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    1. October 13, 2014

      Novo Banco takeover bid might fail to clear €4.9bn, managers warn

      The new managers of Portugal’s Novo Banco have been warned they will struggle to attract takeover bids worth more than half...

    2. October 10, 2014

      Too many unanswered questions over Chinese growth

      Millions of Chinese are planning to leave China. Why? Where are they going? What do they plan to do? The FT is running a...

    Special Reports

    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. October 8, 2014

      Sea, sun and easy visas lure China buyers

      Edmund Zhao’s panoramic office window frames a blue expanse of ocean fringed by tall palms. The sunlit scene at Estoril, a...

    2. September 29, 2014

      Lisbon mayor wins race to lead Portugal’s opposition

      António Costa, the mayor of Lisbon, is to lead Portugal’s Socialists into next year’s general election campaign on a strong...

    3. September 23, 2014

      Fosun offers $580m for Espírito Santo Saúde

      Chinese conglomerate Fosun has entered the bidding war for Espírito Santo Saúde, offering $580m for the Portuguese hospital...

    4. 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 –...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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,...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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,...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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