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    1. November 19, 2014

      Investors circle over the debris of Espírito Santo empire

      The suggestion was meant as a provocative joke. One of the best things Portugal’s international lenders could do for the...

    2. November 12, 2014

      Apax and Bain bid for Portuguese assets of Portugal Telecom

      Private equity companies Apax Partners and Bain Capital have made a €7.075bn offer for the Portuguese assets of Portugal...

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    1. Doing Business in Portugal 2012

      Reform: Commentary by the country’s greatest 19th century novelist is given a new airing...
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    1. November 9, 2014

      Terra Peregrin in €1.2bn Portugal Telecom bid

      Isabel dos Santos, the daughter of Angola’s president, has launched a takeover bid for Portugal Telecom SGPS that values the...

    2. November 3, 2014

      Altice makes binding €7bn offer for Portugal Telecom

      Altice, the European cable group founded by billionaire Patrick Drahi, has made a binding €7bn offer to acquire the...

    3. October 24, 2014

      Private equity firms size up offers for Portugal Telecom

      Private equity firms are sizing up offers for Portugal Telecom, in moves that could frustrate plans by France’s Altice to...

    4. September 17, 2014

      Oi to sell stake in Africatel

      Oi, the Brazilian telecoms group, plans to sell all of its assets in Africa as it prepares for a bitter fight for its home...

    5. August 27, 2014

      Brazilian telecoms: Oi vey

      Such a busy year for Oi, one of Brazil’s largest phone companies by market capitalisation. First it bought Portugal Telecom...

    6. July 23, 2014

      Banco Espírito Santo shares jump as international investors buy stake

      Shares in Portugal’s Banco Espírito Santo rebounded strongly on Wednesday after international investors acquired...

    7. July 16, 2014

      Banco Espírito Santo gains continue on investor assurance

      Shares in Banco Espírito Santo and Portugal Telecom made gains on Wednesday despite an €847m default by an Espírito Santo...

    8. FT Alphaville

      July 9, 2014

      Markets Live: Wednesday, 9th July, 2014

      This is the transcript of the Markets Live session ending at 11:32 on 9 Jul 2014. Participants in this session were: Paul...

    9. July 1, 2014

      Banco Espírito Santo aims to calm concerns

      Shares in Banco Espírito Santo, Portugal’s largest listed lender, fell sharply in early trading on Tuesday but later...

    10. April 29, 2014

      Oi fundraising paves way for merger

      Brazil’s cellular and fixed line operator Oi has tapped markets for one of the country’s biggest equity market follow-on...

    11. December 30, 2013

      Brazil telecoms: crossed lines

      Ten thousand kilometres is quite a distance. Even so, it could be events in Europe that determine how Brazil’s telecoms...

    12. October 27, 2013

      Brazil braces for shift from four to three mobile operators

      In Brazil, it was once accepted wisdom that four telecom operators was the correct number to ensure good levels of profit...

    13. beyondbrics

      October 5, 2013

      The Weekender, October 5

      The week in emerging markets, including: our most read, five things we have learned and some long reads for the weekend....

    14. beyondbrics

      October 3, 2013

      Further reading: diamonds and gold

      Wednesday’s reads from the BB team: diamonds are from Russia with love; CEOs want more Nafta; Thai gold worries; Indonesia’s...

    15. beyondbrics

      October 2, 2013

      PT-Oi: Creation of a national champion

      In a country’s whose telecoms sector has long been dominated by foreign companies, the merger on Tuesday of Portugal Telecom...

    16. October 2, 2013

      Portugal Telecom to merge with Brazil’s Oi

      Portugal Telecom will merge with Brazil’s Oi to create a combined telecoms group with 100m customers and almost €12.4bn in...

    17. October 2, 2013

      Oi / Portugal Telecom: simple sense

      There are two ways to view the proposed merger between Portugal Telecom and Oi, Brazil’s largest integrated telco with...

    18. September 24, 2013

      Telefónica has schemed in Milan with one eye on Brazil

      Business in Brazil has been key in a summer of scheming in Milan that finally led to Telefónica agreeing a deal to buy a...

    19. February 5, 2013

      Portugal Telecom in Powa payments deal

      Portugal Telecom has teamed up with a small British ecommerce company to create devices that enable businesses to take card...

    20. January 23, 2013

      Telefónica and Portugal Telecom fined €79m

      Telefónica and Portugal Telecom have been fined €79m by Europe’s top antitrust authority for illegally agreeing not to...

    21. January 13, 2013

      CWC completes $750m Macau stake sale

      Cable & Wireless Communications has completed the $750m sale of a controlling stake in Macau’s largest telecoms group to...

    22. October 16, 2012

      CWC set to offload Macau group stake

      Cable & Wireless Communications (CWC) is in advanced talks to sell its controlling stake in Macau’s largest telecoms group...

    23. October 8, 2012

      TeliaSonera to investigate Uzbek licence

      TeliaSonera has become the latest Nordic telecoms operator to run into trouble in emerging markets as the Swedish group...

    24. October 1, 2012

      The case study: A better price for an asset

      The story. In 2003, a 50:50 joint venture between Portugal Telecom and Spain’s Telefónica acquired 60 per cent of Vivo, the...

    25. September 24, 2012

      Portugal – failing to stay the course

      Talk about unfriending. Portugal’s prime minister, Pedro Passos Coelho, whinged on Facebook recently about the awful job he...

    26. August 9, 2012

      Brazil in Telecom Italia probe

      Telecom Italia has come under further scrutiny in Brazil after it emerged that the Italian group’s local mobile phone unit...

    27. June 13, 2012

      Brazil mobile groups pay $1.3bn in auction

      Brazil’s major mobile phone carriers have paid a total of R$2.6bn ($1.3bn) for spectrum for high-speed fourth-generation...

    28. April 17, 2012

      Optimistic Portugal sticks to a pragmatic reform path

      There has been a great deal of speculation recently, some of it very forthright, about whether Portugal will meet its...

    29. April 10, 2012

      Privatisation: Extensive sell-offs constitute irreversible retreat by government

      Pedro Passos Coelho, the prime minister, scored a big success as a pro-market reformer by selling stakes in two state-owned...

    30. February 5, 2012

      Pensions seen as passive pots of gold

      I am getting worried about my pension. More specifically, I worry about designs the government may have on the pension fund...

    31. December 18, 2011

      Telecoms: dividend from pay-out cuts

      Telefónica is in no worse shape today than it was early last week. Yet since the Spanish telecoms operator announced that...

    32. December 15, 2011

      Telefónica dividend cut could open floodgates

      Just a month ago, Ángel Vila, chief finance officer of Telefónica, told worried investors at a conference in Barcelona that...

    33. December 14, 2011

      Telefónica surprises market with dividend cut

      Telefónica has cut its dividend just months after saying that its pay-out was sacrosanct – a move that will shock investors...

    34. FT Alphaville

      December 6, 2011

      Snap news

      Breaking pre-market news on Tuesday, - Xstrata announces further significant increases to mineral resources in South America...

    35. October 3, 2011

      Brazilian mission to attract European investors

      Dilma Rousseff arrives in crisis-hit Europe this week for her first visit as Brazilian president with plans to offer tax...

    36. September 11, 2011

      Shareholder dissent on the rise

      Companies based in Europe’s most troubled peripheral nations have seen a sharp rise in shareholder dissent this year as...

    37. August 4, 2011

      Deutsche Telekom: home truth

      East, west, home is best? Deutsche Telekom generated 60 per cent of its revenue in Germany in the first half of this year,...

    38. July 7, 2011

      European companies’ debt costs rise after downgrade

      Borrowing costs for some of Europe’s biggest companies have risen sharply this week as the region’s sovereign debt crisis...

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