Web Summit: Here’s what’s happening on the last day

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It will be the Web Summit's last day and promises to finish in a big way. We've selected what you can't miss on the third day of the first fully digital edition of the event.



Covid-19 vaccines to reach many by March

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Researcher Óscar Felgueiras believes that if all goes well with the vaccination against the virus, there will be enough immunity in the population to avoid large increases in cases by March.



The Banker: BPI is “Bank of the year” in Portugal

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This was the first time that BPI, held by CaixaBank's Catalans, won the "Bank of the Year" award. Its response to the pandemic weighed on The Banker magazine decision.



Personal income tax rates to drop in 2021

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Portugal's IRS retention rates for 2021 will reduce by €0.69 and by €7 the amount deducted for a salary of €700 and €1,750 respectively.


Web Summit from home: Here’s what’s happening on day 2

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From health to technology to sports, there are many speakers to see at the Web Summit. We have selected what you can't miss in the first fully online edition of the event.



Macau to establish Chinese-Portuguese exam centre

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The Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture of Macau revealed that the Macau Polytechnic Institute (IPM) will establish a Chinese-Portuguese examination centre in the territory.


OurCrowd signs Iberian partnership with Portuguese Underrock

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Agreement signed with the company that has Miguel Horta e Costa as one of the partners will allow national startups to find funding from the OurCrowd platform.


Sonangol confirms to BCP that it can sell if it makes sense

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The BCP has verified with Sonangol's management that the Angolan oil company may analyze a possible divestment in the Portuguese bank or a merger process if it makes sense.


TAP workers outside parliament call for dialogue

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The initiative was promoted by the "TAP numbers have a face" movement, following news of redundancies and wage cuts that have been announced.


Pfizer Portugal expects Covid-19 vaccine in early 2021

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If the European regulator approves the vaccine at a meeting on December 29, Pfizer Portugal ensures that it will reach the various vaccination points in Portugal in three days.





Sonangol admits to leave BCP or analyze the bank’s merger

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"If there is a good opportunity for divestment, we will evaluate it," said Sebastião Gaspar Martins, CEO of Angola's state-owned oil company, admitting that he may also analyze a merger.




Mota-Engil signs 425 million contract in Rwanda

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The Portuguese construction company communicated to the market regulator a deal to sell a stake that led to the revision of the contracts for the initial work on the new airport in Rwanda.



Christmas restrictions to be announced Saturday, No New Year

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Portugal's PM has said that he will announce on Saturday the measures for Christmas "with the best possible conditions", but warned that "New Year's Eve will have all the restrictions."