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    1. Fast FT

      August 19, 2016

      Portuguese 10-year bond yields head towards 3%

      Portugal’s bond sell-off has picked up pace as a looming ratings decision could exert further pressure on the former...

    2. Fast FT

      August 9, 2016

      EU confirms no budget fines for Spain and Portugal

      Spain and Portugal will avoid becoming the first EU member states to be fined for budgetary failings as the European...

    Special Reports

    1. Investing in Portugal

      Growth is vital for dealing with problems such as a fragile banking sector and a poten...
    2. 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. July 27, 2016

      Brussels drops fines against Spain and Portugal for fiscal breaches

      Brussels has moved to end a stand-off with Spain and Portugal over their persistent failure to hit EU budget targets,...

    2. Fast FT

      July 27, 2016

      Brussels avoids hitting Spain and Portugal with budget fine

      Brussels has stepped away from imposing its first ever fine on member states, reducing financial sanctions for Spain...

    3. July 24, 2016

      The week’s news in brief: July 25

      • The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, the second-largest sovereign wealth fund in the world, has brought more of its...

    4. Brussels Blog

      July 7, 2016

      Brussels Briefing: Zero intolerance

      To get the Brussels Briefing into your inbox, sign up here. One of the major legacies of the euro area debt crisis has...

    5. Fast FT

      June 30, 2016

      IMF urges more austerity from Portugal after Brexit

      Portugal’s left-wing government should redouble its austerity efforts and carry out a root and branch reform of its...

    6. June 27, 2016

      Palácio Chiado, Lisbon

      Where: Rua do Alecrim 70, Lisbon Plug sockets No WiFi Yes Privacy 3/5 Espresso €1.20 Open Noon-midnight (Thu-Sat:...

    7. Fast FT

      June 24, 2016

      Portuguese recovery will survive Brexit fears - PM Costa

      Portugal’s socialist prime minister has sought to reassure financial markets the former bailout country’s fragile...

    8. Fast FT

      June 14, 2016

      Time Out dips 10% on London debut

      It has so far been a rough market debut for Time Out Group, the 48-year-old city guide publisher. On its first day of...

    9. June 10, 2016

      Five of the best: places to eat in central Lisbon

      Mercado da Ribeira What this food hall lacks in old-school charm, it makes up for in convenience. If you’re on a short...

    10. June 9, 2016

      Lisbon and Warsaw take on New York and London

      People joining a global bank in the future are just as likely to be based in Lisbon, Dublin, Warsaw or North Carolina,...

    11. Westminster Blog

      May 24, 2016

      Why do some Corbynistas favour Brexit?

      Hundreds of trade unionists from across Europe will descend upon Paris on May 28 for a rally in support of Brexit: by...

    12. May 19, 2016

      Flexible budget rules are in the eurozone’s interest

      Spain and Portugal are off the hook — at least for the time being. Wary of fuelling public resentment against austerity...

    13. May 13, 2016

      Lisbon’s prime market is changing fast as city’s revival continues

      The ornate 18th-century Palácio Chiado in central Lisbon, which reopened this spring following a two-year renovation,...

    14. Fast FT

      May 12, 2016

      Market jitters hit Euronext revenues

      Euronext, the European exchanges operator, reported a drop in revenues after global markets were hit with jitters at...

    15. May 9, 2016

      António, Macau

      Where 7 Rua dos Clérigos, Old Taipa Village Plug sockets/WiFi No/Yes Espresso 35 MOP ($4.40) Open 12pm-midnight Privacy...

    16. Fast FT

      April 29, 2016

      DBRS confirms Portugal investment grade

      Canada’s DBRS has upheld Portugal’s only investment-grade credit rating in a decision that ensures the country will...

    17. Fast FT

      April 29, 2016

      Portugal's ratings reckoning approaches

      Portugal is at (slim) risk of losing its investment-grade status later today. Lisbon is set to discover whether or not...

    18. Fast FT

      April 29, 2016

      Explainer: Novo Banco bond ruling

      The Novo Banco bond saga has taken another dramatic twist after a Portuguese court provisionally blocked the central...

    19. April 29, 2016

      Court blocks Novo Banco bond move

      A Portuguese court has provisionally suspended a decision by the Bank of Portugal to transfer some senior bonds from...

    20. Fast FT

      April 11, 2016

      Caixabank reaches deal on Portugal's Banco BPI

      Caixabank has reached a last-minute agreement with Angolan investor Isabel dos Santos that is expected to see the...

    21. March 24, 2016

      Caixabank move for Portugal’s BPI stalls

      Caixabank has failed to reach agreement with Angolan investor Isabel dos Santos on its bid to take over Portugal’s...

    22. March 7, 2016

      Portugal loses UK court battle over ‘toxic’ derivatives

      Portugal faces potential liabilities of more than €1.5bn after losing a British court battle over derivatives that...

    23. Fast FT

      March 2, 2016

      Banco BPI trading suspended amid CaixaBank talk

      Trading in Banco BPI was suspended on Wednesday after shares in the Portuguese lender jumped more than 10 per cent amid...

    24. Fast FT

      February 29, 2016

      Portugal's Q4 GDP growth confirmed at 0.2%

      Portugal’s economy eked out uninspiring growth of just 0.2 per cent in the final three months of 2015, a final reading...

    25. February 25, 2016

      Portugal rejects call to nationalise Novo Banco

      Portugal’s Socialist government has dismissed calls for the nationalisation of Novo Banco as the country’s financial...

    26. Brussels Blog

      February 25, 2016

      Brussels Briefing: Referendum fever

      This is the Thursday edition of our Brussels Briefing. To receive it every morning in your email in-box, sign up here....

    27. Fast FT

      February 25, 2016

      Portuguese government rejects Novo Banco nationalisation calls

      Portugal’s Socialist government has dismissed calls for the nationalisation of Novo Banco as the country’s financial...

    28. Fast FT

      February 24, 2016

      Portuguese bonds jump after parliament agrees budget

      After the brutal early February sell-off, investors in Portuguese government bonds have finally been given something to...

    29. February 19, 2016

      Political storm hits Portugal’s central bank chief Carlos Costa

      Fierce criticism of Portugal’s central bank chief by the country’s new Socialist government and its far-left allies has...

    30. Brussels Blog

      February 18, 2016

      Does Dijsselbloem want to kill key fiscal measure?

      It’s rare for any government minister to ever admit that a task is beyond them. So it was notable in the European...

    31. February 12, 2016

      Portugal agrees ‘Plan B’ deficit cuts

      Investors continued to penalise Portugal’s government bonds on Friday despite an agreement by the new Socialist...

    32. February 7, 2016

      Portugal to unwind TAP Air privatisation

      Portugal’s Socialist government has reached an agreement with investors to unwind the privatisation of TAP Air Portugal...

    33. February 5, 2016

      Portuguese budget narrowly avoids rejection by Brussels

      Portugal narrowly avoided becoming the first eurozone country to have its budget rejected by Brussels after it made an...

    34. Fast FT

      February 5, 2016

      Portugal's "anti-austerity" budget just passes test

      The new Portuguese government narrowly avoided having its first “anti-austerity” budget rejected by the European...

    35. February 4, 2016

      Portugal’s anti-austerity budget provokes Brussels showdown

      Portugal’s new Socialist government faces an embarrassing rejection of its first “anti-austerity” budget by the...

    36. FT Alphaville

      January 29, 2016

      Novo Banco: Fixing the Bank of Portugal's mistake

      The ECB, we guess, is still getting to grips with its new(ish) role as bank regulator-in-chief across Europe. But in...

    37. Fast FT

      January 27, 2016

      EU seeks changes to Portugal's draft budget

      The European Commission has written to Portugal to seek changes to the country’s draft budget, according to EU...

    38. January 24, 2016

      Portugal PM will roll back austerity and maintain fiscal discipline

      Portugal’s new Socialist prime minister is confident he can roll back years of punishing austerity with the support of...

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