Portuguese companies expect to invest and export more this year, study says

A study by Portugal’s Industrial Association (AIP) has found that most national companies (53%) are planning to invest in their business this year, and those that export are expecting their sales to foreign countries to increase (78%).

The study involved 738 companies, over half of which (59%) said they are expecting 2018 to be just as good as this year. Around 34% said they think it will be better, while only 7% are more pessimistic about 2018.