28 dezembro 2013

The problems of Portugal can't be solved in three years

The accumulated imbalances will take another ten or fifteen years to be resolved. The reform effort of the economy and to the consolidation of accounts of the State will have to be pursued in the next ten to fifteen years regardless of which party is in power.

Any Constitutional leads must be replaced by measures that are likely to have more adverse effects on the portuguese economy.

This imbalances and distortions was accumulated over decades and can't be solved in three years adjustment arising from external assistance.

Ano Novo, Vida Nova

Mas...

O que vai acontecer aos salários e pensões em 2014 ?
Os impostos vão aumentar ?
A electricidade e o gás vão ficar mais caros ?
Os juros da casa vão subir ?

Assim,a  factura doméstica vai ficar mais cara.

Falar ao telefone ou ver televisão vai custar mais a partir de janeiro de 2014. Os operadores de comunicações já comunicaram as subidas de tarifários quer para os telemóveis, quer para os serviços fixos (voz, internet e televisão).

O que tem sido feito para evitar a tendência para a redução dos salários e pensões ?

De acordo com o Relatório do Banco de Portugal para dezembro, a receita fiscal do Estado aumentou 8,4% em relação ao período homólogo do ano anterior, com destaque para o agravamento do IRS.

Foi o sector financeiro, o que registou maior aumento do desemprego. 
4.240 pessoas provenientes de actividades financeiras e seguros, estão à procura de novo trabalho.


26 dezembro 2013

Between 100 to 120 thousand Portuguese emigrated this year

Between 100 to 120 thousand Portuguese left the country this year, a very high emigration but remained stable due to lack of employment in other countries.

Although there are no official figures, the Portuguese Government admits that the number of Portuguese emigrants is similar to last year - about 100-120 thousand.

European countries, especially France, are still the main destinations of Portuguese, with Angola also attract similar numbers to last year, around 25 thousand.

No one is to check the output of Portuguese emigrants to Brazil, mainly due to lack of equivalence for certain professions, such as engineers and architects, who can not exercise that country.

About Mozambique, also the values ​​remain the same for 2012, ie, three to four thousand Portuguese were living this year to the African country, where the volume of construction has not increased much.

Increasing exports is a positive indicator in increasing production and creating jobs in Portuguese soil.

18 dezembro 2013

The reduction of wages in Portugal and the troika

Troika insists on wage cuts in the private.

Portugal runs the risk of concluding a further adjustment program, the third in less than half a century, without changing some of the fundamental aspects of their economic architecture.

This tenth exam troika nothing seems to have happened. The government ceased to be an active agent of structural reforms and left the work incomplete. And unfortunately, we are only prepared to win with the euro when we allow wages fall as well as we allow wages to rise.

Although the social partners and even the government are against the idea, the 10th report of the troika review, recently published claims that there is more flexibility in the labor market.

International creditors argue, therefore, that the adjustment of the economy must be based on " increased flexibility in product and labor”, an expression that can lead to a new troika pressure to lower wage income in the private sector.

The purchasing power of the Portuguese was 29 % below the OECD average in 2011

The purchasing power of the Portuguese gives the gross domestic product (GDP) or value of all final goods and services produced in a given year.
Between 2008 and 2011 the Portuguese were poorer compared with the purchasing power of the average of OECD countries.
Gross capita expressed in Purchasing Power Parity (per capita GDP), per domestic product of Portugal in 2011 stood at 71% of the average of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development .
This indicates that in that year, the purchasing power of the Portuguese was 29% lower than the average of the 47 countries covered in this indicator released on Wednesday by the OECD, which uses a new methodology to calculate.
A new methodology for this indicator, which is published every three years incorporates new weights for the three thousand goods and services that make up the basket of prices that is integrated in GDP.
In 2008, this same indicator placed Portugal with a GDP per capita of 73 %, which means that the Portuguese viewed in this lapse of three years, the purchasing power recoil compared to an OECD average.
Still, the Portuguese suffered a less severe drop than that experienced in other peripheral countries of the euro. The purchasing power of the Greeks, which was 14% lower than the average in 2008, is now 26 % lower than in 2011. In Spain the reduction was also sharp, from 4% to 11% below average.
Luxembourg, partly because it is a financial center and the territory where many foreigners residing in neighboring countries work, has by far the highest GDP per capita , 146 % above the OECD average. It follows Norway (72%) and Switzerland (43%). Mexico and Turkey are the two countries with the lowest level of life of the OECD, with a power of less than half the average purchase.
The countries that most improved their relative position between 2008 and 2011 stand out Israel (from 26% to 16% below average), Mexico (56% to 52% below average) and Poland (48% to 40% below average) .
Among the larger countries highlights the change in the UK, which in 2008 had a purchasing power of 7% above average in 2011 and is 3% below average. Germany (from 14% to 8% above average) and France (1% up to 1% below average) also worsened.
It remains to wait for the next triennium.

Portuguese Government moves forward with termination for senior technicians of the State in 2014

The Government of Portugal will open a new program termination in the State for senior technicians in early 2014 which will have the same conditions of the program which ended in November.

The information disclosed was sent this morning by Secretary of State for Public Administration, during a meeting of more than two hours with the Common Front of Trade Unions of Public Administration.

Was today handed a new ordinance terminations for senior technicians from 2014 and remaining categories, indicated by service.

Are employees of the health, education, central services, leaving out only doctors, nurses, employees of the Tax and Customs Authority and local government.

One third of the Portuguese never used the Internet

One third of the Portuguese never used the Internet, the third highest of the European Union, just behind Cypriot and Polish (32 % in both cases), according to a Eurostat survey released today in Brussels.

There are, however, 69 % of nationals who delivers taxes online, probably because the citizens requesting this service to others.
Thus , over 40 % use the internet to interact with public authorities and services , primarily to deliver their tax returns ( 69 % ) , request personal documents ( 20 % ) , request social benefits ( 16 % ) and resolving issues related to education ( 9 % ) .

The same study reveals that over 60 % of EU citizens use the web daily and that the 28 member states, 79 % of households had Internet access in 2013 and 76 % had their own connection, compared with 55 % and 42 % respectively in 2007.

Only 62 % of homes in Portugal have internet connection, the fourth lowest value among the 28 Member States, where the average reaches 79 %, ranging from 54 % in Bulgaria and 95 % in the Netherlands.

The country where internet access was greater in 2013 is the Netherlands (95 % of households) and Luxembourg (94 %). On the opposite side is Bulgaria ( 54 % ) and Greece ( 56 % ) .

And if 84 % of people in Denmark uses the internet daily in Romania reveals that 42 % never used.