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    The First International Exhibition of Football and related Equipment and Industries will take place on November 21 and 23, in Tehran.

    2017-09-25 11:25
  • Iran Renewable Energy Association is going to hold its 2nd conference on renewable energy, between October 31 and November 2, in Tehran.

    2017-09-22 14:30
    Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran/AICEP

    Registrations are now open for the 3-day info days taking place in Brussels on 23 – 25 October 2017. The event will provide participants with information about the Horizon 2020 funding opportunities for clean energy projects in 2018 - 2020.

    2017-09-22 11:25

    The EBN TechCamp will take place on October 5 and 6, in Naples, Italy.

    2017-09-22 11:25
  • The magazine Wine & Spirits distinguished 6 Portuguese producers, from several wine regions of Portugal, in the Top 100 of the best producers in the world.

    2017-09-22 10:06
    Wines of Portugal/AICEP
  • The Portuguese Prime Minister has expressed the desire that freedom of movement become a reality in the Community of Portuguese-Speaking Countries.

    2017-09-21 13:02
  • The volume of port traffic in the Portuguese mainland’s commercial ports reached its highest level ever from January to July, of 57 million tonnes, up 7.1 percent from the same period of 2016.

    2017-09-22 10:51

    Convergence of Digital and Physical Worlds to Support Growth & Modernization eGovernance, eID Schemes, and Interoperability.

    2017-09-20 11:25
  • In its second outing at the London Design Fair, AICEP’s Inspiring Portugal organizes the Portuguese collective space “CRU/RAW”, from September 21st to 24th.

    2017-09-21 11:25
  • Healthcare investor Vesalius Biocapital has created a new investment vehicle in collaboration with the Portuguese National Promotional bank (IFD) aimed at investing in Portuguese life science companies.

    2017-09-20 07:13
    European Biotechnology/AICEP
  • The AEDDAYS 2017 event will take place on the 18th, 19th and 20th of October 2017 at Taguspark, Oeiras. Attendance is free but it is mandatory to register, as seat are limited. Please visit the website and register here.

    2017-09-18 09:00
  • American coffee chain Starbucks has this week announced it will be opening its first two stores in the Algarve, in Loulé and Faro.

    2017-09-15 14:00
  • Portuguese renewable energy company EDP Renováveis has closed a deal to supply 950 MW of offshore wind power in Scotland for 15 years, the company said earlier this week.

    2017-09-15 13:54
  • Europe’s first large solar farm that will produce energy without guaranteed tariffs or other state subsidies is being built near Ourique, in the Alentejo, at a cost of €35 million.

    2017-09-19 10:04
  • 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.

    2017-09-19 09:59
  • The volume of traffic through mainland Portugal’s commercial ports has this year reached its highest level ever.

    2017-09-19 09:57
  • This Selected Issues paper on Portugal was prepared by a staff team of the International

    Monetary Fund as background documentation for the periodic consultation with the

    member country.

    2017-09-18 10:25
  • On September 13, 2017, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV consultation [1] with Portugal.

    2017-09-18 10:19
  • The French economy is expanding, the labour market is recovering – albeit gradually - while productivity and the standard of living remain generally high, according to a new OECD report. It adds that further reforms are now needed to maintain current levels of social protection, boost jobs and ensure that public finances are sustainable.

    2017-09-15 11:12
  • The Economist explains

    The country is benefiting from the broader upswing in Europe, though political problems loom.

    2017-09-15 10:15
  • Lagos municipality is organising a digital photography competition under the theme ‘Your Planet is Your Land’ (O Teu Planeta é a Tua Terra).

    2017-09-15 09:55
  • Cimpor reported that first-half 2017 EBITDA growth in Argentina, Paraguay and South Africa, and to a lesser extent Portugal, mitigated adverse operating environments in the company’s other group regions.

    2017-09-15 09:12
  • How nations develop their human capital can be a more important determinant of their long-term success than virtually any other factor.

    2017-09-15 09:07
  • Sistrade, an international company of consulting and information systems engineering for printing and packaging industry markets, participates in ECMA Congress 2017. This year the ECMA Annual Congress will take place in Salzburg, Austria, on 21 and 22 September.

    2017-09-15 08:40
  • Biotecnol LImited and Cancer Research UK (CRUK), have anounced that an experimental immuno-oncology treatment will move into early phase clinical trials for patients with advanced solid tumours, including lung cancers, under a collaboration agreement between Cancer Research UK and Biotecnol Limited.

    2017-09-14 14:36
  • In2Genome, a collaborative R&D project promoted by Coimbra Genomics and Genoinseq-Biocant is underway.

    2017-09-14 14:23
  • The preservation of the oceans forces countries to think beyond tehir own sovereignty and jurisdiction, said the Portuguese Minister of the Sea, who promised a "robust and comprehensive" declaration of commitments out of the ministerial summit to be held on Friday in Lisbon.

    2017-09-14 13:49
  • The Portuguese construction production index accelerated in July to a year-on-year rise of 1.6%, while the employment and remuneration index grew by 1.9% and 3.3%, respectively, the National Statistics INstitute (INE) said.

    2017-09-14 13:41
  • Low-cost airline Ryanair on Monday announced a new route between Porto and Malta, operating twice a week starting in April 2018.

    2017-09-14 13:05
  • ITB Asia 2017, Asia’s leading travel show, will be held from October 25-27, 2017, at the Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. This is an annual three day B2B trade show and convention that brings together key travel and tourism industry leaders from the region.

    2017-09-14 08:45
    U.S. Commercial Service/AICEP
  • Through the Partnership for Investment and Growth in Africa (PIGA) project, companies in Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique and Zambia are doing business with Chinese investors.

    2017-09-13 11:24
  • The business confidence indicator rose to 56.3 in August, up from 54.8 in July and comfortably above the 50-point threshold that separates optimistic from pessimistic territory, indicating that business sentiment remained upbeat in August.

    2017-09-12 11:21
  • Consumer prices increased 0.57% in August compared to the previous month, which was above July’s 0.18% month-on-month increase. According to the Central Bank, August’s print was primarily driven by higher prices for housing and transport, and to a lesser extent higher food and non-alcoholic beverage prices.

    2017-09-12 11:19
  • In July, industrial production plunged 18.3% from the same month of the previous year, a marked deterioration on the already sharp 11.7% contraction recorded in June. July’s figure was again heavily influenced by the ongoing closure of the La Teja refinery for maintenance and therefore reflected a virtual halt in the oil and carbon products sub-sector.

    2017-09-13 11:03
  • In September last year, startup ecosystem representatives got together at the MTB Innovation Center in San Francisco to “hack” policies in an effort to design solutions to global policy challenges facing entrepreneurs. Ahead of this year’s Startup Europe Comes to Silicon Valley (SEC2SV) mission, Mikk Vainik*, startup policy expert at the Estonian Economic Affairs and Communications Ministry, shares some thoughts on the Policy Hack.

    2017-09-13 10:57
  • Director-General Roberto Azevêdo visited Beijing, China, on 12 September to participate in the “1+6” roundtable meeting hosted by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, together with five other heads of major international economic organizations and financial institutions (the IMF, World Bank, ILO, OECD and the Financial Stability Board). They discussed the continued need to promote an open and inclusive global economy, and the central role of the multilateral trading system in this effort.

    2017-09-13 10:49
  • 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.

    2017-09-12 09:31
  • A group of researchers at Instituto de Medicina Molecular (iMM) Lisboa has revealed the mechanism by which cellular nuclei reach their position within muscle cells.

    2017-09-12 09:13
    News Medical Life Sciences/AICEP
  • All seasons have their romantic or charming side and the fall isn't an exception. This is the favorite season for many travellers who choose the fall to book their vacations or a quick weekend getaway.

    2017-09-11 14:34
    Wine Tourism in Portugal/AICEP
  • The International Engineering Fair (MSV) takes place from October 9 to 13. This fair is the leading industrial trade fair in Central Europe with annual participation reaching more than 1500 exhibitors and 75000 visitors from  59 countries worldwide.

    2017-09-11 10:20
    BVV Trade Fairs Brno/AICEP
  • In this webinar, exporters will understand  how to handle documentation discrepancies in the letter of credit process.

    2017-09-11 09:15
    U.S. Commercial Service/AICEP
  • The U.S. Commercial Service, the export promotion arm of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration, is collaborating with the National Customs Brokers Freight Forwarders Association of America (NCBFAA) Educational Institute to present an exporting mechanics webinar series.

    2017-09-11 09:00
    U.S. Commercial Service/AICEP
  • 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.

    2017-09-11 08:42
  • 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.

    2017-09-11 08:26
    The Nation/AICEP
  • Portuguese flag carrier TAP broke its own record in August by carrying 1.42 million passengers in the month, bringing the year-to-date figure to 9.3 million passengers, a 24.3% increase compared to the same period in 2016.

    2017-09-11 08:22
  • The seven winning villages have been announced in the ‘7 Wonders of Portugal – Villages’ project, which will return next year with a new theme.

    2017-09-11 08:25
  • Portuguese consumer confidence rose in the second quarter of this year to unprecedented levels, with terrorism the fastest-growing concern over the same period, according to an international report from Nielsen published this week.

    2017-09-11 08:23
  • Portuguese researchers have developed a vaccination against the flu that is said to offer a greater and longer-lasting protection than others currently available on the market.

    2017-09-11 08:21
  • The Portuguese government and plane manufacturers Embraer have started negotiations for the purchase of five KC-390 aircraft.

    2017-09-11 08:19
  • 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 – but the process has had its critics...

    2017-09-11 07:27
  • T4SD Forum to explore dynamics underlying existing and emerging models of collaboration.

    2017-09-08 14:31
  • Already today China is a big force on the world market for wine. This week Britt, my co-author of this column, is in China. One of ten invited international wine experts to judge a wine competition with Chinese wines in the Ningxia region.

    2017-09-08 14:27
  • Consumer prices in August rose 0.19% over the previous month, which was below July’s 0.24% rise and notably undershot analysts’ forecasts of a more pronounced 0.31% rise.

    2017-09-08 14:23
  • On 6 September, the Bank of Canada (BoC) raised its target for the overnight rate by 25 basis points from 0.75% to 1.00%, following its first 25-basis-points hike on 12 July.

    2017-09-08 14:18
  • Higher value added activities and boosting linkages between domestic firms with foreign markets and investors can help Vietnam move up global value chains, says two new World Bank Group reports.

    2017-09-08 14:14
  • Vision-Box™ has developed a new application that leverages operational data streams to transform everyday passenger data into meaningful business intelligence.

    2017-09-08 14:00
  • Remarks by Vitor Gaspar, Director of the IMF’s Fiscal Affairs Department, at the plenary session “Digitalization of Public Finance: International Experience and Domestic Features” during the Moscow Financial Forum “Financial Systems of the 21st Century Competitive Economy: Challenges and Solutions”, Moscow, September 8, 2017.

    2017-09-08 14:07
  • Our sleuth investigates the curative claims of wellbeing retreats worldwide. This week: the calming effects of the scenic Serenity spa at the Pine Cliffs resort in Albufeira, the Algarve, Portugal.

    2017-09-08 10:14
  • A €70 million superyacht has docked in Madeira to embark on a royal search for new marine species.

    2017-09-08 09:52
  • A major meeting billed as being about innovation and the sustainability of the oceans is opening in English in Lisbon.

    2017-09-08 09:47
  • Manhattan Theatre Club will soon present world premiere of The Portuguese Kid, a new play written and directed by Tony, Pulitzer Prize, and Academy Award winner John Patrick Shanley, appearing as part of MTC's upcoming 2017-2018 season.

    2017-09-07 14:49
  • New real-world data has been hailed as confirmation of the effectiveness and tolerability of Zebinix (eslicarbazepine acetate) in routine clinical practice among partial-onset epilepsy patients.

    2017-09-07 14:47
  • Thirteen years after selling off its agricultural tire segment, Continental AG is getting back into the farm tire business with the launch of two tractor tires. The tires are expected to be available in the U.S. by the end of the 2017.

    2017-09-07 14:14
  • New White Paper by Iyno Advisors and Critical Manufacturing.

    2017-09-07 14:04
    Critical Manufacturing/AICEP
  • At the end of August the low-cost airline Easyjet launched the Geneva-Funchal route, offering a weekly flight scheduled on Wednesdays.

    2017-09-07 13:16
    Madeira Islands/AICEP
  • The highest entities of the aeronautical sector will meet for three days next month, with participants from a total of nine Portuguese-speaking countries.

    2017-09-07 13:13
    Madeira Islands/AICEP
  • Madeira tourism sector has a recognized and a well-known service quality. Discover here the awards granted for the last 3 months.

    2017-09-07 13:09
    Madeira Islands/AICEP
  • Latitude-23 travelled to Stockholm for a B2B meeting and returned to Bangladesh with a 3D furniture-modelling contract for one of the world’s most valuable brands.

    2017-09-07 10:25
  • Economic activity rose 2.8% in July on an annual basis according to the Monthly Indicator for Economic Activity (IMACEC) published by Chile’s Central Bank, substantially overshooting analysts’ expectations of a 2.1% increase and coming in at double June’s 1.4% increase. July’s figure is a further sign that the economy is on the mend after stalling in Q1.

    2017-09-07 10:19
  • OECD

    The Slovenian economy is rebounding after a long downturn, experiencing stronger growth, declining unemployment, healthier public finances and renewed income convergence with more advanced European economies. Further reforms are now needed to increase investment, boost productivity, improve living standards and ensure that all Slovenians benefit from inclusive growth, according to a new report from the OECD.

    2017-09-07 10:13
  • IMF

    Moldova, a landlocked country of 3.6 million, wedged between Romania on the west and Ukraine on the east, recently posted a robust economic growth of 4.1 percent in 2016, and is broadly on track with its $179-million economic reform program supported by the IMF. The improving economic data has helped restore the support of Moldovans, which, in turn, is necessary for further reforms aimed at good governance.

    2017-09-07 10:09
  • The 53rd Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes will take place at the International Fair of Lisbon on 11-15 September 2017.

    2017-09-07 10:05
  • ELAN Event Brazil “Health and biotechnology: generating new business opportunities in Brazil” will have place on October 5-6th, in Sao Paolo.

    2017-09-07 09:20
    ELAN Network/AICEP
  • Maison et Objet, the leading decoration show connecting the interior design and lifestyle community worldwide, will once again open doors from 8 to 12 September in Paris.

    2017-09-06 14:02
  • Brazil's president, Michel Temer, has announced that his Portuguese counterpart, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, had confirmed to him the purchase of six aircraft from Embraer, at a meeting between the two men in Lisbon.

    2017-09-06 11:09
  • The Red Bull Air Race held on the banks of the Douro River this past weekend attracted 850,000 spectators over the past weekend.

    2017-09-06 11:07
  • 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.

    2017-09-06 11:03
  • Congenica, a global provider of clinical genomics interpretation software, today announced a new customer partnership with the Coimbra Paediatric Hospital (CPH), a leading paediatric hospital in Portugal and part of the Coimbra Hospital and University Centre (CHUC).

    2017-09-06 10:57
  • The company will close this year with a 15% increase in turnover.

    2017-09-05 08:51
  • FUCHS is the world’s largest independent lubricant manufacturer and its manufacturing plant in Sudan is now part of ManWinWin’s fast-growing business within the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region.

    2017-09-05 07:00
  • Auroch Minerals (ASX: AOU) is drilling its third hole at a depth of 689 metres at its copper-zinc Alcoutim project in Eastern Portugal.

    2017-09-05 08:41
  • Graham’s Six Grapes Reserve is the non-vintage port for vintage port lovers.

    2017-09-05 08:31
  • At a vineyard in Tomar in Portugal, scientists from the University of Lisbon are testing out a new robot designed to increase the productivity of winegrowers.

    2017-09-05 08:12
  • China will give 500 million yuan (64 million euros) for a BRICS economic and technology cooperation plan.

    2017-09-05 08:08
  • Portugal is slowly getting back on track after having to endure an EU bailout in 2012.

    2017-09-05 08:02
  • As keen fans make and distribute models of protected intellectual property, copyright-owners are mulling their response.

    2017-09-04 14:51
    The Economist
  • When I saw the labels of these wines in Apolónia, my initial thought was that there must be a German link, an impression created no doubt by a combination of the somewhat austere label design and the spelling with a K. But, as it turns out, this is a totally Portuguese project with its roots embedded very deeply in the Bairrada region.

    2017-09-04 14:39
    Patrick Stuart, Portugal Resident
  • YOU’VE seen Rome, and ticked off Paris now its time to put this lesser-known European gem on your travel list.

    2017-09-04 09:26
  • When Maria Cunha, one of the three founding partners of the fledgling women’s shoe company Josefinas, contacted New York–based designer Christian Lahoude to create a flagship store in Manhattan, she thought he would pass.

    2017-09-04 08:04
  • With the past few years bringing increased debate around how best to usher in an age of more sustainable travel, especially in countries and cities that are currently experiencing unprecedented visitor numbers, one company in Lisbon called, “We Hate Tourism” has been drawing attention due to its unique approach to the industry.

    2017-09-04 06:59
  • Lisbon’s Oceanarium has been considered the best in the world by users of a leading travel website.

    2017-09-01 11:39
  • Cascais is going to host the 2018 BIOMARINE event that publicises business opportunities and development opportunities, the event’s director, Pierre Erwes, has revealed.

    2017-09-01 11:36
  • MERCADO 2017 - comprising more than 30 gourmet, home décor, furniture design, and architectural companies leading the Portuguese renaissance.

    2017-09-01 09:06
    Business Insider/AICEP
  • Wines of Portugal

    Aveleda, a leading Vinho Verde producer owned by van Zeller's cousins, buys the revered Douro winery.

    2017-08-30 09:24
    Wine Spectator/AICEP
  • TAP Portugal and Brazil's Azul are working on a joint venture so the two airlines can collaborate on pricing of transatlantic flights between Europe and Brazil.

    2017-08-30 09:00
    Flight Global/AICEP
  • It is barely 20 years since Sergey Brin and Larry Page registered the domain name, and only 10 years since Steve Jobs walked onto a stage in San Francisco and introduced the iPhone.

    2017-08-30 07:39
  • The consumer confidence index published by the Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV, Fundaçao Getúlio Vargas) decreased a seasonally-adjusted 1.3% from the previous month in August.

    2017-08-29 09:35
  • In July, the core consumer price index was flat from the previous month in seasonally-adjusted terms, matching the result in the previous five months.

    2017-08-29 09:33
  • In June, industrial production contracted 0.1% over the previous month in seasonally adjusted terms, contrasting May’s 0.4% expansion. June’s deterioration was driven by the water supply sector swinging to contraction and the mining sector falling deeper into contractionary territory.

    2017-08-29 09:27
  • GDP Growth - Second quarter of 2017, OECD

    Quarterly growth of real gross domestic product (GDP) in the OECD area accelerated to 0.7% in the second quarter of 2017, compared with 0.5% in the previous quarter, according to provisional estimates.

    2017-08-29 09:16

2017-09-25 11:29
Programa INOV Contacto da AICEP – Alargamento do prazo das candidaturas para a edição de 2017/2018[+]

2017-09-25 11:25
First International Exhibition of Football and related Equipment and Industries[+]

2017-09-25 11:25
Encontro Empresarial Portugal-Andaluzia[+]

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