PM considering windfall tax but corporate tax ‘already high’

Ana Marcela,

The executive is "analysing the situation", to see if this tax "is justified", namely through a study to understand "what is the benefit that other countries that have already adopted.



Interview Huawei Camp Portugal. ‘Perhaps will inspire new initiatives’

Joana Nabais Ferreira,

In the 1st edition of Huawei Summer Camp 4 Her, in Cascais, ECO spoke with the chief global impact of Huawei about the balance of the programme and the gender challenges in the sector.


No discrimination against Endesa, said PM

Lusa,

"The state obviously checks all invoices," said António Costa, the Portuguese PM. "There was apparently an error in understanding how the [Iberian] mechanism worked on the part of that company."



Labour cost up 5.7% in Q2

Lusa,

The sharpest increases in wage costs in this second quarter of 2022 were in industry (7.4%) and construction (7.1%), while in services and public administration, there were "smaller increases of 5.1%


Energy utility EDP lost most clients in 2021

Lusa,

The period under review also saw the highest number of customers joining the Supplier of Last Resort (LRS) in the last five years.


German chancellor calls for gas pipeline from Portugal

Lusa,

Olaf Scholz had spoken with his colleagues from Portugal, Spain and France and with the president of the European Commission to push for this project.



Court upholds €48M fine on EDP

Lusa,

EDP Produção "totally disagrees" with this decision. The company will analyse "in detail" the decision taken and consider legal means to safeguard its rights.


Spanish group to invest €33M in wind farm in Leiria

Lusa,

The wind farm will have an installed capacity of 33 megawatts (MW), and it is planned to install six wind turbines plus a spare of 5.5 MW each.


Pilots’ union accuses TAP of wasting millions

Lusa,

Among the errors pointed out is the outsourcing of services to various airlines, "some based in tax havens", which, according to the union, "almost tripled" in 2022.


35,000 Brits still awaiting new post-Brexit residence cards

Lusa,

SEF clarifies that the provisional document issued when citizens register on the Brexit Portal, a proof in digital format with a QR code, serves as an official residence document.


Tourism sector welcomes new immigration law

Lusa,

The lack of labour "is one of the biggest problems facing tourism, but it is a problem that cuts across most economic activities".


Rents up 2.7% in July

Lusa,

In July, "all regions showed positive year-on-year changes in housing rents, with Lisbon and the Algarve registering the highest increases, according to INE.


Wine exports in H1 down 1.28% in value to €432M

Lusa,

"Wine exports have been falling for some months, figures that we began to predict from the moment producers registered a lack of raw materials in their production and problems in their distribution."


Port of Sines studies renewable gas terminal

Lusa,

Improving the conditions of the jetty" to receive renewable gases such as Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) or hydrogen and green ammonia are part of the Activities Plan of that port infrastructure.


Fewer flights over mainland, Madeira in July

Lusa,

According to NAV data, until July the company controlled 338,237 flights in the Lisbon RIV and 90,226 in the Santa Maria RIV.


Exports grew 31.2% imports 37.7% in Q2 YoY

Lusa,

According to international trade data released by the INE, in the second quarter of this year, exports and imports grew by 31.2 percent and 37.7 percent, compared to the same period in 2021.



Polish retailer Pepco to open Lisbon, Porto, Algarve shops

Lusa,

The retail brand will look for potential retail spaces in Porto, Lisbon and the Algarve. The company has started recruiting for the team that will be responsible for the brand's expansion.


Distributors call for ‘common sense in energy saving plan

Lusa,

At a time when the government is preparing an energy saving and water efficiency plan, APED believes that there should be balance and common sense in its preparation.


Union calls for windfall tax on gigantic profits

Lusa,

"Actions to halt the loss of purchasing power and the degradation of working and living conditions are urgent," urges the Portuguese general confederation of workers union (CGTP).