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    1. FT Data

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      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...

    2. 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...

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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. Brussels Blog

      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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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,...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. May 9, 2016

      António, Macau

      Where 7 Rua dos Clérigos, Old Taipa Village Plug sockets/WiFi No/Yes Espresso 35 MOP ($4.40) Open 12pm-midnight Privacy...

    12. beyondbrics

      May 6, 2016

      China's extend and pretend is only making things worse

      For some, China represents a positive scenario of structural reforms returning the country to its position as the...

    13. FT Data

      May 5, 2016

      Datawatch: female teachers and male principals

      About two in three teachers in secondary schools are female in the OECD countries, but they account for less than half...

    14. Fast FT

      May 4, 2016

      Chart of the day: why euro debtors are still sinning

      Mounting debt burdens are the scourge of the eurozone, so we are often told. Rising levels of public debt crimp...

    15. FT Data

      May 4, 2016

      Datawatch: unemployment forecast for 2017

      Despite a big drop in unemployment, about 18 per cent of Spaniards are forecast to be jobless in 2017; the proportion...

    16. Brussels Blog

      May 3, 2016

      Brussels Briefing: Attention: deficit disorders

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

    17. April 29, 2016

      Rating agency gives Portugal lifeline

      Canada’s DBRS has confirmed Portugal’s only investment-grade sovereign rating, in a much-anticipated decision that...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. Fast FT

      April 28, 2016

      Barclays sells £1bn Portuguese-Spanish business

      Barclays has agreed to off-load another business as it looks to strengthen and streamline itself by disposing of...

    22. April 27, 2016

      Canadian rating agency holds key to Portugal’s future

      A Canadian rating agency will decide on Friday whether to maintain or cut off life support to Portugal’s fragile...

    23. April 22, 2016

      Hot off the press: ex-journalist takes on Portuguese wine estate

      High above the Douro river, Tony Smith begins another typical day, plugging his iPhone into the dashboard of a 2005...

    24. April 21, 2016

      Arabian Nights: Volume 1 — The Restless One — film review: ‘Anger and absurdity’

      Do not come to Miguel Gomes’s Arabian Nights — a series of three films, the first released this week, the others over...

    25. April 18, 2016

      Caixabank launches fresh all-out bid for Banco BPI

      Spain’s Caixabank said on Monday that it was making a second full takeover bid for Banco BPI, stepping up efforts to...

    26. April 11, 2016

      Caixabank/BPI: Caixa is not king

      News that Caixabank has agreed to take a majority stake in Portugal’s Banco BPI has been greeted by polite applause...

    27. Fast FT

      April 11, 2016

      Tsipras and Costa lambast EU austerity and migration response

      The prime ministers of Greece and Portugal have put their heads together and come up with a joint declaration...

    28. April 10, 2016

      Sun, sea and safety: Britons rediscover Spain and Portugal

      Britons in search of sea and sand are rediscovering the traditional western Mediterranean holiday, with bookings to...

    29. April 7, 2016

      Portugal debt faces test as memories of crisis stir

      A year ago, things were looking up for Portugal. The European Central Bank was hoovering up government bonds and yields...

    30. Fast FT

      April 6, 2016

      Strong demand for Portugal's €1.5bn retap

      Portugal has attracted orders of close to €3.5bn for a €1.5bn sale of sovereign debt in spite of rising political...

    31. Fast FT

      April 5, 2016

      Portugal bonds fall on debt issuance plans

      Portugal has hired six banks to raise money by increasing the size of some of the country’s existing bonds. A 2.2 per...

    32. April 4, 2016

      Fourteen asset managers sue Portuguese central bank

      Some of the world’s biggest asset managers have taken legal action against the Portuguese central bank, seeking to...

    33. March 30, 2016

      European banks: New rules, old problems

      It was August 2014 and Novo Banco had just been created from the ashes of Banco Espírito Santo, Portugal’s failed...

    34. March 14, 2016

      Ageas/Fortis: one step forward

      The past is never dead, it’s not even past, wrote the American novelist William Faulkner. Ageas hopes to be an...

    35. Fast FT

      March 10, 2016

      Not all bond markets impressed by ECB bazooka

      The European Central Bank’s latest quantitative easing announcement is being instantly heralded as a bazooka, but not...

    36. FT Data

      March 7, 2016

      Premier League's 4th Champions League spot is at risk, and keeping hold of it is about to get harder

      John Burn-Murdoch The Premier League could lose its fourth Champions League berth within two years, and things will...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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