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Galp suspends Alentejo offshore drilling

Galp suspends Alentejo offshore drilling

In a major advancement for anti-oil and gas drilling protestors, Galp’s chairman today announced that the company...

Caixa Geral de Depósitos is €3 billion adrift, not a cent more

Caixa Geral de Depósitos is €3 billion adrift, not a cent more

Portugal’s Finance Minister today confirmed that there is a "deviation" of €3 billion in the accounts of...

Silves council to sue former mayors Soares and Pinto

Silves council to sue former mayors Soares and Pinto

A full meeting of Silves council has given the go-ahead to Mayor Rosa Palma, to take all...

Minister refuses to accept 'zero rates' ruling for historic centre properties

Minister refuses to accept 'zero rates' ruling for historic centre properties

At least a dozen court cases later, the rules over paying rates for properties in officially designated...

EuroMillions ticket price rise obscured by inclusion of new game

EuroMillions ticket price rise obscured by inclusion of new game

A EuroMillions ticket in Portugal will cost more from September 1st as a new game, Totosorteio, is...

Galp profits slide

Galp profits slide

Galp Energia, one of Portugal’s best known and biggest companies, has seen its profits fall nearly 30%...

Ryanair announces new child-related charges

Ryanair announces new child-related charges

Ryanair is to compel adults travelling with children younger than 12 to pay for an allocated seat. The...

IMF gets a pasting from own overseer

IMF gets a pasting from own overseer

The International Monetary Fund has been criticised by its own watchdog. That independent body, the Independent Evaluation Office...

"No VAT rise this year" says Portugal's Minister of Finance

"No VAT rise this year" says Portugal's Minister of Finance

“No VAT rise this year” said the Minister of Finance in response to a recommendation from Brussels...

BES and Banif could have been saved - Bank of Portugal governor's strategy ensured they were not

BES and Banif could have been saved - Bank of Portugal governor's strategy ensured they were not

...and so the bed news continues with Moody's reporting today that increased liabilities have heightened the risks...

Turmoil over Renault CEO salary results in pay cut

Turmoil over Renault CEO salary results in pay cut

The boss of French automaker Renault has seen his salary slashed in the wake of a shareholders...

Italy mounts campaign to stem migrant flow

Italy mounts campaign to stem migrant flow

Italy is to combat its migrant crisis with an online glimpse of reality. The €1.5 million “Migrant Aware”...

Algarve police open fire on drug gang at motorway roadblock - 2,000 kilos of hash nabbed near Cabanas

Algarve police open fire on drug gang at motorway roadblock - 2,000 kilos of hash nabbed near Cabanas

A policeman and two other people have been admitted to hospital suffering from bullet wounds after a...

Miró works to be exhibited - "the collection should stay in Portugal"

Miró works to be exhibited - "the collection should stay in Portugal"

The curator of a forthcoming exhibition of the works of Miró, still in State ownership after botched...

Latest Features

Euro Weekly Update - July 29th 2016

Euro Weekly Update - July 29th 2016

After its hour in the sun during last Thursday's European Central Bank...

 7th edition of the Birdwatching Festival & Nature Activities - Sept 30th to Oct 5th

7th edition of the Birdwatching Festival & Nature Activities - Sept 30th to Oct 5th

The programme and registrations are already available for the 7th edition of...

Review: Wolfram Wars - Exposing the Secret Battle in Portugal

Review: Wolfram Wars - Exposing the Secret Battle in Portugal

I looked forward to reading this book, since it is a subject...

Water Kings crowned in Portugal

Water Kings crowned in Portugal

The city of Lagos hosted the most adventurous watermen challenge for a...

Brexit Update from Blacktower Financial Management

Brexit Update from Blacktower Financial Management

Market Update - Global markets have now risen steadily across the board...

Portugal processes photovoltaic licenses without subsidies

Portugal processes photovoltaic licenses without subsidies

180 MW of solar projects have been authorized under the market system...

Free legal consultations

Free legal consultations

Two Algarve solicitors are launching a programme in which English-speaking clients will...

Weekly Financial Update

Weekly Financial Update

Can negative sentiment be reversed? Not a bad week for the Pound actually....

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Property and Finance Q&A - ask your question

Property and Finance Q&A - ask your question

Simon Conn has over 35 years’ experience in the overseas property market and has worked successfully during that period for...

Summer Property Sizzlers from CC Homes

Summer Property Sizzlers from CC Homes

Our small Property selection for this week. Visit our website to find more wonderful properties.

Selling your property the Beverywhere way

Selling your property the Beverywhere way

Beverywhere.com offer an unrivalled online marketing service providing everything needed to sell your property at the best price in the...

Beat the exchange rate and buy that dream holiday home - by paying in pounds!

Beat the exchange rate and buy that dream holiday home - by paying in pounds!

The political whirlwind stirred up by the UK's historic vote to leave the EU on 23 June 2016 will have...

Airbnb issues first Lisbon 'local lodgings' Report

Airbnb issues first Lisbon 'local lodgings' Report

Airbnb’s first report examines the economic impact of home sharing in Lisbon, following similar reports in London, Paris, Amsterdam and...

 Overseas property sector – should there be doom and gloom?

Overseas property sector – should there be doom and gloom?

Overseas property and finance expert, Simon Conn, has over 35 years’ experience in the overseas property market and in this...

2016 & Cerro Novo: A year of milestones!

2016 & Cerro Novo: A year of milestones!

2016 has been a remarkable year, with paradigm shifts in terms of European Politics and now Portuguese football! 2016 also...

Top of the Props: Demand for Spanish property hits 10-month high

Top of the Props: Demand for Spanish property hits 10-month high

Demand for Spanish property has reached a 10-month high, TheMoveChannel.com's Top of the Props report reveals. The country raced to...

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