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  1. April 7, 2014

    UK manufacturers call for reduction in EU policy maker numbers

    UK manufacturers have called for a “cull” of Brussels’ 28 European commissioners and a cut in red tape to remove barriers to...

  2. April 4, 2014

    A hub on the edge of Europe

    The IATA code LIS put in a rare appearance on my itinerary last week. Work and pleasure seldom take me into the Lusophone...

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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. March 28, 2014

    Portugal bond yield falls below 4% for first time in four years

    Portugal’s benchmark borrowing costs have slipped below the 4 per cent mark as investors rush to snap up some of the last...

  2. March 25, 2014

    Lisbon harbours Californian dreams

    Lisbon and San Francisco share many physical attributes: both are spread out over hills and have cable cars and large red...

  3. Off Message

    March 12, 2014

    How to read Miliband's Europe policy

    Ed Miliband’s announcement on the EU in the Financial Times today is partly a recognition of this: But it is also made with...

  4. MBA blog

    February 24, 2014

    An MBA student describes his experience at Insead

    An MBA at Insead guarantees that you will meet students from at least 80 different countries on campus. With such a diverse...

  5. February 24, 2014

    Five risks to Portugal’s bailout success

    Talks this week between Portugal and its bailout lenders are expected to be strained after Lisbon rejected a call for...

  6. February 11, 2014

    ICE warns of trading flight away from Europe

    IntercontinentalExchange, facing uncertain rules in Europe, has warned it could steer business elsewhere if regulators make...

  7. February 4, 2014

    Christie’s pulls Miró auction after Portuguese protests

    The hammer fell on a nail-biting auction drama on Tuesday when Christie’s cancelled the disputed sale of 85 paintings and...

  8. FT Alphaville

    January 28, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, NEWS Honda has become the first Japanese carmaker to export more cars from the US than it imports....

  9. January 24, 2014

    Euronext launches multicurrency ETF trading service

    Euronext, the owner of the Amsterdam, Brussels, Lisbon and Paris stock exchanges, is to launch a multicurrency trading...

  10. January 13, 2014

    Portugal plans post-bailout cash cushion

    Portugal plans to build a substantial cash cushion ahead of exiting its international bailout programme after last week...

  11. January 10, 2014

    Cultured living – homes near Unesco world heritage sites

    Villa Massei, Lucca, Tuscany, Italy, €7.5m Where: In the northwest of Italy, 8km from Lucca, 20km from Pisa and 40km from...

  12. January 9, 2014

    Portugal enjoys strong demand in debt sale

    Portugal issued €3.25bn of five-year debt on Thursday as a wave of positive sentiment towards the eurozone periphery lifted...

  13. January 8, 2014

    Portugal poised to issue five-year debt

    Lisbon is to issue new five-year debt shortly, taking advantage of a sharp fall in borrowing costs across peripheral...

  14. January 5, 2014

    Eusébio da Silva Ferreira, footballer, 1942-2014

    No great footballer grew up further from great football than Eusébio, the Portuguese forward who died of a heart attack on...

  15. 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...

  16. December 12, 2013

    Euronext seeks ETF trading boost

    Euronext, owner of the Amsterdam, Brussels, Lisbon and Paris stock exchanges, has launched a new incentive scheme to...

  17. December 9, 2013

    Portugal will head to debt markets in early 2014

    Portugal plans to raise funds in debt markets early in 2014 to meet funding requirements for the year, before building a...

  18. December 3, 2013

    Portugal exceeds expectations in bond market test

    Portugal has surpassed expectations by swapping €6.6bn in government bonds due in 2014 and 2015 for debt maturing about...

  19. December 2, 2013

    Portugal aims to woo bond market surfers

    Early December is late for a swim off the shores of Portugal. But Lisbon thinks it is time for investors to take a dip. On...

  20. December 2, 2013

    Portugal bond swap to test investor appetite

    Portugal will test investor appetite on Tuesday in a bond swap seen as preparing the way for a full return to the debt...

  21. December 1, 2013

    Meet the dean: Francisco Veloso, Católica-Lisbon

    Almost two years after becoming dean of the Católica-Lisbon School of Business and Economics, Francisco Veloso still feels a...

  22. November 21, 2013

    Portugal: on the verge of a second bailout?

    After Ireland last week opted for a “clean exit” to its three-year bailout programme by not asking for an EU credit line to...

  23. November 14, 2013

    Monnet’s Europe needs reform to fit the 21st century

    In spring, 2014 millions of Europeans will cast their vote for a new European parliament. A new European Commission will...

  24. November 12, 2013

    ICE seals $10bn takeover with plan to float Euronext

    IntercontinentalExchange has given the first indication of its plans for NYSE Euronext as it sealed its $10bn takeover by...

  25. The World

    October 31, 2013

    Courting controversy: National judiciaries test European constitutions

    Judges of the German Constitutional Court (Matthias Hangst/Getty Images) In the beginning, the eurozone crisis was a banking...

  26. October 24, 2013

    Portugal’s constitutional court threatens country’s bailout

    Robed in black and accustomed to the quiet of their Lisbon chambers, the 13 judges of Portugal’s constitutional court have...

  27. October 23, 2013

    Eurozone recovery: A job half-done

    Tiago Costa and his teenage friends milling about outside a Lisbon youth training centre are surprisingly upbeat about the...

  28. October 18, 2013

    Quick View: ICE’s Euronext risk

    For the past 10 months every industry conversation in Europe has at some point come round to the same topic; what will...

  29. October 15, 2013

    Lisbon unveils tough budget in effort to avert new bailout

    Lisbon has unveiled a tough austerity budget for 2014 that is seen as a crucial step in government efforts to avert the need...

  30. October 6, 2013

    German fund buys Lisbon office block amid early signs of upturn

    A German fund is to make the biggest property investment in Portugal since before the eurozone debt crisis, in the latest...

  31. October 4, 2013

    Troika rejects Portugal plea to relax deficit targets

    International lenders have commended Portugal for keeping its €78bn bailout programme on track, but have rejected government...

  32. MBA blog

    October 1, 2013

    Don't network, make friends

    Cruising over the Atlantic at more than 30,000ft, a cacophony of nostalgic thoughts kept invading my mind. Stepping out from...

  33. September 29, 2013

    Portugal PM vows to press on with reforms

    Portugal’s prime minister has vowed to press on with “indispensable” austerity measures to keep the country’s €78bn bailout...

  34. 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...

  35. September 18, 2013

    S&P warns of Portugal rating cut over second bailout threat

    Standard & Poor’s warned Lisbon on Wednesday that it could further downgrade Portugal’s sovereign debt rating, saying there...

  36. September 17, 2013

    EU faces hard decisions after German election pause

    Throughout her election campaign, Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, has insisted the EU’s work has not been put on hold...

  37. 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...

  38. August 27, 2013

    António Borges, former dean of Insead

    António Borges, a former dean of Insead and one of Portugal’s most internationally successful economists, has died at the...

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