As the UK endures an unprecedented 10-day heatwave, with temperatures over 34 degrees in much of the country, the holiday season is well under way here.
We will be closing the Chamber for a few days holiday, and we return on 2nd September.
On our return we will be releasing our autumn schedule of webinars and other online events, which are an increasingly important part of our services to members.
According to the EU’s statistical agency Eurostat, Portugal suffered the fourth largest economic slump in the European Union with a fall of 16.3% in GDP. However, normally more robust economies such as France, Spain and Italy were even harder hit than Portugal because of the pandemic according to Eurostat which states that Southern Europe was […]
Portugal was the largest manufacturer of bicycles in the European Union in 2019, overtaking the usual top contender, Italy. According to Eurostat, which made a comparison between the production of EU member states, around 2.7 million bicycles were produced in Portugal in 2019, overtaking Italy for the first time, which is normally Europe’s major producer […]
Luxury fashion online platform Farfetch, founded by Portuguese entrepreneur José Neves, saw its revenues increase by 74% to 30 June 2020, but the unicorn is still making a loss. According to the founder and CEO of the company which sells luxury brands all over the world, the last six months has been an “exceptional period” […]
Investment in property in Portugal fell to €90 million in the second quarter of the year. This compares to the €1.4Bn in the first quarter and the disappointing results are as a direct consequence of the impact from Covid-19 according to consultants JLL. According to the company’s director of capital markets, Fernando Ferreira, the stark […]
Portugal’s largest telco and SI/TI provider, Altice Portugal is also the country’s biggest provider of Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) and Shared Service Centres (SSC).
Altice’s fast-growing BPO/SSC division is now offering these services to the rest of Europe, and their first target market is the UK. To pursue this aim, Altice has joined the Chamber as Corporate members under our Starting in the UK programme, in order to develop its partnerships in the BPO and SSC space in this huge UK market. We are looking forward to working with the Altice team. Watch this space!