Portugal receives investments totalling over 1 billion euros in 2013

8 January 2014

Portugal’s deputy prime minister, Paulo Portas, said Tuesday in Lisbon that in 2013 Portugal had managed to attract over 1 billion euros in foreign direct investment (FDI) from 83 investment contracts.

“The Portuguese Agency for Foreign Trade and Investment (AICEP) signed 83 investment contracts, which was 35 more than in 2012, which meant an investment in the Portuguese economy of over 1 billion euros, or 200 million more than in the previous year,” said Portas.

The deputy prime minister, who was speaking at the closing session of the Diplomatic Seminar, which was held in Portugal’s parliament, noted that this investment had allowed Portugal to “create 2,900 jobs and to keep 16,000 jobs.”

Portas also said that as part of the programme that provides “golden visas” to foreigners in return for investment, Portugal had received estimated investments of 316 million euros, essentially in the real estate sector. (macauhub)