IRELAND:
New dawn, new opportunities
READ THE REPORT Having thrived under the double challenge of COVID and Brexit, Irish export-led entrepreneurs look forward to a bright future
HUNGARY Part II:
A solid economic framework
READ THE REPORT Government and investors are confident of a fast recovery for the Central European country’s dynamic economy
Portugal reboots its economy with sustainability drive READ THE REPORT The pandemic has failed to derail the resilient Iberian country’s plans for an innovation-based economy and carbon neutrality by 2050 Live and Work in Antigua and Barbuda READ THE REPORT The twin-island paradise woos families to its shores and investors to its globally competitive citizenship by investment program Welcome to Country Reports Newsweek:
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FEATURED REPORT: IRELAND

Ireland: New dawn, new opportunities

Ireland is one of the few countries in the world to record economic growth in 2020 and the only one in the European Union. Our relative pros- perity wasn’t built on gold, diamonds, oil, gas or colonies: it’s based on the goods and services our land and people produce and sell abroad,” says Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar.

 

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FEATURED REPORT: HUNGARY

Hungary: An open-door policy toward investors

Having consistently outperformed average growth in the European Union (EU) by 2-3 percent for almost a decade, there are signs that the Hungarian economy could be one of the first in the bloc to bounce back from COVID-19.

In the third quarter of 2020, its gross domestic product (GDP) leapt up 11.4 percent, recovering much of the loss incurred in its locked-down second quarter and leading many to predict full economic recovery by the end of this year or mid- 2022 at the latest.

 

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FEATURED REPORT: PORTUGAL

Portugal reboots its economy with sustainability drive

Prior to the COVID-19 outbreak and subsequent series of stringent lock- downs, Portugal’s resilient and fast-growing economy had been perform- ing exceptionally well. This success was illustrated by the first government surplus in more than four decades and the record amount of foreign direct investment (FDI) that had flowed into scores of major projects, especially in the lucrative real estate and tourism sectors.

With the financial and social shockwaves triggered by the pandemic continuing to reverberate across the majority of leading economies, Portugal has—like many other countries—allocated significant sums of money on initiatives to protect people’s livelihoods via job retention programs.

 

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