Wednesday, 20 September 2017
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Doing business in Portugal: Portugal trade and export guideA guide for British businesses who are interested in developing their overseas trade and doing business in Portugal.

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HearingAidThe hearing aid cartel is one of the most powerful and well-organised in world, third only to crude oil and arms. Only six companies, using many different brands and models with different codes, make us think that there is healthy competition in a free-market. The owners became billionaires in a few decades. Some have been prosecuted in their countries for various crimes, writes Jack Soifer.

OWNERS: DENMARK & USA
William Demant Holding A/S & GN Store Nord A/S are two Danish companies whose voting share majority is in the hands of the American corporation T. Rowe Price Group Inc. with 5% in the hands of Dutch, Danish and Norwegian investment funds.

Holidirect Introductory Offer - 50% OFFFounded earlier this year, and officially launched on July 1st, Holidirect is the innovation of friends and colleagues Sue Lewis and Sue Englefield. As owners and managers of our their own rental properties, they have experienced the shortcomings of property rental websites, and so have put together many years of experience in both the IT and holiday rental business and seized the opportunity to create a platform for owners to advertise and manage their own properties, and provide holidaymakers with a straight forward and personal way to book their holiday.

"Holidirect.com is an online marketplace with the owner AND traveller in mind. We put clients in touch with the owners directly, and do not charge all the extras fees that have become 'the norm' these days. Our goal is to provide a simple yet effective service for owners and holidaymakers."

Holidirect.comHolidirect.com is a new rental property portal to launch in the Algarve, and we believe in a different way of doing business.

The Holidirect innovation gives the reins of control back to property owners in a professional environment AND provides holidaymakers with a straight forward and personal way to book their holiday, with none of the additional charges they are forced to pay by other rental property portals.

The Holidirect way is simple, and we intend it to stay that way!

Sending and receiving packages to and from the UK - the possible impact from BrexitWith Britain´s referendum on 23rd June fast approaching there are many opinions emerging supporting both sides of the debate. During recent years we have witnessed an incredible rise in the number of purchases via the internet and consequently a surge in parcel deliveries. According to research conducted by international shipping experts ParcelHero a Brexit could have a tremendous impact on this kind of commerce between Britain and Portugal.

Mayor Rogerio Bacalhau talks to part of the publicIn the presence of 32 entrepreneurs, directors, doctors and a consultant, a debate on ‘the future of Portugal and the EU’ was held at FNAC in Faro and later at FNAC in Guia.

Faro Mayor Rogério Bacalhau opened the first event and spoke about the large debt that his predecessors left him. He emphasised that the important thing is to work to repair what needs to be improved and gave as an example the renovation of old buildings in Faro that has generated many local jobs.

alentejo2Twenty years ago, Finland was as Portugal. Like us, far away in Europe, very dependent on two markets, its large Russian neighbour and small Sweden.

Like us, exporting natural resources, fish, copper and cellulose, and products of limited technology, footwear, textiles, crystals and ship repair.

sqwarkSquawk Algarve is a brand new Facebook-based group that has been launched to support business owners across the Algarve.

The initiative of Alyson Sheldrake, a local professional artist, and her photographer husband Dave, the idea of Squawk Algarve is simple - to create a community of like-minded people willing to support each other, give advice, share tips, and try to help solve each other's business problems.