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    1. 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   ...

    2. 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...

    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. 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...

    2. December 4, 2014

      Portugal’s corporate tax reforms offer chance to expand the base while making rate cuts

      Portugal’s tax and structural reforms have boosted its business profile. It rose from 51st to 36th in the World Economic...

    3. December 4, 2014

      Portugal’s reforms bring improved rankings but hurdles remain

      In football-obsessed Portugal, attention is usually fixed on league tables and the ups and downs of Benfica or FC Porto....

    4. December 4, 2014

      Internet-based strategy helps boost Portugal’s visitor numbers

      Tourism has long been a key sector in Portugal’s economy and its importance is growing; having held up well in the...

    5. December 4, 2014

      Euro crisis fails to undermine faith in Portugal’s two-party political system

      As the whirlwind of the sovereign debt and financial sector emergency tore through Europe in 2010-2011, Portugal’s economy...

    6. December 4, 2014

      Espírito Santo collapse reveals wider weaknesses in Portugal’s banking sector

      Banco Espírito Santo, once Portugal’s best-known bank, is defunct. But its spectre will long haunt a country still trying to...

    7. December 4, 2014

      Golden tickets underpin Portugal’s property market revival

      After years of stagnation, Portugal’s property market is reviving. Attractive returns are to be had on prices that are...

    8. December 4, 2014

      Portugal’s old order loses its grip in painful times of change

      Three months after the Lisbon government celebrated Portugal’s successful exit from a punishing three-year bailout...

    9. December 4, 2014

      Portugal’s climate and lifestyle draw funds to education and healthcare

      Under a warm November sun, the courtyard café at Lisbon’s Nova School of Business and Economics is crowded with students....

    10. December 4, 2014

      Portugal’s slowing rate of recovery raises fears over ability to service debt

      Restaurants that not long ago were wildernesses of white linen are beginning to fill up. The ad breaks on TV are growing...

    11. December 2, 2014

      Corruption inquiries loom large over Portugal general election

      Inmate 44 at the high-security prison in Évora in central Portugal is not one of the usual suspects. A former head of state...

    12. December 1, 2014

      Altice: winging it

      The children’s classic The Very Hungry Caterpillar, first published 45 years ago, followed a caterpillar gorging itself...

    13. November 25, 2014

      How Juncker plans to unleash investment in Europe

      It has become the central question facing the EU since the acute phase of the eurozone crisis ended more than two years ago:...

    14. November 24, 2014

      Former Portuguese PM José Sócrates is refused bail

      José Sócrates, Portugal’s former Socialist prime minister, has been refused bail and is to be kept in police detention while...

    15. November 23, 2014

      Portugal’s ex-prime minister José Sócrates faces further questioning

      José Sócrates, Portugal’s former Socialist prime minister, was spending a third night in jail before facing further...

    16. November 22, 2014

      Portugal’s ex PM José Sócrates detained on suspected tax fraud

      José Sócrates, Portugal’s former Socialist prime minister, has been held as a suspect in a tax fraud and money laundering...

    17. November 19, 2014

      Notebook: Glitter comes off golden visas

      I should be sympathetic to people’s need for golden visas, and even more so for second passports. Before I became a British...

    18. November 19, 2014

      Investors circle over the debris of Espírito Santo empire

      The suggestion was meant as a provocative joke. One of the best things Portugal’s international lenders could do for the...

    19. November 17, 2014

      Coelho ally quits over Portugal’s ‘golden visa’ scheme

      Portugal’s prime minister, is preparing to overhaul his cabinet after a police investigation into suspected corruption...

    20. November 17, 2014

      Portugal interior minister resigns over ‘golden visa’ probe

      LISBON – Portugal’s interior minister resigned on Sunday over an investigation into alleged corruption linked to the issuing...

    21. November 14, 2014

      Portuguese police detain 11 in ‘golden visa’ corruption raids

      Portuguese police investigating suspected corruption tied to “golden visa” residence permits for wealthy non-Europeans have...

    22. November 12, 2014

      Britain and the cuts: Street protests gave way to tolerating pain

      The headlines warned of civil unrest. There would be mass disorder, police chiefs said, while unions promised “a campaign of...

    23. November 12, 2014

      Apax and Bain bid for Portuguese assets of Portugal Telecom

      Private equity companies Apax Partners and Bain Capital have made a €7.075bn offer for the Portuguese assets of Portugal...

    24. November 11, 2014

      Bad bank investors set their sights on Italian loan books

      Private equity funds hunting for European banks’ bad loans are rushing to Italy as regulators ramp up the pressure on those...

    25. November 5, 2014

      Portugal attacked after bailout reforms flag

      International lenders have attacked Portugal for allowing the pace of reform to slacken since the country exited a...

    26. November 3, 2014

      Altice makes binding €7bn offer for Portugal Telecom

      Altice, the European cable group founded by billionaire Patrick Drahi, has made a binding €7bn offer to acquire the...

    27. November 1, 2014

      Investors file legal challenge over Portugal’s BES rescue

      A group of investors that lost money on Banco Espírito Santo subordinated debt, including Dan Loeb’s hedge fund Third Point...

    28. October 29, 2014

      Nato fighter jets intercept Russian military aircraft

      More than two dozen Russian military aircraft, including six nuclear bombers, have conducted “significant military...

    29. October 27, 2014

      Eurozone bonds brush off ECB stress tests

      Europe’s government debt markets have barely registered the results of a test designed to ensure the region’s lenders can...

    30. FT Alphaville

      October 27, 2014

      Stressed, tested, rested

      The results of the ECB’s Asset Quality Review are in. As ever it was the taking part that counted, we’re all winners here....

    31. October 24, 2014

      Filipe Nyusi wins Mozambique’s presidential election

      Filipe Nyusi, of the ruling Frelimo party, has won Mozambique’s presidential election and will lead the southern African...

    32. October 24, 2014

      Private equity firms size up offers for Portugal Telecom

      Private equity firms are sizing up offers for Portugal Telecom, in moves that could frustrate plans by France’s Altice to...

    33. October 24, 2014

      Markets brace for ECB stress tests

      Unloved, undercapitalised and unwilling to lend: banks have long been criticised as the millstone around the neck of the...

    34. October 24, 2014

      Property investors from abroad offer Lisbon a passport to recovery

      Buying at the bottom of a market that is about to rise is every investor’s aspiration. As Portugal begins to emerge from the...

    35. October 24, 2014

      EU agrees target to cut gas emissions

      The EU has set the pace for a global climate agreement in Paris next year by overcoming resistance from eastern member...

    36. Brussels Blog

      October 23, 2014

      EU Summit: Renzi vs Barroso over EU's budget letter

      Renzi arrives at the EU summit in Brussels on Thursday and quickly took issue with Barroso If you read the EU’s budget...

    37. October 23, 2014

      The jingle that sounds the road to economic recovery

      This winter Patrick Honohan, the governor of Ireland’s central bank, will be listening out for “jingle mail”. It is...

    38. Brussels Blog

      October 23, 2014

      Leaked letter: 14 ministers take on Juncker over trade

      Juncker addresses the European Parliament before the vote approving his new Commission It started out as an internecine turf...

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