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    1. January 28, 2015

      Greek worries push up peripheral borrowing costs

      Government bonds in Italy, Spain and Portugal gave up some of their gains on Wednesday as a sell-off in Greek markets...

    2. January 25, 2015

      Greece’s debt pile: is it really unsustainable?

      Whatever government emerges after Greece’s parliamentary election, Athens will soon lock horns with its international...

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    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. January 19, 2015

      UK economy shows shift to low-skilled jobs, research finds

      Britain’s economy has shifted more towards low-skilled jobs and less towards high-skilled ones compared with other European...

    2. beyondbrics

      January 14, 2015

      Eastern Europe and the threat from Greece

      Like a band reforming to trot out the old hits in the hope of funding their impending retirement, the prospect of Grexit...

    3. beyondbrics

      January 7, 2015

      Guest post: exploding the innocence of debt numbers

      By Professor Avinash Persaud, Peterson Institute for International Economics Debt is political. There is perhaps no better...

    4. January 6, 2015

      Public finances: A world of debt

      Jorge Grave’s future looked bright when he in 2006 graduated with a degree in physical education from the Technical...

    5. January 5, 2015

      England’s Premier League is top of the tables for spending money

      It is often said that “money makes the world go round”, and in football’s global transfer system there is one place where...

    6. December 30, 2014

      Santander, BPI and Banco Popular join race for Novo Banco assets

      Three Iberian banks have announced interest in buying the healthy assets salvaged from the ruins of Portugal’s Banco...

    7. December 28, 2014

      Keep calm in the face of European populism

      Europe faces a busy electoral calendar in 2015. Parliamentary elections are scheduled in Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Poland,...

    8. 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   ...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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....

    14. 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...

    15. 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....

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. December 1, 2014

      Altice: winging it

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

    22. 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:...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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