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    1. August 12, 2015

      Portugal faces ‘perfect demographic storm’

      A clothing maker in central Portugal has started paying its workers a bonus for having babies. The “maternity...

    2. August 9, 2015

      Portugal cautioned by IMF over debt sustainability

      Even if they had been compiled by his own spin-doctors, Portugal’s latest unemployment figures could hardly have been...

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    1. July 23, 2015

      Crisis in Greece overshadows campaign in Portuguese poll

      A general election has been called in Portugal for October 4, the first of several national ballots in crisis-hit...

    2. June 11, 2015

      Portugal sells controlling stake in TAP airline

      Lisbon on Thursday agreed to sell a controlling stake in TAP Air Portugal, the country’s struggling flag carrier, to a...

    3. April 26, 2015

      Portugal’s governing parties join forces in election pact

      The two parties in the centre-right coalition that steered Portugal through a punishing international bailout are...

    4. February 16, 2015

      Greek crisis opens Portuguese faultlines over future of eurozone

      No European leader has poured more scorn on the radical aspirations of the Syriza-led government in Athens than the...

    5. December 4, 2014

      Portugal’s old order loses its grip in painful times of change

      Three months after the Lisbon government celebrated Portugal’s successful exit from a punishing three-year bailout...

    6. November 17, 2014

      Coelho ally quits over Portugal’s ‘golden visa’ scheme

      Portugal’s prime minister, is preparing to overhaul his cabinet after a police investigation into suspected corruption...

    7. October 13, 2014

      Novo Banco takeover bid might fail to clear €4.9bn, managers warn

      The new managers of Portugal’s Novo Banco have been warned they will struggle to attract takeover bids worth more than...

    8. September 29, 2014

      Lisbon mayor wins race to lead Portugal’s opposition

      António Costa, the mayor of Lisbon, is to lead Portugal’s Socialists into next year’s general election campaign on a...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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