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  • Tourism in Portugal continues to grow

    Tourism in Portugal continues to grow

    Published on 6th September 2019

    Portugal continues to be a top choice for travellers as results from the central and southern regions of the country point to continued growth, especially among domestic tourists. Tourism activity in the Algarve region recorded positive signs in the first half of 2019, according to data released by the National Institute of Statistics (INE), which indicates a 7.9 per cent increase in total revenues…

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  • Portugal’s bright outlook offers Europe some hope

    Portugal’s bright outlook offers Europe some hope

    Published on 29th August 2019

    Amidst confusing times around the World, Portugal's stability seems to stand out For much of Europe, reasons for joy are thin on the ground. In Germany, the engine of European growth, the vital, export-dependent manufacturing sector is stuttering. Italy is plagued by economic and political instability, its relationship with Brussels tense. The UK is edging towards a disastrous no-deal Brexit, which…

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  • Portugal’s Rating Outlook Changed to Positive by Moody’s

    Portugal’s Rating Outlook Changed to Positive by Moody’s

    Published on 29th August 2019

    The outlook on Portugal ’s government bond rating was changed to positive by Moody’s Investors Service on a continued decline in the government’s debt burden and sustained improvements in the banking sector. Portugal's economic rating upgrade, from stable to positive The rating was affirmed and the outlook revised to positive from stable, Moody’s said in a statement on Friday.…

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  • Singular neighborhoods of Lisbon

    Singular neighborhoods of Lisbon

    Published on 23rd July 2019

    Some of the most famous neighbourhoods in Lisbon, are the ones where you find a historical feeling and the charm of old architecture. The historical Baixa and Castelo , for instance. Baixa is the centre of old Lisbon and includes many of the city’s touristic highlights, like Terreiro do Paço (also known as the Comercio Square), which ends by the river on the Cais das Colunas (Columns…

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  • “I’ve realized that Portugal is a formidable country”

    “I’ve realized that Portugal is a formidable country”

    Published on 23rd July 2019

    In an exclusive interview to the “Lisboète Magazine”, the famous French architect and designer, Philippe Stark, reveals what most impressed him about Portugal At first, he resisted. Despite the (much) insistence of some friends who lived in Cascais and described Portugal as " a paradise ", there was no great appeal to come to know the country. " I already had houses in Venice, Cap…

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  • Historical Lisbon nightclubs will move out of the Pink Street, in Cais do Sodré

    Historical Lisbon nightclubs will move out of the Pink Street, in Cais do Sodré

    Published on 22nd July 2019

    Historical Lisbon nightclubs will move out of the Pink Street, in Cais do Sodré Three historic bars and nightclubs from Cais do Sodré - “Europa”, “Tokyo” and “Jamaica” - will move closer to the river as soon as the City Hall issues the authorization. The current building that houses these clubs in Cais do Sodré’s famous Pink Street is…

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  • Portuguese Golden Visa approvals resurge in June after low level in May

    Portuguese Golden Visa approvals resurge in June after low level in May

    Published on 22nd July 2019

    Portuguese Golden Visa approvals resurge in June after low level in May Following a disappointing performance in May, Portugal’s Golden Visa approval volume picked up markedly in June, as a total of 118 main applicants – the highest figure in six months – received residence permits. Leading the charge were investors from China (45, up from 35 in May) and Brazil (24, up from 18).…

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  • Portugal adds three new sites to UNESCO World Heritage list

    Portugal adds three new sites to UNESCO World Heritage list

    Published on 22nd July 2019

    President, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, considered the news a reason for “ great joy for all Portuguese ”, while prime minister, Antonio Costa, said this is “ another reason for great pride ” for the country. The Royal Convent in Mafra, the Sanctuary of Bom Jesus in Braga and the Machado de Castro National Museum in Coimbra have all been declared UNESCO World Heritage Sites In…

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  • Immigration in Portugal: Breaking Records since 1976

    Immigration in Portugal: Breaking Records since 1976

    Published on 18th July 2019

    The number of foreigners residing in Portugal continues to rise. In 2018 only, it was registered an increase of 13.9% relative to the previous year. Portugal is becoming more and more a residency destination for foreigners. This information is confirmed by the Immigration Authorities with the Immigration and Asylum Report, published on 28 th  June 2019. According to the report, the number of…

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