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Portugal attracting more IT investment

Portugal attracting more IT investment

Portugal has been gaining a deserved reputation as an attractive location for multinationals to open up IT development offices, particularly in Porto and the north of the country, but also Lisbon. Mercedes-Benz has just announced that is will be building its global...

Portugal enjoys record year for tourism

Portugal enjoys record year for tourism

The tourism sector has been one of the shining lights for the Portuguese economy in 2016, with an increase of around 10% in the number of tourists visiting the country and the hotel sector increasing turnover by more than 16%. Anecdotal evidence also suggests that...

Recent economic performance of Portugal

Recent economic performance of Portugal

Container port of Leixões, in Porto There is no doubt that the Portuguese economy has had a torrid time of it over the last decade or so – since the inception of Portugal as a democracy in 1974, there has been a general failure by government to control public...

Porto Universities connecting to business

Porto Universities connecting to business

The city of Porto and some of the surrounding areas of northern Portugal are fortunate enough to have very high quality Universities, in particular for engineering and other more practical areas. It means that for businesses that are located in or around Porto that...

Why invest in Porto?

Why invest in Porto?

Porto and the surrounding area of northern Portugal has been doing rather well recently in attracting inward investment from firms looking to set up an office or factory there. It is worthwhile to have a look at a few of the dry numbers which help to explain why Porto...

Brexit – a view from Portugal

Brexit – a view from Portugal

Brought up in England, with a Dutch mother but having lived in Portugal for 18 years, my natural inclination is pro European; furthermore I find nationalism in all its guises crude and often offensive and so it might come as a surprise to many that were I still living...

Portuguese business needs to get productive

Portuguese business needs to get productive

Paul Evans who represents the Global Talent Competitiveness Index has recently been sharing his views on what Portugal needs to do to pull itself up through the rankings from its lowly position of 33rd in the world league table and make the economy more productive....