Economy News

Swiss entrepreneur duo continue to invest in Portugal

The Swiss business couple Chitra and Roman Stern have lived in Portugal for 17 years where they founded the Martinhal Family Hotels & Resorts group. They opened the first 5-star luxury family resort, Martinhal Sagres Beach Family Resort in 2010, in the western Algarve and the success of the brand lead to quick expansion.


Collaboration of CCISP in the WEBSUMMIT 2016

In Lisbon, Palacete Gomes Freire on 8/11/2016


Swiss Radio interview to Gregor Zemp

On the occasion of the official visit of the President of the Portuguese Republic, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, to Switzerland, the official Radio of Switzerland made a phone interview in German with Gregor Zemp, General, Secretary of CCISP.


Sovereign debt. Switzerland is the first country with negative interest rates across all terms

A new record has just been beaten: The Swiss Confederation is the first country to have negative interest rates on all debt maturities.
Switzerland may, from today, afford to “charge” negative interest rates on all debt maturities, including the obligations for 50 years.


Swiss Labour Market

Bern, 2015/06 – The consequences of the strong franc are actually superimposed on the Swiss labor market by the seasonal effects. Accordingly, the registred number of unemployed persons on the regional employment centers (RAV) came down in May compared with the previous month by 4782 to 136 349. Compared to last year, however, an increase of 4,6% was recorded.


SEFRI – Free movement of persons: updating professional recognition rules

Bern, 2015/09/06 – Switzerland and the EU have agreed to guarantee automatic recognition of new training courses. Thus, new categories of Swiss doctors, midwives and nurses will have direct access to the labor market in all EU countries.


Economic forecasts Portugal

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