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  1. July 13, 2014

    Portugal speeds up Banco Espírito Santo management changes

    Portugal’s central bank has ordered the immediate appointment of a new chief executive and other board members at Banco...

  2. FT Alphaville

    June 2, 2014

    Portugal courts confidence

    A tick up in sovereign bond yields has followed Friday’s late announcement by the Portuguese Constitutional Court that some...

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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. June 1, 2014

    Portugal court ruling on austerity measures threatens tax rises

    Hard-pressed Portuguese taxpayers face the prospect of more extraordinary tax increases this year after a court ruled that...

  2. May 18, 2014

    Portugal caught out by blip in economic recovery

    Pedro Passos Coelho, Portugal’s prime minister, marked the official end of the country’s three-year international bailout at...

  3. May 4, 2014

    Portugal exits bailout without safety net of credit line

    Portugal’s prime minister has announced that the country will make a “clean” exit from its three-year bailout without the...

  4. April 30, 2014

    Portugal to exit €78bn bailout without emergency backstop

    Portugal is to exit its three-year €78bn bailout without an emergency backstop, in a remarkable turnround for a country that...

  5. April 25, 2014

    Portugal in no mood to party on coup anniversary

    Thousands gathered on Friday in the central Lisbon square where 40 years ago to the day flower-sellers placed red carnations...

  6. January 19, 2014

    Portuguese opposition rejects Coelho pact

    Portugal’s Socialist opposition has rejected an overture from the prime minister for a cross-party agreement on cutting...

  7. December 19, 2013

    IMF warns Portugal of tough years ahead

    A digital clock inaugurated by Paulo Portas, Portugal’s deputy prime minister, has begun marking the six-month countdown to...

  8. September 27, 2013

    Portugal voters likely to punish ruling coalition in regional polls

    Portuguese voters are expected to punish the ruling coalition in local elections on Sunday after more than two years of...

  9. August 29, 2013

    Court delivers blow to Portugal bailout programme

    Portugal’s constitutional court has ruled that legislation enabling the government to fire public sector workers who cannot...

  10. August 1, 2013

    Portugal to ask lenders for leniency over austerity

    Lisbon is expected to press international lenders for permission to ease up on austerity after a month of political turmoil...

  11. July 22, 2013

    Portugal PM calls for unity and pledges to keep bailout on track

    Pedro Passos Coelho, Portugal’s prime minister, said on Monday that he was determined to restore investor confidence in the...

  12. July 21, 2013

    Portugal’s coalition seeks to soldier on after unity talks fail

    Portugal’s fragile coalition government is to remain in office and attempt to ride out the country’s political crisis after...

  13. July 11, 2013

    Portugal president’s call for national unity backfires

    An unexpected intervention by Portugal’s president has reignited the country’s political crisis, raising fresh uncertainties...

  14. July 7, 2013

    Portugal PM promotes coalition partner to heal divisions

    Paulo Portas, the minister whose resignation almost brought down the Lisbon government last week, has been promoted to a...

  15. Brussels Blog

    July 5, 2013

    Portugal: the bailout exit options

    Pedro Passos Coelho, Portugal's prime minister, addresses his nation on Tuesday Portugal’s political wobble has raised anew...

  16. FT Alphaville

    July 5, 2013

    The 6am Cut London

    Asian stocks rose, following strong gains in Europe, although weaker-than-expected earnings from Samsung weighed on the...

  17. July 4, 2013

    Portugal’s leaders ‘find a formula’ to avert government collapse

    Pedro Passos Coelho, Portugal’s embattled prime minister, said on Thursday that Lisbon’s two ruling coalition parties had...

  18. FT Alphaville

    July 4, 2013

    The 6am Cut London

    Asian stocks outside Japan rose after better than expected private sector US jobs data. Japanese stocks were slightly lower....

  19. July 3, 2013

    Portugal’s political woes to complicate bailout programme

    A deep rift in the ruling coalition over how much austerity Portugal can bear has plunged the country into a political...

  20. July 3, 2013

    Portugal: heading for a second bailout?

    The spike in Portuguese borrowing costs following the teetering of the governing coalition of Pedro Passos Coelho on Tuesday...

  21. July 3, 2013

    Portuguese bonds and stocks hit on fears of coalition break-up

    Portugal’s benchmark bond yield soared above the 8 per cent mark for the first time since November as investors took fright...

  22. July 3, 2013

    Portugal and Greece troubles reignite euro bailout fears

    A deepening political crisis in Portugal and Greece’s inability to push ahead with public sector job cuts sent bond yields...

  23. FT Alphaville

    July 3, 2013

    The 6am Cut London

    Asian stocks fell and WTI crude oil rallied above $100for the first time in nine months on political turmoil in Egypt and...

  24. July 2, 2013

    Portugal’s Passos Coelho pledges to stay as prime minister

    Portugal’s beleaguered prime minister has pledged to stay in office and seek to establish a stable government despite the...

  25. July 1, 2013

    Portugal’s finance minister and architect of austerity drive quits

    Vítor Gaspar, Portugal’s finance minister and the chief strategist behind the country’s €78bn bailout programme, has...

  26. June 27, 2013

    ‘Social tragedy’ fuels Portuguese general strike

    Portuguese trade unions staged a general strike on Thursday in protest against government austerity measures which they...

  27. May 5, 2013

    Portugal begins talks on further austerity measures

    The Lisbon government will begin talks with trade unions on Monday over a controversial austerity package aimed at cutting...

  28. April 30, 2013

    Portugal announces plan to prolong austerity beyond bailout

    Lisbon is to squeeze government spending by €6bn – the equivalent of 3.6 per cent of national output – over the next four...

  29. The A-List

    April 29, 2013

    The eurozone is still vulnerable

    There is a famous cartoon by the French artist Voutch in which a customer in a wine merchant’s shop is asking the owner if...

  30. April 14, 2013

    Troika to assess Portugal’s austerity plans

    Officials representing Portugal’s international lenders arrive in Lisbon on Monday to assess a new round of austerity...

  31. The World

    April 11, 2013

    FT podcast: World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

    Portugal’s painful austerity programme runs into trouble Pedro Passos Coelho, Portugal’s prime minister, is one of Europe’s...

  32. Brussels Blog

    April 11, 2013

    Leaked eurogroup paper: trouble ahead for Portugal?

    Prime minister Pedro Passos Coelho addresses the nation Sunday on Portugal's faltering bailout. Although Cyprus has pushed...

  33. April 8, 2013

    Portugal needs time and reform

    It has been a bad past week for Pedro Passos Coelho, Portugal’s prime minister. First, one of his closest allies had to...

  34. FT Alphaville

    April 8, 2013

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Are we entering the peak “end of an era” research era? Contrarian signal or straight...

  35. FT Alphaville

    April 8, 2013

    The 6am Cut London

    Japanese stocks rose sharply, while other Asian markets were slightly higher and China fell on bird flu fears. The Nikkei...

  36. April 7, 2013

    Portugal faces fresh cuts to spending

    Portugal’s prime minister says the government will have to cut spending on health, education and social security to keep the...

  37. April 7, 2013

    Portugal’s austerity plan fails to deliver

    Since Portugal asked for an international bailout exactly two years ago, Pedro Passos Coelho, the prime minister, has been...

  38. April 6, 2013

    Portugal bailout blown off course

    The Lisbon government has blamed Portugal’s constitutional court for creating “serious difficulties” for the country’s €78bn...

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