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  1. September 14, 2014

    Feedback: Liveable cities

    Michael Skapinker’s column last week argued that “liveable cities” such as Melbourne were inferior to London and New York –...

  2. September 11, 2014

    Banco Espírito Santo: Family fortunes

    It took Ricardo Espírito Santo Salgado almost two decades to win back ownership of his family’s bank. But one morning in...

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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. September 5, 2014

    Jorge Mendes, power broker behind football’s elite

    Nearly 20 years ago, in his nightclub in the windy northern Portuguese coastal town of Caminha, Jorge Mendes became a...

  2. FT Photo Diary

    September 5, 2014

    Bull dozed

    Rafael Marchante/Reuters Members of Vila Franca Xira forcados group perform during a bullfight at Campo Pequeno bullring in...

  3. August 10, 2014

    Portugal bank failure knocks recovery

    Banking was not supposed to be the issue in Portugal. Yet, less than three months after exiting an international rescue...

  4. August 7, 2014

    Euronext profits buoyed by appetite for flotations

    The buoyant market for initial public offerings in Europe helped stock market operator Euronext report a rise in...

  5. August 3, 2014

    BES shareholders brace for ‘bail in’

    By Peter Wise in Lisbon Regulators are preparing to inject up to €4bn into Banco Espírito Santo as part of a...

  6. FT Alphaville

    July 31, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Most hedge funds fail: Clarity is the enemy of profitable finance, says Dan. But...

  7. FT Alphaville

    July 31, 2014

    Banco Encephalopathy Spongiform

    Relisted in Lisbon, Banco Espirito Santo, down 45 per cent at pixel… There’s complete bewilderment amongst sector analysts,...

  8. July 28, 2014

    Spanish yields fall to two-century low

    Spain’s borrowing costs have fallen to levels not seen since the country’s empire stretched across the Americas. The yield...

  9. FT Photo Diary

    July 25, 2014

    Forcados performance Lisbon

    Rafael Marchante/Reuters Members of Vila Franca forcados group perform during a bullfight at Campo Pequeno bullring in...

  10. July 11, 2014

    Banco Espírito Santo storm stirs Portugal bailout memories

    The Espírito Santos are no strangers to trouble. In the wake of Portugal’s 1974 revolution, several members of the banking...

  11. July 11, 2014

    Resilient euro rides periphery jitters

    This week’s jitters on the eurozone periphery, sparked by solvency concerns at Portugal’s biggest banking group Espirito...

  12. July 6, 2014

    Banco Espirito Santo to get outsider as new chairman

    Portugal’s troubled Espírito Santo group has named an outsider to take over as executive chairman of Banco Espírito Santo,...

  13. July 4, 2014

    Cameron faces fresh eurosceptic revolt over police proposals

    The fragile peace between David Cameron and his eurosceptic MPs will come under strain next week when backbenchers challenge...

  14. FT Photo Diary

    July 4, 2014

    Barehanded bullfighting in Lisbon

    Francisco Seco/AP Portuguese forcados are tossed by a bull as they try to catch it during a traditional Portuguese bullfight...

  15. July 2, 2014

    Portugal enjoys solid demand in dollar debt sale

    The Portuguese government defied a gloomy day for bond markets by issuing $4.5bn in a sale of dollar debt that demonstrated...

  16. June 20, 2014

    Euronext shares slip below offer price after IPO

    Euronext, the European exchanges operator, had an inauspicious debut on its own markets on Friday as its shares fell 3 per...

  17. June 15, 2014

    Portuguese government grapples with its constitutional court

    Hardly anyone would recognise them in the street and few know their names, but the 13 black-robed judges that sit on...

  18. June 10, 2014

    Euronext valued at up to €1.75bn in flotation

    Euronext will be valued at as much as €1.75bn following the European exchange operator’s initial public offering later this...

  19. 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...

  20. June 1, 2014

    It is time for the ECB to act, but more talk is needed too

    The picturesque town of Sintra has its own microclimate. But the subtropical atmosphere in the hills above Lisbon, where...

  21. May 30, 2014

    Accounts irregularities found at Espírito Santo’s parent group

    Portugal’s Espírito Santo Financial Group has reported “serious irregularities” in the accounts of its parent company in the...

  22. beyondbrics

    May 28, 2014

    Opinion: emerging markets and the Euros

    It has been a reliable guideline for governments doing business with the EU that elections to the European Parliament can...

  23. May 25, 2014

    90 ECB decamps to debate monetary fixes

    The European Central Bank’s top brass have decamped to Sintra, a picturesque town in the hills near Lisbon, this week to...

  24. May 8, 2014

    Euronext to list on three markets

    Euronext is set to list in France, the Netherlands and Belgium when the European exchanges operator formally demerges from...

  25. May 2, 2014

    Lenders give Lisbon blessing to quit bailout programme

    International lenders have ended their final review of Portugal’s three-year bailout on a positive note – paving the way for...

  26. April 23, 2014

    Portugal returns with €750m bond auction

    Portugal has issued €750m of 10-year bonds at its first regular debt auction since succumbing to a joint €78bn eurozone and...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. 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...

  35. 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...

  36. 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....

  37. 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...

  38. 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...

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