Portugal in World News (Number 91)

(MacauHub) Portugal expected to leave the excessive deficit procedure in 2016
Apr 14, 2016    
Portugal is expected this year to leave the excessive deficit procedure if the forecast issued by the International Monetary Fund of a budget deficit of 2.9 percent of gross domestic product (GDP), according to the “Fiscal Monitor” document.
(Reuters) Portugal sees no need for new steps on deficit, keeps 2016 growth view
Apr 15, 2016 
Portugal does not see a need to introduce any new deficit-cutting measures as data for the first months of the year indicate public finances are on track, Portuguese Finance Minister Mario Centeno told Reuters in an interview on Friday.
(GulfNews) Portugal’s golden visas prove a point
Apr 15, 2016
For realty buyers it offers a lower cost entry into European realty.
(Entrepreneur) The 6 Top Languages Global-Minded CEOs Should Know
Apr 3, 2016
2. Portuguese
Portuguese has already become the fourth most-translated language at our company, reflecting an exponential rise in recent years. It’s obviously not Portugal we’ve got our eyes on here, but rather Brazil, which is quickly transforming from emerging market to one of the world’s richest nations. With a huge population, tons of natural resources and a growing tech community, learning Portuguese will go a long way to penetrating the intricacies of the local business culture. Plus, imagine the fun speaking the local tongue come Carnival time. 
(BBG) Spanish Bonds Lead Euro-Area Gains With Portugal as Auctions End
Apr 13, 2016 
Europe’s higher-yielding bonds led advances in the region as investors’ focus returned to the sluggish economy and the support of the European Central Bank’s purchases. 
(Reuters) Portugal PM wants solution for banks’ non-performing loans
Apr 15, 2016 
Portugal’s prime minister said on Friday a solution had to be found for the banking system’s non-performing loans and his government intended to talk to regulators about how to do it.
(BBG) Portugal’s Centeno Studies Italy’s Fund to Fix Bad-Debt Burden
Apr 17, 2016 
Portugal is looking at Italy’s bank-rescue fund Atlante to see if it can be a model for reducing the burden of distressed debt on its financial system, Finance Minister Mario Centeno said.
(BBG) Novo Banco Wants to Reduce Non-Essential Assets by $2 Billion
Apr 13, 2016 
Novo Banco SA, the lender that emerged from the break-up of Banco Espirito Santo SA plans to reduce non-core and non-productive assets by 1.8 billion euros ($2 billion) this year by selling real estate, loans, equity stakes and international operations.
(Freshplaza) Portugal’s tomato king buys processing plant in Seville
Apr 13, 2016 
A Portuguese family is consolidating its position in the Andalusian agro-industrial sector. The Ortigão Costa family has opted for Sevilla after disbursing more than 20 million Euro since 2010 in the acquisition and modernization of a tomato paste factory in Las Cabezas de San Juan.
(Disrupt) African startups invited to apply for Lisbon accelerator 
Apr 4, 2016
African tech startups have been invited to apply for the Lisbon-based Building Global Innovators (BGI) accelerator programme, which will offer up to 16 ventures support valued at EUR1 million (US$1.14 million).
(AllAfrica) Namibia: Madeira Mayor to Visit Walvis Bay
Apr 8, 2016
THE mayor of Funchal, the capital of Portugal’s autonomous region of Madeira, Dr Paulo Cafôfo, will visit Walvis Bay from 13 to 14 April.
(Reuters) Celesio to acquire Holon in Portugal
Apr 11, 2016 
Celesio AG :
* Announces agreement to acquire Holon in Portugal
(Krakowpost) Portugal’s Mariza brings the blues-like yearning of fado to Krakow
Apr 15, 2016
Fado is commonly mistaken as the ‘national music of Portugal,’ but the truth is quite different. Fado is the sound of the streets of Lisbon – the country’s capital – more specifically the neighborhood of Alfama, where Fado evolved over the years, going from the music of bohemians and prostitutes to the sound of the nation.
(Treneando) Los 17 kilómetros de vía que separan La Fregeneda y Barca D’Alva se restaurarán este año
Abr 11, 2016
La recuperación de los 17 kilómetros de línea férrea que separan La Fregeneda de la localidad portuguesa Barca d’Alva, única vía de Europa que ha sido declarada ‘Bien de Interés Cultural’ en la categoría de monumento, están un paso más cerca de su recuperación. 
(Mirror) Portugal is the perfect fit for a sunshine family break – and for shoe shopping
Apr 16, 2016
From exciting seaside grottos to shoes fit for a royal, kids AND mums land on their feet in the Algarve.
(MNN) Water hole in Portugal looks like a gateway to a fantasy world
Apr 15, 2016
Portugal’s Covão do Conchos is a national treasure that looks like the mythical monster Charybdis come to life.
(Dailymail) Sir Cliff pulls the plug: Winery that produces singer’s own brand of Algarve plonk is put up for sale for £7.5million
Apr 13, 2016
A luxury Mediterranean winery that produces Sir Cliff Richard’s own brand of plonk has been put on the market – for more than £7.5million. Quinta do Miradouro and neighbouring winery Adega do Cantor in Albufeira in Portugal’s Algarve are up for grabs after 15 years of producing the singer’s wine, Vida and Onda Nova.
(Mensjournal) Exploring Portugal’s Island Playground
Apr 15, 2016
In the middle of the ocean, hundreds of miles from anywhere, volcanic islands soar thousands of feet into the sky, waterfalls rush down craggy rock cliffs, and perfect waves crash onto empty beaches.
(Independent) Irish holidaymakers choose Spain, Portugal, and Florida for summer as Turkey, Egypt, Greece and France suffer
Apr 12, 2016
IRISH holidaymakers are flocking to Spain and Portugal in Europe and Florida in America in increasing numbers this summer due to mitigating security and economic factors.
(ETN) Portugal: 4000+ years of wine making
Apr 13, 2016
If we were able to visit Portugal 4000 years ago, we would find Phoenician seafarers colonizing the Mediterranean and planting vines as they moved through the landscape.
(Star) Portugal is for wine enthusiasts
Apr 16, 2016
It’s no longer just about Port in Portugal. The country is making some great wine and has much to offer the wine traveller.
(Sandiegouniontribune) Portugal’s old world wines deserve new look
Apr 13, 2016
Portugal makes what’s known as Old World wines. So old, in fact, that the Portuguese used to export wines to the Romans. Wine writer Karen MacNeil says, “The taste of Portugal’s wines is, in many ways, the taste of a place where time has stopped.”
(Sailtraininginternational) The Tall Ships Races 2016
Apr, 2016
The Tall Ships Races 2016 is looking forward to celebrating a diamond anniversary event.   It will be exactly sixty years since the very first Tall Ships Race visited Lisbon, Portugal in 1956 – and the international fleet is returning for the eighth time.
(AllAfrica) Angola: Portuguese Officer Releases Book On Angola, Guinea
Apr 10 2016
Luanda — A book entitled “O Capitão do Quadrado” which relates the military history of Portugal, Angola and Guinea Bissau was released Tuesday in Luanda.
(AllAfrica) Angola: Jorge Gumbe Exhibits ‘Ressonância E Inspiração’ in Camões Institute
Apr 12, 2016
Luanda — The graphic exhibition entitled “Ressonância e Inspiração”, by the Angolan plastic artist Jorge Gumbe, will be displayed on Thursday, April 14, at the Portuguese Cultural Centre in Luanda.
(sunshineandsiestas) On Pessoa, Portuguese Cuisine and Hidden Tastes: a Food Tour with Taste of Lisboa
Apr 5, 2016 
The prolific Portuguese philosopher and writer Fernando Pessoa had no less than 80 heteronyms, facets of his personality re-imagined as thinkers and poets in his most notable works. And from his home in Campo de Ourique, where he lived on the last decade-and-a-half of his life, he explored the many sides of human life.
(Inhabitat) Portuguese villagers built a beautiful treehouse with its own boardwalk
Apr 14, 2016
Neighbors, village carpenters, customers and design studios Martial Marquet and Saperlipopette les Architecte teamed up to build this charming small treehouse for a couple of kids in Portugal. The enclosure of the Casa No Muro, which means ‘a house built along a wall’ in Portuguese, is located right next to a tree located on a neighboring lot, and sits on a low wall that demarcates the two properties.
(AP) Cristiano Ronaldo answers critics with goals, records
Apr 13, 2016 
Cristiano Ronaldo is letting the goals speak for themselves. With yet another impressive performance when Real Madrid needed him the most, Ronaldo showed that his hard work and his records are the best response to critics.
(AP) Madrid reaches Champions League semis with Ronaldo hat trick
Apr 12, 2016
Cristiano Ronaldo came through for Real Madrid again, scoring a hat trick to lead his team back to the semifinals of the Champions League with a 3-0 win over Wolfsburg on Tuesday.
(Metro) Jose Mourinho planning to seal five transfers when he becomes Manchester United manager including Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Apr 11, 2016 
Jose Mourinho remains confident that he will become Manchester United’s manager and plans to seal five summer transfers, reports say.
(Worldsoccer) Club Focus: Sporting Clube de Portugal
Apr 16, 2016
Under coach Jesus Jorge and dynamic president Bruno De Carvalho, Sporting are once again a major force in Portuguese football.
(Sufertoday) Nuno “Stru” Figueiredo is the first kitesurfer to ride Nazaré
Apr 14, 2016 
Nuno “Stru” Figueiredo has become the first kitesurfer to ride the big waves of Nazaré, in Portugal. A kite will always be a kite. It can be the most helpful power source or your worst nightmare. The Portuguese coast is well-known for its wind spots and windy days, but Nazaré’s Praia do Norte is usually surfers’ territory.
(Santacruzsetinel) Nazare, Portugal, added to 2016-17 Big Wave Tour schedule
Ap 16, 2016
The break has been added to the World Surf League’s 2016-17 Big Wave Tour schedule. To Mane – Contributed Hawaiian surfer Garrett McNamara rides a monster wave in Nazaré, Portugal. The break has been added to the World Surf League’s 2016-17 Big Wave Tour schedule. 
(Crash) Rally de Portugal: Hyundai rotates Paddon with Neuville for Portugal 
Apr 14, 2016 
Hyundai has promoted Hayden Paddon into its first-string squad alongside Dani Sordo for the opening European event Rally de Portugal.
(Motorsport) Loeb: “More to come” from Peugeot in Portugal
Apr 17, 2016 
Nine-time World Rally Champion Sebastien Loeb says there is more to come from both him and the Peugeot 208 WRX heading into the second day of the first round of the World Rallycross Championship in Portugal.