Vincci opens €29M Gaia hotel

The Spanish hotel group Vincci will open a new €29 million 94 room hotel in Vila Nova de Gaia near Porto. The group already has two hotels in Lisbon and one in Porto so this will be its fourth hotel unit in Portugal. The 4-star hotel overlooks the Douro river and is next to the […]

Portuguese economy earns €7 for every €1 of overseas investment

Every euro invested by overseas buyers in residential property in Portugal generates €7 in the Portuguese economy for the next five years. This is according to a recent study from the Portuguese Association of Resorts (APR) and based on 2019 numbers from the National Statistics Institute, Eurostat and the OECD which looked at the direct, […]

CIP looks to boost trade with Saudi Arabia

The Portuguese Industrial Confederation (CIP) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding to set up the Saudi-Portugal Business Council. The aim of the business council is to boost the economic relationship between the two countries. The confederation which is led by António Saraiva signed the agreement with the Saudi Chamber of Commerce and Industry. This partnership […]

1000 to leave Millennium bcp

Portugal’s bank BCP is preparing to downscale its workforce by around 1000 staff. The bank is embarking on a programme of reform and amicable redundancies from next week. Staff were informed of the decision by the bank’s CEO Miguel Maya on Wednesday. Unions say that at least 1000 will leave. “The process begins with this […]

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