Portugal 2014

Reforms spark progress

Portugal

Reforms spark progress

Far-reaching structural reforms have paved the way for a sustained recovery in growth and investment

MORE COVERS

The creative island

Iceland

2022

The creative island

From Hollywood productions to avant-garde arts, Iceland punches above its weight when it comes to cultural influence.
The global island

Ireland

2022

The global island

Ireland has emerged as one of the best bases to launch a business with global ambitions.
Singapore, ahead of the curve

Singapore

2021

Singapore, ahead of the curve

Long established as a global center for finance and trading, Asia’s smart nation hits a new inflection point through digital transformation.
Swiss tech for a better world

Switzerland

2021

Swiss tech for a better world

Green solutions developed in Switzerland lead the way as global businesses gear up for a major sustainability push.
How Malta is charming some of the world’s finest technologies

Malta

2020

How Malta is charming some of the world’s finest technologies

In order to achieve its ambitions, the Mediterranean island needs to win the battle for talents.
Enabling growth

Maldives

2019

Enabling growth

The Maldives’ dispersed geography, while bestowing the country’s irresistible appeal, also carries unique challenges to a growing economy.
The west coast of Europe

Portugal

2019

The west coast of Europe

An economic miracle for some, Portugal is modernizing and alluring. From start-ups to surf waves, the country evokes an almost Californian model on the west coast of Europe.
How a small island nation became Africa’s business champion

Mauritius

2019

How a small island nation became Africa’s business champion

In only 50 years, Mauritius defied all economic predictions and is today ranked number one in Africa for its ease in doing business.
Revive Greece, restore Europe

Greece

2018

Revive Greece, restore Europe

Signs of recovery make a compelling case for easing the Greek debt.
Where business  mixes with beauty

Maldives

2018

Where business mixes with beauty

The Greater Malé Region, formed by the union of six neighboring islands, will decongest the capital and enable unprecedented tourism growth.
The nation with a reach much greater than its borders

Luxembourg

2018

The nation with a reach much greater than its borders

Luxembourg has become a leader in financial firsts that belies its size.
Access point to Africa

Mauritius

2017

Access point to Africa

A forthcoming free trade agreement could energize an ancient commercial route between China and Mauritius, forging a cross-continential gateway centuries in the making.
Poised for regional reconstruction

Jordan

2017

Poised for regional reconstruction

Jordan is positioning itself as a launchpad for the rebuilding of Iraq and Syria.
Access to the heart of Europe

Luxembourg

2015

Access to the heart of Europe

Luxembourg’s financial sector expertise and business friendly culture are helping Chinese businesses to engage in Europe.
Reforms spark progress

Portugal

2014

Reforms spark progress

Far-reaching structural reforms have paved the way for a sustained recovery in growth and investment
Stability locks in future growth

Ivory Coast

2016

Stability locks in future growth

Côte d’Ivoire’s economic renaissance is rapidly creating a new golden era
Building the dream

Maldives

2016

Building the dream

The Maldives invests in infrastructure to unleash growth
Re-engineering for growth

Egypt

2016

Re-engineering for growth

Egypt is undergoing an infrastructure overhaul
Oil nation charts a new course

Brunei Darussalam

2016

Oil nation charts a new course

Ancient Sino-Bruneian trade routes have been revived, marking 25 years in diplomatic relations.
Economic ties boosted as President Xi visits Egypt

Egypt

2015

Economic ties boosted as President Xi visits Egypt

Egyptian President al-Sisi and Chinese President Xi deliver a joint statement at the Presidential Palace in Cairo on January 21st, 2016.
An all-weather friend in Africa

Zimbabwe

2015

An all-weather friend in Africa

President Xi’s historic visit to Zimbabwe marks a breakthrough in the strengthening of ties.
Looking seaward

Cape Verde

2013

Looking seaward

A growing hub for services in the Atlantic
Investing in durability

Morocco

2013

Investing in durability

A safe choice for business in North Africa
Investing in democracy

Tunisia

2013

Investing in democracy

The road to economic revival
Unleashing its growth potential

Zimbabwe

2012

Unleashing its growth potential

A call for international investment
Uma porta para Africa no coração do Atlântico

Cabo Verde

2012

Uma porta para Africa no coração do Atlântico

Exemplo de democracia e governação na região em que se insere, Cabo Verde procura parceiros privados que o ajudem a constituir-se como um centro internacional de prestação de serviços. Por ar, terra e mar.

All articles portugal 2014

Reforms spark progress in Portugal

Economy

Reforms spark progress in Portugal

Far-reaching structural reforms have paved the way for a sustained recovery in growth and investment

“Fosun’s global reach brings us immense potential”

Finance

“Fosun’s global reach brings us immense potential”

Jorge Magalhães Correia

CEO of Fidelidade Seguros

“We do better when we work together”

Energy

“We do better when we work together”

Antonio Mexia

CEO of Energias de Portugal

Business pushing for Portugal-China air link

Aviation

Business pushing for Portugal-China air link

Intensification of commercial and holiday travel underscores the need for direct flights from lisbon to china

“We are a good potential partner for a Chinese airline”

Aviation

“We are a good potential partner for a Chinese airline”

Tomaz Metello

CEO EuroAtlantic Airways

Acquisitions open international markets for Chinese buyers

Finance

Acquisitions open international markets for Chinese buyers

Chinese companies are finding that partnerships forged through Portugal’s privatisation programme are creating new opportunities in the European union,

Maritime nation eyes expansion of Atlantic seaports

Logistics

Maritime nation eyes expansion of Atlantic seaports

Portuguese ports are expanding and seek to attract industrial and logistic investment

“We invest in a fast developing neighborhood in Lisbon called Benfica”

Real Estate & Construction

“We invest in a fast developing neighborhood in Lisbon called Benfica”

Pascal Gonçalves

CEO of Libertas Group

“The client that today buys a house will eventually be interested in doing business”

Economy

“The client that today buys a house will eventually be interested in doing business”

Estêvão Augusto Bernardino

Bernardino, Resende e Assoc.

“It’s time to get into the boat because the tide is going up.”

Real Estate & Construction

“It’s time to get into the boat because the tide is going up.”

Pedro Silveira

CEO of Grupo SIL

“We feel an increase of interest for Lisbon’s historic center and coastline”

Real Estate & Construction

“We feel an increase of interest for Lisbon’s historic center and coastline”

Aniceto Viegas

Executive Board Member of Espírito Santo Property

“Get an idea of prices online, but coming to Portugal is key.”

Real Estate & Construction

“Get an idea of prices online, but coming to Portugal is key.”

Vasco Pereira Coutinho

Manager of TEMPLE

“Besides lifestyle, Tróia Resort offers a return of up to 6%.”

Real Estate & Construction

“Besides lifestyle, Tróia Resort offers a return of up to 6%.”

Pedro Bruno

Director, Sonae Turismo

“The important thing is to have an honest property advisor.”

Real Estate & Construction

“The important thing is to have an honest property advisor.”

Nuno Durão

Managing Director of Fine & Country Portugal

“We know what the Chinese need. We train new staff every week.”

Real Estate & Construction

“We know what the Chinese need. We train new staff every week.”

Manuel Alvarez

CEO of RE/MAX Portugal

Investments energise historic commercial ties

Economy

Investments energise historic commercial ties

Mega-Deals helped Portugal through the crisis, now smaller Chinese investors discover a market with potential in Europe and beyond

Portuguese property rebuilds on firmer foundations

Real Estate & Construction

Portuguese property rebuilds on firmer foundations

The market is showing renewed dynamism – driven above all by foreign money – after years of stagnation as a result of the unprecedented financial

Lisbon’s trendy buzz sets new tourism records

Real Estate & Construction

Lisbon’s trendy buzz sets new tourism records

The capital’s varied charms are attracting ever more tourists – which also happens to be good for the property market

Should you buy a second house in Portugal?

Real Estate & Construction

Should you buy a second house in Portugal?

Portuguese property is looking the best bet in decades. Schemes targeting wealthy investors are not only attractive but set to buoy the market in

Prize-winning Portugal wins fans with historic sights and contemporary flair

Tourism

Prize-winning Portugal wins fans with historic sights and contemporary flair

Only a tiny fraction of 97 million trips abroad by Chinese tourists last year were to Europe. But Portugal has what it takes to charm them

“The privatisation of EDP was the turning point”

Economy

“The privatisation of EDP was the turning point”

Miguel Castro Pereira, Marta Pinto Trindade

Abreu Advogados

“High end properties, guaranteed returns”

Real Estate & Construction

“High end properties, guaranteed returns”

Carlos Leal

General Director, United Investments Portugal

“Chinese investors are now looking at smaller businesses”

Economy

“Chinese investors are now looking at smaller businesses”

Diogo Perestrelo

Managing Partner Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira