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The Awakening Of The Portuguese Real Estate Market

Since Portugal emerged from the crisis in 2014, its real estate sector has undergone a remarkable recovery. Caixabank Research points that the evolution of house prices, after a fall of 16.3% in nominal terms between 2007-13, have risen by an average of 5.3% per year and are now back at pre-crisis levels.




The essence of payments systems is that they should work without any frontiers

Payment Systems Companies Are Crossing New Frontiers

The limits in payment systems are as huge as this industry’s rapidly changing profile. The sector’s technology and frontiers are collapsing, but France appears to have some degree of local experience, as shown by the recent confrontation between Atos/Gemelto/Thales.




Both Spain and Portugal are just at the start of their economic cycle

The Iberian Connection: The Push of Portugal and Spain

Fitch has been the last agency to raise its rating on Portugal to investment grade last Friday. The previous increase from S&P in September already showed signs of the sick person being in very good health. Neighbouring Spain should also see an improvement in its credit quality and be included in the A tranche, at least by S&P and Fitch.