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      Euro 2016 cheat sheet: Portugal hold nerve to reach semi-final 

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      June 30, 2016

      IMF urges more austerity from Portugal after Brexit

      Portugal’s left-wing government should redouble its austerity efforts and carry out a root and branch reform of its...

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    1. Fast FT

      June 30, 2016

      Italian banks dive as Merkel dismisses bailout hopes

      Shares in Italy’s main bank index tumbled 4.5 per cent on Thursday, amid worries a touted government bailout plan will...

    2. June 29, 2016

      ECB's Constancio warns of bank deleveraging after Brexit vote

      Vitor Constancio, the vice president of the European Central Bank, has warned of the risk that “banks could start a new...

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      June 28, 2016

      Draghi: monetary policy creates spillover risks

      The pursuit of aggressive monetary policy from the world’s central banks has created negative spillovers for the global...

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      June 28, 2016

      Fast Europe Open: Bonjour Bruxelles

      Where do we begin? A global equities sell-off, the pound hitting fresh multi-decade lows…the impact of the Brexit vote...

    5. Fast FT

      June 27, 2016

      ECB accelerates corporate bond buying

      The European Central Bank has hoovered up nearly €5bn of corporate bonds in under three weeks, as it ramps up the pace...

    6. June 27, 2016

      Palácio Chiado, Lisbon

      Where: Rua do Alecrim 70, Lisbon Plug sockets No WiFi Yes Privacy 3/5 Espresso €1.20 Open Noon-midnight (Thu-Sat:...

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      June 24, 2016

      Portuguese recovery will survive Brexit fears - PM Costa

      Portugal’s socialist prime minister has sought to reassure financial markets the former bailout country’s fragile...

    8. Fast FT

      June 24, 2016

      Wall Street braces for sharp sell-off post Brexit

      Tin hats on. Wall Street is set to lurch sharply lower on Friday after a shock decision by the UK to leave the EU sent...

    9. Fast FT

      June 24, 2016

      Eurozone peripheral bond yields soar

      Brexit-induced jitters are making their presence felt in the European peripheral bond markets. Yields on 10-year Greek...

    10. June 23, 2016

      The case for decriminalising drug use is overwhelming

      We should decriminalise personal possession and use of illegal drugs while continuing to prosecute illegal suppliers....

    11. June 19, 2016

      Euro 2016 cheat sheet: Belgium finally find the right formula

      Round up Marc Wilmots, the coach of Belgium, often has the air of a man who inherited a Rothko but wished he had been...

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      June 16, 2016

      Why is the Netherlands doing so badly?

      It’s been eight lean years for residents of the euro area: Some might blame the weak growth figures on the failure of...

    13. Fast FT

      June 16, 2016

      ECB latest to question Brussels' lax budget policing

      The European Central Bank has voiced its concerns over lax implementation of Brussels’ budgetary rules, adding to a...

    14. June 15, 2016

      Europe’s periphery begins to feel Brexit pain

      Europe’s weakest economies are bearing the brunt of the UK’s wavering support for EU membership as fears of “Brexit”...

    15. June 15, 2016

      New store openings help Zara owner Inditex fashion sales surge

      Spanish fashion retailer Inditex has beaten market expectations with a 12 per cent rise in first-quarter revenues, on...

    16. June 14, 2016

      Euro 2016 Cheat Sheet: Icelandic minnows stun Portugal

      Round up Portugal 1-1 Iceland This match was billed as a one-man show, with Cristiano Ronaldo expected to dominate the...

    17. Fast FT

      June 14, 2016

      Bond rally eludes Europe's weaker economies

      Spot the negative yield escape plan… With the rate on 10-year German Bunds below zero for the first time in history,...

    18. Fast FT

      June 14, 2016

      Eurozone industrial production returns to growth

      Industrial production made a welcome return to growth in the eurozone in April, growing by a better than forecast 1.1...

    19. June 14, 2016

      European Commission lambasted on policing of national budgets

      One of the eurozone’s leading officials has lambasted the European Commission over how it polices national budgets,...

    20. Fast FT

      June 10, 2016

      Europe divided: 7 charts on deep economic splits

      The eurozone is a union divided. In its latest health check on the state of the single currency area, the Organisation...

    21. Fast FT

      June 9, 2016

      Portuguese inflation dips to 0.4%

      Inflation in Portugal dipped to 0.4 per cent in May, matching economists’ expectations of a slight fall in consumer...

    22. June 8, 2016

      The UN secretary-general has the most impossible job in the world

      It is not as momentous as the contest for the US presidency and it doesn’t have a Donald Trump in the mix. But it is as...

    23. June 7, 2016

      Brazil’s rock impresario Roberto Medina is happy to call the tunes

      When Roberto Medina began dreaming of mounting a global rock concert in Rio de Janeiro in the mid-1980s, he could...

    24. FT Alphaville

      June 6, 2016

      What if Greece got massive debt relief but no one admitted it? (Part 1.5)

      After years of failed attempts to stabilise the Greek economy, the Greek government finally got debt relief in 2012. As...

    25. Fast FT

      June 3, 2016

      Angolan president appoints daughter state oil company chair

      Angolan president Jose Eduardo dos Santos has appointed his daughter Isabel, often described as Africa’s richest woman,...

    26. Fast FT

      May 31, 2016

      Portugal Q1 growth revised up to 0.2%

      Portugal’s first quarter GDP growth has been revised up to a 0.2 per cent quarter-on-quarter rate of expansion, up from...

    27. FT Data

      May 24, 2016

      Datawatch: under-three cared for only by their parents

      Half of the EU’s children aged under three are cared for only by their parents. The proportion is higher in eastern...

    28. May 19, 2016

      Flexible budget rules are in the eurozone’s interest

      Spain and Portugal are off the hook — at least for the time being. Wary of fuelling public resentment against austerity...

    29. Fast FT

      May 18, 2016

      BNP to move nearly 200 UK bank jobs to Poland

      BNP Paribas has told staff that it plans to cut 233 jobs in its UK corporate and investment banking unit and shift many...

    30. May 18, 2016

      Spain and Portugal win reprieve over breaking EU fiscal rules

      Spain and Portugal have won a reprieve from Brussels after breaking EU fiscal rules, as the European Commission...

    31. Fast FT

      May 18, 2016

      Portugal, Spain win budget reprieve from Brussels

      The European Commission has avoided imposing its first ever fine on member states despite a consistent breach of its...

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      May 18, 2016

      Brussels briefing: Political deficits

      Welcome to Wednesday’s edition of our daily Brussels Briefing. To receive it every morning in your email in-box, sign...

    33. May 17, 2016

      Italy wins Brussels’ ‘flexibility’ on debt reduction targets

      Brussels has granted Italy “unprecedented” flexibility in meeting EU debt reduction targets, using its political leeway...

    34. May 17, 2016

      Portugal should emulate Italy bank fund, says central banker

      Portugal should emulate Italy by setting up a so-called bad bank to relieve its fragile financial sector of a heavy...

    35. May 15, 2016

      Should we get rid of the €500 note?

      Yes, writes Kenneth Rogoff The dirty little secret of advanced-country central banks is that the vast bulk of all...

    36. May 13, 2016

      Lisbon’s prime market is changing fast as city’s revival continues

      The ornate 18th-century Palácio Chiado in central Lisbon, which reopened this spring following a two-year renovation,...

    37. Fast FT

      May 13, 2016

      Eurozone GDP growth undershoots expectations

      Growth in the euro area has proven to be a little shy of expectations. The latest reading of first-quarter economic...

    38. May 11, 2016

      Political and fiscal uncertainties dominate CFO survey

      Risk appetite, hiring and investment plans have all fallen sharply in the UK over the past six months, amid heightened...

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