Category Archives: Portugal in World News

Portugal in World News (Number 175)

 
(BI) 15 stunning photos that show why Portugal should be on your travel bucket list
Nov 22, 2017
Portugal has quickly become a top destination for tourists.
And it’s not just over the summer – travelers are making their way to Portugal during its off-season in larger numbers than ever before. According to American Express Travel, planned trips to Portugal are up 86% for January through March 2018, compared with the same period this year.
(NZherald) Portugal: In the land of plenty
Nov 19 2017 
Lauren Taylor samples some of Portugal’s best.
Portugal was recently named Europe’s Leading Tourism Destination at the World Travel Awards, for its “diversity of landscapes and welcoming spirit of the Portuguese people”. 
(MacauDailyTimes) CHINESE TOURISM SURGES IN PORTUGAL, SECRETARY OF STATE CONFIRMS
Nov 24, 2017
The Chinese tourist market in Portugal experienced steady growth this year. This growth is one of the reasons behind the importance of this year’s congress of the Portuguese Association of Travel and Tourism Agencies (APAVT) at the Macau Tower Convention and Entertainment Center, said the Secretary of State for Tourism of Portugal (Ana Mendes Godinho) at the opening ceremony of the 43rd Congress of APAVT  yesterday.
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(Stantard) 10 reasons why you should visit Porto
Nov 22, 2017
Barely two hours from London, Porto is the perfect place for a city break says Tim Cooper.
(Star) Visiting Madeira takes fun to new heights
Nov 22, 2017
There are many ways for a visitor to get their kicks in the hometown of soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.
(CNBC) 9 best European retirement destinations
Nov 23, 2017
Algarve region, Portugal
Study author Kathleen Peddicord said the southwest region of Portugal “could be Europe’s most famous secret.” Algarve boasts more sunny days than almost anywhere else in Europe, she said — all the better to enjoy its abundance of land and water activities, like golfing and snorkeling.
(Azernews) Portugal’s wine, music presented in Baku
Nov 22, 2017 
Portugal’s beloved trademarks – wine and Fado, a type of Portuguese singing that is renowned for its expressive and profoundly melancholic character, were presented in Baku on November 21.
(Times) Portugal’s young ones step out from the shadows
Nov 19, 2017
Sir Cliff Richard was once cruelly embarrassed on television when he was asked to blind taste a glass of wine.
(MacauHub) Luso-Chinese economic meeting in Portugal results in four protocols of cooperation
Nov 23, 2017
An economic and trade meeting between entrepreneurs from China and Portugal, which took place in Lisbon, Portugal, has resulted in the signing of four protocols for cooperation in projects and 16 contact meeting, said the Macau Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM).
(Xinhua) Tunisia, Portugal sign agreements to enhance cooperation
Nov 21, 2017
Leaders of Tunisia and Portugal inked agreements and exchanged their views on regional situation as Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa started a two-day official visit to Tunisia Monday.
(PakistanObserver) Portugal intends to enhance trade with Pakistan
Nov, 2017
Dr. Joao Paulo Marques Sabido Costa, Charge d’ affairs, Embassy of Portugal said that his country wanted to enhance trade with Pakistan as both countries have good potential to improve bilateral trade in many areas. He stressed that Pakistan and Portugal should exchange trade delegations and promote B2B linkages to know each other and explore new areas of mutual cooperation. He was addressing business community at Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
(Reuters) Portugal’s Sonae to expand cybersecurity business with deals
Nov 24, 2017
Portugal’s retail-focused conglomerate Sonae plans to buy more cybersecurity firms as it builds a portfolio in Portugal, Spain, the United States and Germany, a company official said.
(BBG) Millennium BCP to Be Issuer of UnionPay Cards in Europe
Nov 20, 2017
Portugal’s Millennium BCP signs agreement to
be first non-Chinese issuer of China’s UnionPay cards in Europe,
according to an emailed statement from the bank and UnionPay.
(EFE) Los pastores lusos crean su “Pirelli” para ayudar a las víctimas de los incendios
Nov 20, 2017
Querían poner en valor su trabajo y han acabado por ayudar a centenares de compañeros que lo perdieron todo en los incendios de Portugal. Es la historia de doce pastores que, rompiendo cánones de belleza, protagonizan el primer calendario solidario realizado en el campo luso.
(EFE) Portugal presume de su centenario “chardonnay” en la feria Beira Interior
Nov 19, 2017
El afamado vino espumoso “chardonnay” presume estos días de ser uno de los caldos centenarios autóctonos de Portugal en la Feria “Vinhos e Sabores” de Pinhel, gracias a los viñedos que se conservan en la región de la Beira Interior, fronteriza con España.
(EP) Cristiano Ronaldo anuncia la llegada de la Navidad vestido de Mazinger Z
Nov 23, 2017
En esta ocasión no se rodea de los miembros de su familia, prefiere aparecer como un superhéroe.
(EFE) Jéssica Silva, la mejor futbolista lusa que quiere ser una estrella mundial
Nov 20, 2017
Jéssica Silva, futbolista portuguesa que milita en el Levante de la primera división española, quiere “hacer historia” y ser una estrella mundial, mientras ayuda económicamente a su madre y a sus cuatro hermanos, según relató hoy en una entrevista con la Agencia EFE.
(AP) DOST SCORES IN EACH HALF AS SPORTING BEATS OLYMPIAKOS 3-1
Nov 22, 2017 
Bas Dost scored a goal in each half to lead Sporting Lisbon to a 3-1 win over Olympiakos in the Champions League on Wednesday, leaving the Greek team without a victory after five games in Group D and unable to advance.

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(FT) Regeneration in Lisbon and Porto looks back to create the future
Nov 14, 2017
Investors in Portuguese cities report returns of up to 15% from renovations.
(FT) Portugal makes another early IMF repayment
Nov 17, 2017
Portugal has made an early repayment of €2.78bn to the International Monetary Fund with the aim of paying back costly bailout loans ahead of schedule as the country’s borrowing costs fall in debt markets.
(Economist) Why big-wave surfers are heading to Portugal
Nov 15, 2017
If you want to surf a 24-metre wave, this is the place.
(MacauHub) Tea or cha?
Nov 17, 2017
Around 2 billion people start each day with a cup of tea, three times the number of those who drink coffee each morning. In fact, after water, tea is the most widely-consumed drink in the world, with numbers equal to coffee, hot chocolate, soft drinks, and alcohol combined.
(FT) The pride of Portugal
Nov 17, 2017
‘Current vintages of Douro table wines command triple-digit prices’.
(Vogue) Inside Margherita Missoni’s Trip to Algarve, Portugal
Nov 16, 2017 10:41 PM
Portugal seems to be on everyone’s travel list—including Margherita Missoni’s.
(EP) Con los muertos portugueses no se cena
Nov 17, 2017
Una celebración tecnológica junto a los túmulos de Amalia y Eusebio enzarza a Gobierno y oposición.
(EM) Alentejo: el mejor lugar de Europa para hacer senderismo
Nov 14, 2017
Si Madonna no ha sido capaz de resistirse a conocer la «California de Europa», compartiendo en redes sociales sus paseos a caballo por las playas del Alentejo, ¿vas a poder hacerlo tú? Portugal se ha convertido, en los últimos años, en uno de los lugares preferidos para encontrar paz y tranquilidad.
(FT) UN secretary-general António Guterres on Trump and North Korea
Nov 17, 2017
Over fish at UN HQ, the diplomat talks about his battle to refashion a bureaucratic behemoth.
(EP) Portugal quiere impulsar las relaciones transfronterizas con España
Nov 16, 2017
El ministro de Economía luso, Manuel Caldeira Cabral, insta a aprovechar el crecimiento de los dos países tras la crisis.
(BBG) Fan of Portugal Bonds Says Reduce Exposure on Fitch Upgrade
Nov 17, 2017
A credit rating upgrade for Portugal’s debt might be the right time to start paring back exposure to it, according to Nomura Asset Management’s Richard Hodges.
(EP) Las cartas en que Jorge Amado y José Saramago suspiraban por el Nobel
Nov 16, 2017
Un libro recoge la correspondencia que mantuvieron los dos escritores en lengua portuguesa a su vejez.
(Dwell) A Luminous Renovation in Portugal Creates a Bright and Airy Apartment
Nov 9, 2017
An Álvaro Siza-designed apartment in Lisbon undergoes a renovation that results in a more spacious, light-filled interior.
(EFE) La francesa Isabelle Huppert, gran protagonista del festival luso Leffest
Nov 16, 2017
La actriz francesa Isabelle Huppert es la principal protagonista del festival de cine luso Leffest, que este año se celebra en Lisboa y la vecina Sintra, y que contará con una exposición fotográfica y una retrospectiva sobre la intérprete.
(DML) Jose Mourinho delivers motivational speech to Jaguar employees before Manchester United boss dons green uniform and sets to work on new car
Nov 16, 2017
Jose Mourinho swapped the Old Trafford dressing room for the Jaguar factory as the Manchester United boss delivered a motivational speech to employees.
(DML) Cristiano Ronaldo wants ‘seven children and seven Ballon d’Ors’ as superstar accepts he is ‘only judged on scoring’ amid struggles in front of goal
Nov 17, 2017
Cristiano Ronaldo has set himself goals in his both his professional and personal life by declaring he wants to win seven Ballon d’Or awards to go with seven children.
(ABC) «Deje usted de fumar, señor Coentrao»
Nov 13, 2017
El entrenador del Sporting, Jorge Jesus, insta al jugador y al ex barcelonista Mathieu a frenar su adicción al tabaco
(EM) Éder, el otro cruel verdugo de Italia
Nov 16, 2017
Su rendimiento con los lusitanos ya auguraba buenos resultados, pero Éder no sabía que se iba a convertir en antítesis para Italia. Pues suyo fue un gol que privó a la ‘azzurra’ de estar en el primer bombo en beneficio de Rumanía y así evitar a España en la liguilla para la Clasificación al Mundial de Rusia de 2018.
(FT) Riding monster waves with Andrew Cotton
Nov 15, 2017
Footage of the surfer riding — and being swallowed by — a huge wave went viral last week. Would you dare join his new course and surf alongside him?

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(FT) Portugal auctions 10-year debt at record low yield
Nov 8, 2017 
Portugal on Wednesday auctioned €1.25bn in 10-year government debt at an average yield of 1.94 per cent, the lowest yield on record for an equivalent bond sale by the former bailout country.
(BBG) Portugal’s Centeno Sees Growth a Little Above 2% to 2019
Nov 8, 2017
Portugal Finance Minister Mario Centeno discusses the nation’s economic forecast of growth just above two percent through 2019. He speaks with Bloomberg’s Francine Lacqua on “Bloomberg Surveillance.
(MarketWatch) 10 of the best places to retire abroad
Nov 11, 2017 
1. Portugal’s Algarve Region
Live and Invest Overseas scored this Old World region especially strong for safety and health care. But the true claims to fame for this expat-friendly area (English is widely spoken) are climate and recreation. 
(EP) Portugal triplica en un año la creación de empleo turístico
Nov 9, 2017
La tasa de desempleo del país cae al 8,5%, la más baja desde 2008.
(BBG) Portugal’s Caldeira Cabral on Property Market, Economy
Nov 6, 2017
Portugal Economy Minister Manuel Caldeira Cabral discusses the impact of the digital economy on Portugal’s economy, tech firms, the Portuguese property market, and his outlook for the economy. He speaks on “Bloomberg Markets: European Open.” 
(FT) Belcanto, Lisbon: service with panache and friendliness
Nov 10, 2017
‘The front door opened only when an operatic-sounding doorbell was rung, followed by a warm Portuguese welcome’.
(Express) Real-life Jurassic Park: Rare 80 million-year-old shark species FOUND off Portuguese coast
Nov 11, 2017
STUNNED scientists have found a species of shark which has been in existence since the age of the dinosaurs.
(ABC) El portugués Pedro Pinho gana el Giraldillo de Oro con «A fábrica de nada»
Nov 11, 2017
Fallados los premios del Festival de Cine Europeo de Sevilla.
(Sun) Perfect Portugal
Nov 6, 2017
Fairways and fair days: picturesque Porto has all the ingredients for a great value luxury break with a difference.
(MacauHub) Portugal signs new Strategic Cooperation Programme with Mozambique
Nov 7, 2017
The new Strategic Cooperation Programme between Portugal and Mozambique signed on Monday in Maputo for the 2017/2021 period has a financial package of 202.5 million euros, with about half offered as credit on preferential terms.
(Reuters) Expanding Portuguese toymaker Science4You eyes IPO
Nov 6, 2017
Portugal’s small but fast-growing educational toymaker Science4You is considering an initial public offering while it seeks to keep boosting sales by over 30 percent a year, its CEO said.
(MacauHub) Thai chemical group buys company in Portugal
Nov 10, 2017
Thai chemical group Indorama Ventures Limited (IVL) plans to acquire the assets of Artlanta PTA, a company which is located in the Industrial Complex of Sines in Portugal, including equipment, surface rights and work contracts, the group said in a statement issued on Thursday in Bangkok.
(MacauHub) Macau company acquires stake in media group in Portugal
Nov 7, 2017
KNJ Investment, a Macau-based investment company, has acquired a 30% stake in the Global Media Group for 15 million euros, the Portuguese media group reported in a statement issued on Monday in Lisbon.
(MacauHub) BNU posts profit of US$70.5 million from January to September
Nov 9, 2017
Banco Nacional Ultramarino (BNU) posted a profit of 564 million patacas (US$70.5 million) in the period from January to September, a year-on-year increase of 16.9%, according to a balance sheet published on Wednesday in the Official Bulletin of Macau.
(Reuters) BRIEF-NOS 9-month net profit up 35 pct as revenues rise
Nov 8, 2017
Portugal’s second-largest telecoms operator NOS Sgps Sa.
(ABC) Los diez mejores hoteles enológicos de España y Portugal
Nov 10, 2017
Establecimientos en pleno valle del Duero o en La Rioja alavesa con experiencias en torno al mundo del vino.
(EM) La plataforma Housers cierra su primera operación de compra colectiva en Portugal
Nov 6, 2017
La plataforma de financiación inmobiliaria participativa Housers ha cerrado su primer proyecto de inversión colectiva en Portugal con la compra de una vivienda en Lisboa que se destinará al alquiler durante unos cinco años y posteriormente se venderá, según ha informado la compañía.
(USsoccer) PROCEEDS FROM MNT MATCH VS PORTUGAL TO BENEFIT WILDFIRE RELIEF
Nov 12, 2017
All proceeds from the U.S. Men’s National Team’s upcoming friendly against Portugal will go to benefit wildfire victims in Central and Northern Portugal. Wildfires raged through the region last month and over the summer, claiming more than 100 lives. The USA takes on the European champions on Tuesday at 3:45 p.m. ET (FS1, Univision, UniMas).
(Xinhua) Portugal beats Saudi Arabia in friendly soccer match in Portugal
Nov 11, 2017
Goncalo Guedes (L) of Portugal celebrates after scoring with his teammate Manuel Fernandes during a friendly soccer match between Portugal and Saudi Arabia in Viseu, Portugal, on Nov. 10, 2017. 
(MotorSport) Valencia Moto2: Oliveira beats Morbidelli for third straight win
Nov 12, 2017
Miguel Oliveira claimed his and KTM’s third consecutive win in the Moto2 season finale at Valencia after a late pass on champion Franco Morbidelli.
(GUA) Giant wave slams into British surfer Andrew Cotton causing huge wipeout – video
Nov 11, 2017
British surfer Andrew Cotton broke his back after falling off his board while riding a huge wave. Dramatic footage shows Cotton being thrown into the air as a mass of white water slammed into him in Nazaré, Portugal.
(ABC) Puertas abiertas para Cristiano Ronaldo
Nov 6, 2017
El dueño de la cadena Pestana confirma que el hotel de CR7 en la Gran Vía se pondrá de largo en el primer trimestre de 2019.
(Mirror) Cristiano Ronaldo reveals he struggles to get his son to sit down to dinner because of their shared passion
Nov 9, 2017
The Real Madrid superstar was addicted as a child and it seems his son has also fallen for the beautiful game.
(EFE) Bruno Fernandes quiere ser un “dolor de cabeza” para el seleccionador luso
Nov 11, 2017
El medio portugués Bruno Fernandes, que debutó este viernes con la absoluta, quiere ser un “dolor de cabeza” para el seleccionador Fernando Santos a la hora de escoger los 23 jugadores que irán al Mundial de Rusia de 2018.
(101greatgoals) Jorge Mendes’ brilliant gesture to a family in Portugal
Nov 12, 2017
Well done Jorge Mendes
One of the world’s most powerful men in football, super-agent Jorge Mendes, has produced a brilliant gesture over the weekend.

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(DW) Lisbon hosts Web Summit: the Davos of the tech world
Nov 3, 2017 
Extra trains and buses, giant welcome posters everywhere: Web Summit fever has broken out in Lisbon. “Davos for geeks,” as business news agency Bloomberg calls it, or “Glastonbury for geeks,” according to The Guardian.
(Xinhua) Portugal sees record summer for tourist spending
Oct 31, 2017
Purchases made in Portugal using foreign bank cards reached record levels this summer, the Bank of Portugal revealed on Tuesday.
(FT) Brighter eurozone outlook buoys Portugal and Italy bonds
Nov 1, 2017 
The eurozone’s strong economic growth combined with subdued price pressures is buoying peripheral countries’ debt, with yields dipping to multi-year lows in Portugal and Italian bonds back at levels last seen at the start of this year.
(NYT) Traveling to Portugal? Consider the Off-Season
Oct 31, 2017
Summer may be Portugal’s peak tourist season, but more travelers from the United States are heading to the country this fall and winter than they have in recent years. 
(BBC) A iguaria portuguesa que salvou a vida de judeus durante a Inquisição
Nov 2, 2017 
Em países consumidores de embutidos, comensais não veem com bons olhos se uma salsicha tem uma proporção muito grande de seu recheio que não seja carne. 
(Xinhua) New tsunami center to open in Portugal: UN
Nov 4, 2017 
 Portugal is to formally open a National Tsunami Warning Center on Nov. 21, which will extend Europe’s capacity to issue tsunami alerts to its citizens, the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) said Friday in a statement.
(Xinhua) Portugal’s debt falls below 250 bln euros in September
Nov 2, 2017 
 Portuguese government debt has fallen below 250 billion euros, the Bank of Portugal announced on Thursday.
(Reuters) Portugal planning free zones for drones, self-driving cars
Oct 31, 2017
Aiming to spur development of drones and self-driving vehicles, Portugal is planning to launch “free zones” with special regulations to allow testing of such technologies and attract investment in them, the industry secretary said.
(Xinhua) China Red Cross donates 100,000 USD to Portugal on forest fires
Oct 31, 2017
Chinese Ambassador to Portugal Cai Run (L) shakes hands with Portuguese Red Cross President Luis Barbosa during a donation ceremony at the Portuguese Red Cross headquarters in Lisbon, Portugal, on Oct. 30, 2017. On behalf of Red Cross Society of China, the Chinese Embassy transferred 100,000 USD to Portuguese Red Cross for the reconstruction of the areas hit by two waves of deadly forest fires in Portugal in June and October.
(MacauHub) Portugal and China cooperate on projects related to the marine economy
Nov 1, 2017  
Portugal and China this week signed an action plan focused on cooperation in research and commercial projects related to the economy of the sea, said the Portuguese minister of the Sea, Ana Paula Vitorino, on the sidelines of a business mission to China.
(MacauHub) Vinci/ANA-Aeroportos de Portugal hired by Cabo Verde to designan airport management model
Nov 1, 2017 
Airport management company Vinci/ANA-Aeroportos de Portugal will submit a proposal for an airport management model to the Government of Cabo Verde (Cape Verde), under an agreement signed on Wednesday in the city of Praia, the Cape Verdean press reported.
(DML) Living it up in Lisbon! Portugal’s pretty city is on a roll – go there out of season to get a seat on the trundling trams
Nov 4, 2017 
Everyone’s  going on about Lisbon. Portugal’s capital city has long been beautiful – but now we all want a piece of the action.
(Metro) Manchester United set new club record under Jose Mourinho after beating Benfica 
Nov 1, 2017 
Manchester United have set a new club record after extending their unbeaten home run to 38 games.
(GUA) Wolves’ Nuno Espírito Santo considering Everton offer to take over as manager
Nov 1, 2017 
Nuno Espírito Santo is considering an offer to take over at Everton, following the sacking of Ronald Koeman, but is inclined to stay at Wolverhampton Wanderers.
(ABC) Los espléndidos 45 años de Luis Figo
Nov 4, 2017 
Luis Figo alcanza este sábado 4 de noviembre los 45 años, justo cuando su madurez camina de la mano de su elegancia y estrena un nuevo cometido de alto nivel. Sí, porque el exjugador portugués del Barcelona y del Real Madrid acaba de ser nombrado consejero y embajador de la UEFA.

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(UEFA) Ronaldo named Best FIFA Men’s Player 2017
Oct 23,2017
Cristiano Ronaldo has been named Best FIFA Men’s Player 2017, maintaining his stranglehold on world football’s biggest individual awards.
(AP) Boris dismisses Brexit fears in Portugal
Oct 27,2017
British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson says it is “unthinkable” that European Union citizens living in the U.K might be sent away or lose their rights after Brexit. https://www.apnews.com/c82d4114173841ee9ea171b2387217d1/The-Latest:-Boris-dismisses-Brexit-fears-in-Portugal
(CNN) 20 tasty ways to eat your way through Portugal
Oct 24, 2017
Portuguese cuisine rarely travels well. The cooking of mainland Europe’s westernmost country is deeply rooted in the freshest local ingredients.
(MacauHub) Portugal leads sales to Angola in the second quarter of the year
Oct 23, 2017
Portugal was the country that sold the most to Angola in the second quarter of the year, increasing trade by 47% compared to the same period of 2016, according to Chinese state news agency Xinhua.
(ABC) Salvador Sobral permanece conectado a un corazón artificial
Oct 27, 2017
El equipo médico de Salvador Sobral recurre a esta solución temporal en un hospital cercano a Lisboa.
(Reuters) Jerónimo Martins com lucro 112 ME 3ro tri 2017, vendas fortes Biedronka
Oct 25, 2017
O lucro atribuível da Jerónimo Martins fixou em 112 milhões de euros (ME), ligeiramente abaixo do previsto, mas com a unidade polaca Biedronka a liderar a performance com um forte crescimento das vendas trimestrais ‘like-for-like’, anunciou a retalhista.
(ABC) What to see and what to skip in the Azores
Oct 28, 2017
Looking for a unique island experience?
Consider the Azores, an archipelago of nine volcanic islands in the North Atlantic, a little less than a thousand miles off Portugal’s coast.
(CartaCapital) Elite brasileira residente em Portugal faz surgir novos negócios
Oct 23, 2017
A recente onda de brasileiros que se instalou no país europeu é uma elite exigente, com poder aquisitivo elevado e que está gerando novos negócios.
https://www.cartacapital.com.br/internacional/elite-brasileira-residente-em-portugal-faz-surgir-novos-negocios
(Goal) MAN CITY STAR BERNARDO SILVA ADMITS MOURINHO ADMIRATION
Oct 27, 2017
The former Monaco playmaker insists he still wants to beat his Portuguese compatriot but has respect for what he has achieved in the game.

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(EP) El presidente más cercano
Oct 21, 1017
El portugués Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa se ha erigido en la referencia social y política del país tanto para las alegrías como para las desgracias.
(EFE) Felipe VI: España comparte el dolor de Portugal ante una tragedia devastadora
Oct 17, 2017
El Rey ha expresado hoy su “apoyo y solidaridad con el pueblo portugués”, tras subrayar que “España comparte el dolor de Portugal ante la terrible tragedia devastadora de los incendios” forestales.
(ABC) Cristiano Ronaldo paga los cuidados médicos de 370 víctimas de los incendios en Portugal
Oct 21, 2017
El jugador estrella del Real Madrid vuelve a mostrar su lado más solidario al emocionarse después de la tragedia que vive su país.
(EFE) Madonna manda su apoyo a las víctimas de los incendios en España y Portugal
Oct 16, 2017
La cantante estadounidense Madonna, que desde el pasado verano vive en Lisboa, transmitió hoy su apoyo a las víctimas de los incendios que afectan a Portugal y a España.
(NYT) Portugal to Cut Debt, Boost Potential Growth
Oct 18, 2017
LISBON — Portugal hopes to cut its total debt to 120 percent of gross domestic product by 2019 from 130 percent last year, Finance Minister Mario Centeno told Reuters, a change that could help boost the country’s creditworthiness.
(Arutz Sheva) Portugal’s first kosher restaurant brings Porto Israeli culture
Oct 22, 2017
30-year IDF cook Shlomi and son Nativ open kosher restaurant in Porto: The falafel ball, lots of shakshuka and lots of history.
(FT) My addresses: chef Nuno Mendes on Lisbon
Oct 20, 2017
Portugal is a country of travellers, so there is a lot of influence from around the world.
(City A.M.) Holiday Homes: We scout out the property market in Porto, where Potter and culture- fuelled tourism translate into a strong rental yield
Oct 20, 2017 
The snaking queues of tourists outside Porto’s 19th century Livraria Lello bookstore are not people seeking a good read.
(TEL) 10 reasons why the Algarve is the greatest place on Earth for a family holiday
Oct 16, 2017
The Algarve is a region of hidden delights, of golden beaches framed by limestone rocks, of small, simple restaurants with fresh fish, and of a wealth of top-quality family hotels and villas at prices that compare favourably to the rest of Europe.
(EFE) Los vinos lusos de la Beira Interior generarán 100 millones de euros en 2018
Oct 19, 2017
La Denominación de Origen (DO) de vinos portuguesa Beira Interior, cuyos viñedos lindan con Extremadura y Castilla y León, generarán durante el próximo año un volumen de ventas que rondará los cien millones de euros.
(FT) Lone Star seals deal for stake in rescued Novo Banco after three-year process
Oct 18, 2017 
Lone Star has signed a definitive agreement to acquire 75 per cent of Portugal’s Novo Banco, after three years of efforts to sell the state-rescued lender.
(EM) Un resort para sentir el Algarve con los ojos abiertos (y cerrados)
Oct 20, 1017
Imaginemos que estamos durmiendo en nuestra habitación de hotel. De repente, en medio de la noche, despertamos. Nos levantamos entre sueños, bebemos agua y nos volvemos a meter entre las sábanas.
(WSJ) There’s More to Portuguese Wine Than Port
Oct 11, 2017
Port put Portugal’s Douro Valley on the wine map, and now local vintners are reinvigorating the region with first-rate dry reds and whites. But first you have to track them down.
(MacauHub) The future of Portugal-China links
Oct 20, 2017
A group of Chinese travellers was pleased, and slightly bewildered, upon arriving at Lisbon Airport in the early morning of 26th July. They stepped off their 13-hour flight to smiling members of the Portuguese government and airline executives standing at the end of a red carpet, eager to greet them.
(EP) Los perros van a poder ir a los restaurantes portugueses
Oct 21, 1017
La decisión dependerá del dueño del local, que también podrá contar con guarderías caninas.
(DML) Everton preparing £31m offer for William Carvalho despite Sporting Lisbon deeming him ‘untransferable’
Oct 14, 2017
Everton are readying a £31million bid for Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho despite the club considering him ‘untransferable’.
(Surf) Portugal Pumps For World’s Best
Oct 21, 2017
Florence could claim 2017 World Title with a win at Meo Rip Curl Pro Peniche.

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(BBG) Portugal Aims to Narrow Budget Deficit to 1% as Economy Grows
Oct 14, 2017
The Portuguese government aims to narrow its budget deficit to 1 percent of gross domestic product in 2018 as the economy is set to grow for a fifth year.
(AP) Ronaldo and Portugal head to World Cup looking for more
Oct 11, 2017
Cristiano Ronaldo is headed to the World Cup with Portugal, and some of his teammates are already expecting another title.
(DW) Portuguese shoes shine on global stage
Oct 13, 2017
Portugal’s shoemakers have built a reputation for quality in an industry dominated by low-cost producers. As DW’s Jochen Faget finds out, despite intense competition the production lines are still humming nicely.
(SCMP) Back to the future: Macau looks to its heritage as it forges closer ties with Portuguese diaspora
Sep 28, 2017
Portuguese speakers are in high demand in the city as it moves to strengthen trade links between China and the Lusosphere, including Portugal, Brazil, Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique and East Timor.
(Independent) 8 reasons Portugal is a foodie paradise (any excuse for pastéis de nata…)
Oct 14, 2017
Portugal has been named ‘Europe’s Leading Tourism.
(EP) Lisboa, nueva residencia de los famosos
Oct 12, 2017
John Malkovich, Michael Fassbender, Madonna, Christian Louboutin y Philippe Stark son algunas de las celebridades que tienen casa en Portugal.
(EP) Lisboa, amor al pasado
Oct 13, 2017
Ruta por tiendas emblemáticas de la ciudad que han sobrevivido al turismo masivo en la capital portuguesa. El ayuntamiento las trata ahora de proteger.
(Express) What to do and where to stay in Lisbon: discover Portugal’s capital city in 48 hours 
Oct 11, 2017
LISBON, in Portugal, is a city of culture and culinary treats as writer George Mills discovered.
(LAtimes) Take cooking classes, visit wineries, yacht down Douro River on Portugal tour
Portugal
Oct 12, 2017
Foodies, wine lovers and those who enjoy cooking will be thrilled by this 10-day tour of Lisbon, Porto and the Douro River Valley.
(EM) Madonna aúpa a Cristiano y ondea los colores de Portugal en el campo del fútbol
Oct 11, 2017
Madonna sólo lleva viviendo en Portugal desde junio, pero ya no deja pasar ocasión alguna para demostrar que se siente auténticamente parte de su país adoptivo.
(DML) Giddy up! Madonna, 59, sports youthful braids and equestrian gear as she enjoys an exhilarating horseback ride on the beach in Portugal
Oct 12, 2017
She relocated her family to Portugal earlier this year to help her son David, 12, with his flourishing football career.
(Reuters) Portugal’s borrowing costs fall in 1st bond auction after S&P upgrade
Oct 11, 2017
Portugal’s borrowing costs fell on Wednesday to their lowest levels since early 2015 in the first bond auction since Standard & Poor’s lifted its credit rating back to investment grade after more than 5-1/2 years last month.
(BBG) Spain Too Risky? Buy Portuguese Stocks, Invest Iberia Says
Oct 10, 2017
As political tensions rage in Spain, an economic boom in its Iberian neighbor is attracting investors to Portuguese equities.
(NYT) In-Demand Destinations for Winter, From Portugal to Australia
Oct 10, 2017
Where are residents of the United States traveling this fall and winter? Pretty much everywhere. The 10 most popular vacation destinations cover nearly every continent, even Antarctica, compared with several years ago, when the lineup wasn’t nearly as diverse.
(Atlasobscura) Ponta do Pargo Lighthouse
Oct, 2017
Portugal’s highest lighthouse has one of the most impressive focal planes in the world.
(TimesofIndia) Discover Portugal through Satya Harishchandra
Oct 15, 2017
Director Dayal Padmanaban’s next release, Satya Harishchandra, has many firsts. The prominent one among them, however, is the fact that half of the film has been shot in Portugal.
(EM) Housers abre su primera sede en Portugal
Oct 11, 2017
La plataforma inmobiliaria de financiación colectiva Housers continúa con su plan de expansión por Europa para el cual ha iniciado en octubre de 2017 una ampliación de capital, y ya ha abierto su primera delegación en Portugal.
(EM) Joaquim Cabral, el primo de Salvador Sobral que también triunfa en el mundo de la música
Oct 11, 2017
Está claro que la familia de los Sobral tiene el talento musical en la sangre. El joven Salvador se convirtió en una estrella global este pasado mes de mayo, cuando ganó la última edición del Festival de Eurovisión con su balada ‘Amar pelos dois’.
(DML) Who needs wings? Victoria’s Secret Angel Izabel Goulart shows off her lithe physique as she hits the beach in Portugal… before displaying her athleticism with impressive handstand
Oct 9, 2017
The catwalk was a distant memory on Friday afternoon as Izabel Goulart’s idyllic Portuguese holiday continued in earnest.
(DW) Portugal legend Luis Figo becomes UEFA football adviser
Oct 11, 2017
Former world player of the year Luis Figo will be an adviser and ambassador, the latest former player appointed by UEFA’s president, Aleksander Ceferin. Figo’s shown himself to be a political animal since retiring.
(CityLab) Inside the Global Network of Portugal’s Soccer Superfans
Oct 13, 2017
Casas do Benfica aren’t just gathering spaces to cheer on a wildly popular football club. In cities everywhere, they’re support networks for the Portuguese-speaking diaspora.
(DML) Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has built up an astonishing collection of cars during his career worth almost £6m – and owns TWO Bugattis
Oct 10, 2017
Cristiano Ronaldo’s career has seen him conquer Europe with Manchester United, Real Madrid and Portugal and that success has, in turn, earned him many millions.
(BBC) Adrien Silva: Portugal midfielder training with Leicester after deadline day error
Oct 12, 2017
Adrien Silva is training with Leicester City, despite Fifa rejecting the Portugal midfielder’s registration.

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(FSP) Portugal leva “Oscar do turismo” como melhor destino da Europa em 2017
Sep 30, 2017
Portugal foi o grande vencedor do World Travel Awards, considerado o Oscar do turismo mundial. O país de Camões foi escolhido como o melhor destino europeu de 2017, desbancando nações com ampla tradição turística, como a França, a Itália e a Espanha, que concorriam na mesma categoria.
(BreakingNews) Portugal named Europe’s ‘leading tourism destination’: Here’s what to eat and drink there
Oct 3 ,2017
For the first time, Portugal has won the award for Europe’s Leading Tourism Destination at the World Travel Awards, for it’s “diversity of landscapes and welcoming spirit of the Portuguese people”.
(WSJ) Portugal Finds Its Stride After a Bad Stretch
Oct 4 ,2017
Four years after near financial collapse, the Iberian nation boasts a dynamic economy that is attracting fresh talent—for now.
(Xinhua) Bank of Portugal forecasts 2.5 pct economic growth this year
Oct 4 ,2017
The Portuguese economy is expected to grow 2.5 percent in 2017, the Bank of Portugal announced in a statement on Wednesday.
(EFE) El presidente luso insta a la “humildad cívica” para conseguir convergencias
Oct 5, 2017
El presidente de Portugal, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, hizo hoy un llamamiento a la “humildad cívica” para lograr convergencias y al “refuerzo de la credibilidad” de las instituciones en su discurso con motivo de la conmemoración del 107 aniversario de la instauración de la República.
(ABC) Salvador Sobral sale de cuidados intensivos
Oct 6 ,2017
La insuficiencia cardiaca del ganador de Eurovisión tiene su origen en un virus.
(EP) Madonna recibe el permiso portugués de residencia
Oct 4 ,2017
A la cantante estadounidense, que le caducaba el visado turístico, obtuvo un permiso express gracias a su condición de celebridad y por ayudar a proyectar el nombre de Portugal por el mundo.
(DW) Surf n’ turf, Portugese-style
Oct 7 ,2017
The Portugese answer to surf’n turf is Cataplana mar e terra. Fernando Almeida, chef at the Lisboa Bar in Berlin, shows you how it’s done.
(Reuters) Portugal’s Novo Banco says reached goal for bond swap
Oct 4 ,2017
Portugal’s state-rescued Novo Banco has reached its goal for bondholders’ acceptance of a discounted bond buyback, which is a key condition for the completion of the agreed sale of the lender to U.S. investment fund Lone Star.
(ABC) Los aniversarios de Ferrari y Lambretta protagonizan la jornada inaugural del XV Autoclássico Porto
Oct 5, 2017
Los aficionados también disfrutaron de los 7.000 m/2 de mercado de piezas y recambios, libros, documentos de vehículos, ropa, regalos, miniaturas y todo tipo de objetos relacionados con el mundo de los clásicos.
(ABC) El Cidade de Matosinhos junto con el Villa de Gijón, forman el Kinder Trophy
Oct 6, 2017
En la cita lusitana estarán Adriana Pérez Canal y Mario Soares, que se medirán a la número uno portuguesa Carolina Campos y al número tres Joao Leite de Castro.
(EFE) Portugal trae a España la mayor muestra de Vieira da Silva y Arpad Szenes
Oct 6, 2017
La considerada como mejor pintora portuguesa del siglo XX, Helena Vieira da Silva, y su marido, el judeo-húngaro Arpad Szenes, fueron “compañeros de vida y de arte” durante más de medio siglo. Su periplo vital y artístico se muestra ahora en la mayor exposición organizada en España sobre la pareja.
(Australian) Lisbon is the new Seminyak — and a restaurant-lover’s nirvana
Oct 7, 2017
As first nights go, it was memorable. Never, as far as I can recall, have I actually thrown up in a restaurant. At the table. 
(AP) Ronaldo lifts Portugal to win, sets up Switzerland showdown
Oct 7, 2017
Substitute Cristiano Ronaldo lifted Portugal to a labored 2-0 win at Andorra on Saturday, and set up a showdown against Switzerland next week that will decide who advances to the World Cup.
(EM) Cristiano Ronaldo, caído del cielo
Oct 7, 2017
Portugal miró al cielo y cayó maná. Cristiano Ronaldo tuvo que salir del banquillo, dejar de comerse las uñas y rescatar a su equipo justo en su aniversario goleador. 
(AP) Porto stays top in Portugal but no longer perfect
Oct 1, 2017
FC Porto maintained its lead of the Portuguese league after drawing at second-place Sporting Lisbon 0-0 on Sunday.
(tgi) Keanu, Zeke reach Sweet 16 at Cascais; Tyler Wright injured
Oct 4, 2017 
From a starting field of 112 competitors, just 16 remain at the Billabong Pro Cascais including Hawaii’s Keanu Asing and Ezekiel Lau. Each is guaranteed at least 3,700 Qualifying Series points with a chance at the top prize still in the cards.

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(ABC) Madonna «trama» una película gay en Lisboa
Sep 24, 2017
La diva del pop vive ahora en la capital portuguesa, donde da forma a su tercer largometraje como directora.
(Reuters) Portugal budget deficit narrows by end of first half, on target
Sep 22, 2017
Portugal’s budget deficit narrowed to 1.4 percent of gross domestic product in the 12 months ended in June from 1.6 percent at the end of the first quarter, largely in line with the deficit target for this year, official data showed on Friday.
(AP) Portugal is upgraded out of junk status and its markets jump
Sep 18, 2017
Portugal’s stock market is surging and its government borrowing rates are falling after the country recovered its investment-grade rating from Standard & Poor’s.
(BBG) Portugal’s Comeback Is Only a Start
Sep 22, 2017
Lisbon must repair its banks and promote investment to ensure the recovery lasts.
(FT) Why all the world is going to Lisbon
Sep 22, 2017
While other countries spend a fortune attracting ‘influencers’, in Portugal it has happened organically.
(FT) Portugal’s comeback is the eurozone’s socialist success story
Sep 19, 2017
Remarkable turnround as country secures return to investment grade debt status.
(WSJ) A Portuguese Lesson for Britain’s Euroskeptics
Sep 20, 2017
The turnaround in Lisbon shows that British conservatives aren’t, in fact, as conservative as they imagine.
(OpenDemocracy) Portugal’s left-leaning economic recovery
Sep 19, 2017
Portugal has been getting noticed for its remarkable recovery in the last two years, defying the doomsayers who predicted the devil was coming the moment that the Troika-prescribed policies were reversed and an expansionary policy was adopted instead.
(FT) Investors eye lower Portuguese yields after upgrade
Sep 19, 2017
Hopes Fitch and Moody’s will join S&P in reinstating investment grade status.
(BBG) Portugal Bonds Lead Peripheral Rally on Debt Rating Upgrade
Sep 18, 2017
Portuguese debt led a rally in euro-area peripheral bonds after S&P Global Ratings raised the nation’s credit rating to investment grade.
(FT) Portuguese bonds in biggest post-crisis rally after S&P upgrade
Sep 18, 2017
Yield on 10-year debt falls below 2.5% after hitting 16.4% at height of crisis.
(Xinhua) Portugal breaks records with first post-junk issuance
Sep 20, 2017
Portugal tapped the markets to the tune of 1.75 billion euros on Wednesday with two treasury bill auctions, according to Portugal’s debt management agency IGCP.
(Reuters) Portugal hires banks for debut Panda bond
Sep 20, 2017
Portugal has appointed banks for the issue of a benchmark-sized Panda bond, Mário Centeno, the country’s Minister of Finance, told IFR. The sovereign is looking at a maturity of up to five years.
(Janes) Fourth OPV for Portugal floated out
Sep 20, 2017
Portuguese shipbuilder West Sea-Estaleiros Navais floated out a fourth new Viana do Castelo-class NPO (Navio de Patrulha Oceanica) offshore patrol vessel (OPV) on 13 September.
(EP) Salvador Sobral, hospitalizado a la espera urgente de un corazón
Sep 20, 2017
La gira de conciertos ha agravado la salud del último ganador de Eurovisión.
(Times) Portugal’s valley of the kings should be your first port of call
martin moran
Sep 24, 2017
At €50-€100 a bottle, vintage port might not seem cheap but it is, relatively speaking. It is the pinnacle of quality and improves with age.
(Stuff) Portugal: The best dishes to eat in Lisbon
Sep 24, 2017
In Portugal we have three types of protein, declares our tour guide. “We have meat. We have fish. And we have codfish.”
(ABC) Portugal Alive: La escena «indie» del país vecino
Sep 23, 2017
El festival presenta el mismo cartel para Madrid y Barcelona, con los excelentes Sensible Soccers al mando.
(WSJ) Lisbon Has Too Many Pigeons, So It Built Them a Luxury Resort
Sep 19, 2017
Hoping to steal their eggs before they hatch, officials spent €12,000 on a nesting house with fresh water, gourmet food and a first-aid station.
(TimeOut) Passport to Portugal presented by TAP Air Portugal
Oct 5, 2017
You don’t need to hop on a flight to take in all of the best parts of Portugal. We’ve already got your perfect layover planned!
(ABC) Así será la expansión internacional de Mercadona en Portugal
Sep 21, 2017
La cadena española abrirá sus cuatro primeros supermercados en el entorno de Oporto creará un bloque logístico en la ciudad lusa de Póvoa de Varzim.
(EM) Mercadona ubicará en Póvoa su primer bloque logístico de Portugal y comenzará las obras en 2018
Sep 21, 2017
Mercadona comenzará en 2018 las obras de su primer Bloque Logístico de Portugal, en la ciudad de Póvoa de Varzim, en la freguesia de Laúndos, y contará con dos naves de 12.000 metros cuadrados y 5.000 metros cuadrados, en donde se ubicarán los almacenes.
(EFE) João Portugal Ramos, el hombre que situó al vino portugués en el mapa mundial
Sep 22, 2017
João Portugal Ramos (JPR), referencia del vino portugués en todo el mundo, cumple 25 años de carrera y lo hace con el reconocimiento de los mayores expertos a unos vinos que él define, en una entrevista a EFE, como “armoniosos” y “equilibrados”.
(ABC) Cristiano reaparece «mejor que nunca»
Sep 20, 2017
Los informes técnicos desvelan que el Balón de Oro se encuentra «al cien por cien, marca golazos en cada sesión, se marcha en el regate, inconmesurable».
(EFE) Cristiano Ronaldo sigue al club de su corazón desde la grada de Alvalade
Sep 16, 2017
El futbolista portugués Cristiano Ronaldo visitó hoy el Estadio José Alvalade de Lisboa para ver el partido liguero del Sporting de Portugal, club que lleva en el corazón porque le vio crecer, frente al Tondela.
(EFE) Casillas hace historia con el Oporto, con 530 minutos seguidos imbatido
Sep 19, 2017
El guardameta español del Oporto, Iker Casillas, ha vuelto a registrar un nuevo récord personal al permanecer 530 minutos consecutivos imbatido, lo que también marca un antes y un después en la historia del club portugués.
(AP) Luiten and Coetzee share the lead in Portugal Masters
Sep 21, 2017
Joost Luiten of the Netherlands and George Coetzee of South Africa each shot 7-under-par 64 to share the lead in the first round of the Portugal Masters on Thursday.

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(Reuters) Portugal heading for another record year for tourist arrivals
Sep 14, 2017
The number of foreign tourists visiting Portugal jumped around 13 percent in January-July, putting the country firmly on track for another record year for tourism, which has been a key driver of its economic recovery since a 2011-14 debt crisis.
(FT) Portugal wins back investment-grade status at S&P
Sep 15, 2017
Portugal won back one of its investment grade status on Friday, with S&P raising its rating on the country by a notch from BB+/B to BBB-/A-3.
(BBG) Portugal Looks to Attract New Investors After S&P Rating Upgrade
Sep 15, 2017
Portuguese Finance Minister Mario Centeno expects greater demand for his nation’s debt from a broader array of investors to spur lower borrowing costs both for the government and corporations, after the country’s credit rating was restored to investment grade status by S&P Global Ratings.
(BBC) Lisbon, Portugal, sausage store (Credit: Credit: Maremagnum/Getty Images)
Sep 12, 2017
Now one of Portugal’s seven gastronomic wonders, this sausage likely saved hundreds, maybe thousands, of souls during the Spanish Inquisition.
(EM) Salvador Sobral se despide de la música entre lágrimas en su último concierto
Sep 11, 2017
Salvador Sobral anunció hace unos días su retirada, de manera oficial, del mundo de la música. No más conciertos y no más canciones hasta próximo aviso por motivos de salud. Esa noticia sorprendió a muchos de sus seguidores ya que, aunque conocieran su enfermedad, no tenían conocimiento de que todo se hubiera complicado aún más.
(ABC) Madonna se sumerge en la noche de la Alfama lisboeta
Sep 9, 2017
Acompañada de sus dos hijas gemelas, se perdió por el bohemio barrio y asistió a un concierto.
(Reuters) United Airlines announces new service to Porto, Portugal and Reykjavik, Iceland
Sep 12, 2017
* United Airlines offers customers more ways to get to Europe next summer including new service to Porto, Portugal and Reykjavik, Iceland Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage
(Reuters) Fosun raises stake in Portugal’s Millennium bank to 25 pct
Sep 11, 2017
Chinese conglomerate Fosun International has increased its stake in Portuguese bank Millennium bcp to 25.16 percent from 23.93 percent, following its stated strategy of raising its holding up to 30 percent, Millennium said.
(DesignBoom) PROMONTÓRIO aggregates white volumes around patio in portugal
Sep 11, 2017
Portuguese architecture and design firm PROMONTÓRIO has built the ‘patio house’ near the atlantic coast of portugal. inspired by rural settlements known as ‘montes’, the home is located on a large field of mature cork oaks and stone pines in grandola, alentejo.
(AtlasObscura) Fortress of Almeida
Sep 15, 2017
The medieval town’s star-shaped walls are geometrically dazzling, though not entirely impenetrable. 
(News18) Portuguese PM to Visit India Next Year
Sep 15, 2017
Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa will visit India in January next year and is likely to make a trip to Goa.
(BBC) World Superbikes: Rea on verge of hat-trick after win in Portugal
Sep 15, 2017
Jonathan Rea looks destined to be the first man to lift the Superbike World Championship three years in a row after a dominant win in Portugal on Saturday.

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(Quartz) Portugal has the best quality of life in the world for expats
Sep 6, 2017
If you’re thinking of quitting your job where you live and moving abroad for a new life and career, then Portugal is apparently the place to be.
(Reuters) Madonna moves to Portugal, rated new star destination for expats
Sep 6, 2017
New Lisbon resident Madonna has been extolling the delights of living in the Portuguese capital Lisbon, the most illustrious of a growing number of foreigners in the newly-fashionable city.
(BBG) Portugal’s Clubs Profit as European Soccer Seeks Next Neymar
Sep 4, 2017
English clubs are buyers in transfer market, report shows
KPMG: Neymar deal can provide PSG with unique brand exposure
As European soccer clubs set records with player transfers like Brazilian star Neymar’s 222 million-euro ($264 million) shift to Paris Saint-Germain, Portuguese clubs are leading the way in cashing in, according to a study.
(EP) LISBON: PORTUGAL’S CAPITAL OF COOL
Sep 8, 2017
We explore a city that combines faded splendor with a dynamic entrepreneurial culture, one that has long been overlooked, but is now undergoing an unprecedented revival.
(VOA) Portuguese Food: Influencing Americans, People around the World
Sep 8, 2017
When you ask Americans about European foods, many people talk about their favorite meals from Italy, France, or even Germany. But food and drink from another European country – Portugal — is growing in popularity, both in the United States and other areas.
(ABC) Salvador Sobral se retira temporalmente por problemas de salud
Sep 6, 2017
El cantante portugués, ganador del último festival de Eurovisión, ha cancelado toda su agenda de conciertos.
(EP) Caldeira Cabral: “Portugal va tener el mayor crecimiento del siglo”
Sep 3, 2017
El ministro portugués de economía asegura que el fin de la austeridad, con aumento de salarios y pensiones, ha sido clave para la llegada récord de inversión extranjera.
(EM) Continental inaugura nueva fábrica para neumáticos agrícolas en Portugal
Sep 8, 2017
La fábrica se ha construido siguiendo directrices ergonómicas, por lo que pueden usarse vehículos guiados automáticamente (AGV) y dispositivos de elevación para el transporte de los neumáticos agrícolas.
(Reuters) Novo Litio announces strategic lithium acquisition in Portugal
Sep 4, 2017
* strategic lithium acquisition in Portugal
* Acquired granted tenement package, over an area of known LCT-type pegmatite occurrences around Sepeda Lithium Project, from Medgold Resources 
(PVmagazine) Portugal: projects for solar parks are proliferating
Sep 6, 2017
In anticipation of possible auctions for large-scale solar and renewables, several projects for PV plants were submitted to the country’s local and central authorities over the past months. The latest of these is a 20 MW facility planned for the municipality of Vidigueira, in Southern Portugal.
(Times) The big weekend: Lisbon, Portugal
Sep 3, 2017
In one of Europe’s cheapest cities, our writer gorges on custard tarts and feels the force of fado.
(Vogue) Laura Bailey Finds a New State of Mind in Comporta, Portugal
Sep 4, 2017 
Until last year, Comporta was just a whisper of a dream. I’d been taken to Portugal as a child in a step-family thawing exercise, and more recently flirted with Lisbon via work and pleasure. But come August, I crave an old-fashioned beach idyll—a quiet escape with my closest friends and ever-restless kids.
(PlaceintheSun) 14 Stunning Properties for Sale in Portugal
Sep 6, 2017
In this month’s property selection, we have 14 stunning properties for you to browse covering a few of Portugal’s most popular regions and cities including the Algarve, Lisbon and Madeira.
(PlaceintheSun) New Buying Property in Portugal Guide Available
Sep 7, 2017
Portugal continues to be a favourite amongst Brits looking to purchase an overseas property, following closely behind neighbouring Spain and France. Recent statistics show that over 40,000 British expats now live inland and on the country’s Atlantic and Mediterranean coasts, with this figure set to rise further in the coming years.
(EM) Los Premios EmprendedorXXI dan el salto a Portugal
Sep 6, 2017
“la Caixa”, a través de su gestora de capital riesgo Caixa Capital Risc, y el Ministerio de Economía, Industria y Competitividad, a través de Enisa, han convocado una nueva edición de los Premios EmprendedorXXI “con el objetivo de identificar, reconocer y acompañar a las empresas innovadoras con mayor potencial de crecimiento”, según explican en un comunicado.
(NM) Portugal on the big screen
Sep 8, 2017 
Portugal brings its best short films to Thailand this month in a film festival being organised by the Embassy of Portugal and the Portuguese Cultural Centre in Bangkok in partnership with Arte Institute in New York and Siam Piwat.
(VentureBeat) Portugal is building a startup mega campus in Lisbon
Sep 9, 2017
Last June I wrote about Portugal’s thriving scaleup ecosystem, which is growing twice as fast as the European average. Since then, I’ve actually relocated my VR startup to Portugal and so have an even better view of the ecosystem now.
(Xinhua) Portugal beats Hungary 1-0 in 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier
Sep 4, 2017
Fabio Coentrao (L) of Portugal and Tamas Priskin (R) of Hungary go for a header during the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification match between Portugal and Hungary in Budapest, Hungary on Sept. 3, 2017. Portugal defeat Hungary 1-0.
(TMZ) Cristiano Ronaldo Flexes with New $500k Ferrari
Sep 6, 2017
Here’s Cristiano Ronaldo stylin’ and profilin’ in front of his new supercar … a Ferrari F12tdf that costs over $500k — and that’s without the crazy specs CR7 no doubt added on.

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(AP) Madonna’s headed overseas to a new home in Portugal
Sep 3, 2017
Madonna is heading overseas to a new home in Portugal. The Michigan native had been living in New York. She said on Instagram Saturday that she finds the energy of Portugal inspiring, and it makes her feel creative and alive.
(EP) Portugal cose la moda española
Aug 25, 2017
El país vecino es competitivo en rapidez de respuesta, costes y calidad de los productos gracias a una cultura textil fuertemente asentada y la inversión en tecnología.
(EFE) Portugal contará con la central de energía solar más productiva de Europa
Aug 27, 2017
Un consorcio de inversores portugueses y extranjeros planea construir en la región del Alentejo, en el centro-sur de Portugal, la que será la central que más energía solar produzca en Europa, con una potencia de 300 megavatios.
(ANNA) Portugal leads European traffic growth in Q1 2017; Russia and Poland also reporting strong increases; Turkey starting to recover
Aug 30, 2017
With most of Europe’s airports having now revealed their traffic statistics for the first half of 2017, anna.aero is this week looking to see which countries have had a good start to the year and which have been struggling.
(ABC) La mayor fortaleza terrestre del mundo está a media hora de Badajoz
Aug 31, 2017
El Fuerte de Graça fue construido en Elvas (Portugal) en el siglo XVIII y reabierto al público tras su rehabilitación a finales de 2015.
(DW) Eat with the Locals in Lisbon
Sep 1, 2017
If you’re off to Lisbon, why not visit the website “Portuguese Table” and make an appointment to eat at a local home. Most of the hosts are not professionals, but they love cooking and meeting people from other cultures.
(EFE) Moody’s deja a Portugal en “bono basura” pero mejora la perspectiva a “positiva”
Sep 2, 2017
La agencia Moody’s mantuvo hoy la nota de la deuda soberana de Portugal en “Ba1”, a un escalón de salir del “bono basura”, pero mejoró su perspectiva de “estable” a “positiva”, lo que deja la puerta abierta a futuras subidas.
(Xinhua) Portugal, Lithuania share same views regarding main issues of NATO, EU: president
Aug 29, 2017
Portugal and Lithuania are watching the same direction as regards the main issues of NATO and the European Union (EU), Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa said on Tuesday after meeting with Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite.
(BBG) U.K. Needs Common Brexit Plan as Time Running Out, Portugal Says
Aug 29, 2017
The U.K. must arrive at a unified strategy to leave the European Union, with only about a year remaining to strike a deal that can be ratified on schedule by 2019, according to Portugal’s top diplomat.
(BBG) Euro Entry to Get Harder for Wavering States, Portugal Says
Aug 30, 2017
European Union members that are reluctant to adopt the euro now may find it more difficult to join the currency union in the future if it deepens integration as planned, according to Portugal’s foreign minister.
(Reuters) Toyota Caetano H1 EBITDA up 65 pct at 17.0 mln euros YoY
Aug 31, 2017 
TOYOTA CAETANO PORTUGAL SA:
* H1 EBITDA 17.0 MILLION EUROS VERSUS 10.3 MILLION EUROS YEAR AGO
(MacauHub) China Three Gorges group pondering investments in Africa with associate Energias de Portugal
Aug 30, 2017
The China Three Gorges (CTG) group plans to expand international investments together with EDP-Energias de Portugal, and Portuguese-speaking African countries may benefit if business opportunities are detected, the group’s vice-president said.
(Xinhua) China Three Gorges Corporation-sponsored Portugal Education Scholarship signing ceremoy held in Lisbon
Aug 29, 2017
Participants attend the scholarship awarding and protocol signing ceremoy of China Three Gorges Corporation-sponsored Portugal Education Scholarship in Lisbon, Portugal.
(Hello) Where to stay and what to do in Portugal’s Algarve
Aug 30, 2017
The south of Portugal, also known as the Algarve, is rich in Portugese culture and sunshine, and with only a two hour flight time from the UK, it is unsurprisingly one of Europe’s most popular holiday destinations. The Mediterranean coastline is full of tiny fishing towns, ancient history and exquisite food, making it a haven for keen travellers and relaxed holidaymakers alike.     
(EM) Portugal en Barcelona
Aug 30, 2017
Barcelona está a punto de tener la piel de gallina. Cuando Ana Moura, gran dama del fado, convierta en sentimientos su voz y traslade su alma al estómago del público, un pedacito de Portugal se instalará en sus calles. Todo comenzará un día antes, el 2 de septiembre. 
(MansionGlobal) A Palatial Golf Course Estate in Southern Portugal
Aug 28, 2017
The villa has two pools, a pool house and plenty of room to entertain.
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(EFE) Portugal halla cerca de Galicia un navío naufragado en el siglo XVI
Aug 27, 2017
Un grupo de arqueólogos portugueses ha localizado en aguas cercanas a Galicia un navío naufragado en el siglo XVI cuyo misterioso origen tratan ahora de descifrar a partir de centenares de piezas y objetos rescatados de las profundidades.
(AP) Ronaldo scores 3 in Portugal’s win, passes Pele’s tally
Aug 31, 2017
Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat trick to move past Pele on the list of all-time international goalscorers as Portugal beat Faeroe Islands 5-1 on Thursday to stay close to Switzerland at the top of Group B in World Cup European qualifying.
(ABC) El golazo de Cristiano Ronaldo
Aug 31, 2017
Ante Islas Feroe marcó un triplete, el quinto con la camiseta de Portugal, y con tantos como esta chilena.
(DML) Cristiano Ronaldo takes time out to meet young superfan ahead of Portugal’s crunch clash with Hungary
Sep 2, 2017
Cristiano Ronaldo took time out of his schedule this week to make a special visit to a superfan on the eve of Portugal’s clash with Hungary.
(BBC) Adrien Silva: Leicester ‘agree terms’ over £22m deal for Portugal midfielder
Sep 1, 2017
Leicester City have agreed terms with Portugal midfielder Adrien Silva from Sporting Lisbon but have still not completed his £22m transfer.
(ABC) Casillas y su mejor arranque liguero
Aug 28, 2017
El guardameta español ha comenzado el campeonato con cuatro partidos imbatido.
(BBC) Nani: Lazio sign Portugal winger from Valencia on season-long loan
Aug 31, 2017
Lazio have signed former Manchester United winger Nani from Valencia on a season-long loan.
(DW) Bayern Munich to Swansea: Renato Sanches’ loan move is good for all involved
Sep 1, 2017
Bayern Munich will be able to keep a close eye on Portuguese midfielder Renato Sanches as he gets some much-needed game time in southwestern Wales. This is one deadline day deal that suits all parties involved .
(Reuters) Queiroz seeking to avoid ‘turbulence’ at high-flying Iran
Aug 29, 2017
Carlos Queiroz says he will not allow “external factors” to influence his decisions as Iran head coach and maintains that Masoud Shojaei was let out of his squad to face South Korea on Thursday for football reasons.

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(AP) Cristiano Ronaldo wins UEFA’s best player in Europe award
Aug 25, 2017
Cristiano Ronaldo has won his third UEFA men’s player of the year award in four seasons, beating Lionel Messi and Gianluigi Buffon to get the trophy.
(TimesofIsrael) Portugal town reopens renovated museum on crypto-Jews
Aug 25, 2017
After $350,000 restoration project, Belmonte exhibit features reconstructed murals, individual stories.
(Jewishaz) A trip to Portugal reveals the lives of the hidden Jews
Aug 23, 2017
Were there still Jews in Portugal after the Inquisition in 1536 wiped them out? How did some survive? Where did they live? How did they keep their faith alive?
(Ahram) Portugal leaders attend Spain victims’ funerals
Aug 23, 2017
Portugal’s president and prime minister have attended the funerals of a Portuguese granddaughter and grandmother killed in last week’s attack in Barcelona.
(EP) 14 playas tentadoras muy cerca de Lisboa
Aug 21, 2017
A una distancia de entre 30 minutos y dos horas, arenales perfectos para escapadas surfistas y familiares desde la capital portuguesa.
(ABC) Instalan barreras anti-atentado en Lisboa
Aug 22, 2017
El miedo a un atentado terrorista planea sobre las capitales europeas. Para evitar masacres con el mismo modus operandi que el de Barcelona, en Lisboa han instalado bolardos y bloques de hormigón en los principales puntos turísticos.
(DML) I’ll eat humble pie – the Algarve is a foodie’s heaven: Fresh fish, custard tarts, and the best steakhouse in Portugal
Aug 21, 2017
For years I’ve been put off visiting Portugal’s sunshinesoaked coast, assuming it was just a golfer’s haven. But after a week in pretty Vilamoura, I can’t wait to go back.
(DML) Falling for Portugal’s wild side: For rugged scenery and thrilling sea, try a road-trip along the country’s dramatic west coast
Aug 26, 2017
Timing is a moveable feast, parties are open to everyone and custard tarts (pasteis de nata) are a national dish.
(GUA) No alternative to austerity? That lie has now been nailed
Aug 24, 2017
For years we’ve been told that only deep cuts can save our economy. Portugal’s socialist-led government has proved the opposite.
(PV-Tech) Prosolia starts work on 46MW unsubsidised solar project in Portugal
Aug 24, 2017
Lisbon-based solar firm Prosolia Energy has started construction on a 46MW solar PV project without subsidies in Grandaços, the municipality of Ourique, southern Portugal.
(National) My Kind of Place: Belém, Lisbon, Portugal 
Aug 23, 2017
The Portuguese capital’s oldest quarter has much to make a stay worthwhile.
(RI Catholic) From Providence to Portugal
Aug 24, 2017
A Special Diocesan Pilgrimage to Fatima.
(Director) The business traveller’s guide to Lisbon
Aug 23, 2017
Pull on your hill-walking shoes to discover a capital steeped in history and teeming with entrepreneurial spirit with our businessperson’s guide to Lisbon.
(TEL) Spa Spy: The Anantara Algarve Vilamoura resort, Portugal
Aug 25, 2017
Our sleuth investigates the curative claims of wellbeing retreats worldwide. This week:  the invigorating effects of the Anantara resort spa in Vilamoura, the Algarve, Portugal
(Darling) 5 Cities to Visit in Portugal (That Aren’t Lisbon or Porto)
Aug 23, 2017
When thinking of Portuguese cities, for the uninitiated, it’s hard to see past Lisbon and Porto. Even though these two cities are undoubtedly beautiful, there’s much – much – more to Portugal in terms of urban areas.
(Spaces) Why Portugal’s wild Comporta coastline should be your summer sanctuary
Aug 23, 2017
It’s budding with contemporary architecture.
(Design-milk) Common Sense: An Exhibition of Products Made of Portuguese Stone
Aug 22, 2017
Common Sense, the fourth international presentation organized by experimentadesign, in partnership with Assimagra, is an exhibition that invited product designers to create products out of Portuguese stone.
(HawaiiTribune) Tropical Gardening: Gardens of Portugal are colorful and bright
Aug 24, 2017
We enjoyed the rugged beauty of Scotland but decided to thaw out in subtropical Portugal.
(AP) Portugal’s Eder moves to Lokomotiv Moscow on loan
Aug 23, 2017
Russian club Lokomotiv Moscow says it has signed Portugal forward Eder, who scored the winning goal in last year’s European Championship final, on a loan deal.
(ABC) El Valencia cede a Cancelo al Inter
Aug 23, 2017
Sigue la última hora de las incorporaciones de los equipos de Primera, Segunda y las grandes ligas europeas.

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(AP) Heroes without capes: Portugal’s firefighters work for free
Aug 14, 2017
Almost all of the 2,000 Portuguese firefighters at a weeklong wildfire that killed 64 people this summer had something in common apart from the acute danger they faced: they were doing it for no pay and with equipment bought with public donations.
(EuroNews) European commission to provide €45 million to tackle Portugal forest fires
Aug 17, 2017
The European Commission is to provide €45 million to Portugal to help deal with the consequences of the fires in the center of the country.
(Xinhua) Portugal announces day of mourning for Madeira fallen tree vitims
Aug 17, 2017
The Portuguese government announced Thursday that a day of national mourning will be held on Friday to mourn the victims of an accident when a large tree fell down, crushing to death of 13 people in Madeira.
(UN) ‘Racism, xenophobia, anti-Semitism or Islamophobia are poisoning our societies’ – UN chief
Aug 16, 2017
Urging people everywhere to speak out against hate speech and hate crimes, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today reiterated his call for tolerance, respect for the other and the importance of recognizing diversity.
(Xinhua) Portugal’s second victim in Barcelona terror attack identified
Aug 19, 2017
Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa confirmed Saturday that a 20-year-old girl who was missing after Barcelona’s terror attack is the country’s second victim.
(Xinhua) Portugal places 1 bln euros in short term treasury bills
Aug 17, 2017
Portugal placed 1 billion euros in three- and 11-month treasury bills on Wednesday at the average yields that were more negative than in previous auctions, according to the Portuguese Treasury and Debt Management Agency (IGCP).
(ABC) Portugal impulsa en la ONU el control sobre las islas Salvajes, al norte de Canarias
Aug 19, 2017
La posible existencia de telurio y otros minerales submarinos complica la agenda a Lisboa, que asegura tener el respaldo de España y Marruecos. El 2018 este territorio comenzará a recibir «turismo científico».
(AOL) Why all your friends are going to Portugal right now
Aug 17t, 2017 
Everyone and their mother seems to be traveling to Portugal these days. Though it’s been a budding tourist destination for quite some time, in the last two years, it’s topped list after list as one of the best travel destinations—and it’s easy to see why. 
(IMR) Portugal: 80 New Hotels Are Due in Portugal Until 2018
Aug 15, 2017
Portugal should have 80 new hotels by 2018, with half expected to be concluded still this year. According to data from the AHP, quoted by several newspapers, tourism ventures inaugurated in 2017 should reach 41, with a similar number predicted for 2018.
(GUA) 10 of the best beach bars in Portugal
Aug 14, 2017
With cold beer, caipirinhas and great seafood, these bars, from the Algarve up to Porto, are as hot, bright and breezy as the stunning Atlantic coastline itself.
(TEL) The best golf hotels in the Algarve
Aug 14, 2017
An insider’s guide to the best golf hotels in the Algarve, including the top places to stay for Jack Nicklaus-designed courses, rooms with beautiful views and plenty to do when you don’t have a club in your hand such as a spas, beach access and swimming pools, in locations near Tavira and Quinta do Lago. 
(Stuff) Sintra, Portugal: The real, controversial reason why afternoon tea was invented
Aug 15 2017
A beautiful queen. A philandering king. And a phalanx of ladies-in-waiting all eager to press their favours. It could have ended in disaster but, instead, it culminated in the invention of one of the most civilised habits of the western world – afternoon tea.
(Standard) Portuguese perfection
Aug 18, 2017
Ironically, considering that Hong Kong is just next door to Macau, finding authentic Portuguese dishes is difficult here. But there is one spot on the second floor of Parekh House in Central.
(Camberra Times) Foreign Correspondence: Why Portugal is the place to be an unashamed tourist
Aug 19, 2017
One of the most charming things about travelling in Portugal, in addition to the craggy coastline and beautiful filigree jewellery and a thousand ways with cod, is that the Portuguese can’t seem to understand why you’re there. I recently drove from southern Spain to Portugal and the contrast in reaction to tourists across the border was stark.
(Scotsman) Travel: Family adventures on the Algarve, Portugal 
Aug 19, 2017
Fancy a perfect break in the baking sun of the Algarve? Few Scots would say no, but throw in a stunning location overlooking the Atlantic Ocean which allows you to enjoy the best of the natural beauty of Portugal’s glorious southern coastline, and it’s hard to go wrong. 
(EM) Portugal para melómanos, mucho más que Salvador Sobral: cuatro bandas musicales que deberías escuchar
Aug 15, 2017
Y de repente, todo el mundo hablaba de Portugal. El vecino del oeste, el de la saudade y el bacalhau à brás, tan cerca que a veces no lo tenemos en cuenta, de repente, existía. 
(Freshome) Refurbished Stone House in Portugal Unveils Modern Interiors
Aug 18, 2017
Rehabilitating a century-old stone construction of 400 square meters (4,305 square feet) was a challenging task for the team at AR Studio Architects. The Eira House, located in the city of Vale de Cambra, Portugal, was completely refurbished, without compromising its original architecture features.
(TastingTable) Port Authority
Aug 17, 2017
Where to find Portugal’s hidden gems, from Lisbon’s boutiques to the Algarve’s charming villages.
(TastingTable) The History of the Pastel de Nata, Portugal’s Favorite Pastry
Aug 16, 2017
How the iconic Portuguese confection got its start, and where to eat the best.
(DML) Portuguese police take two-year-old twins into temporary care after they were left alone by the pool of Algarve resort while widower father, 45, was drinking
Aug 18, 2017
A British holidaymaker’s two-year-old twins have been taken into temporary care in Portugal after police were called to his hotel because he was ‘drunk.’
(AFP) Cristiano Ronaldo set to win Fifa Best Men’s Player
Aug 17, 2017
PARIS – Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo leads the nominees unveiled on Thursday for the Best Fifa Men’s Player 2017 award.

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(ESM) Portugal Quadruples Olive Oil Production In Last Decade
Aug 10 2017
Over the last decade, Portugal has quadrupled its production of olive oil and tripled the volume of exports to €434 million in 2016, reports Publico.
(AP) Henriques sets world record in women’s 50-kilometer walk
Aug 13, 2017
The first women’s 50-kilometer walk at the world championships produced a world record. Ines Henriques of Portugal bettered her own mark on Sunday by finishing in 4 hours, 5 minutes, 56 seconds on the two-kilometer loop in central London.
(BBG) Portugal Second-Quarter Jobless Rate Falls as Growth Accelerates
Aug 9, 2017
Portugal’s unemployment rate declined in the three months through June as the number of jobless from services and agriculture businesses dropped.
(FT) Portuguese unemployment below eurozone’s for first time since 2010
Aug 9, 2017
Portugal’s unemployment rate tumbled to the lowest since 2009 in the second quarter of this year, pushing it below the eurozone’s average for the first time since the continent’s sovereign debt crisis.
(FT) A taste of Lisbon
Aug 8, 2017
Globetrotters join locals to indulge in custard tarts created by Portuguese monks.
(EP) Lisboa, ¿pero dónde estabas?
Aug 11, 2017
Kimi Djabate es un músico de Guinea-Bisáu que toca el balafón en la ribera del Tajo. La cultura musical lisboeta es una mezcla de fados y ritmos africanos.
E L 25 DE ABRIL desfilan los comunistas pidiendo derechos, y por San Antonio, las novias pidiendo casamiento.
(BBC) The truth about Japanese tempura
Aug 10, 2017
When 16th-Century Portuguese came to Japan, they brought a special dish with them. Today, in Japan, it’s called tempura and has been a staple of the country’s cuisine ever since.
(NYT) Colares, Where the Vineyards Snake Through the Sand
Aug 3, 2017
COLARES, Portugal — The vineyards in this small wine region west of Lisbon on the Atlantic coast look like something that slithered up from the sea.
(MacauHub) Macau’s Banco Nacional Ultramarino closes first half-year with US$40 million profit
Aug 10, 2017
Banco Nacional Ultramarino de Macau closed the first half-year with a profit of 320.9 million patacas (US$40 million), indicates the balance sheet published in the territory’s official gazette.
(Business Tech) South Africans flock to Portugal thanks to a new lower investment threshold
Aug 7, 2017
A reduced investment threshold and improved safety ratings has resulted in South Africans being among the top investors in Portugal’s Golden Visa programme.
(GlobeandMail) British Columbia looks to Portugal to combat opioid crisis
Aug 9, 2017
Canadian health-care experts, including British Columbia’s provincial health officer, want the federal government to strongly consider Portugal’s approach to drug policy, including the decriminalization of personal possession.
(ABC) El sacerdote más veterano de Portugal: 105 años y 80 desde que fue ordenado en Oporto
Aug 8, 2017
Joaquim Pereira da Cunha cumplió en mayo su sueño de ser recibido por el Papa en Fátima.
(ABC) Diez excelentes playas de Portugal para este verano
Aug 6, 2017
Recorrido por algunos de los mejores arenales de Portugal, desde Oporto hasta el Algarve pasando por Madeira.
(TEL) Is this Portugal’s wildest weekend break?
Aug 11, 2017
The boat attendant poured some Crofts Ruby Port into a plastic cup then thrust it under my chin. The rain drip-dropping from the tip of my cap sploshed into the alcohol.
(CBS) Best Portuguese Restaurants In NYC
Aug 11, 2017
Given its proximity to, and dependence on, the ocean, Portuguese cuisine features many types of seafood, from octopus to oysters to cod. But the country also has a mean pastry tradition, including heavenly egg tarts, as well as a booming wine industry (we get the word “port” from the city of Porto) and does great things with lamb and other types of meat. Here are our five favorite restaurants for Portuguese fare around town. Go hungry.
(BigHospitality) Chef Leandro Carreira to open London Bridge restaurant
Aug 10, 2017
Portuguese chef Leandro Carreira, formerly of Viajante and Lyles, is planning to launch his first solo restaurant near London Bridge, in Snowfields Yard. https://www.esmmagazine.com/portugal-olive-oil-production-quadruples/47489
(ABC) Pedro de Almeida, el nuevo dueño de Comporta
Aug 12, 2017
El empresario portugués adquiere el fondo inmobiliario que controla el paraíso eco-chic próximo a Lisboa, refugio favorito de los Grimaldi, Rania de Jordania o Luis Medina.
(Butterfield) PORTUGAL’S ALENTEJO REGION: THE SLOW ROAD, DEFINED
Aug, 2017
As we scout the world’s most interesting places in our continual search to add more trips, we came across the Portugal’s Alentejo region, once one of the most important provinces in the Roman Empire, and now one of our most-loved regions to travel to.
(GGT) 8 THINGS TO DO IN PORTUGAL FOR NATURE LOVERS
Aug, 2017
Finding eco-friendly things to do in Portugal isn’t difficult, because nature is at the heart of Portuguese life. Its people have a close relationship with their land, as they’ve had to rely on it for survival for so many years.
(dornob) Portugal Winery Transformed Into Private Residence
Aug, 2017
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It’s easy to lose track of the history behind old buildings when they aren’t considered culturally significant.
(FactMag) Kraftwerk, Detroit legends and rising stars: Tracing the evolution of techno at Portugal’s Neopop Festival 2017
Aug 8, 2017
Located in Portugal’s coastal city of Viana do Castelo, Neopop festival is a celebration of electronic music with a European body clock that allows for a hedonistic 9am finish.
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(EM) Adecco aumenta un 10% su facturación en España y Portugal
Aug 10, 2017
Enrique Sánchez, presidente de Adecco: “Creemos en el talento sin etiquetas”
La compañía obtuvo a nivel global un beneficio neto de 368 millones de euros
La facturación de la filial para España y Portugal de la compañía suiza de recursos humanos Adecco alcanzó en el primer semestre un total de 512 millones de euros, una cifra un 10% superior a la del mismo periodo de 2016, informó la multinacional.
(AP) Benfica and Porto open Portuguese league season with wins
Aug 9, 2017
Benfica started the defense of its Portuguese league title by easing to a 3-1 win at home to Braga on Wednesday.
(EM) El desafío eterno de Cristiano
Aug 13, 2017
Este verano, en el Real Madrid no se recibieron nunca noticias del presunto interés de Cristiano Ronaldo por marcharse.
(talkSPORT) West Ham move step closer to signing Portugal international William Carvalho from Sporting Lisbon – reports
Aug 11, 2017
West Ham have moved a step close to landing Tottenham target William Carvalho after the club reached a verbal agreement with the player.
(Outside of the Boot) Scout Report: Iuri Medeiros | Sporting Lisbon’s Next Prodigy 
Aug 10, 2017
I believe that many football fans are getting tired of reading or hearing about Sporting Lisbon’s academy, especially when it comes to raising talented wingers. Everyone knows the successful stories of Cristiano Ronaldo, Simão Sabrosa, Quaresma, Nani, Luís Figo, amongst others, and, more recently, bright young wingers like Podence and Gelson Martins.

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(CNBC) How Portugal came back from the brink — and why austerity could have played a Aug 2, 2017
Joao Baptista’s career is a good example of the transformation seen in Portugal. The 34-year-old entrepreneur opened his first bar in 2011 – at the height of the euro zone financial crisis. Six years down the line he owns five of the trendiest bars in Lisbon and will open his sixth after the summer in the northern city of Porto.
(BBG) Portugal Wants to Move on From Bank Collapse
Aug 3, 2017
For Portugal, there’s a before and an after Banco Espirito Santo. The fall from grace of one of the country’s oldest banking groups and the family that founded it has practically erased signs of its one-time dominance in the Iberian nation.
(NYT) The Owner Brought the Money. The Agent Delivered the Players. Now What?
Aug 4, 2017
WOLVERHAMPTON, England — The formula for success was simple. Last year, when Peter Kenyon — a former chief executive of both Chelsea and Manchester United and now a kind of itinerant soccer rainmaker — approached the English club Wolverhampton Wanderers with a takeover offer from Fosun, the Chinese conglomerate, he outlined a clear vision of how the deal would benefit both parties.
(TimesofIsrael) New Lisbon Museum Tells Story Of Portuguese Jews
Aug 1, 2017
In the ancient Alfama quarter of Lisbon, where steep and narrow cobblestone lanes open to a tilted plaza, a new museum will soon break ground featuring the history and heritage of Portuguese Jews.
(GQ) Want a Cool, Beautiful, Affordable Beach Vacation? Go to Portugal
Aug 1, 2017
There’s no better place to lounge on the beach after a lazy lunch of wine and fresh seafood.
(CNBC) The world’s top 10 retirement destinations for 2017
Aug 3, 2017
7. Lisbon, Portugal
1. Portugal’s Algarve Region
(GUA) Hilly Lisbon launches electric bike share system in bid to solve congestion
Aug 3, 2017
Madrid has its scheme, while Muswell Hill’s never happened. Hilly cities from Rome to Rio will be watching as Lisbon starts e-bike hire.
(DailyStar) Portugal’s new paradise hotspot on the white sands of the Algarve
Aug 1, 2017
“WELCOME to Blanco Beach Club, how can I help you?” were the first words I heard inside one of the Algarve’s most exciting new developments.
(SCMP) Dicing with death in Cristiano Ronaldo’s birthplace, Madeira – island of soaring peaks, perilous drops and scary roads
Aug 3, 2017
The Real Madrid player’s home has more than its fair share of jaw-dropping scenery, but from narrow, unfenced hiking paths and roads to teetering boulders and Europe’s most dangerous airport, it’s not for the faint-hearted.
(Reuters) Olimpo Real Estate buys supermarket in Portugal for 5.9 million euros
Aug 3, 2017
OLIMPO REAL ESTATE SOCIMI SA:
* BUYS SUPERMARKET OPERATED BY PINGO DOCE IN LISBON, PORTUGAL FOR 5.9 MILLION EUROS
(Tyrepress) DEKRA expands in Portugal through MasterTest acquisition
Aug 3, 2017
The three testing stations run by DEKRA in Portugal have now been joined by a further 11 following the acquisition of Portuguese testing organisation MasterTest. DEKRA has been in the market for vehicle inspections in Portugal since 2016 and plans to open three further stations there by the end of the year.
(BT) TAP Portugal to launch “Wine Experience”
Aug 4, 2017
TAP Portugal has announced plans for a new onboard “Wine Experience”, with the aim of becoming “the world’s largest channel for speaking about and tasting Portuguese wines”.
(IMR) Portugal: Beijing Airlines Connects China to Portugal
Aug 4, 2017
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The Chinese airline began in July flying between Beijing and Lisbon three times a week.
(DML) She reigns in Spain! Victoria’s Secret model Sara Sampaio looks ravishing in a bikini as she enjoys yacht vacation on island of Minorca
Aug 4, 2017
Sara Sampaio has been on vacation in Europe this summer.
(Rollingout) How I found the most romantic sunset in Portugal (pictures)
Aug 2, 2017
It was love at first hashtag search between Restaurante Ponto Final and me.
(SouthCoast) SouthCoast ties to Portugal remain vital
Aug 3, 2017
Some years ago I had the intense privilege of traveling to mainland Portugal and St. Michael with two dear colleagues, photographer Peter Pereira and reporter João Ferreira, who were born in those places and fluent in the language and culture.
(USAtoday) Citroen classic cars parade around Portugal
Aug 3, 2017
These are some of the parked cars in Mafra Portugal after the parade of Citroen classic cars 2CV during the World 2017 2CV Meeting July 30, 2017.
(ABC) Dos turistas británicas, expulsadas de una piscina en Portugal por usar burkini
Aug 3, 2017
Se encontraban bañándose en un hotel de Albufeira, en el Algarve, y fueron abordadas por los guardias de seguridad porque alguien se quejó de su presencia.
(Times) Win a relaxing short break for two in Portugal, with the Memmo Baleeira Hotel and Monarch
Aug 6 2017
Exploring the northernmost parts of an ancient trackway, now an 87-mile national trail, I have diverted to a heritage railway. First opened in 1919, it is three miles long and conveyed locally quarried sand.
(ABC) Portugal, una liga sin entrenadores extranjeros
Aug 6, 2017
Todos los equipos lusos de Primera y Segunda división comienzan el nuevo curso con técnicos locales.
(El Mundo) António Zambujo: acuarela de Brasil con tinta de fado
Aug 1, 2017
Nacido en portugal, António Zambujo trasciende fronteras con su singular bossa nova
Cada pequeño susurro de António Zambujo (Beja, Portugal, 1975) condensa una gran revolución. Sus palabras, siempre a media voz, chocan ante la realidad transformándola al instante.
(GrindTV) Lisbon’s surfer-led renaissance
Aug 1, 2017
It was only four years ago that Lisbon, Portugal, was described as a city on its knees. There were reports of evicted businessmen sleeping in cars and a country wracked by debt. Now, though, things are very different. It’s been touted as hip, cheap and innovative — like Bondi meets old Europe — and is the new hipster capital of the continent.
(ABC) ¿Por qué pasó Neymar el reconocimiento médico en Oporto?
Aug 4, 2017
El director deportivo del PSG, el portugués Antero Henrique, ejerció el mismo cargo en el actual equipo de Íker Casillas

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(BBC) Por que Portugal é elogiado ao mesmo tempo pela esquerda e pelo FMI por sua recuperação econômica
Jul 25, 2017
Após anos de uma grave crise econômica que fez o desemprego e o deficit público dispararem, Portugal vem chamando a atenção de especialistas ao redor do mundo por sua surpreendente recuperação e pela forma como ela se tornou possível.
(Forbes) For The Elite, It’s Tee Time At Portugal’s Algarve Golf Resorts
Jul 28, 2017
Portugal—an underrated nation of picturesque countrysides, pine forest reserves, and oceanside resorts. Its southernmost Algarve coast sprinkles a savory mélange of sunshine, manicured golf courses, sandy beaches, limestone caves, and glowing grottos.
(ABC) La tasa de paro baja en Portugal al 9%
Jul 29, 2017
El país vecino se beneficia de una mejoría económica sustentada en la explosión turística.
(ABC) Los murciélagos ayudan a conservar la antiquísima Biblioteca de Coimbra
Jul 27, 2017
La colonia que vive dentro de este edificio Patrimonio de la Humanidad, y cuya presencia se ha corroborado recientemente, preserva sus cientos de valiosos volúmenes para que no sean devorados por los insectos.
(EurActiv) Portugal’s ‘vinho verde’ producers seek EU protection for demarcated regions
Jul 28, 2017
The ‘vinhos verdes’ (green wines) of northwestern Portugal have no direct international competitors, but their producers nevertheless want the European Union to safeguard the regional demarcations in its trade accords with foreign markets, local officials said. EURACTIV’s partner Lusa reports.
(MacauHub) First direct China-Portugal flight lands at Lisbon airport
Jul 28, 2017
The first flight from Hangzhou, with a stopover in Beijing, landed on Wednesday at Lisbon airport, a link that the Portuguese Minister of Planning and Infrastructure, Pedro Marques, described as “very strategic” in economic terms and in terms of tourism.
(MacauHub) Portugal’s interest in Belt and Road” strategy increases
Jul 24, 2017
The Portuguese government’s interest in the country taking part in the “Belt and Road” initiative is becoming apparent through new instruments of institutional and financial cooperation.
(AP) Portugal picks Lisbon to host 2018 Eurovision Song Contest
Jul 25, 2017
Organizers say next year’s Eurovision Song Contest will take place in Lisbon, the capital of Portugal.
(Reuters) Novo Banco launches debt swap to conclude sale
Jul 25, 2017
Portugal’s state-rescued Novo Banco has launched a debt swap to boost its capital ratio, the last step to concluding its sale to U.S. private equity firm Lone Star.
(A-B) Faro Airport unveils new €33m terminal
Jul 25, 2017
Faro Airport has completed its expansion and modernisation works, following an investment of nearly €33 million, allowing the airport to continue to grow in a sustained way. The inauguration ceremony was attended by Prime Minister of Portugal, António Costa; Minister of Planning and Infrastructures, Pedro Marques;  CEO of VINCI Concessions and President of VINCI Airports, Nicolas Notebaert; and CEO of ANA – Aeroportos de Portugal, Carlos Lacerda.
(BBG) These Historic Portuguese Palaces Can Be Rented for a Regal Vacation
Jul 25, 2017
It may cost a pretty penny, but taking over one of these for a week could be the romantic getaway of a lifetime.
(CNN) Porto vs. Lisbon: 8 reasons Porto is cooler
Jul 27, 2017
Lisbon has established itself as Europe’s hippest city-trip destination over the past couple of years, but now it has a rival that’s a little too close for comfort.
(ABC) Comporta ya tiene su aroma
Jul 24, 2017
El destino portugués más «hippy chic» del momento, situado a 100 kilómetros de Lisboa, huele a arena salada y a paseos a caballo.
(GUA) Milhões de Festa festival: dive in the pool for doom, dub and dada
Jul 24, 2017
Sly and the Family Drone, MMMMOOONNNOOO, Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs … silly band names are not in short supply at this rural Portuguese festival. Neither is a glorious spirit of musical adventure
(El Mundo) Diez imprescindibles de Lisboa con niños
Jul 28, 2017
Descubre Lisboa con niños. Una ciudad que respira tranquila y sosegada, abierta al visitante, con multitud de rincones inolvidables que explorar a nuestro propio ritmo.
(ABC) Ecos humanos, bellos frutos literarios
Jul 29, 2017
El leonés Jesús Díez Fernández publica una colección de relatos de registros y escenarios variados.
(Xinhua) City festival ends in Portugal’s Agueda
Jul 23, 2017
PORTUGAL-AGUEDA-CITY FESTIVAL
People visit the street decorated with colorful umbrellas during the last day of the 23-day-long city festival in Agueda city, Portugal.
(Xinhua) Portugal beats Scotland 2-1 at UEFA Women’s EURO 2017
Jul 24, 2017
Claudia Neto (L) of Portugal vies with Leanne Crichton of Scotland during the UEFA Women’s EURO 2017 soccer tournament Group D match between Portugal and Scotland at the Sparta Stadium in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, on July 23, 2017. Portugal won 2-1.

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(Reuters) EU’s Moscovici upbeat about Portugal, sees 2017 growth above 2.5 percent
Jul 18, 2017.
European Union Economic and Financial Affairs Commissioner Pierre Moscovici lauded Portugal on Tuesday for its economic and fiscal progress and said growth would probably exceed 2.5 percent this year in an acceleration from 1.4 percent in 2016.
(DW) Portugal’s road to economic recovery
Jul 21, 2017
At the height of the Eurozone crisis Portugal was one of the countries deep in trouble. But today, its economy is on the up and up. So has Portugal got its debt problems beat, or is it too early to celebrate?
(MacauHub) China invests 6.8 billion euros in Portugal in 2016
Jul 18, 2017
By the end of 2016 Chinese companies invested 6.8 billion euros in Portugal in sectors such as energy, finance, insurance, telecommunications and civil aviation, said the Economic and Commercial attaché of the Chinese embassy in Portugal.
(Reuters) Portugal says reform effort still on, more efficient than before
Jul 17, 2017
Portugal’s government sees no need to further downsize the state sector and expects its plan of targeted investment and efficiency improvements there to reap more economic benefits than previous tougher but largely fruitless reform attempts.
(ABC) ¿Colón era en realidad el corsario portugués Pedro Ataíde?
Jul 17, 2017
La Universidad de Coímbra y el Instituto Superior Técnico de Lisboa pondrán a prueba esta teoría con ADN de hace 500 años.
(Nation) Portugal President Marcelo Rebelol honours The Aga Khan
Jul 21, 2017
The Aga Khan has received one of Portugal’s highest honours in recognition of his service to uplifting lives around the world.
(AP) Portuguese town council gets to keep 4-century-old Torah
Jul 17, 2017
A rural town council in Portugal says a court has ruled that a 400-year-old Torah scroll found by accident can remain in public hands, rejecting a businessman’s claim that he bought it.
(AP) Portugal to limit eucalyptus groves to reduce wildfires
Jul 19, 2017
Portuguese lawmakers have agreed on new measures to help contain the fires that race through the country’s forests each summer, after one wildfire last month that killed 64 people.
(NewEurope) In Portugal, Šefčovič pushes renewables, interconnections 
Jul 17, 2017
European Commission Vice-President for Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič discussed clean energy, interconnections and Portugal’s energy plans, including renewables, during his visit to Lisbon and Porto on July 17-18.
(BBG) Blackstone Plans Sale of Portugal Shopping Centers
Jul 20, 2017
Blackstone Group LP plans to sell at least four retail centers it owns in Portugal and has hired Jones Lang LaSalle Inc. to broker the sale, according to two people with knowledge of the matter.
(Reuters) Portugal NOS Q2 net profit jumps 52.5 pct, beats forecast
Jul 20, 2017
Portugal’s second-largest telecom operator Nos SGPS SA:
* Reported on Thursday a steep 52.5 percent rise in second-quarter net profit to 40.4 million euros ($47 million), beating the average analysts’ forecast of 35 million euros.
(Ideias.ted) Is this Portuguese eco-village a 21st-century utopia?
Jul 18, 2017
Yes, it has free love, vegan food, Wi-Fi and a low carbon footprint. But it also has unchallenged assumptions, ramshackle housing and a questionable belief system, finds social media analyst Jamie Bartlett.
(ES) Why there’s so much more to Portugal’s Algarve than just golf resorts
Jul 18, 2017
Amy Louise Bailey shares her edit of the chicest places to eat, drink and stay in the Algarve region on Portugal’s southern coast.
(AFAR) These Are 5 of the World’s Most Peaceful Places to Visit
Jul 17, 2017
Portugal ranked third this year in the GPI, which is its highest position to date and a significant jump from number 16, a spot it’s held for the past five years. Forbes also ranked the country one of the cheapest places to travel this year, which is a welcome relief from the rest of Western Europe.
(Buzz.ie) 5 reasons why Portugal is a real hidden gem for tourists
July 23, 2017
Outrageously neglected by tourists for decades, Portugal’s crumbling, azulejo-clad capital has seized Europe’s city break spotlight – and it shows no signs of letting go.
(ABC) Madonna prepara su desembarco en Sintra
Jul 23, 2017
Recorremos la villa portuguesa que la reina del pop ha puesto de moda tras comprar un coqueto palacete.
(ABC) Madonna, de fiesta por el Barrio Alto de Lisboa
Jul 21, 2017
La cantante regresa a la capital portuguesa, en la antesala de su traslado a Sintra.
(AP) Aged Portuguese mansion a window into India colonial history
Jul 17, 2017
Age sits lightly on the sprawling, 4-centuries-old Figueiredo Mansion. The home is a lived-in repository of memories tracing to the days when the west-coast Indian state of Goa was a Portuguese colony.
(ABC) Lobo Antunes: de repente, el último verano
Jul 20, 2017
La literatura portuguesa tiene en António Lobo Antunes a uno de sus autores de referencia. Esta es su más reciente novela.
(Sun) Arsenal make Sporting Lisbon’s Portuguese star William Carvalho their top midfield target
Jul 23, 2017
Gunners boss Arsene Wenger reportedly preparing move to bring £27m-rated ace to the Emirates.

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(RT) China & Portugal step up cooperation on New Silk Road initiative
Jul 13, 2017
Lisbon and Beijing are to broaden links as part of the Belt and Road Initiative which is bringing together dozens of countries in a global infrastructure project, Xinhua reports Thursday.
(Xinhua) China, Portugal to enhance parliamentary cooperation
Jul 12, 2017
Chinese legislature and Portuguese parliament should enhance cooperation to keep up with the general pace of bilateral ties, visiting Chinese top legislator Zhang Dejiang said on Wednesday.
(MacauHub) Chinese group Fosun expands healthcare network in Portugal
Jul 10, 2017
Luz Saúde, 96.12% owned by insurance company Fidelidade, has been authorised by the Portuguese Competition Authority to expand its activity with the total or partial purchase of companies in the industry, the company said in a statement released through the market regulator.
(Variety) Patrick Drahi’s Altice Buys Portugal’s Media Capital
Jul 13, 2017 
Continuing its acquisitions spree but this time in Europe, Patrick Drahi’s Netherlands-based Altice announced Friday that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire 94.7% of Media Capital, Portugal’s biggest media company, from Spanish media group Prisa.
(Reuters) Altice aims to grow business in Portugal after Media deal
Jul 14, 2017
Netherlands-based Altice has agreed to buy Portuguese firm Media Capital, the owner of TVI television channel, and said it wanted to expand its business in Portugal where it already owns the largest telecom operator PT.
(FT) Bain Capital Credit buys €1bn Spanish and Portuguese bad loans
Jul 11, 2017
Deals come as regulators push banks to offload their non-performing assets.
(Reuters) Draghi to speak softly after startling big stick at Sintra
Jul 14, 2017
No big changes are expected from the European Central Bank when it meets on Thursday, but a bit of tweaking may be on the cards.
(ESM) Nestlé Portugal Invests €5m To Expand Distribution Centre
Jul 13, 2017
Nestlé Portugal has announced that it is investing €5 million in a project to expand its distribution centre in Avanca.
(OBS) Governo quer voos diretos regulares entre Portugal e Japão até 2020
Jul 15, 2017
Ministro do Planeamento e Infraestruturas afirmou que espera que, “até 2020”, o ano em que Tóquio recebe os Jogos Olímpicos, haja voos diretos regulares entre Portugal e o Japão.
(GQ) Is Portugal the New Iceland?
Jul 16, 2017
Are a lot of your friends in Portugal right now, Instagramming beaches and sardines? Here’s why—and what to see when you eventually make your own trip.
(TEL) Why staying in derelict monasteries is the best way to explore Portugal
Jul 13, 2017
The monks never enjoyed this, I thought, as I swam a few lengths in the pool in the garden of their 14th-century monastery. Nor did the knight, who founded the holy order for which this impressive structure was the headquarters, benefit from a massage in the spa after a busy day defending his territory. 
(GUA) ‘Guardian of the forest’ routinely culled in Madeira
Jul 11, 2017
The Trocaz pigeon is a vital seed-disperser in one of the world’s rarest forest ecosystems, but its taste for cabbage has put it in direct competition with humans. Guess who wins?
(TheLedger) Budget Travel: Is Portugal the hottest destination in Europe?
Jul 14, 2017 
Currently, tourists visiting Portugal are finding a fascinating culture, one that was strengthened by an age of exploration in the 1400s to 1600s, in which Portugal’s sailors went around the world to colonize large segments of South America, India and Southeast Asia (Macau), becoming an imperial power. A visit to the awesome monument honoring these explorers will be a highlight of your stay.
(CNN) World Building of the Year 2017 shortlist revealed
Jul 7, 2017
Among the buildings which aim to blur the line between nature and the built environment are Amanda Levette’s design for MAAT — the new Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology in Lisbon — a sweeping structure located on the outskirts of they city that compliments the vast body of water in front of it.
(TheSouthAfrican) A hidden past in Portugal
Jul 11, 2017
There is much to see in Lisbon whose maritime history includes the exploration of the African coast as early as 1418, with the Cape discovered seventy years later.
(WIT) LETTER FROM LISBON: FROM KONICHIWA TO NI HAO AND SAWASDEE
Jul 13, 2017
It is funny how like with handbags, destinations too have their trends. For example, these days, you will see people everywhere carrying Anello backpacks – these bags aren’t particularly good to look at, they are unwieldy and cumbersome to use in my opinion but suddenly it seems everywhere you look, they are on some traveller’s back.
(SCMP) What’s on the menu for Casa Lisboa’s Hong Kong return?
Jul 10, 2017
Foodies can enjoy contemporary, exquisite dishes such as flame-grilled chunk rib ‘Preguinho’ and Portuguese octopus confit.
(Indian Express) Palette from Portugal
Jul 15, 2017
Freeze-frame moments of stately two-storeyed mansions painted in happy colours of bottle green, yellow and mustard, windows made of translucent oyster shells framed by delicate lace curtains, decorative cast iron grills juxtaposed against narrow lanes with women in saris selling greens in baskets, and balconies overflowing with pink and white bougainvilleas. It feels like I have walked into a street in Portugal. Fontainhas—the Latin quarter of Goa’s capital Panaji—is an otherworldly place of sepia memories and nostalgia.
(GlobalNews) Artist from Portugal hopes mural will help protect New Brunswick’s wood turtle
Jul 13, 2017
Art and activism have come together in the form of a mural that the artist hopes will inspire others to protect the very species he’s trying to create — the wood turtle.
(GazetteLive) Portugal diary: Setting the scene for Boro’s stint in the sun and Monk’s first friendlies
Jul 12, 2017
Philip Tallentire is over in Portugal for Boro’s pre-season training trip :: He offers an insight into the conditions and facilities in the Algarve.
(DW) Topless vacation home
Jul 16, 2017
At first glance, the house designed by Portuguese architect Manuel Aires Mateus looks unfinished – but that’s on purpose. This holiday home is meant to be open and to allow an unimpeded view of the landscape.
(AD) Step Inside Noemi Marone Cinzano’s Villa in Portugal
Jul 10, 2017
Winemaker Noemi Marone Cinzano uncorks her new getaway—a laid-back Portuguese villa designed inside and out by decorator John Stefanidis.
(ABC) El Centre del Carme acull este dijous una performance de l’artista portugués Pedro Barateiro
Jul 12, 2017
El jove artista és un dels més influents a Portugal amb obres com la de Sao Paulo o Berlín i exposicions en REDCAT de Los Angeles o la Kunsthalle de Basilea.
(Variety) Portugal Steps Into the Film Incentives Fray With 25% Refundable Tax Credit.
Jul 14, 2017
Studios and producers shopping around for incentives often consider obvious territories such as British Columbia, Georgia and the U.K, but there several smaller jurisdictions that offer a combination of good locations and lower costs.
(Goal) BARCELONA SIGN NELSON SEMEDO FOR €30 MILLION FROM BENFICA
Jul 16, 2017
The Portugal international is set to become the club’s third signing of the summer following the acquisitions of Marlon and Gerard Deulofeu.
(BS) Portugal paddler Freitas aims to do well in big events
Jul 12, 2017
Portugal’s top table tennis player Marcos Freitas says doing well in big tournaments like the Olympics, World or European championship matters more than world ranking. 
(ABC) Apoteósico debut de Manzanares en Campo Pequeño
Jul 14, 2017
El torero alicantino da cinco vueltas al ruedos y sale a hombros.

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(Reuters) Portugal’s bond with China: pioneering debt sale founded on close ties
Jul 3, 2017
Portugal is looking to build on its economic and cultural ties with China by becoming the first euro zone country to borrow in the $9.5 trillion Chinese bond market, potentially opening the way for other European governments.
(Forbes) 6 Signs That Portugal Is More Family Friendly Than Your Country
Jul 3, 2017
LISBON — Over lunch with a few journalists and Catholic leaders one day in this capital city, I described what stunned me more than the beautiful Atlantic coast line and the whimsical tile patterns plated onto residential buildings: Portugal’s deference to parents and families
(FT) A cobbler for the modern age
Jul, 2017
Portuguese entrepreneur and co-founder of handcrafted shoe brand Undandy, Rafic Daud shares his story.
(Eater) The Best Lines From Anthony Bourdain’s ‘Parts Unknown’: Portugal
Jul 2, 2017
The host treks to the city of Porto to consume his weight in pork products and port.
(GUA) Lisbon city guide: what to see plus the best bars, restaurants and hotels
Jul 8, 2017
Portugal’s capital is bursting with culture and great places to eat, stay and party – and it’s the cheapest city break destination in western Europe.
(GUA) Great restaurants in Lisbon: readers’ tips
Jul 6, 2017
Lisbon is teeming with fresh (and cheap) seafood, tapas and exotic dishes from Portugal’s colonial past. But it’s not just the food – our readers are wowed by the ambience and views, too.
(Financial) EBRD President visits Portugal
Jul 4, 2017
The FINANCIAL — EBRD President Sir Suma Chakrabarti has visited Portugal, a founding shareholder country of the EBRD.
(Reuters) Portugal government sees Novo Banco sale completed by November
Apr 12, 2017
The sale of Portugal’s state-rescued Novo Banco to U.S. private equity firm Lone Star should be concluded by November following a 500 million euro ($566 million) debt swap that will be launched soon, deputy finance minister said on Wednesday.
(Huffington Post) The World’s First Power Plant To Combine Hydro And Solar Opens In Portugal
Jul 5, 2017
The first-of-its-kind project could be a model for states like Washington and Oregon, and countries like Brazil, that depend heavily on hydroelectricity.
(MEHR) Portugal voices keenness on Tehran-Lisbon direct flight
Jul 9, 2017
Portugal’s Secretary of State for Internationalization has expressed keenness on launching a direct flight from Lisbon to Tehran aimed at promoting tourism and trade ties between the two countries.
(Romania-Insider) Portuguese airline TAP resumes Bucharest-Lisbon flights
Jul 3, 2017 
Portuguese airline TAP will resume direct flights from Bucharest to Lisbon on July 7, more than a year after suspending this route.
(ES) Meet the surf lodge in Portugal offering a more luxurious experience
Jul 3, 2017
Alex Dymoke checks into the Surfers Lodge, where you can expect wine lists as well as wetsuits.
(Dexigner) PINC Pavilion at University of Porto 
Jul 9, 2017
PINC – Pole for the Creative Industries of Park of Science and Technology, University of Porto – quickly became a space of great dynamism of Porto. A recognized center for the creation and production of events.
(ABC) Cartas de la guerra lusa
Jul 7, 2017
El género epistolar nunca ha tenido mucho recorrido en el cine. Sin embargo, la siempre reflexiva cinematografía portuguesa lo ha sabido explotar en películas como la recién estrenada «Cartas de guerra» o «Correspondencias».
(ABC) Saramago reescribe en el Festival de Teatro de Almada su «Historia del cerco de Lisboa»
Jul 9, 2017
Se estrena con éxito la adaptación de José Gabriel Antuñano dirigida por Ignacio García.
http://www.abc.es/cultura/teatros/abci-saramago-reescribe-festival-teatro-almada-historia-cerco-lisboa-201707090150_noticia.html
(DML) The city’s her runway! Sara Sampaio smolders in the New York City heat as she models sheer top and ripped jeans
Jun 28, 2017
Victoria’s Secret Angel Sara Sampaio made the New York City streets her runway on Tuesday. The Portuguese beauty, 25, strutted her stuff in a sheer long-sleeved top over a black bra and ripped blue jeans.
(GUA) Portugal beat Mexico in extra-time to take third place at Confederations Cup
Jul 2, 2017 
Portugal fought back from a goal down to beat Mexico 2-1 in extra-time in the Confederations Cup third-place game on Sunday.
(FIFA) The Portugal evolution continues
Jul 3, 2017
Their objective of making it to the final unfulfilled, Portugal leave Russia regretful, but proud of having entertained 42,659 fans in Spartak Stadium to a crazy night of football in the match for third place against Mexico that included a 91st minute leveller, two penalties, two red cards and 120 minutes of action.
(GUA) Wolves complete record signing of Portugal’s Rúben Neves
Jul 8, 2017
Wolves have broken their transfer record to sign the Portugal midfielder Rúben Neves from Porto on a five-year deal. The Porto defender Willy Boly has also agreed a season-long loan.
(CNN) Cristiano Ronaldo Fast Facts
Jul 4, 2017
A great year: Cristiano Ronaldo’s 2014 – January 6: Ronaldo scores twice in a 3-0 win over Celta Vigo, taking his career tally over 400 for both club and country.
(DML) It’s a boy… AND a girl! Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo says he is blessed as he introduces his newborn twins Mateo and Eva to his eldest son, 7, in sweet Instagram photo
Jul 4, 2017 
Cristiano Ronaldo has introduced his newborn twins to his son Cristiano Ronaldo Jr while on holiday.