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      Portugal agrees ‘Plan B’ deficit cuts

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      Portugal to unwind TAP Air privatisation

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

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    1. 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...

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      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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. January 12, 2016

      Brexit is the easy bit

      With David Cameron promising British voters a referendum on EU membership as soon as this summer, the practicalities of...

    8. December 21, 2015

      Ricardo Salgado freed to face court battles

      After being held for more than four months at his villa on the wind-swept Atlantic coast near Lisbon, Ricardo Espírito...

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      December 21, 2015

      Portugal agrees €2.2bn Banif bailout, 2nd in 18 months

      Portugal has agreed a €2.2bn state rescue for Banco International do Funchal (Banif), splitting the Madeira-based...

    10. December 1, 2015

      Web Summit moves to Lisbon

      When thousands of entrepreneurs, investors and technology specialists gathered in Dublin early last month for the 2015...

    11. December 1, 2015

      Portugal’s invention hub fights off recession blues

      At a start-up incubator in Braga, northern Portugal, a trio of self-described geeks work on the latest version of...

    12. December 1, 2015

      Portugal’s recovery stymied by debt

      More than four years after the EU and IMF rescued Portugal from imminent bankruptcy, debt continues to gnaw at the...

    13. November 16, 2015

      UK solar policy: there goes the sun

      There are European countries less sunny than the UK. Iceland, for example. Otherwise, not many. Cities such as Athens...

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      November 4, 2015

      #techFT - Irish stew over Web Summit

      Welcome to #techFT, a new daily newsletter on technology, digital media and telecoms from the Financial Times that...

    15. October 31, 2015

      Peter Boone rejects Portuguese accusation of market manipulation

      A London-based academic has rejected as “utterly without foundation” an accusation by Lisbon prosecutors that he...

    16. October 27, 2015

      Paddy Cosgrave, Web Summit: master of the revels

      In the lobby of the low-rise warehouse where he holds court as the public face of the annual Dublin Web Summit, Paddy...

    17. October 13, 2015

      Portuguese left parties near pro-euro coalition deal

      Portugal’s opposition Socialist leader says he is poised to form an anti-austerity government supported by the radical...

    18. September 28, 2015

      Quinoa, Lisbon

      Where Rua do Alecrim 54 WiFi Yes Plug sockets No Espresso €0.90 Open 9am-7pm Tue-Sat (4pm Sun) Privacy 4/5 If you find...

    19. September 24, 2015

      Dublin’s showcase Web Summit moves to Lisbon

      It is the annual showcase in Ireland’s rise to become Silicon Valley’s European hub. Born in the depths of a crippling...

    20. September 17, 2015

      Horse Money — film review

      Come forewarned: the Portuguese director Pedro Costa’s Horse Money is not made to gently unwind with on an autumn...

    21. September 5, 2015

      Portugal’s former prime minister José Sócrates released from jail

      José Sócrates, Portugal’s former Socialist prime minister, has been released from jail and placed under house arrest...

    22. August 23, 2015

      Doubts surface over Anbang bid for Novo Banco

      A multi-billion-euro bid by Anbang Insurance for Portugal’s Novo Banco that would lead to the first Chinese acquisition...

    23. August 16, 2015

      Member states must back their jointly chosen EU leaders

      In August seven years ago I was with Carl Bildt, then the Swedish foreign minister, and Anna-Maria Corazza Bildt, his...

    24. July 31, 2015

      Snapshot: ‘Costa’ (2013) by José Pedro Cortes

      “14 kilometres south of Lisbon, where I live, is Costa da Caparica. During the last years I often found myself...

    25. July 29, 2015

      David Cameron eyes Irish path out of EU impasse

      David Cameron’s quest for a legally binding “treaty change” to enshrine his new EU deal has been rebuffed in many...

    26. July 3, 2015

      The Diary: Andrew Hill

      I am sitting in pitch darkness with the chief executives of MasterCard and Unilever, the chairman of Marks and Spencer...

    27. May 20, 2015

      Jean-François Théodore, architect of Euronext, 1946-2015

      Jean-François Théodore, who has died aged 68, had a dream to create a single continental bourse to trade stocks and...

    28. FT Photo Diary

      March 26, 2015

      Spotted in Lisbon

      Portuguese model Sigrid Vieira poses for a photograph after having her make-up applied backstage during the Portugal...

    29. December 30, 2014

      Santander, BPI and Banco Popular join race for Novo Banco assets

      Three Iberian banks have announced interest in buying the healthy assets salvaged from the ruins of Portugal’s Banco...

    30. FT Photo Diary

      December 19, 2014

      Cirque du Soleil perform 'Quidam'

      An artist of the Cirque du Soleil performs during the show “Quidam” at the Meo Arena pavilion in Lisbon, Portugal   ...

    31. December 4, 2014

      Internet-based strategy helps boost Portugal’s visitor numbers

      Tourism has long been a key sector in Portugal’s economy and its importance is growing; having held up well in the...

    32. December 4, 2014

      Portugal’s slowing rate of recovery raises fears over ability to service debt

      Restaurants that not long ago were wildernesses of white linen are beginning to fill up. The ad breaks on TV are...

    33. November 24, 2014

      Former Portuguese PM José Sócrates is refused bail

      José Sócrates, Portugal’s former Socialist prime minister, has been refused bail and is to be kept in police detention...

    34. November 23, 2014

      Portugal’s ex-prime minister José Sócrates faces further questioning

      José Sócrates, Portugal’s former Socialist prime minister, was spending a third night in jail before facing further...

    35. November 22, 2014

      Portugal’s ex PM José Sócrates detained on suspected tax fraud

      José Sócrates, Portugal’s former Socialist prime minister, has been held as a suspect in a tax fraud and money...

    36. November 21, 2014

      One for the books: high-end houses with impressive libraries

      9 Eastern Terrace, Brighton, East Sussex, UK, £3.25m Where On the corner of Eastern Terrace and Marine Parade...

    37. November 17, 2014

      Portugal interior minister resigns over ‘golden visa’ probe

      LISBON – Portugal’s interior minister resigned on Sunday over an investigation into alleged corruption linked to the...

    38. November 1, 2014

      Investors file legal challenge over Portugal’s BES rescue

      A group of investors that lost money on Banco Espírito Santo subordinated debt, including Dan Loeb’s hedge fund Third...

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