Temporary and part-time jobs on the rise in Portugal

ECO News,

Poland and Spain are the EU countries in which the share of temporary employees is higher, accordingly to Eurostat. Portugal comes right after with 22% of the population employed in part-time jobs.

Macau imports 29% more products from Portugal

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Macau imported products worth €14.4 million from Portugal in the first half of 2018, or 29% more compared with the first half of 2017, the Portuguese Trade and Investment Promotion Agency confirmed.

Brussels extends aid to the Portuguese banking system

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The European Commission decided to extend the financial aid to the Portuguese banking system up until the 9th of February 2019. The aid scheme consists in giving aid to eligible credit institutions.

📹 ‘Five minutes’ about internet of things

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Paulo Patrício, IoT Solutions Manager at Celfocus, talks to ECO about some of the projects in traction regarding the Internet of Things. A smart t-shirt and a smart car equipped with Wi-Fi.

Tourism has doubled in Portugal

ECO News,

Over the last five years, tourism in Portugal has doubled. In 2012, the country had little more than two thousand touristic accommodation related businesses, which welcomed around 13 million guests.

Robles: the controversy of a building in Alfama

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Last week the Portuguese left was under public scrutiny, over Robles' building in Alfama, and the incoherence it outlined in contrast to his political discourse. Tension escalated, he stepped down.

Marcelo gave the go-ahead to Uber

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The President has enacted legislation that will affect Uber, Cabify, and Taxify. Increasing the statutory regulations under which these taxi-hailing apps are under, however, has spiked more protests.

Who are the wealthiest Portuguese businesseman?

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The Amorim family, is at the top, followed by Alexandre Soares dos Santos, owner of Jerónimo Martins. Belmiro de Azevedo's heirs are the third wealthiest, accordingly to Exame magazine's ranking.