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This is the fourth in a seven-part series on the self employed in Portugal

In recent years, the self-employed have gained more and more rights. Nowadays, as occurs with salaried employees,...

It is a time of change here in Portugal, with a new government, but in terms of taxation 2016 is not looking that different from 2015. The tax hikes introduced in 2013 remain in place, though this...

Many readers are enjoying their retirement years here in Portugal; taking advantage of all the benefits living in the Algarve has to offer. You are reaping the rewards of all your hard work...

Most times in life when we are looking to buy something, we view falling prices as a positive factor. If we want to buy a new TV, furniture etc, we often wait for the sales to get better value for...

The debate has quietly raged for some time but now it is officially underway. Will the UK stay in or leave the EU? As with any complex issues, the implications are wide, touching on, amongst...

Global growth, currently estimated at 3.1% in 2015, is projected at 3.4% in 2016 and 3.6% in 2017. However, due to the worst January start since the Great Depression in 1930, market analysts (IMF...

Analysts at the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) say worry about global markets and a weakening US economy will force the Bank of England to keep the UK interest rate at its record low of 0.5%...

It was a dramatic start to the year for investment markets. We saw sharp falls, with markets retreating mainly due to two factors: China and oil prices.

At our last investment committee...

This is the third in a seven-part series on the self-employed in Portugal

In 2015, there were over 700,000 sole traders in Portugal. Being your own boss has its advantages. However, you...

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