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Former journalist Fernanda Freitas and former BPN (along with Cadil) on the list for Montepio – Observador



Former journalist Fernanda Freitas and former BPN (along with Cadil) on the list for Montepio - Observador

former journalist Fernanda Freitas, especially known for the RTP Civil Society program, appears as a non-executive administrator on one of the electoral rolls in Montepio, the so-called “employee list,” where numbers such as Pedro Alves, the current leader of Montepio Crédito, and Pedro Libano Monteirowhich is headed by Montepio Valor. According to what Observer found, this list is – one of (probably) four – however, will be led by an experienced but little-known manager – Juan do Passo Vicente Ribeiro – which was on BPN with Miguel Cadilhe and on the Brazilian telecommunications company Oi.

Juan do Passo Vicente Ribeiro, 73 years old, currently a member of Semapa’s remuneration committee, also with ties to Unicre and Vila Galé Gest. In the past, he was the official director (chief executive officer) of the Brazilian company Oi and the administrator of Pharol. He was also the CEO of BPN for Miguel Cadilla’s team at the end of 2008. Prior to that, he worked at BCP and BPA.

In addition to this (the candidate for the post of chairman of the board of directors) there are four more CEOs on this list, who are transferred to ASF this Wednesday for the financial supervisor of the mutualist Montepio to pre-assess their suitability. Besides Pedro Alves and Pedro Libano Monteiro, the names Nunu Parames, former Chief Risk Officer and Consent money laundering in BPP, and Maria Eduarda Osoriowho entered the bank when it was run by Jose Felix Morgado.

The most famous face of the general public is between two non-executives, former journalist Fernanda Freitas, who now has a communications and content company called Eixo Norte Sul. Associação Mutualista Montepio Geral is one of Eixo’s clients. Norte Sul, according to displayed on the company’s website

Another non-executive administrator is suggested: Paula Guimaraes, who is another of the “managers” of the bank and who was mainly dedicated to the Montepio Foundation and the areas of social responsibility.

The names that are not in the list, although the Observer knows that the contacts were, belong Diogo Lacerda Machadovery close to the prime minister and placed by Antonio Costa in delicate dossiers such as TAP and the so-called “wounded BES”, and Luis Almeidaclose to Thomas Correia and current administrator Virgilio Lima (but who has long been out of line with the rest of the administration).

Montepio: four electoral lists. Ana Drago, Luis Patrau and Lacerda Machado may join opposition lists

The list submitted to ASF also includes the names of the Finance Council. According to what the Observer found, these are Paulo Andre (associated with Baker Tilly), Teresa Fiusa (frame) and Carlos Morgado.

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These are the 10 most expensive products in the last week.



These are the 10 most expensive products in the last week.

An analysis of the applied values ​​by DECO Proteste shows that the price of the basic food basket “is €207.80 this week, €24.17 more than it was on February 23rd”, but €1.21 less than in the previous month. a week.

From February 23 to September 21, meat has risen in price by 17.82% (up 5.75 euros), while pork chop today costs 25% more, that is, 1.11 euros.

As for fish, the consumer protection association points out that it is now 14.97% more expensive than before the Russian war against Ukraine, 9.03 euros more expensive.

The Consumer Protection Association monitors weekly prices for a basket of 63 staples, which includes items such as turkey, chicken, hake, horse mackerel, onions, potatoes, carrots, bananas, apples, oranges, rice, spaghetti, sugar. , ham, milk, cheese and butter.

This week, in the period from 14 to 21 September, the top ten products with the largest price increases were zucchini (up 10%), spiral pasta (up 8%), cereals (up 7%), plus 6%), Flemish cheese . (plus 5%), Biscuit Maria (plus 5%), orange (plus 5%), flour for cakes (plus 5%), tomato pulp (plus 5%) and horse mackerel (another 4%).

Looking at the period since February 23 this year, DECO Proteste shows that all food categories have shown price increases, with meat (up 17.82%) and fish (up 14.97%) standing out the most. However, there is also an increase in fruits and vegetables (up 14.65%), food products (up 10.23%), dairy products (up 11.15%) and frozen foods (up 2.48%).

In addition, the top 10 products that rose the most between February 23 and September 21 were broccoli (up 55%), cabbage (up 49%), whole chicken (up 33%), fresh hake (up 30%). %), cakes. flour (30% more), turkey steak (28% more), Maria cookies (27% more), pork chops (25% more), vegetable oil 100%, vegetable oil (plus 24%) and tomato pulp (plus 23%).

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This increase is explained by the fact that Portugal is “heavily dependent on foreign markets to guarantee the supply of cereals needed for domestic consumption”, which currently “represent only 3.5% of national agricultural production, mainly corn (56%), wheat ( 19%). %) and rice (16 percent).”

“And if in the early 1990s self-sufficiency in grain was about 50%, now the value does not exceed 19.4%, which is one of the lowest rates in the world and forces the country to import about 80% of grain. , notes DECO.

The organization explains that “the Russian invasion of Ukraine, where most of the grains consumed in the European Union come from, and Portugal has thus put even more pressure on the sector, which has been struggling for months with the effects of a pandemic and drought with a strong impact on production and stockpiling.

“Limiting the supply of raw materials and increasing the cost of production, namely the energy needed for agri-food production, can thus be reflected in higher prices in international markets and, consequently, in prices at the consumer,” he emphasizes.

In addition, he points out that “a consistent increase in consumer prices, namely for such products as fuel and food, contributes to an increase in the rate of inflation.”

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Luxury Algarve Resort Changes Owner Two Years Before Opening – Turismo & Lazer



Luxury Algarve Resort Changes Owner Two Years Before Opening - Turismo & Lazer

Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund GIC, one of the world’s largest investors, has bought a majority stake in SIG, owner of a €2.3 billion luxury resort chain, Eje Prime reported.

SIG manages the Sani and Ikos Resort brands, which will debut in Portugal in 2024 with the opening of the country’s first resort in Albufeira. It will be the group’s sixth hotel in Europe with active resorts in Spain and Greece.

According to a Spanish real estate newspaper, the Singapore fund’s deal included the purchase of British Oaktree, Goldman Sachs and Hermes GPE shares in SIG. The deal is expected to close in the last quarter of the year, with Andreas Andreadis and Mathieu Guillemin continuing to lead the company as CEO and Managing Partner, with Stavros Andreadis as Honorary Group Chairman.

The entry of the Singapore Fund will allow SIG to fulfill its plans for the next five years, which include investments of more than 900 million euros in new units in the Mediterranean.

SIG was established in 2015 and today owns ten resorts in Greece and Spain, with a total of approximately 2,750 rooms and suites.

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Do you have a diesel car and need to fill up? wait for monday



Do you have a diesel car and need to fill up?  wait for monday

From this Monday, fuel prices will fall again, but this time only in the price of diesel fuel: in the main national oil companies, “the evolution of quotations in euros indicates a drop in prices to 2 cents per liter of diesel fuel, while 95th gasoline will maintain the registered price,” an industry source told Multinews.

The trend is also being replicated at private brand gas stations, which usually operate near hypermarkets, with “a sharp drop of 0.0187 euros per liter for diesel, while gasoline 95 will register the same trend, albeit slightly, 0.0025 euros – another source said.

So after all, filling a tank with 60 liters of diesel fuel costs 1.2 euros cheaper. In the petrol version, there is no change in the travel time to the service station.

According to official figures from the DGEG (Directorate General of Energy and Geology), both diesel and petrol 95 have been declining for four consecutive weeks. Recall that last week diesel fuel kept a higher price than gasoline 95 (1727 euros/l against 1695 euros), and this week this difference will disappear.

Also, according to DGEG data, the average price of regular diesel this Thursday was 1.752 euros per liter, while the average price of regular gasoline 95 was 1.693 euros per liter, indicating a downward trend. Average prices are based on data provided by over 2,400 stations across the country and include discounted prices.

This fuel price update takes into account the cost of a barrel of Brent oil on international markets. A barrel of oil has been trading at a low level for several weeks now. After peaking in the early days of the war in Ukraine, when oil hit $140 a barrel, fuel prices soared to record highs, the price of this “black gold” is now lower.

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