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Property prices soar again

Property prices soar again

New figures recently released from the National Statistics Institute (INE) and analysed by the Portuguese newspaper Correio da Manhã, have shown that Portugal’s property market continues to rise rapidly. Read more...

Lisbon booming

Lisbon booming

A report in the UK Guardian recently suggests that millennials - those 30-somethings working as “digital nomads” - are suddenly descending on Lisbon “in droves”. Read more...

Lottery winner?!

Lottery winner?!

So, curious to know where Portugal’s most expensive streets are? The top 10 have just been announced by property website Idealista. Read more...

PM Costa “the biggest economic growth this century”

PM Costa “the biggest economic growth this century”

Portugal’s Prime Minister, António Costa has announced that official data from the National Statistics Institute (INE) Read more...

Algarve – yet again named ‘the best place in the world to retire’

Algarve – yet again named ‘the best place in the world to retire’

According to the American website, Live and Invest Overseas, the Algarve has been named “the best place in the world to retire to” for the 4th year in a row! Read more...

Portugal property price increases “almost double European average”

Portugal property price increases “almost double European average”

Yet another report shows house prices in Portugal are increasing at “almost double the European average”. Read more...

Brexit and real estate in Portugal

Brexit and real estate in Portugal

One year on from the referendum and PortugalProperty.com were pleased to be able to discuss Brexit Read more...

PortugalProperty.com honoured as PME Leader 2017

PortugalProperty.com honoured as PME Leader 2017

PortugalProperty.com is very proud to have been awarded the distinguished PME Leader Read more...

Portugal back to fiscal health, says EU

Portugal back to fiscal health, says EU

Portugal is the latest bailed-out Eurozone country to receive a clean bill of health from the European Commission after its budget deficit fell to 2% of GDP last year. Read more...

Growth in consumer confidence

Growth in consumer confidence

Portugal’s National Statistics Institute (INE), has just reported that consumer confidence is at a 17-year high. Read more...

Taxes for Portugal in 2016 and Beyond

Taxes for Portugal in 2016 and Beyond

As the government in beautiful Portugal changes, so does the taxes that we encounter. Read more...

Golden Visas Overcome Lull to Generate €1.6b, with Stable Growth Projected

Golden Visas Overcome Lull to Generate €1.6b, with Stable Growth Projected

Now in 2016, less than two years later, that total has skyrocketed to over 1.6bn Euros... Read more...

Chinese Businesses See Portugal as One of the Top Investment Destinations in Europe

Chinese Businesses See Portugal as One of the Top Investment Destinations in Europe

A recent study has ranked Portugal as the fourth most popular European investment destination for Chinese investors... Read more...

French Investors are Increasingly Becoming Interested in Portugal

French Investors are Increasingly Becoming Interested in Portugal

The popularity of Portugal as an international business and investment destination is growing... Read more...

Benefits of Moving to Portugal: One of Europe’s Taxation Heavens

Benefits of Moving to Portugal: One of Europe’s Taxation Heavens

Portugal is generally not recognised as one of the world’s biggest taxation heavens but the tax regime in Portugal is amazingly lenient... Read more...

Portugal Passes Economy Review Earlier than Expected

Portugal Passes Economy Review Earlier than Expected

A review of the Portuguese economy by international lenders received approval six months earlier than planned... Read more...

Portuguese Wine Export on the Rise, Non-EU Countries Bring Demand Up

Portuguese Wine Export on the Rise, Non-EU Countries Bring Demand Up

Portuguese wine exports grew in the first three quarters of 2013 to exceed 500 million euro... Read more...

Lisbon: Where Business Becomes Pleasure

Lisbon: Where Business Becomes Pleasure

It is also considered as one of the best places to work in Europe... Read more...

Light at the End of the Dark Economic Tunnel for Portugal

Light at the End of the Dark Economic Tunnel for Portugal

There is good news coming from Portugal nowadays! Read more...

Signs of Economic Recovery in Portugal

Signs of Economic Recovery in Portugal

Figures published recently show that the Portuguese economy recorded an annual growth rate of 1.1%... Read more...

Portuguese Banks Get EC Approval for Restructuring Plans

Portuguese Banks Get EC Approval for Restructuring Plans

Recently, the European commission decided to allow restructuring plans for 3 different Portuguese banks including CGD, BPI, and BCP. The commission concluded that the banks all work out just fine with EU state aid rules... Read more...

Hope, life and new found love as unemployment figures fall again in Portugal

Hope, life and new found love as unemployment figures fall again in Portugal

Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho is fighting a battle as he cuts government spending and raises taxes to try and counter the ever increasing unemployment... Read more...

Is VAT Reduction in Restaurants in the Works?

Is VAT Reduction in Restaurants in the Works?

The food and beverage industry may be in for good news! If two coalition parties and the largest opposition party in the country, which are engaged in on-going national salvation negotiations, will come to an agreement... Read more...

Is the Decision to Give the Solar Plant the Green Light a Good One for the Algarve

Is the Decision to Give the Solar Plant the Green Light a Good One for the Algarve

The Algarve continues to be a popular place for people to spend their holidays, and for some they have turned their dream into reality and bought property... Read more...

ANJE Applauds Initiative to Simplify Corporate Tax

ANJE Applauds Initiative to Simplify Corporate Tax

The Associação Nacional de Jovens Empresários (ANJE), the Portuguese national association of young entrepreneurs, applauded the proposal of a simplified corporate tax system... Read more...

Government Ecstatic Over Jump in Exports

Government Ecstatic Over Jump in Exports

Portugal is experiencing a surge in exports for 2013 so much so that, for the first time since World War II... Read more...

Portugal Aiming High for Inclusion in the Top Ten Business-friendly Nations

Portugal Aiming High for Inclusion in the Top Ten Business-friendly Nations

Economy Minister Álvaro Santos Pereira has announced that the Portuguese national government has set a goal of inclusion in the top ten business-friendly countries. Read more...

IKEA Set to Invest in the Algarve Region

IKEA Set to Invest in the Algarve Region

The €200 million project is expected to create 3,000 jobs directly and indirectly... Read more...

Bank of China to Open in Portugal

Bank of China to Open in Portugal

For the first time, the Bank of China will open a branch in Portugal in March, which is a major step forward for the two trading partners... Read more...

Portugal Named the World’s Best Tourism Destination for 2013 by Globe Spots

Portugal Named the World’s Best Tourism Destination for 2013 by Globe Spots

Portugal tops the ranking of the 10 best tourism destinations in the world, according to the information presented by Globe Spots international travel website... Read more...

The EasyJet Boost! New Routes, Aircraft and Staff to Portugal

The EasyJet Boost! New Routes, Aircraft and Staff to Portugal

Portugal is on the rise! Now that may seem like an odd thing to say given all the economic doom and gloom that seems to be surrounding Europe at the moment... Read more...

The Success of the Golden Triangle Exhibition

The Success of the Golden Triangle Exhibition

The third annual Golden Triangle Exhibition, which was held at the Pestana Vila Sol Hotel in Vilamoura... Read more...

Portuguese Exports Going Strong

Portuguese Exports Going Strong

By balancing its trading, Portugal does not rely on one country in particular when exporting... Read more...

Portugal Steps Back from the Financial Brink as A New Bailout Tranche is Approved

Portugal Steps Back from the Financial Brink as A New Bailout Tranche is Approved

Oct 2012 saw Finance Ministers in Europe agree a new distribution of cash to help to keep the Portuguese economy in motion... Read more...

Is there a way to solve the hike in property rates in Portugal?

Is there a way to solve the hike in property rates in Portugal?

In the light of public opposition to the IMI measures that were announced, that they are now examining ways to mitigate the changes... Read more...

Exploring Controlled Foreign Companies, Delaware Companies and Portuguese Nominee Companies

Exploring Controlled Foreign Companies, Delaware Companies and Portuguese Nominee Companies

CFCs are commonly called "Offshore Companies" in Portugal, and the most common uses on the Algarve and in the rest of Portugal has typically been to act as a tax shelter for Portuguese Property... Read more...

Algarve Sees Increase in Tourist Figures and Hosts International Tourism Event

Algarve Sees Increase in Tourist Figures and Hosts International Tourism Event

According to the official statistics, the number of tourists from the Netherlands increased 12.5 percent in September 2012, in comparison to figures for the same month of 2011. The number of British visitors went up by 3.2 percent... Read more...

A Look at the Portuguese Online Scene

A Look at the Portuguese Online Scene

The Internet is arguably the bond that connects nations, organizations and individuals together along an information... Read more...

Bank of China Set for Its Portugal Branch

Bank of China Set for Its Portugal Branch

The Bank of China, one of the large four state-owned commercial banks of the People’s Republic of China, may soon open its doors in Portugal... Read more...

Oil production set to become a reality in Portugal

Oil production set to become a reality in Portugal

The plans being approved have enabled Portugal to produce oil for the first time in history, which is a huge achievement... Read more...

How the Spanish Bailout Affects Portugal

How the Spanish Bailout Affects Portugal

When Spain’s banks got into trouble, it took some time for the government to admit that the economy might collapse unless a bailout was granted... Read more...

All-time Low Interest Rates Set to Prevail in the Coming Years

All-time Low Interest Rates Set to Prevail in the Coming Years

We may be looking at three more years of low interest rates given the current turn of events... Read more...

Economic Benefits for Portugal after Completion of the Hydrocarbon Survey off the Algarve Coastline

Economic Benefits for Portugal after Completion of the Hydrocarbon Survey off the Algarve Coastline

Repsol have completed the initial surveys along the coastline, to determine if the hunt for oil will be successful... Read more...

Keys to Success: How Algarve Businesses Remain Upbeat in Economic Troubled Times

Keys to Success: How Algarve Businesses Remain Upbeat in Economic Troubled Times

Algarve businesses contending that 2011 gives them much reason to be positive for 2012... Read more...

Work in Portugal

Work in Portugal

It's fair to say if you choose to live in some of the more touristic areas and more so the Algarve, you will find most people will speak with a good level of English and will be easier for English speakers to find work. Read more...