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One of the largest residential projects in Greater Lisbon sold 100% in the midst of a pandemic – Executive Digest

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One of the largest residential projects in Greater Lisbon sold 100% in the midst of a pandemic - Executive Digest

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a major impact on the property market, as well as on the Portuguese economy and families, but the first phase of one of the largest residential projects in Greater Lisbon has already been fully sold.

The development of Vila Viva in Vila Franca de Xira is a project promoted by the Portuguese-Brazilian structural group and Rio Capital, and is the result of a total investment of around 14 million euros.

The first phase of the project, which is scheduled to be completed by the end of the summer, is 100% sold, and the second phase, which is expected to be completed in March 2022, already includes half of the units sold in the pre-launch phase.

“Due to the end of the production of the first phase blocks and constant demand, we decided to open the sales of the second phase right in the middle of the second restriction. As a result, from January to April this year, we already had 15 CPCVs signed, ”explains Carlos Silva, Chief Operating Officer of the Structural Group.

According to the Estrutural Group, 80% of Vila Viva buyers are Portuguese and their average age is around 38. 51% of clients are single and young engaged, while 42% are married. 20% live in Lisbon and Sintra, but almost half work in the center of Lisbon.

Remote work has also influenced buyers’ choices, with most families choosing to buy another office room. “Buyers were interested in acquiring a typology that included an office, so T3 was the most sought after,” says Julio Luz, CEO of Rio Capital.

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This complex has a total of 85 apartments, ranging from T1 to T4, all with balconies and stunning views of the Tagus River and mountains. According to the same note, the second stage, which is under construction, maintains affordable prices in the current market (2000 euros / m²).2).

Villa Viva is located in a private concierge with a concierge, covered parking, lifts, storage room, green spaces, walking path, outdoor gym, ballroom and playground, all accompanied by a contemporary architectural design with light and futuristic lines.

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Lagarde Cuts ECB Chief Economist Interventions During Monetary Policy Meetings – Monetary Policy

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European Central Bank (ECB) President Christine Lagarde wants more votes to be given to all national central bank governors on the institution’s board during monetary policy meetings, reducing the intervention of the chief economist. and executive committee members at meetings, Reuters reported, citing six people close to the matter.

The British agency claims that Lagarde asked Philip Lane, the central bank’s chief economist, and Isabelle Schnabel, a member of the institution’s “executive board”, to limit their intervention and leave more room for those in charge of the central banks of the 19 eurozone countries. can comment on monetary policy in the region.

Lagarde decided to limit board presentations to 20 pages and asked staff to finish their seminars by lunchtime on the first day of the long-awaited ECB monetary policy meetings.

Also, these meetings now start on Wednesday mornings instead of the usual afternoons. In turn, Thursday’s session starts half an hour earlier to give more room for debate.

According to the same sources, these rules have already been applied at the last meeting on monetary policy, which took place on 14 April.

Lane’s presentations and proposals take center stage at the ECB’s membership meetings, which include an informal Wednesday night dinner attended by 19 ECB governors and six board members.

Until these rules were enforced, there were meetings where Lane’s presentations exceeded 60 pages, limiting the time for debate between the 19 eurozone governors.

As for Schnabel, these new rules are only preventive in nature, since, according to the same sources, his appearances are “relatively short”.

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“Philip has a huge presence [nestas reuniões]it’s good to balance [a sua posição com a dos governadores] “, one of the sources concluded.

The Council of the European Central Bank will meet on June 9 to discuss monetary policy in the euro area, while markets and the institution’s own members, including Lagarde, point to an interest rate hike already underway. end of the asset purchase program.

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Lisbon leads in Europe. Altri jumped 10% to a three-year high

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Lisbon leads in Europe.  Altri jumped 10% to a three-year high

The Lisbon Stock Exchange ended the session at the top of the European green tide, with the most impressive gains in the block.

PSI ended the day up 1.61% to 5,834.03 points. Altri led the gains, climbing 9.94% to €5.36 after rising more than 13% during the session to break April 2019 highs.

The paper mill benefited from an increase in the “target” of Greenvolt, a company partially owned by Altri, on JB Capital Markets from 7.2 euros to 8 euros. The renewable energy company led by Manso Neto also reacted sharply to the change, raising prices by 4.74% to 6.85 euros.

The company, headed by Soares de Pina, was also helped by the fact that the shares of the paper company went on ex-dividend on Tuesday, which “attracted investors who wanted to receive shares [da Altri] without budget implications,” explained Stephen Santos, analyst at Banco de Investimento Global (BiG).

“Those who bought so far were entitled to receive dividends, but this is income subject to taxation (tax impact),” justifies the specialist contacted by Negosios.

The paper maker was followed by BCP, which ended the session up 6.91% to €0.1640 after the bank, led by Miguel Maia, posted a post-session Monday profit of €113 million in the first quarter, up 95% more than during the same period. period last year.

The bank is also monitoring the sector in Europe, taking advantage of the expectations of interest rate hikes in the eurozone as early as July.

Still among paper producers, Semapa closed the day up 2.61% to EUR 14.16, while Navigator rose 2.50% to EUR 4.09.

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In retail, the session ended mixed, with Jerónimo Martins adding 0.11% to €18.81 and Sonae adding 1.85% to €1.02.

In turn, in the energy sector, Galp followed the growth of oil in the international market and rose by 2.29% to 10.70 euros, while EDP added 0.76% to 4.48 euros, and renewables shares rose by 1.12% up to 20.74 euros.

In terms of losses, REN led the table, falling 4.59% to 2.81 euros, as the energy company began discounting dividends on Tuesday. The company will pay a dividend of €0.154 on 19 May.

(news updated at 16:54 with quotes)

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Sonae IM sells Thales the cybersecurity holding company that controls S21sec and Excellium – Tecnologias

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Sonaecom announced that, through its subsidiary Sonae Investment Management (Sonae IM), it has reached an agreement with Thales Europe to sell the company’s entire share capital and voting rights to Maxive-Cybersecurity. The information was disclosed on Tuesday to the Securities Market Commission (CMVM).

“The deal has an enterprise value target of €120 million and is estimated to have a positive impact on Sonaecom’s consolidated results of around €63 million,” the statement said. “These amounts may vary depending on the effective date of the transaction and the relevant financial performance of Maxive and its subsidiaries at that time,” it explains.

Maxive is the holding company that controls two cybersecurity companies, S21sec and Excelliumm. In a press release about this acquisition, S21sec notes that with this acquisition it will be able to “expand its footprint in Europe”, noting that the deal “represents an opportunity for S21sec to continue its history of cybersecurity innovation and leadership within an organization entirely dedicated to digital and Technological Innovation, Connectivity, Big Data, AI Cybersecurity, Quantum Technology and Defense.”

“We are thrilled to launch this new era in S21sec at Thales Group as we believe this operation will enable us to develop the skills, know-how, experience and services of S21sec globally,” says Agustín Muñoz-Grandes, CEO of S21sec, says in the statement. “S21sec customers will benefit from the complementary and complementary capabilities that Thales has already developed across its cybersecurity division, always targeting mission-critical business and community organizations.”

“The acquisition of Maxive Cybersecurity reinforces our cybersecurity leadership in today’s ever-expanding cyberthreat landscape. We are excited to welcome the Maxive Cybersecurity teams and further strengthen our global cybersecurity capabilities to provide solutions that deliver ever-increasing performance for our customers,” adds Philippe Kerrier, Thales EVP of Strategy, Research and Technology.

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“As the majority shareholder of the company, we have helped S21sec more than triple its annual revenue based on its history of innovation and experience, which has helped it become one of the leading MSSP companies in Europe,” says Carlos Alberto Silva, Managing Partner at Sonae Investment Management. “The acquisition of Thales Maxive Cybersecurity is the perfect culmination for S21sec as a company as it incorporates Thales’ cybersecurity capabilities while continuing to offer its customers a long-term service with enhanced capabilities across its entire portfolio,” adds Simon Church, CEO of Maximum Cybersecurity.

Thales employs 10,000 programmers and 5,000 IT and cybersecurity engineers in 60 countries. 546 Maxive Cybersecurity professionals based in Portugal, Spain, Luxembourg and Belgium will be integrated into Thales’ more than 2,000 cybersecurity employees.

The statement sent to CMVM clarified that completion of the transaction is subject to verification of the usual terms for such an agreement, including regulatory approval, which is expected to occur before November 30, 2022.

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