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Portuguese: an emerging language of business

Portuguese is the 6th most useful language for conducting business around the world. (Bloomberg Rankings)

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"Portugal is an open door to a market of 500 million people in Europe and more than 250 million Portuguese-speaking consumers.” (AICEP Portugal Global)

“The Portuguese-speaking (Lusophone) countries across the globe contain over 290 million people and cover key markets in Africa and South America. (…) Lusophone countries around the world often operate within the business and legal framework of EU-member state Portugal.” (Portuguese Chamber of Commerce in UK)

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The Community of the Portuguese-speaking Countries represents 4,3% of the world GDP and is responsible for 2% of the international trade. (Instituto Camões/ Observatório da Língua Portuguesa)

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