Portugal in World News (Number 148)

(EP) Portugal está de moda
May 15, 2017
Los éxitos sociales y políticos sonríen al país vecino, dirigido por un presidente conservador “optimista racional” y un primer ministro socialista “optimista crónico”.
(ABC) Nos queda Portugal – Santiago Sastre
May 15, 2017
Salvador Sobral logró que Europa se pusiera de acuerdo.
(BBG) Portuguese Economy Expands More Than Forecast as Exports Rise
May 15, 2017
Portugal’s gross domestic product expanded more than economists expected in the three months through March, recording the fastest pace of growth since the fourth quarter of 2013 as exports increased.
(Reuters) Portugal first quarter growth strongest in decade, beats forecast
May 15, 2017
Portugal’s economy grew at its strongest pace in a decade in the first quarter when it expanded 2.8 percent from a year earlier to beat expectations, helped by strong exports and recovering investment, official data showed on Monday.
(EP) La economía de Portugal crece a ritmos de antes de la crisis económica
May 15, 2017
Solo en el año 2000 se creció por encima del actual 2,8%, que logra gracias sobre todo al turismo.
(MacauHub) Government of Portugal facilitates granting of golden visas for business investment
May 19, 2017
The Portuguese government has reduced the minimum amount of investment in small and medium-sized companies required to grant a residence permit to foreigners under the golden visas programme, the minister for Internal Administration said on Thursday in Lisbon.
(Reuters) Portuguese bond yields tumble, gap to Germany tightest in a year
May 17, 2017
Portugal’s borrowing costs tumbled on Wednesday to their lowest level since late October, extending recent falls against a backdrop of improving economic growth and political stability in the single currency bloc.
(Reuters) Portugal borrowing costs fall in T-bill auction
May 17, 2017
Portugal sold all 1.5 billion euros ($1.66 billion) total of six- and 12-month Treasury bills on offer in an auction on Wednesday, with borrowing costs falling further into negative territory as secondary market bond yields hit six-month lows.
(BBG) Greek, Portuguese Bonds Lead Resurgence of Europe’s Periphery
May 15, 2017
Yields on Greek 10-year securities are heading toward levels last seen before the credit crisis in 2009, while investor returns on Portuguese debt are second only to Greece in the last three months, according to Bloomberg World Bond Indexes.
(FT) Moody’s turns optimistic on Portugal’s quiet recovery
May 19, 2017
Portugal’s slow and stuttering economic recovery has long been a blight on the eurozone, but things may finally be on the up for the former bailout country. https://www.ft.com/content/ccd02378-7402-363a-ae2c-3887238e18a3
(AFP) Harvey Keitel to star in film about Fatima miracles
May 18, 2017
American actor Harvey Keitel is to star in a new film about the Portuguese peasant children who saw visions of the Virgin Mary 100 years ago in Fatima, its producers said Thursday.
(ABC) Lisboa será la sede de Eurovisión 2018
May 15, 2017
Aunque la organización no ha hecho aún el anuncio oficial, la televisión pública portuguesa ha señalado que la capital del país acogerá la 63 edición del concurso. El MEO Arena, en todas las quinielas
(EM) Pablo Alborán Versiona ‘Amar Pelos Dois’, la Canción Ganadora de Eurovisión 2017
May 16, 2017
El ganador del último festival de Eurovisión está de enhorabuena. Tras su triunfo muchos artistas nacionales e internacionales le han mostrado su apoyo, encandilados por su tema ‘Amar Pelos Dois’.
(FT) Dining is about experience, not expense, says Nuno Mendes
May 15, 2017
Restaurants must offer memories, not just sustenance, the chef believes.
(FT) Lessons in luxury: live from the FT summit in Lisbon
May 16, 2017
Download “ The making of the £1,000 jean ” (opens in a new window) The making of the £1,000 jean.
(NYT) Luxury Trips for Less in Spain and Portugal
May 17, 2017
An upscale vacation to either Spain or Portugal is possible even if you don’t have a big budget to spare, said Virginia Irurita, the founder of Made for Spain and Portugal, a company in Madrid selling trips to the two countries.
(GUA) Europe’s hidden coasts: Costa de Prata, Portugal
May 18, 2017
Central Portugal’s pristine beaches are pounded by the Atlantic and dotted with simple restaurants, but barely touched by tourists, making them havens for those who crave space – and great seafood.
(ABC) Mira, la única playa de Europa que siempre ha tenido bandera azul
May 16, 2017
De unos tres kilómetros y medio, está situada en la zona central del Atlántico portugués.
(EP) Portugal invade la Feria del Libro
May 17, 2017
El país invitado muestra la nueva cara de la literatura, la música y el cine en lengua portuguesa.
(EP) Desde este libro se ve Portugal
May 19, 2017
Si la guerra de Angola marcó a varias generaciones de autores portugueses, la crisis económica ha afectado a los más jóvenes. Todos tratan de liberarse de Pessoa.
(EP) Cuando el arte contemporáneo habla en portugués
May 18, 2017
El optimismo marca la II edición de ArcoLisboa, que hoy abre sus puertas con 58 galerías.
(Reuters) Portugal retailer Sonae’s sales rise, profit slumps on one-offs
May 18, 2017
Portugal’s largest retailer, Sonae SGPS, posted on Wednesday a 6 percent increase in first-quarter sales and its profitability improved even as net profit fell a steep 72 percent after one-off capital gains a year ago.
(Reuters) Almonty Industries announces initiatives to enhance tailings recovery at Panasquiera Mine
May 15, 2017
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* Almonty Industries – co’s unit, which operates Panasqueira Tungsten mine in Portugal, reached comprehensive agreement with Crominet Mining Processing SA
(IMR) Portugal: Porto Up 11 Places in ICCA’s World Ranking
May 17, 2017
Porto went up 11 places in ICCA (International Congress and Convention Association)’s world ranking, now occupying the 31st position. In the list of the most popular cities for congresses, conferences, meetings and international events, Porto had the greatest climb ever, and was the destination that grew the most in the Top 50.
(RedBull) Watch Carlos Sainz driving Rally Portugal’s Fafe
May 20, 2017
Fasten your seatbelts as Carlos Sainz takes you on a ride through Portugal’s hilly Fafe Stage.
(DML) Cristiano Ronaldo breaks Jimmy Greaves’ European scoring record: Which club has he scored most against and how have the goals come about?
May 18, 2017
Cristiano Ronaldo stormed past Jimmy Greaves’ 46-year-old European record with a double against Celta Vigo on Wednesday night.
(Reuters) Portugal’s Santos says ‘beautiful football’ a mystery
May 18, 2017
Portugal’s famously pragmatic coach Fernando Santos says beauty is in the eye of the beholder when it comes to football, and to be criticised is the fate of all geniuses – whether artists, composers or Cristiano Ronaldo.
(AP) Silva’s reputation soars despite Hull’s relegation
May 15, 2017
It’s not often that a manager improves his reputation in a season where his team is relegated.
(DML) All grown up! Bebeto’s son Mattheus Oliveira, who inspired his famous celebration, joins Sporting Lisbon
May 16, 2017
It was one of the iconic pictures of the 1994 World Cup, as Brazilian striker Bebeto created the ‘rock the baby’ celebration.
(FootballItalia) Mazzarri: ‘Spain or Portugal next’
May 18, 2017
Walter Mazzarri explains he left Watford because the club “did not share the same ambitions,” but would now like to experience Spain or Portugal.