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    1. May 21, 2015

      Fischer says euro area can survive crisis

      Europe’s single currency is very likely to survive its present crisis yet that will leave formidable economic challenges...

    2. May 21, 2015

      EU periphery holds while centre falls apart

      Quantitative easing turns the world upside down. That is certainly true in Europe. When the eurozone debt crisis was at its...

    Special Reports

    1. Doing Business in Portugal 2012

      Reform: Commentary by the country’s greatest 19th century novelist is given a new airing...
    2. Investing in Portugal

      Pressing uncertainties about the future of the Portuguese economy will be at the heart...
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    1. FT Alphaville

      May 20, 2015

      What bond rout?

      *ahem* Portugal joining the party. *PORTUGAL SELLS 6-MONTH BILLS AT NEGATIVE YIELD FOR 1ST TIME — Frederik Ducrozet (@fwred)...

    2. FT Alphaville

      May 7, 2015

      A circuit breaker for the Wunderbund?

      What will save the Wunderbund* (and related QE trades)? Bund sell-off continues. 10yr German govt bond yields jump to 0.66%,...

    3. May 4, 2015

      Italy and Spain defend bank tax credits to Brussels

      Italy and Spain are defending their use of tax credits to bolster their banks’ capital, in an effort to fend off a possible...

    4. May 3, 2015

      Scrapping of reduced VAT rates provokes welfare debate

      When Iceland piled heavier taxes on to food this year, the International Monetary Fund applauded “this important reform” and...

    5. April 30, 2015

      Angola activist in fight to highlight alleged corruption

      Just inside the entrance to Rafael Marques de Morais’s house a stack of freshly published books sits atop a stool, all...

    6. The Exchange

      April 27, 2015

      Talking down the risk of Grexit is not the answer

      According to the prevailing mantra, the eurozone is now more resilient and better equipped than it was in 2011 to absorb a...

    7. April 26, 2015

      Portugal’s governing parties join forces in election pact

      The two parties in the centre-right coalition that steered Portugal through a punishing international bailout are seeking to...

    8. April 17, 2015

      Financial stocks lead sudden European equities sell-off

      A sudden sell-off in financial stocks took European equities indices sharply lower on Friday as deepening worries about...

    9. April 8, 2015

      ECB credibility convinces southern states they can survive a Grexit

      Policy makers in Italy, Portugal and Spain say their economies and financial systems are strong enough to survive a Greek...

    10. April 7, 2015

      Eurozone banks: deferring the inevitable

      In the great post-crisis re-regulation, many bank regulators in the eurozone’s periphery indulged their wards. Now Brussels...

    11. April 6, 2015

      EU considers probe into unfair state aid for south European banks

      The EU is collecting evidence to determine if Greece, Portugal, Spain and Italy should face an investigation into whether...

    12. March 16, 2015

      Portugal contains banking crisis

      Angry groups of middle-aged, middle-class demonstrators have recently been swooping on individual bank branches in Portugal,...

    13. March 13, 2015

      A place in the sun and a tax-free pension

      What’s the “defining challenge of our time?” My guess is that not many FT readers are going to answer that question with...

    14. March 10, 2015

      UK fashion tipped to create thousands of jobs

      Demand for designer fashion made in the UK has the potential to grow rapidly in the next few years and create thousands of...

    15. March 4, 2015

      Portuguese banks: are you asking?

      Like teenagers at a disco, Portugal’s banks are eyeing each other across the dance floor. BPI — the fourth largest by assets...

    16. March 3, 2015

      Isabel dos Santos urges merger of BPI and BCP in Caixabank challenge

      Isabel dos Santos, Africa’s richest businesswoman and daughter of Angola’s president, has challenged Caixabank of Spain’s...

    17. March 2, 2015

      Greece in talks for third bailout of up to €50bn, Spain says

      Negotiations have begun on a third bailout package for Greece worth between €30bn and €50bn, the Spanish economy minister...

    18. February 19, 2015

      New Zealand sues Portugal central bank over Banco Espírito Santo

      New Zealand’s state retirement fund is taking legal action against the Portuguese central bank in an attempt to recover a...

    19. February 17, 2015

      Investors bet on deal and ignore Grexit

      Greece and its creditors remain at loggerheads and time is running out to secure a deal before funding expires, yet...

    20. February 17, 2015

      Caixabank launches bid for Portugal’s BPI

      Caixabank has made a full takeover bid for BPI of Portugal, in a move that would cement the Spanish bank’s standing as the...

    21. February 16, 2015

      Greek crisis opens Portuguese faultlines over future of eurozone

      No European leader has poured more scorn on the radical aspirations of the Syriza-led government in Athens than the prime...

    22. FT Alphaville

      February 13, 2015

      Euro area divergence more about regions than countries

      Take a good long look at this map: It shows average disposable incomes per person by NUTS2 region as of 2011, the latest...

    23. The World

      February 11, 2015

      Does Germany have a bigger public debt problem than Greece?

      The eurozone is mired in a stand-off over Greece’s government debt which, at roughly 175 per cent of gross domestic...

    24. February 9, 2015

      OECD warns pace of structural reforms is slowing in G20 nations

      The pace of labour and product market reforms is slowing among the Group of 20 leading industrial nations, the Organisation...

    25. February 3, 2015

      Strong demand for Ireland’s first long bond

      Ireland sold its first ultra-long government bond on Tuesday, taking advantage of record low rates in eurozone bond markets....

    26. February 2, 2015

      Europe’s populist backlash spares Portugal

      Syriza has won a general election in Greece and radical leftwing movements could soon be voted into power in Spain and...

    27. January 28, 2015

      Greek worries push up peripheral borrowing costs

      Government bonds in Italy, Spain and Portugal gave up some of their gains on Wednesday as a sell-off in Greek markets...

    28. January 25, 2015

      Greece’s debt pile: is it really unsustainable?

      Whatever government emerges after Greece’s parliamentary election, Athens will soon lock horns with its international...

    29. January 19, 2015

      UK economy shows shift to low-skilled jobs, research finds

      Britain’s economy has shifted more towards low-skilled jobs and less towards high-skilled ones compared with other European...

    30. beyondbrics

      January 14, 2015

      Eastern Europe and the threat from Greece

      Like a band reforming to trot out the old hits in the hope of funding their impending retirement, the prospect of Grexit...

    31. beyondbrics

      January 7, 2015

      Guest post: exploding the innocence of debt numbers

      By Professor Avinash Persaud, Peterson Institute for International Economics Debt is political. There is perhaps no better...

    32. January 6, 2015

      Public finances: A world of debt

      Jorge Grave’s future looked bright when he in 2006 graduated with a degree in physical education from the Technical...

    33. January 5, 2015

      England’s Premier League is top of the tables for spending money

      It is often said that “money makes the world go round”, and in football’s global transfer system there is one place where...

    34. 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...

    35. December 28, 2014

      Keep calm in the face of European populism

      Europe faces a busy electoral calendar in 2015. Parliamentary elections are scheduled in Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Poland,...

    36. 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   ...

    37. December 14, 2014

      Hedge funds contest Banco Espírito Santo bailout decision

      A group of investors who lost hundreds of millions of euros in the collapse of Banco Espírito Santo has filed a lawsuit...

    38. December 9, 2014

      BES collapse could have been avoided, former chief says

      The Lisbon government could have prevented one of Europe’s largest financial failures by extending a bridging loan to the...

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