Portugal
October 25 2000
For the fifth consecutive year, the Portuguese economy is growing above the European Union average without experiencing any significant inflationary pressures. Interest rates have never been so low and the jobless rate has fallen to the point of technical full employment. Portugal also scored a success on the external front with its European Union presidency in the first half of 2000.
Overview Nation in a hurry wants to travel faster
Would-be settlers queue to enter
Prize-winning achievment
Economy Nirvana years may be over
Giant leap into information age
Finance Foreign raids kept in check
Future is clicks and mortar
Cross-border merger will spring liquidity trap
Politics Stay-away voters highlight political malaise
Staying power questioned
Media Mammon edges out the church
Journalist became media mogul