5月葡萄牙与中国的经济关系蓬勃发展

今年5月将进行的一系列接触有望推动葡萄牙与中国之间的经济关系,而中国在葡萄牙的投资正在上升。

上述积极行动的高潮将是5月13日至19日,葡萄牙总统对上海、北京和澳门的访问。随行的企业代表团到目前为止有60家公司参与,他们来自不同行业,从银行到能源及葡萄酒不一而足。

根据该暂定方案,该代表团的首站将从上海开始,即参加5月14日名为“中国—葡萄牙:一起做生意”的研讨会。该研讨会由葡萄牙投资贸易促进局主办,中国国际贸易促进委员会(CCPIT)上海市分会协办。

5月16日在北京将举行另一次研讨会,葡萄牙公司与中国公司之间将进行双向会议。该企业代表团将于5月17日和18日访问澳门后结束行程。

其他将在5月进行的积极行动包括一些吸引来自两国经济机构的活
动,如“首届中国—葡萄牙先进材料创新论坛”(5月30日和31日在杭州举行)。
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IMF证实2014年葡萄牙经济预计增长1.2%

据一份周二在华盛顿发布的报告称,国际货币基金组织(IMF)证实了最近政府公布的关于葡萄牙经济的预测——预料2014年经济增长1.2%,而失业率为15.7%。
IMF(葡萄牙经济金融援助计划三方监督委员会三名成员之一,以及欧盟委员会和欧洲央行)在其“世界经济展望”第十一次计划审查后,政府公布证实了葡萄牙的宏观经济前景不断上升的评论。
IMF预测,葡萄牙经济在2013年(葡萄牙经济连续第三年萎缩)衰退1.4%后,今年将录得1.2%增长,而2015年将有1.5%增长。
据世界经济展望称,由于公营和私人这两个因素对内部需求的影响,“高债务(公营和私人)”的18个欧元区国家的增长将会低迷。
至于巴西(最多人口的葡语国家),IMF降低其2014年经济增长预测半个百分点至1.8%。
IMF预计2015年巴西经济增长2.7%,或低于一月份预测0.2个百分点。
该报告称,预计巴西经济中缺乏基础设施及私人投资减少的问题将持续,这将导致该国丧失竞争力及降低企业家的信心。(macauhub)
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第34届葡萄牙时装周开幕

 新华网里斯本3月26日电(记者马洁君 章亚东)为期4天的第34届葡萄牙时装周26日晚在葡萄牙首都里斯本拉开帷幕。

  与去年一样,葡萄牙时装周在里斯本开幕后,将移师葡北部第二大城市波尔图继续进行。本届时装周共设有28场走秀,展示22位服装设计师带来的17个品牌的2014年秋冬季新款时装及配饰作品。

  活动组委会负责人曼努埃尔·特谢拉在接受当地媒体采访时表示,为了刺激本国时尚产业有发展,给更多年轻设计师展示才华的机会,组委会还特别安排 了一个名为“花朵绽放”的展示单元,重点展示葡萄牙年轻设计师的作品。他还说,本届时装周有包括路易斯·布希尼奥、米格尔·维埃拉在内的众多葡知名设计师 参加,将为所有时尚爱好者带来一场来自时装界的饕餮盛宴。

  时装周期间,组委会还特别开设了品牌展示和交易区,向更多时尚爱好者展示最新流行时尚服饰和配饰,并吸引更多商家购买葡萄牙本土时尚品牌的服装及饰品。

  葡萄牙时装周始于1991年,如今已成为推动葡萄牙时尚产业发展和展示葡时装设计师才华的盛典。
http://news.xinhuanet.com/world/2014-03/27/c_119972359.htm

复星国际与葡萄牙储蓄总行保险公司签署股份出售协议

2月7日,里斯本当地时间,复星国际在葡萄牙首都里斯本与葡萄牙储蓄总行保险公司签署股份出售协议。

在葡财政部举行的签字仪式上,葡财政部长阿尔布开克说,这一协议的签署是葡萄牙国有企业私有化进程的又一成功案例,是葡经济复苏过程中的重要步骤。复星国际董事长郭广昌则承诺与葡储蓄总行保险公司进行长期和稳定的合作。

中国驻葡大使黄松甫说,这是继中国三峡集团和国家电网之后中国企业在葡投资的又一重大项目,同时宣告中国民营资本开始加入葡私有化进程。此次交易的达成,使复星国际保险业务布局更加完善,期待复星国际以此带动对葡其他领域的更多投资,进一步增强中国投资者对葡投资的信心。

葡萄牙副总理波塔斯、外长马谢特参加了当天的签字仪式。

复星国际今年1月初以10亿欧元的报价成功中标购得葡萄牙储蓄总行保险公司80%的股权。该保险公司在葡保险业占有约30%的市场份额,是葡最大的保险公司。
 
2011年5月,葡萄牙与由欧盟、国际货币基金组织和欧洲央行组成的“三驾马车”达成780亿欧元援助协议,葡政府开始国有资产私有化进程以减少财政赤 字。目前,葡政府已完成对葡萄牙电力公司和ANA葡萄牙机场集团的私有化。葡政府还在陆续推进对葡萄牙航空公司和葡萄牙铁路货运公司等大型国企的私有化。
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葡萄牙经济2013年四季度增长1.6%

根据葡萄牙国家统计局的临时数据,葡国2013年第四季度的GDP,同比增加1.6%、比第三季度则增加0.5%。

统计局说,此增长“主要来自国内经济复苏……有一股自2010年第四季度以来未见的经济动力,反映了私人消费的变化。”

2013年第三季度,GDP同比收缩0.9%。

根据欧洲统计局发布的数据,葡萄牙第四季度录得1.6%的GDP增长,是欧元区18个国中次高,仅低于2014年才加入欧元区的拉脱维亚(3.6%)。(macauhub)
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Rich Chinese look to Europe

A rising number of wealthy Chinese are moving to Europe because their favored destination, Canada, has been scaling back entry. Hong Kong-based immigration consultants are trying to provide would-be migrants with alternative programs.

This is an immigration agency in Hong Kong. Canada recently canceled its investor visa program, and consultants here are recommending alternative programs to their clients.

"You can spend 500,000 Euros to buy a property in Portugal, then you can get residency." Cy Wong with UNI Immigration Consultancy Ltd. Said.

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Portugal the surprise hero of eurozone growth as exports and tourism prosper

Tearful farewells have become a common sight at Lisbon’s Portela airport. Three years of punishing austerity and deep recession have triggered an exodus where an estimated 200 young graduates and other emigrants leave each day.

But nearby, the airport’s busy cargo terminals and bustling shopping malls reveal a less familiar aspect of the painful economic adjustment Portugal is making as part of a €78bn international bailout agreement: record levels of export growth and tourism have helped make the country the surprise hero of the eurozone recovery.

Year-on-year growth of 1.6 per cent in the final quarter of 2013 outstripped every other eurozone member, including Germany, while quarterly growth of 0.5 per cent, topped only by the Netherlands, shattered economists’ forecasts of only a 0.1 per cent increase.

Describing Portugal as the “eurozone’s new growth star”, Christian Schulz, a senior economist with Berenberg, says the EU’s sovereign debt crisis has been the “handmaid of change”, forcing peripheral member states such as Portugal to make “sweeping structural reforms” and improve their export competitiveness.
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Travel: Porto named Best European Destination 2014 – Portugal

Porto, the second Portuguese largest city, was elected for the second time “Best European Destination” of the year, by the European Consumers Choice, it was announced Thursday.

Porto was first awarded the honor in 2012. Last year the title was won by Istanbul.

Porto won with 14.8% of the votes, followed by Zagreb, Vienna, Nicosia, Budapest, the island of Madeira, Milan, Madrid, Berlin and Rome the other destinations in the top ten. The voting was carried online involving multiple social networks. (...)
http://portuguese-american-journal.com/travel-porto-named-best-european-...

Champions League Ball with Portuguese Theme to Make Debut in Last 16

On the eve of the Champions League knockout stage, Adidas have unveiled a new ball with a Portuguese theme, celebrating the tournament final taking place in Lisbon later this year.

According to this Adidas press release, the Finale Lisbon Official Match Ball tells a story:

The design inspiration of the ball this year is a celebration of Portugal's legacy as a proud sea-going nation. The different shades of blue reflect the importance that both sky and sea have played in Lisbon’s nautical history. The orange is a testament to the capital city’s orange-roofed houses, which can be seen from the numerous viewpoints scattered throughout Lisbon´s several hills.

If you thought football could be played without celebrating Portugal's sea-faring legacy, then you are sorely mistaken.

Still, it's an exciting design, and created the perfect opportunity to position it beside an eagle in the Estadio da Luz.

And it doesn't yet have its own Twitter account like the Brazuca World Cup ball, which is probably a good thing.
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7 reasons Lisbon could be Europe's coolest city

(CNN) -- What makes a city "cool"?

If it means being loaded with atmosphere, charm, great food and nightlife, yet ignored by the bulk of travelers, then Lisbon deserves consideration as Europe's coolest capital.

Here's why.
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10 of the best free museums in Europe

We like to grumble, but when it comes to museums, we've got it pretty good in the UK, with free entry to many major museums. In London, for example, it's possible to pop into places like the National Gallery, the British Museum or the Tate on your lunch break without making a dent in your sandwich money. Most museums in Europe do charge an entry fee, but there are still plenty of opportunities for budget travellers to get a free culture fix. Many cities have adopted a free first Sundays scheme, giving visitors access to the permanent collections once a month, while many other museums offer free entry on other days. And of course there are still museums around Europe that offer free entry every day. Some may be small, specialised, or hard to get to – such as the Florence Nightingale Museum in Istanbul – but many, such as the Modern Art Museum in Paris, or the Berardo Collection in Lisbon, are just as grand and comprehensive as their pricier counterparts. Here are 10 free museums across the continent that are worth checking out.

Berardo Collection Museum, Lisbon
A recent, and impressive, addition to Lisbon's list of cultural attractions, the Berardo Museum opened its collection of modern and contemporary art to the public in 2007. The modern space is filled with vibrant works by all the hard-hitting pop artists, such as Warhol, Pollock and Lichtenstein, as well as greats such as Picasso, Baco and Dali. Regular temporary exhibitions focus on specific artists or themes: there's a wonderful display of vintage posters you simply wish you could own, selected from the museum's unparalleled collection of advertising art.
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48 hours in Lisbon

Room with a view: We recommend a suite with plenty of closet space in this hidden gem of a new opening. Old-world charm: Head to traditional outfitters Chapelaria Azevedo Rua and the Luvaria Ulisses for hats or gloves. Conserveira de Lisboa also provides a taste of the city’s history. Coffee stop: Open-air kiosks are the perfect pit stop for a pastel de nata (custard tart) or quick caffeine hit. (page 278) Shopping: Opened this September to foster retail entrepreneurs and budding businesses, the stunning Embaixada shopping centre, located in Príncipe Real, has a mix of great retail propositions. Cocktails: Entrepreneur Nuno Faria’s after-hours haunt Bistro 100 Maneiras is the perfect place to chink a glass after a day on the cobblestonesPortugal’s southern-most region continues to rake in the awards. This past weekend, the Algarve was voted Europe’s Best Golf Destination for 2014, beating off challenges from several illustrious destinations across the continent.
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Algarve elected Europe’s best Golf Destination of 2014

The awards, staged in Tarragona in Catalonia, Spain are voted for by the International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO), whose specialist golf tour operator members now number 516 from 62 different countries. They considered criteria such as customer satisfaction; quality of golf courses and accommodation; value for money; support from suppliers, tourist boards & airlines; professional conduct of suppliers; and accessibility to tee times, when casting their votes. The IAGTO awards are the highest accolade for golfing destinations. The Algarve beat off the challenges of other nominees which included Dublin and Central Ireland, Gran Canary, the Scottish Highlands, the French Riviera, and Lisbon’s own Golf Coast. Desidério Silva, President of the Algarve Tourism Board stressed after the awards that golf tourism is of the utmost importance to the Algarve, with nearly one million rounds played per year. “With a choice of 40 golf courses, the Algarve is the perfect place for players to indulge their passion. Year after year, the organisational capabilities and the professionalism from the local golf industry have enabled us to respond to the trust placed in us by the international golf tour operators, who have greatly honoured us by selecting the Algarve as Europe’s number one golf destination”, explained Desidério Silva. IAGTO’s Chief Executive, Peter Walton, added: “The annual golf holiday is the highlight of the golfing year for many of the world’s 55 million players, and the IAGTO Awards serve to reward a few exceptional contributions to this world of golf travel. The Awards serve also to encourage private and public sector organisations to work closely together in the development and promotion of new and existing golf destinations, making them accessible to and enjoyable by the widest range of golfers. Each year we recognise the performance of three of the world’s leading Golf Resorts, the flagships of our industry, together with one outstanding golf destination.” Portugal is also nominated in the category of Best European Golf Destination at this year’s World Travel Awards. The winners are to be announced at the end of the month.
http://www.theportugalnews.com/news/algarve-elected-europes-best-golf-destination-of-2014/29987