* Says in a statement it had signed an agreement with China’s electronic payments clearing system UnionPay to become the first European issuer of UnionPay cards in Europe
* Partnership initiated by BCP’s largest shareholder, China’s Fosun
* To be able to issue cards in Portugal and other countries where the bank is present, including Poland, Switzerland, Angola and Mozambique.
* The move “opens the door to a vast and growing market with excellent potential,” Millennium bcp said in a statement.
Further company coverage: (Reporting By Andrei Khalip)