Top of the agenda: what will mark the news this Thursday

This Thursday, Eurostat will release retail sales figures in the euro zone during the month of October, and will also be the second of three days of the Web Summit technological summit.


The main macroeconomic event on Thursday, December 3, is the release of the figures for retail sales in the euro area for the month of October by Eurostat.

In Portugal the vaccination plan against Covid-19 is officially presented, the Ministry of Health estimates that the vaccines will be available in the first days of the new year and, although the details will only be known this Thursday, Marta Temido said that “the vaccines will be administered in the NHS, they will be free and optional ”.

This Thursday will also be marked by the second day Web Sumitt, this year held in a completely online format, where several personalities from the national and international scene will speak, such as Ricardo Mourinho Félix, vice president of the European Investment Bank, Xiang Wang, president Xiaomi, Yuriko Koike, governor of the city of Tokyo, or even Portuguese coach of Tottenham FC, José Mourinho.

Other events in focus:

  • IHS Markit releases November eurozone PMI indices
  • Brazil: GDP for the third quarter
  • USA: New claims for unemployment benefits in the week ending November 28


Dombrovskis: "It is feasible that Portugal could be one of the first countries to have the recovery plan approved"

In an interview with Jornal Económico, the vice-president of the European Commission says that the draft of the Portuguese Recovery Plan “goes in the right direction”, emphasizing that the community executive continues to work with the Government in the component of the plan's reforms.

Dombrovskis: “Portugal is a good example of a country that took advantage of the good times in the economy to lower the debt level”

The Vice-President of the European Commission praises, in an interview with Jornal Económico, the trajectory of the reduction of the public debt to GDP ratio made by Portugal in recent years and underlines the importance of recovery plans. “It is difficult for countries to come out of this crisis alone”, he adds.

Confinement affects the Portuguese economy, but the vaccine may lead to “better developments later in the year”, says Dombrovskis to JE

In an interview with Jornal Económico, the vice-president of the European Commission says that the implementation of the vaccination that is taking place in the Member States "gives hope" for "a better economic perspective".