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The moving target of finance

There has been much discussion and finger pointing following the events that produced the so-called financial meltdown of 2007/08 and the problems which followed, but whatever the reasons and who...

Vivre l'Algarve is the name of a new magazine being launched by Open Media, the company behind the Algarve Resident newspaper and Essential Magazines amongst other publications. The print edition...

Business barometer showing positive signs

After a year with a number of bleak results, 2013 brought a renewed hope to the business industry with a positive balance in terms of the numbers of companies opening and closing down – over two...

Portugal heads retail sales comeback

Retail sales registered a universal boost throughout the eurozone last November and Portugal was the country showing the largest increase, with a 3.1% rise over the previous month.

Recent...

Here we are at the start of a new year, when we tend to reflect on the previous 12 months, and ahead to what the coming year may bring. It is a good time to review your financial planning to...

New winds for Lagos Nautical Centre

Renovation will be complete in spring 2014

With a privileged seaside location, Lagos has long been a favourite spot for many boat owners cruising the Algarve coast, a status which will now...

Business insolvencies down for the first time since 2008

Private bankruptcies have increased by 4% in Portugal this year, however business insolvencies are down 10% - and this is the first fall registered since 2008.

According to Público...

The old Poacher’s Inn has been a landmark in Almancil for many years – until recently, that is. ‘84 Bistro & Wine Bar’ could not be more different.

The new owners have returned the...

A tale of two leavers

Residence is a curious beast. For most countries, it determines what income and gains are taxable, and where, with many countries taxing residents on their worldwide income, and often gains. Some...

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