sal in the district of Setúbal where it aims to produce around 9,000 tons of blueberries per year.

    2019-09-16 14:40
    Portugal Resident/AICEP
  • A 100% Portuguese perfume manufacturer in Braga is finding international success in its artisan scents.

    2019-09-16 14:35
    Portugal Resident/AICEP
  • Portugal has been ranked among the ‘world’s 30 most sustainable countries’. In a report compiled for the United Nations by 15 independent scientists’, the country has been placed in 26th position in a total of 162 countries – scoring 76.4 points out of potential maximum of 100.

    2019-09-16 14:30
    Portugal Resident/AICEP
  • Portugal is the first country to receive the “Accessible Tourism Destination” award from the World Tourism Organisation (WTO), which recognises the effort in promoting accessibility.

    2019-09-16 10:58
  • BinckBank, one of Europe’s largest banks for investors with 13 years experience in Spain & Portugal, is launching a new service aimed at English speaking expatriates in Spain & Portugal.

    2019-09-16 10:59
  • Católica University has been ranked as Portugal’s best university, pushing Porto University into second place.

    2019-09-16 14:00
  • Assembly of 33+ companies cluster to take part in New York Home Fashions Market

    It’s not news that Portuguese home textiles companies will be at New York Home Fashions Market next week with myriad new products for the U.S. consumer. But what is different for this season is their new show of force.

    2019-09-13 14:30
    Home Textiles Today/AICEP
  • Portugal was the first country in Atlantic Europe to sign a cooperation agreement with China under the Belt and Road initiative, the Chinese ambassador to Portugal wrote in a text published in the China Daily newspaper.

    2019-09-13 09:45
  • Portugal has come out on top as the best European country for expats thanks to the country providing a great quality of life and the ease of settling in.

    2019-09-16 10:55
  • Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa pledged on Wednesday to significantly increase the investment in science by 2030.

    2019-09-13 09:30
  • The Central Banks of the Community of Portuguese-Speaking Countries (BCPLP) are discussing issues related to human capital management on Wednesday in Angola's northern Malanje province, the organizers announced.

    2019-09-13 09:15
  • ebankIT will be at Finovate Fall in New York from September 23-25.

    2019-09-13 09:00

    A delegation from the China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Machinery and Electronic Products (CCCME) has visited the port of Leixões at the invitation of AICEP Portugal Global.

    2019-09-11 09:30
  • VoiceInteraction will be showcasing at the IBC Show 2019 its acclaimed automatic closed captioning solution: Audimus.Media. It is producing automatic captions for daily live shows that reach more than 600 million viewers worldwide through over more than 300 TV stations.

    2019-09-10 15:15
  • Portugal has re-affirmed itself as the world’s leading tourist destination, according to the recent rankings from the World Economic Forum’s Travel & Tourism Competitiveness 2019 Report.

    2019-09-10 12:30
    Travel Daily Media/AICEP
  • Portugal’s national airline TAP registered this year "the best August ever" in terms of passengers, exceeding 1.7 million customers and 11.3% more compared to the same month in 2018, the airline said.

    2019-09-10 12:00
  • The country has also for the first time achieved world leadership in the quality of tourism infrastructure according to the World Economic Forum’s 2019 report.

    2019-09-09 15:15
  • Port put Portugal on the drinks map in the UK but the country's wines are on the up.

    2019-09-09 14:50
  • Swedish furniture company IKEA has announced that the company will be investing more than €6 million in lowering prices and making services more convenient in Portugal in 2020.

    2019-09-09 15:00
  • One more influential organization has joined the CCILR Chamber of Commerce and Industry Luso-Russian: The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) is now an official member of CCILR.

    2019-09-09 10:50
  • Quinta Monteiro de Matos received a Grand Gold Medal in the Germany competition Mundus Vini. In a competition with thousands of wines from all over the world, only 14 wines won Grand Gold Medal, and one them was Grande Reserva.

    2019-09-09 10:40
    Quinta Monteiro de Matos/AICEP
  • MB September 2019 Special report | 40 Years, 40 Companies.

    2019-09-09 10:00
    Macau Business
  • Nearly two dozen Portuguese and Brazilian startups are taking part this week in an international event in Macau to capture investors and partners in the Chinese market, officials told Lusa.

    2019-09-05 15:17
    Macau Business/AICEP
  • Expat Insider 2019 Survey Reveals

    Portugal is the best European country for expats thanks to a great quality of life and the ease of settling in.

    2019-09-06 10:15
  • Unreal Fields is a Portuguese-based footwear brand founded in Lisbon, focusing on creativity and unique, innovative designs. Entirely women-owned, lead, and run, the company stands to support the local market through partnerships with local designers and manufacturers. Unreal Fields is proud to represent inclusivity, interaction, and timelessly eccentric footwear.

    2019-09-06 10:00
  • Intermarché is planning an extension in the Portuguese market and is aiming to increase its market share (currently set at 9.2 percent) through new store openings and a price reduction strategy.

    2019-09-06 09:45
  • Portuguese coachbuilder CaetanoBus has closed a deal with Abellio, which runs buses in London, for the sale of 34 electric vehicles for €15 million.

    2019-09-06 09:30
  • The Portuguese company Unbabel is to open a laboratory in September for artificial intelligence in Pittsburgh, the United States, which will be led by the US researcher Alon Lavie.

    2019-09-06 09:15

    The Greek government is developing a 10-year strategic plan for the country’s linchpin tourism sector to boost its long-term prospects and improve infrastructure, competitiveness and sustainability.

    2019-08-30 11:28
  • Elastron was once again present at the Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles - Autumn Edition 2019, which took place from August 28 to 31. Elastron was one of the leading figures of this event, which demonstrates the growing importance of the Elastron brand in the global market.

    2019-09-04 08:45
  • Optimistic, member of CCILR, signed an intermediation agreement with Sinara, a Russian group that operates in the railway sector. The purpose is to enter the Portuguese-speaking markets, with a special focus on Brazil and Angola.

    2019-09-04 08:15
  • Global growth is set to ease this year, due largely to weaker momentum in developed economies and China. However, tight labor markets and more accommodative monetary policy should provide some support. A further escalation of trade tensions, particularly between the U.S. and China, is the key downside risk.

    2019-09-03 13:00
    Focus Economics/AICEP
  • Consumer sentiment declined from 37.8 in July to 37.1 in August. The print represented the lowest reading since April 2014 and was below the 37.5 expected by market analysts. The consumer confidence index measures consumers’ expectations for the next six months on a scale of 0–100; a figure of 100 indicates that all respondents see their living standards improving.

    2019-09-03 12:45
    Focus Economics/AICEP
  • The National Institute of Statistics (Istat)’s composite business confidence indicator (Clima di Fiducia delle Imprese Italiane, IESE)—which covers the manufacturing, construction, market services and retail sectors—fell to 98.9 points in August from July’s 101.2 points, which had marked the best result in nine months.

    2019-09-03 12:30
    Focus Economics/AICEP
  • Consumer confidence was unchanged in September, as the GfK Consumer Climate index remained stable at 9.7 points. September’s result suggests that even with sentiment hovering at an over two-year low and following six consecutive months of deterioration, consumer confidence remains healthy.

    2019-09-03 12:15
    Focus Economics/AICEP
  • This Thursday, it has been given another important step in the process of selling Caixa Geral de Depósitos (CGD) in Brazil.

    2019-09-02 11:45
    Eco News/AICEP
  • The platform "Portugal Health Passport" allow tourists to access urgent healthcare for a fixed price in different health units of Hospital da Luz, Lusíadas and CUF.

    2019-09-02 11:43
    Eco News/AICEP
  • Economists contacted by Lusa consider that exist signs of the German economy slowing down, which might affect the Eurozone and Portugal.

    2019-09-02 11:41
    Eco News/AICEP
  • "Elisa Ferreira has exceptional and unique qualifications.", Centeno on Elisa Ferreira's nomination for EU Commissioner.

    2019-09-02 11:40
    Eco News/AICEP
  • A Survey by the IMF staff usually published twice a year. It presents IMF staff economists' analyses of global economic developments during the near and medium term. Chapters give an overview as well as more detailed analysis of the world economy; consider issues affecting industrial countries, developing countries, and economies in transition to market; and address topics of pressing current interest.

    2019-09-02 09:30
  • A premier destination for living, investing and creating, will be showing itself to the french public in September.

    2019-09-02 10:00
    Aldeias do Xisto/AICEP
  • The Algarve could be transformed into a ‘Mecca’ for health and wellness travel - benefiting from major investment linked to the booming €600billion global industry - according to organisers of the 2019 Algarve Tourism Conference.

    2019-09-02 09:56
  • The XVI International Symposium on Marine Natural Products and the XI European Congress on Marine Natural Products opened on Sunday in Peniche, west Portugal.

    2019-09-02 09:53
  • Banco de Portugal

    In Portugal, more than half of the firms do not have any bank relationship. When firms borrow from banks, they hold 2 bank relationships on average.

    2019-08-30 11:22
  • Delta Cafés, which this year was voted one of the best companies to work for in Portugal, has created a completely biodegradable coffee machine capsule.

    2019-08-29 12:34
  • Lisbon-born Telma Guerreiro is a health-conscious pastry specialist who recently participated in a government project supporting young entrepreneurs eager to launch their own businesses. Her initial idea was to open a pastry shop, but life led her on a different path.

    2019-08-29 12:32

    The amendment lifting capital controls passed with the votes of all parties except the Communist Party, which voted "present" on Monday.

    2019-08-28 11:07
  • Last2Ticket was invited to participate in Macau international startup week being hosted at The Venetian Cotai Suite Hall C in Macau, from the 5th to the 7th of September.

    2019-08-29 10:38
  • Company was evaluated based on strategy and performance

    Altitude Software, a global provider of omnichannel solutions to improve customer experience, announces that the company has been identified as an Innovator by The Aragon Research Globe for Intelligent Contact Center, 2019.

    2019-08-28 14:02
  • Hilton Vilamoura Resort - 27th September 2019

    New tourism markets for new times - Preparing the Algarve for a circular economy in the 2020's.

    2019-08-28 10:19
  • The Vera Navis Ship Design, in partnership with SSI and NDAR, will organize the ShipConstructor® EMEA Conference 2019 event, which will take place on 30 September, 1 and 2 October 2019, at the Lisbon Marriott Hotel, at Avenida dos Combatentes nº45.

    2019-08-27 12:27
    Vera Navis Ship Design/AICEP
  • Sonae has profited 38M€ in the first semester of the year.

    2019-08-27 09:00
    Eco News/AICEP
  • Ten Portuguese startups are featuring amongst the 100 hottest in Europe, according to Wired.

    2019-08-27 08:22
    Eco News/AICEP
  • Cartagena - Spain

    Two incredible musicians generating an intense , moving and very special musical relationship.

    2019-08-26 11:49
  • Banco de Portugal

    Portuguese exporters have been recording important market share gains in external markets over the last decade.

    2019-08-23 13:31
  • Bank of Thailand unexpectedly cuts rate in August.

    2019-08-26 10:12
  • Philippines: BSP cuts rates in August and signals further easing ahead.

    2019-08-26 10:10
  • New Zealand: RBNZ cuts the policy rate by 50 basis points to an all-time low in surprise move.

    2019-08-26 10:08
  • BOK slashes the base rate in July.

    2019-08-26 10:05
  • Bank Indonesia cuts rates for second straight meeting in August to spur growth.

    2019-08-26 10:02
  • India: Reserve Bank of India slashes interest rates in August.

    2019-08-26 09:41
  • South Africa: Rand tumbles on slew of worrisome news.

    2019-08-22 13:43
  • Nigeria: Inflation falls to one-year low in July.

    2019-08-22 13:40
  • Kenya: PMI eases but remains strong in July.

    2019-08-22 13:38
  • Angola: Cabinda crude oil price inched down in July; Angolan production slumps to an over 12-year low.

    2019-08-22 13:36
  • Regional growth is now thus expected to hold steady from 2018’s modest outturn.

    2019-08-22 13:33
  • Hamburg-based investment company Aquila Capital has entered Portugal with a deal to develop 115,000 m2 of logistics properties in Azambuja, 35 km north of Lisbon.

    2019-08-21 07:32
  • LAMEIRINHO, a Portuguese company dedicated to the home textiles business for over 70 years, was one of the selected brands to be part of the book “Exploring the Extraordinary”, which celebrates 100 years of “BENTLEY MOTORS”.

    2019-08-20 12:27
  • For MedTech manufacturers, precise ingredients are the backbone of safe and consistent recipe-based products, including hybrid medical devices.

    2019-08-20 11:48
    Critical Manufacturing/AICEP
  • China: New tariffs to hit Chinese certain exports from 1 September, but some delayed until December.

    2019-08-20 08:43
  • Croatia: Inflation jumps to eight-month high in July.

    2019-08-20 08:38
  • Singapore: Non-oil exports contract at softer rate in July.

    2019-08-20 08:35
  • Malaysia: Economic growth accelerates in Q2, surpassing market expectations.

    2019-08-20 08:33
  • Portugal boasts pristine beaches, thousands of hours of annual sunshine and cuisine that includes little custard tarts that are enjoyed far beyond its borders.

    2019-08-19 10:48
  • During the first half of the year, Portugal exported €998 million worth of products to China, 4.2 percent more than during the same period in 2018.

    2019-08-19 10:47
  • Close to Lisbon but far less crowded, this pleasant town is the ideal base for rest and relaxation, says Liz Ryan.

    2019-08-16 12:02
  • As Portugal's tourism boom nears the 10-year mark, its luxury and boutique hotel sector is just starting to hit its stride.

    2019-08-16 11:59
  • 9 - 14 September 2019

    The Food & Beverage Trade Mission to Vietnam will be held from the 9th to the 14 of September 2019 to Ho Chi Minh City & Hanoi.

    2019-08-16 06:51
  • 25th – 27th September in Porto

    The “1st Discoveries Forum on Regenerative and Precision Medicine” will take place from the 25th to the 27th of September 2019, at Porto Palácio, in Porto, Portugal, organized by The Discoveries Centre of Excellence for Regenerative and Precision Medicine.

    2019-08-14 11:38
  • “ENRICH in China Matchmaking Tour” will take place between the 11th and the 15th of April in the cities of Chengdu and Shenzhen.

    2019-08-14 10:30
  • China’s economic growth is moderating and is projected to be 6.2 percent in 2019.

    2019-08-13 10:46
  • After winning the same award at the 2018 edition of the European contest, with Lizz cutlery set (Tableware category), this time, was the new salad tong – Milà, that earned the same distinction in the catering product category.

    2019-08-12 06:44
  • The Portuguese company, dedicated to the research and development of solutions focused on the video distribution industry, was once again at a tradeshow in the United States.

    2019-08-08 12:09
  • Canadian company Tilray has announced that it has leased 20 hectares of land to the Esporão agricultural company in the municipality of Reguengos de Monsaraz (Évora) to produce medicinal cannabis, which was planted in July.

    2019-08-12 07:36
  • TAP transported nearly eight million passengers in the first half of this year, 4.8 percent more than in the same period last year, the airline said in a statement.

    2019-08-09 07:38
  • Satisfaction surveys carried out in 2018 on tourists visiting Madeira revealed a high degree of satisfaction relating to five events held between June and December.

    2019-08-09 07:35
  • A recent study by Compare My Mobile has uncovered the cheapest and most expensive places to buy the most popular weekly food shop items across Europe.

    2019-08-09 07:32
  • Portugal’s president, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, has begun an official visit to Germany, with stops in Berlin and Rostock, at the invitation of his counterpart, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, with the aim of consolidating bilateral relations.

    2019-08-08 12:36

    The mood in German C suites is growing uneasy. The ifo Business Climate Index fell in July from 97.5 to 95.7 points. Companies were less satisfied with their current business situation and are also looking ahead with increased skepticism. The German economy is navigating troubled waters.

    2019-08-02 11:25

2019-09-20 11:30
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2019-09-20 11:29
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2019-09-20 11:28
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