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open optimism

Portugal's economy minister looks to an open future

Portugal’s minister of economy, Manuel Caldeira Cabral, tells Natasha Turak how increases in exports and tourism have driven the country’s growth, enabling it to reduce its fiscal deficit and unemployment levels, while its open approach has prevented protectionist sentiments from taking hold within its borders.

portugal makes the

Portugal's long-term education strategy pays off

Portugal’s long-term educational policies are paying dividends, with a high proportion of young people speaking more than one language and even sporting a master's degree. This in turn is attracting international companies and creating conditions that could lure many overseas Portuguese back. Courtney Fingar reports.

Ricardo Rio

Braga's mayor looks to put tech talents on the radar

Ricardo Rio, the mayor of Braga in north-west Portugal, talks to Courtney Fingar about his strategy to build on the city's hi-tech credentials and create a cluster to rival Lisbon and Oporto.

Joao Vasconcelos

Industry minister says Portugal is primed to lure tech start-ups

Portugal is well positioned to attract global tech entrepreneurs with its excellent mix of human resources, location and lifestyle, the country's secretary of state for industry, João Vasconcelos, tells Courtney Fingar.

Barcelona tops cities list

Barcelona leads investment rankings for Spanish and Portuguese cities

With Spain and Portugal attracting more than 8% of Europe’s FDI last year, cities from the two countries are proving to be increasingly attractive to foreign investors. Barcelona ranked top of the major cities, while Santa Cruz de Tenerife in the Canaries led the medium-sized table. Geraldine Ewing and Christine McMillan analyse the results.

Paulo Portas

Into the light: how Paulo Portas has helped Portugal to bounce back

Portugal’s deputy prime minister, Paulo Portas, looks at the measures that have helped put the country's economy back on track after its bailout in 2011.

PIGs

Southern Europe emerges from the FDI shadows

The southern European countries of Spain, Portugal, Italy and Greece are emerging from a period of uncertainty and have a lot to offer investors, writes Sofia Karadima, but levels of success in attracting FDI vary. 

Chinese FDI into Europe hits record high: Baker & McKenzie

According to a recent report by law firm Baker & McKenzie, Chinese FDI into Europe hit a record high in 2014. 

Business leaders give Portugal reforms their approval: EY survey

A survey by Ernst & Young shows that investors and business leaders in Portugal are happy with the country's recent business reforms.

FDI into Ireland, Greece and Portugal before and after the EU bailout

Ireland, Portugal and Greece have had varying levels of success in attracting FDI since their EU bailouts.

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