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    1. July 26, 2015

      Former chief of Banco Espírito Santo under house arrest

      The former chief executive of Banco Espírito Santo, the lender at the head of the Portuguese business empire that...

    2. July 23, 2015

      How a law change is helping Porto discover its revival instinct

      Built on the steep hillside overlooking the Douro river, with the old port warehouses occupying the opposite bank,...

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    1. July 23, 2015

      Crisis in Greece overshadows campaign in Portuguese poll

      A general election has been called in Portugal for October 4, the first of several national ballots in crisis-hit...

    2. July 22, 2015

      Eurozone borrowing rises to record as recovery remains weak

      Debt in the eurozone has reached a record high despite an incipient economic recovery, underlining the challenges...

    3. July 22, 2015

      Petrobras prosecutors look overseas

      An investigation into alleged corruption at Petrobras, the Brazilian state-owned oil company, is spreading...

    4. July 12, 2015

      Governments roll out red carpet for rich foreigners

      When George Osborne last Wednesday announced a shake-up of tax rules for foreigners living in Britain, the chancellor...

    5. FT Data

      July 10, 2015

      Greek debt trends, in absolute terms

      The Greek debt ratio has exploded since the crisis to reach 177 per cent of GDP in 2014, up from 126 per cent of GDP in...

    6. July 9, 2015

      European bond yields ease on Greek deal hopes

      Borrowing costs for southern eurozone countries have fallen to their lowest since the announcement of this month’s...

    7. July 6, 2015

      Peripheral yields rise as markets keep close watch on Greece talks

      Yields on peripheral eurozone government debt were rising while the euro was showing signs of resilience after voters...

    8. July 1, 2015

      Eurozone markets rise on Greek deal hopes

      Eurozone equities and peripheral bond yields rallied sharply after Greece indicated that it will accept the terms of a...

    9. June 29, 2015

      Signs of panic over Greece are hard to spot

      For Greeks living in the cash economy, the imposition of capital controls and a €60 daily limit on ATM use is nasty –...

    10. June 26, 2015

      Drahi’s Altice changes corporate structure to fuel more deals

      Patrick Drahi, Altice’s billionaire founder, has solidified control of the highly acquisitive European telecoms group...

    11. June 24, 2015

      A last chance for Alexis Tsipras to choose country over party

      So Alexis Tsipras has failed. A weak hand was weakened as Greece became more isolated than ever before, and the...

    12. June 23, 2015

      France, Spain and Portugal look to unlock Algeria gas exports

      France, Spain and Portugal will seal an elusive political agreement early next week that is intended to increase...

    13. June 23, 2015

      Portugal frets it could be next as Grexit fears grow

      In the eyes of international lenders, Portugal is a shining example of what Greece should have been: a bailed-out...

    14. June 22, 2015

      European stocks rally on Greek deal hopes

      European equity markets were holding solid gains on Monday in advance of a key summit of eurozone leaders as last...

    15. June 21, 2015

      Spectre of Grexit sparks fears for central and eastern Europe

      As Greece teeters on the brink of a eurozone exit, jittery investors have been trying to second-guess the consequences...

    16. The Exchange

      June 19, 2015

      Grexit offers the eurozone an opportunity — if it leans its lessons

      After initial disruptions, the eurozone would survive the likely, though not yet certain, exit of Greece. It could even...

    17. FT Data

      June 17, 2015

      The Greek modernisation debate in charts

      In the last week, much of the discussion around Greece’s travails has been around the need for further modernisation...

    18. June 16, 2015

      ECB’s task is to contain contagion

      Greece has offered new and exciting ways to lose money since it all kicked off in 2010. Until very recently, though,...

    19. June 15, 2015

      UK cut spending as hard as nations in eurozone crisis

      Britain’s coalition government slashed spending as deeply as countries embroiled in the eurozone crisis, new figures...

    20. June 15, 2015

      Peripheral debt hit by Greek tensions

      Greek tensions triggered a sharp sell-off across debt markets of southern eurozone “periphery” countries on Monday,...

    21. The Exchange

      June 15, 2015

      Greece would not be the only loser from a messy divorce

      With their relationship having soured from a joyful marriage to a testy – and often frosty – cohabitation, Greece and...

    22. June 11, 2015

      Portugal sells controlling stake in TAP airline

      Lisbon on Thursday agreed to sell a controlling stake in TAP Air Portugal, the country’s struggling flag carrier, to a...

    23. June 8, 2015

      Chinese dealmaking hints at broader European ambitions

      All the kerfuffle over Anshu Jain’s departure from Deutsche Bank has distracted attention from a more subtle power...

    24. June 2, 2015

      Portuguese banks: Chinese checkers

      Habitués of Lisbon’s nightlife will know O Pavilhão Chinês — the Chinese pavilion — a storied bar-cum-museum filled...

    25. June 1, 2015

      Getting serious about Greek debt woes

      Crisis watchers have had their fill of Greek myths. This month, the long-overdue reality is expected to arrive — and it...

    26. June 1, 2015

      Chinese step up investment in European finance

      Say Fosun or Anbang to most Europeans and they will probably shrug. But this could be about to change as the two...

    27. June 1, 2015

      Chinese groups lead race for Portugal’s Novo Banco

      Portugal’s Novo Banco is set to fall into Chinese hands in a €4bn-plus deal that would be the biggest European...

    28. May 27, 2015

      Brussels to spend €240m on relocating asylum seekers across EU

      The EU has said it will spend €240m on relocating Eritrean and Syrian asylum seekers arriving in Italy and Greece among...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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