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Welcome ๐…๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐๐จ๐ข๐ง๐ญ๐ฌ ๐›๐ฒ ๐’๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐š๐ญ๐จ๐ง to Matosinhos, Portugal

Welcome ๐…๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐๐จ๐ข๐ง๐ญ๐ฌ ๐›๐ฒ ๐’๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐š๐ญ๐จ๐ง to Matosinhos, Portugal

The official ceremony took place October, 7th 2020 and attended by the Mayor of Matosinhos, Luรญsa Salgueiro, and the Vice President of the Autarchy, Fernando Rocha.
Jordi Vilanova, Vice president of the Mercan Group, explained that, โ€ฒโ€ฒ in addition to the urban rehabilitation obtained through our investment, our business model is based on the best of creating hospitality infrastructure that will enable tourism to be boosted in the area, helping the local economy thriving, creating jobs and generating wealth for the city “.
Also, the municipality of Matosinhos highlighted the importance of this investment for the country, integrating it into a strategy that focuses on urban rehabilitation, regular cultural supply, refurbishing the coastline and walkways, tourist and food promotion, and research. โ€ฒโ€ฒ This line of public investment and private investment will further leverage Matosinhos “, said Louise Salgueiro.
Four Points By Sheraton is one of the project of Mercan Group that qualified for Portugal Golden Visa Program. Hotel is located near the beach in Matosinhos with just 2-minutes walk to the beach, adjacent to the biggest city park in Porto. It is comprised of 3 floors with 108 aparthotel rooms and modern amenities such as a restaurant, bar and courtyard. Its proximity to the sea, beach and the city park makes it an attractive area for tourists and city goer. This hotel plans to be opened in July 2021.
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แžŸแžทแž€แŸ’แžแžถแžŸแžถแž›แžถแžŸแŸ’แžแžธแž–แžธแž€แžถแžšแžœแžทแž“แžทแž™แŸ„แž‚แž‘แŸ…แž›แžพแžขแž…แž›แž“แž‘แŸ’แžšแž–แŸ’แž™แž“แŸ…แžŸแž แž—แžถแž–แžขแžบแžšแŸ‰แžปแž” – Seminar on Real Estate Investment in Europe

แžŸแžทแž€แŸ’แžแžถแžŸแžถแž›แžถแžŸแŸ’แžแžธแž–แžธแž€แžถแžšแžœแžทแž“แžทแž™แŸ„แž‚แž‘แŸ…แž›แžพแžขแž…แž›แž“แž‘แŸ’แžšแž–แŸ’แž™แž“แŸ…แžŸแž แž—แžถแž–แžขแžบแžšแŸ‰แžปแž” - Seminar on Real Estate Investment in Europe

แž…แžผแž›แžšแžผแž˜แžŸแžทแž€แŸ’แžแžถแžŸแžถแž›แžถแžŸแŸ’แžแžธแž–แžธแž€แžถแžšแžœแžทแž“แžทแž™แŸ„แž‚แž‘แŸ…แž›แžพแžขแž…แž›แž“แž‘แŸ’แžšแž–แŸ’แž™แž“แŸ…แžŸแž แž—แžถแž–แžขแžบแžšแŸ‰แžปแž” แž–แŸ’แžšแž˜แž‘แžถแŸ†แž„แž‘แž‘แžฝแž›แž”แžถแž“แž“แžผแžœแžขแžแŸ’แžแž”แŸ’แžšแž™แŸ„แž‡แž“แŸแž‡แžถแž…แŸ’แžšแžพแž“แž‘แŸ€แž

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The First Passport to Offer Worldwide Visa-Free Travel

With visa-free access to 84% of the world, the Japanese passport is now the worldโ€™s most powerful. Could we soon see a time where some passports reach 100%?

The Japanese can visit no less than 190 out of 226 countries and territories, according to the Henley & Partnersย Passport Index, making their passport the worldโ€™s most mobile. Second and third on the same ranking, respectively, are the Singaporeans and South Koreans, together forming a historic all-Asian podium.

Recent developments in global travel-freedom โ€“ across the board โ€“ are nothing short of remarkable; the Index offers figures dating back to 2006 showing that, fewer than 13 years ago, even the very best passports could only offer 130 visa-free destinations, a number that wouldnโ€™t even get you into the top 70 today.

In 2006, the average number of visa-free destinations among todayโ€™s top 20 passports was a mere 126.45. Today, none of those passports are below 185.

Is it so inconceivable to imagine that a handful of wealthy, peaceful countries will soon have visa-free access to all 226 countries and territories?

Japan has added 62 destinations to its roster since 2006. Thatโ€™s about five a year. It only has 36 countries to go, the preponderance of which are in Africa.

In terms of visa-waiver agreements, there was a great deal of low-hanging fruit available in the last decade, and as countries inch closer to 100%, they will no doubt find an increasing challenge in making marginal gains in mobility. There will be outlier holdouts that steadfastly resist bilateral travel freedom; North Korea, Cuba, and Saudi Arabia spring to mind. We may well see decades where the top 30-40 countries enjoy access to all but a handful of hermit kingdoms, always approaching zero but never quite reaching it, like an asymptote.

But if global mobility improvement continues apace, weโ€™ll see a passport with worldwide visa-free travel in less than a decade.

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Investment on Real Estate in Europe Union

แž—แŸ’แž“แŸ†แž–แŸแž‰แžแŸ’แž„แŸƒแž‘แžธโ€‹ แŸกแŸจโ€‹ แžแŸ‚โ€‹แž˜แž€แžšแžถ แž†แŸ’แž“แžถแŸ† แŸขแŸ แŸกแŸฉโ€‹ แž€แŸ’แžšแžปแž˜แž แŸŠแžปแž“โ€‹แž˜แžพแžแžถแžŒแžถ แžขแŸŠแžทแž“แžœแŸแžŸแž˜แŸ‰แžทแž“ แžแž“แžŸแžถแž›แŸ‹แž’แžธแž„ แžฏ.แž€แž”แžถแž“แžšแŸ€แž”แž…แŸ†แž€แž˜แŸ’แž˜แžœแžทแž’แžธแžŸแžทแž€แŸ’แžแžถแžŸแžถแž›แžถแžŸแŸ’แžแžธแž–แžธแž€แžถแžšแžœแžทแž“แžทแž™แŸ„แž‚แž›แžพแžขแž…แž›แž“แž‘แŸ’แžšแž–แŸ’แž™แž“แŸ…แžŸแž แž—แžถแž–แžขแžบแžšแŸ‰แžปแž”โ€‹แžŠแžผแž…แž‡แžถแž”แŸ’แžšแž‘แŸแžŸแž–แžšแŸแž‘แžปแž™แž แŸ’แž€แžถแž›แŸ‹โ€‹ แžŸแžถแž™แž”แŸ’แžšแžนแžŸโ€‹แž“แžทแž„โ€‹แž€แŸ’แžšแžทแž…โ€‹แŸ”แž›แŸ”

แž“แŸ… Raffles Hotel Le Royal แžŠแŸ„แž™แž˜แžถแž“แž€แžถแžšแž–แŸ’แž‡แžพแžถแž‰แž…แžผแž›แžšแžฝแž˜แž–แžธแž›แŸ„แž€โ€‹ Jerry Morgan แž‡แžถแžŸแŸ’แžแžถแž”แž“แžทแž€โ€‹แž“แžทแž„แžขแž‚แŸ’แž‚แž“แžถแž™แž€โ€‹แž€แŸ’แžšแžปแž˜แž แŸŠแžปแž“โ€‹ Mercan Capital Ltd, แž€แž‰แŸ’แž‰แžถJasmine Dangโ€‹โ€‹ ย แžขแŸ’แž“แž€แž‚แŸ’แžšแž”แŸ‹แž‘แžผแž‘แŸ…แž”แŸ’แžšแž…แžถแŸ†แžแŸ†แž”แž“แŸ‹แž“แŸƒโ€‹แž€แŸ’แžšแžปแž˜แž แŸŠแžปแž“ Mercan Capital Ltd แž“แžทแž„แž‡แžถแž“แžถแž™แž€แž”แŸ’แžšแžแŸ’แžแžทแž”แžแžทแž€แŸ’แžšแžปแž˜แž แŸŠแžปแž“แž˜แžพแžแžถแžŒแžถ แžขแŸŠแžทแž“แžœแŸแžŸแž˜แŸ‰แžทแž“ แžแž“แžŸแžถแž›แŸ‹แž’แžธแž„ แžฏ.แž€แž”แŸ’แžšแž…แžถแŸ†แž”แŸ’แžšแž‘แŸแžŸแž€แž˜แŸ’แž–แžปแž‡แžถโ€‹ แž“แžทแž„แž›แŸ„แž€โ€‹ VA Vireak แž‡แžถแž“แžถแž™แž€แž”แŸ’แžšแžแŸ’แžแžทแž”แžแžทแž€แŸ’แžšแžปแž˜แž แŸŠแžปแž“ Century 21 Fortuna แž‡แžถแžŠแŸƒแž‚แžผแžŸแž แž€แžถแžšแž”แžถแž“แž’แŸ’แžœแžพแž”แž‘แž”แž„แŸ’แž แžถแž‰แž–แžธแžขแžแŸ’แžแž”แŸ’แžšแž™แŸ„แž‡แž“แŸƒแž€แžถแžšแžœแžทแž“แžทแž™แŸ„แž‚แž›แžพแžขแž…แž›แž“แž‘แŸ’แžšแž–แŸ’แž™แž“แŸ…แžŸแž แž—แžถแž–แžขแžบแžšแŸ‰แžปแž”แŸ”

Phnom Penh, January 18, 2019. Mercadia Investment Consulting Co., Ltd. organized a seminar on real estate investment in the European Union, such as Portugal, Cyprus and Greece etc. at Raffles Hotel Le Royal, with the honor of Mr. Jerry Morgan the Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Mercan Capital Ltd., Ms. Jasmine Dang, Regional Manager of Mercan Capital Ltd & Chief Executive Officer of Mercadia Investment Consulting Co., Ltd in Cambodia. Mr. VA Vireak, Chief Executive Officer of Century 21 Fortuna, a partner, presented the benefits of real estate investment in the European Union.

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Greece Has Issued Nearly 1k Golden Visas a Month in 2018

Greece Has Issued Nearly 1k Golden Visas a Month in 2018, Will Eclipse EB-5 by Year-End

Enterprise Greece has releasedย figuresย indicating that, by the end of September this year, the country had issued residence permits to 3,404 main applicants and 5,495 dependents under the golden visa program since the start of the year. Thatโ€™s an average of 989 residence permits a month in 2018.

In September alone, 250 main applicants received approvals, an increase of 34%ย onย the preceding month. Since 2013, 8,843 main applicants and 13,030 dependents have obtained a grand total of 21,873 golden visa residence permits.

Presuming the current trend remains stable for the remaining three months of the year, Greece will end up granting close to 12,000 individual residence permits under the golden visa program in 2018, surpassing the US EB-5 as the most applied-to residence by investment program in the world.

Read also:ย Greece to Dethrone EB-5 as Worldโ€™s Biggest Golden Visa by Year-End

Receiving 1,700 golden visas in the first 9 months of 2018 โ€“ and 179 in September alone โ€“ Chinese nationals now make up fully half of all applicants, a proportion thatโ€™s increased steadily since last year.

With 450 and 356 main applicants so far this year, respectively, Russians and Turks accounted for 13 and 10 percent of golden visa recipients.

Athens has surpassed neighboring Piraeus (27%) as the top destination for investors, issuing 29% of the countryโ€™s golden visas,ย while authorities in Pallini issued 18%. The three counties, which together make up the Athens Metropolitan Region, account for 74% of all permits issued so far.

While the average main investor brings 1.6 family members, Iraqi program participants stand out by including nearly twice as many dependents in their applications.

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The World’s Friendliest Countries Revealed

Have you ever lived abroad? Being an expat in a foreign country can be challenging โ€“ you can feel isolated and lonely, and sometimes your only friends are other people from your home country. It can be difficult to learn the local language and integrate. But some countries are more welcoming than others, making the possibility of building a new life there more feasible.

A 2018 survey fromย InterNations, theย largest global network and information site for people who live and work abroad, has looked at data and comments supplied by almost 13,000 expats from 188 countries and territories to reveal which are the friendliest countries in the world to live.

Where do you think the USA ranked? This year, the annual survey has put it in 36th place out of 65, meaning it is less welcoming than countries such as Uganda (16th), Romania (19th), Indonesia (21st), Israel (24th) and Kazakhstan (28th). In 2016 the US was ranked 19th, meaning it has become less friendly. (The top ten friendliest countries are revealed below.)

Although about three in five expats in the US would describe the locals as welcoming (59%) and outgoing (64%), over one third (35%) struggle with making local friends. Just one-fifthย (20%) say that their friends are mostly local residents.

A Ukrainian expat in the US told InterNations:ย โ€œPeople are friendly on the outside, but in fact they do not care.โ€ According to the findings,ย 17% of expats in the US say that they do not feel at home there yet and why another 9% doubt they ever will.

Meanwhile, the UK came far behind the US, in 56th place.ย Expats report that they find the British distant (42%) and reserved (58%) making it more difficult for them to make friends. A Portuguese national in the UK said โ€œrecently, I get the sense that foreigners are not as welcome as I thought before the referendum”. This person is referring to the decision to leave the European Union in a move that has been dubbed “Brexit”.

Certainly not among the top ten but fairing better than the US was Ireland, in 30th place. Four years ago, Ireland was in 23rd place and the UK was in 19th, so friendliness has definitely gone down, however. Oneย Italian expat said they valued the โ€œgenuine friendliness” of the Irish, while a Swedish expat said the Irish are โ€œsociable, friendly people who know how to have a laugh and enjoy themselvesโ€.

Describing their social circles, 22% of foreign workers in Ireland said they are mainly friends with other expats, while another 37%, however, are mostly friends with local residents. In the UK, only 20% of expats are mainly friends with locals, while 32% are predominantly friends with other expats.

Seven in ten expats said they feel at home in Ireland. With the US built on immigrants from countries such as Ireland, it’s worth thinking about how friendly people are to foreigners today.

The Top Ten Friendliest Countries In The World

10. Canada

  • Friendly attitude towards expats: 81%
  • Ease of making local friends: 43%
  • Expats likely to stay forever: 45%

9. Vietnam

  • Friendly attitude towards expats: 83%
  • Ease of making local friends: 56%
  • Expats likely to stay forever: 16%

8. Colombia

  • Friendly attitude towards expats: 87%
  • Ease of making local friends: 62%
  • Expats likely to stay forever: 33%

7. Oman

  • Friendly attitude towards expats: 86%
  • Ease of making local friends: 60%
  • Expats likely to stay forever: 12%

6. Costa Rica

  • Friendly attitude towards expats: 87%
  • Ease of making local friends: 78%
  • Expats likely to stay forever: 48%

5. Bahrain

  • Friendly attitude towards expats: 86%
  • Ease of making local friends: 55%
  • Expats likely to stay forever: 11%

4. Cambodia

  • Friendly attitude towards expats: 92%
  • Ease of making local friends: 59%
  • Expats likely to stay forever: 23%

3. Mexico

  • Friendly attitude towards expats: 87%
  • Ease of making local friends: 73%
  • Expats likely to stay forever: 39%

2. Taiwan

  • Friendly attitude towards expats: 86%
  • Ease of making local friends: 61%
  • Expats likely to stay forever: 30%

1. Portugal

  • Friendly attitude towards expats: 94%
  • Ease of making local friends: 58%
  • Expats likely to stay forever: 47%

Climbing nine places since 2016, Portugal claims the title of the most welcoming country for expats. One Australian expat said: โ€œThe local population is friendly and helpful,” while a Dutch expat said โ€œpeople look after each otherโ€ here. Almost four in five expats (79%) describe the Portuguese as welcoming, and about three in ten (29%) state that locals make up most of their social circles (vs 19% globally).

Where is the least friendly place to live as an expat?

The answer is Kuwait. One Indian expat told InterNations: There is an โ€œincreasing anti-expat sentiment from locals”. Close to half the expats living there (46%) rate the attitude of the local population towards foreign residents negatively, which is nearly three times the global average (16%).

You can explore the full listing of countriesย here.

Jenny Southan is a multi award-winning journalist. She spent ten years as features editor of Business Traveller magazine in the UK, and is editor of founder of travel trend-forecasting website Globetrender. As a freelance writer she contributes to Mr Porter, The Telegraph, T…

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