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Portugal Discovers Its Spirit Of Entrepreneurial Adventure

September 10, 2015

A tide of entrepreneurship is sweeping Europe, as the Eurozone crisis and accompanying austerity measures prompt more and more people to take a chance on start their own business and fuel continental growth of technology incubators and accelerators. Nowhere has this transformation been more impressive than in Portugal, a country famous for its maritime explorers, rich in history […]

Brazil, Angola and China are the source of new investments in Portugal

September 10, 2015

Nearly half of foreign direct investment in Portugal in 2014 originated in Brazil, Angola and China, contributing to an increasing interconnection between these economies, according to official data.     The latest data from the Bank of Portugal on foreign investment in the country in 2014, the best year in the recent past in terms […]

Mota-Engil group obtains 113 million euro contract in Brazil

September 10, 2015

Portugal’s Mota-Engil construction group obtained a 113 million euro railway contract in Brazil after closing its second quarter accounts, the group announced in the presentation of its first half-year results.   The report released by the Securities Market Commission (CMVM – Portugal’s market regulator) indicates that after closing its accounts the group obtained contracts worth […]

Results: BBVA earns €2.76 billion in the first half of the year

August 3, 2015

Activity: The BBVA Group’s gross lending to customers increased 11% in the last year. In Spain, new production for loans to SMEs, consumer loans and mortgages grew Results: Excluding Venezuela, margins grew at double-digit rates year-over-year in the first half. Operating income increased to €2.97 billion in the second quarter, the highest level in 10 quarters Risks: BBVA […]

Call centers create over 40 thousand jobs

June 30, 2015

They pop up like mushrooms. Call centers in Portugal have a turnover of €470 million per year employ over 40,000 people and they are no longer just located in Lisbon or Porto.   In 2014 rvenues increased 7% after increasing 11% in 2013 a 6% in 2012. Just last May two new centers opened in […]

Altran invests 12 million and creates 200 jobs in Portugal

June 30, 2015

Altran has reached an agreement with the Portuguese Government to a new investment of 12 million euros that will create 200 new jobs.   The new direct jobs will be generated, mainly in the Fundão region, as part of the expansion of its near shore operation.   In Fundão, Altran develops solutions for critical systems […]

Swedish Alfa Laval opens center in Portugal

June 30, 2015

Alfa Laval, a world leader in solutions, equipment and services for the naval industry has recently announced the opening of a new center in Setúbal.   The new center will cover the European and North-American markets and it will be responsible for the production of boilers, maintenance and parts repair and for providing on-board services. […]

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