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    1. May 5, 2011

      Portugal warned about ‘deep recession’

      Portugal’s €78bn ($116bn) financial rescue package is chiefly aimed at lifting economic growth and creating jobs, according...

    2. April 18, 2011

      Portugal starts bail-out negotiations

      Portugal has begun talks on the critical political stage of an €80bn bail-out package amid fears that a strong showing by a...

    1. FT Alphaville

      April 6, 2011

      Portugal to seek EU aid

      Unleash the rescue dogs. In a live TV address on Wednesday Portugal’s interim PM José Sócrates announced it was was...

    2. April 6, 2011

      Sócrates calls for Portuguese bail-out

      José Sócrates, Portugal’s outgoing prime minister, has asked the European Union for financial assistance, paving the way for...

    3. Money Supply

      April 6, 2011

      Portugal asks for bail-out

      “It is necessary to refer to available funding mechanisms in the European framework.” This, grimly, from Portugal’s finance...

    4. March 23, 2011

      Sócrates quits as Portuguese PM

      José Sócrates, Portugal’s prime minister, offered his resignation on Wednesday night after losing a crucial vote on...

    5. March 23, 2011

      Lisbon nears bail-out amid political crisis

      Portugal’s prime minister was facing defeat on Wednesday night in a vote on austerity measures, pushing the country towards...

    6. March 22, 2011

      Portugal crisis threatens to trigger poll

      Portuguese opposition parties have refused to back austerity measures drafted to help the country avoid a bail-out, in a...

    7. March 16, 2011

      Portugal yields jump at €1bn debt sale

      Portugal sold €1bn in short-term government debt on Wednesday, but had to pay a higher interest rate after Moody’s...

    8. March 11, 2011

      Portugal unveils tougher austerity measures

      Portugal has announced tough new austerity measures including cuts of up to 10 per cent in state pensions in a bid to ease...

    9. March 9, 2011

      Europe: Northern exposure

      Wide gulf: Angela Merket sets out her position at a Berlin joint press conference with José Socrates, prime minister of...

    10. February 27, 2011

      Portugal faces more pressure on bail-out

      Portugal is under increasing pressure to take a bail-out as its borrowing costs have stayed above a level widely considered...

    11. February 15, 2011

      EU efforts to boost rescue fund rejected

      Attempts by European Union leaders to give the eurozone’s €440bn ($594bn) rescue fund fresh powers to assist debt-laden...

    12. February 15, 2011

      Portuguese yields rise on rescue fund doubts

      Portugal’s cost of borrowing reached fresh euro-era highs amid doubts in financial markets over European leaders’ efforts to...

    13. February 15, 2011

      Portugal calls for EU rescue fund flexibility

      Portugal has criticised the European Union for delays in making the eurozone’s €440bn financial rescue fund more flexible as...

    14. January 17, 2011

      Portugal looks beyond debt issue on Gulf tour

      Portugal has raised the possibility of private placements of its public debt with Qatar, although prime minister José...

    15. January 12, 2011

      Germany backs wider rescue fund role

      Germany is backing proposals to give new powers and lending capacity to the €440bn ($577bn) eurozone rescue fund, even if...

    16. January 12, 2011

      Portugal move eases Europe debt crisis

      The intensifying European debt crisis appeared to take a step back from the brink on Wednesday when besieged Portugal was...

    17. January 12, 2011

      Borrowing costs hold the key for Portugal

      Ever since Ireland’s bail-out in November, financial markets have regarded an international rescue of Portugal as a near...

    18. January 7, 2011

      Fears for Portugal grow as debt costs soar

      Portuguese equities and bonds tumbled on Friday, forcing the European Central Bank to intervene to steady the markets as...

    19. December 23, 2010

      Fitch lowers Portugal’s credit rating

      Fitch has downgraded Portugal’s sovereign debt for the second time this year, citing a difficult financing environment for...

    20. December 21, 2010

      Moody’s warns Portugal on bond rating

      Moody’s has warned that it may downgrade Portugal’s government bonds because of concerns over the country’s ability to...

    21. December 15, 2010

      Portugal steps up reforms ahead of EU summit

      Portugal has approved an economic reform package designed to reassure European Union partners and investors that the...

    22. November 29, 2010

      Portugal’s state deficit widens

      Portugal’s state deficit widened in the first 10 months of 2010, according to government figures showing that austerity...

    23. November 26, 2010

      Portuguese MPs back austerity budget

      Portugal has approved a tough austerity budget for 2011, hoping to persuade nervous financial markets that the country can...

    24. November 22, 2010

      Portugal moves to head off market pressure

      Portugal has moved to pre-empt the threat of renewed market pressure on its borrowing costs following the emergency...

    25. November 18, 2010

      Spain and Portugal rule out rescue packages

      Spain and Portugal have hurried to disassociate themselves from Ireland’s debt crisis, saying their own fiscal problems can...

    26. FT Alphaville

      November 15, 2010

      Eurozone members pressed on debt plans

      Eurozone finance ministers will press Ireland and Portugal to spell out their detailed plans to handle their debt loads...

    27. November 15, 2010

      Eurozone members pressed on debt plans

      Eurozone finance ministers will press Ireland and Portugal to spell out their detailed plans to handle their debt loads amid...

    28. November 15, 2010

      Portugal warns on bail-out risk

      Portugal’s prime minister José Sócrates with his finance minister, Fernando Teixeira dos Santos, in Lisbon Portuguese...

    29. October 31, 2010

      Late deal agreed to pass Portugal budget

      A last-minute agreement on Portugal’s 2011 austerity budget has averted an immediate political crisis but the minority...

    30. October 30, 2010

      Portugal set for tough austerity budget

      Portugal’s minority government and main opposition party have reached an agreement that will ensure the approval of a tough...

    31. October 28, 2010

      Portugal gains on China’s appetite for debt

      Portugal’s minority government has welcomed a growing appetite by China to invest in the country’s public debt as it...

    32. October 27, 2010

      Talks on Portuguese budget collapse

      Talks between Portugal’s socialist government and the main opposition party over a disputed austerity budget have collapsed,...

    33. October 16, 2010

      Portugal presents tough austerity budget

      Portugal’s minority government has presented a tough austerity budget amid fears that opposition parties could fail to...

    34. September 29, 2010

      Portugal announces austerity package

      Portugal has announced a new package of austerity measures designed to reassure markets that it will meet ambitious...

    35. September 27, 2010

      Portugal told to consider tax rises

      Portugal should be prepared to increase taxes as the increasing cost of financing its public debt threatens to undermine...

    36. June 11, 2010

      Portugal bullish on markets

      Portugal has no plans to use emergency European Union funding and is confident it can borrow at lower rates in international...

    37. June 10, 2010

      Portugal rules out need to tap EU funds

      Portugal has no plans to use emergency European Union funding and is confident it can borrow at lower rates in international...

    38. May 13, 2010

      Portugal has strongest EU growth

      Portugal recorded the strongest economic growth in the European Union in the first quarter of this year, lifting the...

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