why portugal

Why Portugal?

 

More than enumerating a set of reasons from internal reports to justify the choice of Portugal as an investment destination, we will gather information and show Portugal in the international news. Here we will present articles from around the world that recognize Portugal as a country able to attract foreign investment, with reasons ranging from safety and quality of life to the evolution of the real estate market.

The highlight of this month is for ease of doing business, international tourism awards, security, education and life expectancy.

 

Doing business

Portugal climbs to the 25th best country for business, in a list led by Singapore.  The 'Doing Business 2015' study (12th edition) evaluates norms and regulations in local businesses so that its easier to compare the ability to do business in 189 countries.

"Greece, Italy, Portugal and Spain - all the economies most adversely affected by the global financial crisis - have maintained a firm rhythm of regulatory reforms", they said. Another change between 2013 and 2014 concerns the reduction of taxes on corporate profits from 25% to 23%.

However, in 2015 the IRC (tax over companies) has declined again from 23% to 21% and will keep gradually descending until 2016.

Read the article in the Newspaper SOL
More information about the 2015 IRC

 

International Tourism Awards

Over the years, Portugal has been internationally acknowledged as an excelent destination to golf. In 2014 was elected as europe's and world's best golf destination in "World Golf Awards" 1st edition, a branch of "World Travel Awards" which is one of the most important prizes of tourism industry.

The World Golf Awards ceremony was held in Quinta do Lago at Conrad Algarve Hotel which was awarded with the prize "Europe’s Leading Luxury Resort". Besides these two, Portugal still received other 14 prizes.

In 2015 won in 16 categories highlighting Algarve that was considered the best beach destination in Europe.

Read the article about Golf in Diário de Notícias
Read the article with the 2014 awards in Dinheiro Vivo
Read the article of 2015's World Travel Awards in Observador

 

Safety

Portugal is the 11th safest country in the world, according to the ranking Global Peace Index this year. On analysis, were a total of 162 countries, and first place went to Iceland and at last, as the most dangerous of all, Syria.

Read full report in Global Peace Index

 

Education

Some Portuguese universities are already a constant presence in the International rankings despite their small size when compared with foreign counterparts, and showing that training is an area where the country has international recognition.

The highlight goes to business schools, with three universities that have their 'business school' among the best in the world. The Catholic-Lisbon School of Business and Economics was the first to enter the 'ranking' of executive education in the Financial Times, where it is already for six consecutive years, appearing this year in 46th place. The New School of Business and Economics has entered for the first time in 2011, and has climbed 11 places and is now in 47th. Also the University of Porto managed to make his debut in 2011, the 'ranking' of customized training for companies, repeating in 2012, reaching the feat and the 64th place.

Full article in CRUP

 

Life expectancy above average

OECD report puts Portugal in 16th place in life expectancy at birth over the UK and the EU average.

Life expectancy in the European Union countries increased more than six years in two decades, shows the latest report from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). On average, women in the EU live up to 81.7 years and men to 75.3 years.

Portugal is above the EU average, in 16 th place: at birth, life expectancy of 82.6 years in Portugal is the Portuguese and 76.5. Just below is the UK. And high above, in the lead, are France, with the highest value for women (86 years), and Sweden for men (79.4).

 

More comming soon ...there are pleanty of reasons to choose Portugal to Live, Work or Invest.