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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

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    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. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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....

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. Fast FT

      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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. Tech blog

      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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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