Angola 2022 – Are Angola’s reforms just window dressing?

Since José Eduardo dos Santos stood down as Angola’s president in September 2017, smoothing the way for a power transition to João Lourenço, the country’s economic policy has shifted towards Neo-Thatcherism in a bid to diversify the economy away from petroleum products, while cleaning up corruption. Problems, however, persist. Essential talks to Angola expert Jon […]

Galp ambitions to be green hydrogen leader

Portugal’s petroleum and gas company Galp says it has ambitions to be a leader in green hydrogen by 2030. The statement was made at the Electric Summit in Lisbon on 8 June by the company’s CEO, Andy Brown who said that the world’s shift away from traditional fossil fuels was a “great challenge” which Galp […]

Novobanco: shortlist for HQ sale

Portugal’s Novobanco has already selected the potential buyers for its HQ building on Lisbon’s Avenida da Liberdade. The shortlist of potential buyers for the emblematic bank which served as the headquarters for Banco Espírito Santo until 2014 has been valued at €100 million. According to Bloomberg Vanguard Properties is on the shortlist. Vanguard owns a […]

Ukrainian ambassador recalled

Ukraine’s ambassador to Portugal Inna Ohnivets has been recalled to Kiev only days after making an impassioned appeal to business leaders to “help rebuild Ukraine” and defiantly stated that her country would “never surrender”. In a surprising move, Ukrainian leader Vlodymyr Zelensky has removed the ambassador who is popular in diplomatic and business circles in […]

The Sovereign Group
Spotlight on The 2022 Sovereign Portuguese Art Prize!

The Sovereign Portuguese Art Prize aims to benefit artists living in Portugal or of the Portuguese diaspora by putting them on a world stage, whilst raising funds for disadvantaged children using expressive arts as a means of education, communication and engagement in Portugal.

This initiative is promoted by our Chamber Corporate member the Sovereign Group, and the award is set to be the biggest annual art prize in Portugal.
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