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    1. FT Alphaville

      October 16, 2014

      The "I told you so" trade in credit is to wait and see

      Who doesn’t like to start the day with a nice hot cup of vindication? There will be plenty of time to recognise those who...

    2. October 13, 2014

      Novo Banco takeover bid might fail to clear €4.9bn, managers warn

      The new managers of Portugal’s Novo Banco have been warned they will struggle to attract takeover bids worth more than half...

    Special Reports

    1. Doing Business in Portugal 2012

      Reform: Commentary by the country’s greatest 19th century novelist is given a new airing...
    2. FT year in finance 2011

      - There is little consensus on how to fix the banking system - Behind the scenes with...
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    1. October 9, 2014

      Purists forced to retreat in global debate on fiscal policy

      A global fight over fiscal policy has raged since the International Monetary Fund shocked the world in 2008 by recommending...

    2. October 8, 2014

      Sea, sun and easy visas lure China buyers

      Edmund Zhao’s panoramic office window frames a blue expanse of ocean fringed by tall palms. The sunlit scene at Estoril, a...

    3. October 6, 2014

      Chinese investors play key role in Portugal success

      Portugal, like other crisis-hit eurozone countries under pressure to sell off state assets, has sold large minority stakes...

    4. September 29, 2014

      Lisbon mayor wins race to lead Portugal’s opposition

      António Costa, the mayor of Lisbon, is to lead Portugal’s Socialists into next year’s general election campaign on a strong...

    5. September 26, 2014

      Macau’s high-rolling casinos suffer amid China anti-graft storm

      Macau in the crosshairs When Xi Jinping visits Macau in December to celebrate the 15th anniversary of Portugal returning its...

    6. FT Data

      September 23, 2014

      Salad days are over for Med diet followers

      The price of salad is about to jump after prices for olive oil, lettuce and tomatoes have soared following a lengthy drought...

    7. FT Alphaville

      September 19, 2014

      You call that a balance sheet expansion?

      “Too Low To Resuscitate Optimism” indeed… From BofAML on the definitely underwhelming, potentially stigmafied TLTRO pickup...

    8. The World

      September 18, 2014

      Unflattering account of English proves a hit with Portuguese

      At school we used to be taught in history lessons that Portugal was England’s oldest ally (“Please, sir, Treaty of Windsor,...

    9. September 17, 2014

      Scots’ choice: independence or sterling

      If Scotland votes Yes to independence the knee-jerk response in the markets is easy to predict: sell sterling, sell UK...

    10. September 14, 2014

      Good qualifications are essential to stand out from the pack

      José Ferreira Machado, dean of the Nova School of Business and Economics in Lisbon, calls it “the disappointment effect” –...

    11. September 13, 2014

      Banco Espírito Santo rescue team heading Novo Banco quits

      An independent management team appointed to steer Portugal’s Banco Espírito Santo out of trouble has announced its...

    12. September 11, 2014

      Banco Espírito Santo: Family fortunes

      It took Ricardo Espírito Santo Salgado almost two decades to win back ownership of his family’s bank. But one morning in...

    13. September 11, 2014

      Air France-KLM chief raises stakes in dispute with pilots

      The chief executive of Air France-KLM is threatening to halt the development of the Franco-Dutch airline group’s budget...

    14. September 7, 2014

      Bookmaker sees surge in Yes backing

      McBookie.com, a Scottish online betting website primed to service the gambling needs of diehard football fans, has never...

    15. September 5, 2014

      Jorge Mendes, power broker behind football’s elite

      Nearly 20 years ago, in his nightclub in the windy northern Portuguese coastal town of Caminha, Jorge Mendes became a...

    16. September 3, 2014

      Growth in jobs outstrips rest of EU

      The UK has seen more net employment growth over the past four years than the rest of the EU put together, according to...

    17. September 3, 2014

      Quantitative easing would sow the seeds of crisis not recovery

      The fear of a descent into Japanese-style deflation is starting to influence monetary policy making in the eurozone....

    18. September 3, 2014

      OECD warns wage cuts create deflation risk

      Further cuts in real wages in countries whose labour markets have been hardest hit by the economic crisis would risk...

    19. September 2, 2014

      Switzerland named as world’s ‘most competitive’ economy

      Switzerland has retained its crown as the world’s most competitive economy for the sixth year in a row, according to a...

    20. August 29, 2014

      Five swell homes: perfect properties for surfing enthusiasts

      Residencial El Sueño, Costa Adeje, Tenerife, Spain, €2.6m Where Close to the Playa de las Americas in the region of San...

    21. August 22, 2014

      The bond paradox and how it will end

      The world has never been in as much debt as it is now. If that sounds worrying, consider this: with interest rates in the...

    22. August 15, 2014

      Women in Business - Gabriela Galvano, EMBA graduate

      Gabriela Galvano is an executive MBA graduate of IE Business School in Spain and team leader of Green Light, one of the...

    23. August 14, 2014

      Despite gloomy numbers the economy still has bounce

      It is perhaps a contradiction in terms, but it was an uplifting week for the Eeyores of economic commentary. Germany and...

    24. August 14, 2014

      Eurozone bond yields reach record lows

      Dismal economic data released by Europe sent government bond yields across the eurozone to record lows on Thursday. For a...

    25. August 12, 2014

      Data reveal further chinks in eurozone’s recovery

      Further chinks in the eurozone’s recovery emerged on Tuesday, as official figures showed Portugal sank into a deeper...

    26. FT Photo Diary

      August 12, 2014

      Sky high Onofre

      Phil Noble/Reuters Marta Onofre of Portugal competes in the women’s pole vault qualifying rounds during the 2014 European...

    27. August 10, 2014

      Portugal bank failure knocks recovery

      Banking was not supposed to be the issue in Portugal. Yet, less than three months after exiting an international rescue...

    28. August 7, 2014

      Bank bondholders ignore risk of losses

      In the comedy classic Duck Soup Groucho Marx warned that if a man looks and talks like an idiot, then don’t be fooled – “he...

    29. August 6, 2014

      World will have 13 ‘super-aged’ nations by 2020

      The world will have 13 “super-aged” societies by 2020, up from just three today, according to a report that warns of ageing...

    30. August 5, 2014

      Portugal regulator probes possible insider trading in BES shares

      Portugal’s stock market regulator has launched an “in-depth investigation” into possible insider trading in the shares of...

    31. August 5, 2014

      Westminster relaxed over Scottish independence debate

      Broadcasters might be forgiven for not having shown Tuesday night’s Scottish independence debate live on television south of...

    32. August 5, 2014

      Crédit Agricole profit nearly wiped out by BES charge

      Crédit Agricole’s second-quarter profits have been nearly wiped out by a €708m writedown on its stake in Portugal’s Banco...

    33. August 4, 2014

      Portugal pays up for Espírito Santo

      Many questions remain unanswered about the collapse of Banco Espírito Santo. Portugal’s largest lender failed last week,...

    34. August 4, 2014

      Banco Espírito Santo junior bonds tumble after €4.9bn rescue

      Junior bonds in Banco Espírito Santo fell sharply on Monday after regulators announced a €4.9bn rescue for the distressed...

    35. August 3, 2014

      Brazil’s banks keep it all in the family

      As the Espírito Santo dynasty in Portugal struggles to save its business empire from collapse following the discovery of...

    36. July 31, 2014

      Banco Espírito Santo scrambles to avert government rescue

      Banco Espírito Santo is racing against the clock to avert a government rescue by hurriedly patching together a...

    37. July 30, 2014

      Banco Espirito Santo posts loss of €3.58bn

      Banco Espírito Santo has posted a first-half net loss of €3.58bn that exposes the full extent of the Portuguese lender’s...

    38. July 28, 2014

      Spanish yields fall to two-century low

      Spain’s borrowing costs have fallen to levels not seen since the country’s empire stretched across the Americas. The yield...

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