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Portugal's impressive turnaround

Portugal has survived dictators and economic upheaval to become one of Europe’s success stories, thanks to a mix of social tolerance and political pragmatism. 

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Portugal economy minister shows power of positive adjustment

Painful changes forced by crisis are now helping Portugal's economy flourish, says Manuel Caldeira Cabral.

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Braga brings out the young guns to attract Accenture

A large population of under-30s was a major pull for Accenture when it chose Braga in Portugal for its latest tech services centre. Strong links with local universities and a receptive local investment agency were also key factors, as Courtney Fingar reports.

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Tech and textiles: a Farfetch story

Farfetch founder Jose Neves combined his tech experience with a love of fashion to create a global high-end e-commerce site. He tells Natasha Turak about his growth plans, following a partnership with Condé Nast.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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