Inflation- scenarios

In early June, the European Central Bank (ECB), confirmed the rise into the interest rates by 0.25 percentage points; as a response to the overall increase in the Eurozone. Projections point to 6.8% in 2022, 3.5% in 2023 and the target of 2.1% in 2024. And this reality extends to the members of the Organization […]

The war in Ukraine- III

Regarding metals, Ukraine is a considerable producer of titanium, manganese and iron ore in the international context. Such commodities are key components in the production of low-cost steel for specialized purposes, such as the mould industry. With pressure on export points by Russia, for example, Odesa (access to the Black Sea) and the accentuated destruction […]

The war in Ukraine- II

As a result of the war and economic sanctions against Russia, the growth of the world economy should be lower by 1 percentage point; and inflation, be 2.5 percentage points above the OECD December scenario. This projection estimated global economic growth of 4.5% in 2022 and 3.2% in 2023; and, given the context, world GDP […]

The war in Ukraine- I

When debating the war in Ukraine, in the face of the disparate consequences, I decided to share the argument for better understanding. And, obviously, given the importance and potential impact, the humanitarian issue is a priority. At the time of this publication, and unaware of the potential time gap of the war, the United Nations […]

European funds: El-Dourado or myth?

With the elections, the period of governmental vacuum comes to an end and, the typical questions arise: i) what organisational and functional structure will the government have?; ii) who will be chosen?; and, iii) whether the strategic vision within the electoral manifesto will be fulfilled? However, despite such issues, the focus should be on the […]

Economic projections III (Portugal)

Despite European estimates, a lower growth in the Eurozone, expectations for Portugal show an inverse behavior. Because in the autumn bulletin, the European Commission predicted a growth of 4.5%, while current projections show a value of 4.9% (in everything similar to the forecasts of the National Institute of Statistics). In fact, the report indicates an […]

Economic projections III (European Union)

The European Commission’s economic projections for 2022 point to growth of 4%, a figure slightly lower than the autumn estimates; however, Paolo Gentiloni (in charge of the portfolio), said that this exercise does not consider the political dimension of the Member States. An example is the case of the legislative elections in Portugal. This review […]

End year strategies

The end of the year always seems to be far away, although regarding financial, investment or tax strategy it is  a myth; since, it is common to disregard those strategies throughout the year. Our aim is to present twelve valuable tips to avoid such risks on personal and corporate level. On a personal level be […]

The concept of sustainable investment

The concept of sustainability leads us, as a rule, to be able to satisfy human needs, without compromising the environment and the lives of future generations. Sustainable development is a determining topic in today’s society, however have you ever wondered about the concept of sustainable investment? A sustainable investment consists of investment practices and strategies […]

Risk and investors types

The word risk originated from the Latin riscare which means “to run towards danger”, that is, to risk or dare. The concept can be explored from different perspectives, but in this article the focus is on financial risk as a key factor in investor behavior. Risk is the degree of uncertainty regarding the profitability of […]