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    1. August 25, 2016

      Portugal and EU reach deal to recapitalise Caixa Geral de Depósitos

      Portugal’s largest bank could face difficulties in raising €1bn from private investors as part of a €5bn...

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    1. Fast FT

      August 23, 2016

      Portuguese bond sell-off ploughs on

      Portuguese bonds just can’t catch a break. Even after Fitch held the country’s credit rating and outlook steady on...

    2. Fast FT

      August 19, 2016

      Fitch holds Portugal rating at 'BB+'

      Fitch Ratings has kept its sovereign rating on Portugal unchanged at ‘BB+’ in a reprieve for the indebted eurozone...

    3. Fast FT

      August 19, 2016

      Portuguese 10-year bond yields head towards 3%

      Portugal’s bond sell-off has picked up pace as a looming ratings decision could exert further pressure on the former...

    4. Fast FT

      August 18, 2016

      Portuguese bonds still under pressure

      Portuguese bond yields are rising for their third consecutive day on renewed jitters about the health of one of the...

    5. August 17, 2016

      Portuguese bonds under pressure after rating agency’s warning

      Portuguese debt came under further pressure on Wednesday, extending a testing week, after the rating agency that is key...

    6. Fast FT

      August 17, 2016

      Portuguese bonds regain some poise after ratings scare

      The calm after the scare? Portugal’s 10-year bond yields have retreated a tad this morning after leaping 20 basis...

    7. August 17, 2016

      Portugal’s António Costa struggles to shake off EU overseers

      António Costa cheered from the stands as Portugal inflicted a surprise defeat on the French to win this summer’s Euro...

    8. Fast FT

      August 12, 2016

      IMF appoints new Dutch representative to Greece

      The International Monetary Fund has appointed Dennis Botman, a Dutch economist specialising in financial crises, as its...

    9. Fast FT

      August 12, 2016

      Yes, really: Greece surprises with economic growth

      Greece bucked the downbeat tone of eurozone GDP reports this morning as it reported a surprise burst of economic growth...

    10. Fast FT

      August 12, 2016

      Eurozone growth halves in the second quarter

      Economic growth in the eurozone fell to its slowest pace since the middle of 2015, expanding by just 0.3 per cent in...

    11. Fast FT

      August 12, 2016

      Portuguese Q2 GDP growth of 0.2% disappoints

      Portugal’s economy grew less than expected in the second quarter, expanding just 0.2 per cent from the previous...

    12. Fast FT

      August 10, 2016

      Fast Europe Open: BoE bump

      The Bank of England’s new bond-buying programme ran into trouble on Tuesday after pension funds and insurance companies...

    13. August 9, 2016

      Spain and Portugal win clemency over deficits

      EU governments have drawn a final line under months of squabbling over the excessive budget deficits of Spain and...

    14. Fast FT

      August 9, 2016

      EU confirms no budget fines for Spain and Portugal

      Spain and Portugal will avoid becoming the first EU member states to be fined for budgetary failings as the European...

    15. Fast FT

      August 8, 2016

      Spanish 10 year yields fall below 1% for first time

      Spain’s 10-year bond yields have fallen below 1 per cent for the first time as central bank bond-buying helps investors...

    16. Fast FT

      August 8, 2016

      Italy placed on credit watch by DBRS - what does it mean?

      In case you missed it, Canadian rating agency DBRS placed Italy on a negative credit watch after markets closed on...

    17. Fast FT

      August 5, 2016

      Deutsche Börse-LSE merger faces Dutch opposition

      The Netherlands has joined Belgium and Portugal in warning European antitrust authorities that the planned merger...

    18. Fast FT

      August 5, 2016

      Retail investors warn EU over LSE/DB 'super dominance'

      A trade body for European retail investors has warned Brussels of its concerns that the potential London Stock Exchange...

    19. FT Data

      August 3, 2016

      Datawatch: Britons’ wages have suffered the sharpest fall among advanced economies

      UK real wages​ ​have ​fell by​ -10.4​ ​per cent​ between 2007 and the end of 2015, ​the most severe​ fall in the OECD...

    20. August 1, 2016

      Portugal's BCP jumps 12% after Fosun stake offer

      Shares in Millennium BCP, Portugal’s largest listed bank, have leapt more than 10 per cent this morning after China’s...

    21. Brussels Blog

      July 29, 2016

      Brussels Briefing: IMF's Athens Hangover

      By Arthur Beesley in London Europe is transfixed these days by Brexit, terrorism, migrants and the populist advance....

    22. Fast FT

      July 28, 2016

      IMF watchdog hits out at role in euro crisis - key findings

      In a highly critical account of the IMF’s role in bailing out three of the eurozone’s indebted member states from 2010...

    23. July 27, 2016

      Brussels drops fines against Spain and Portugal for fiscal breaches

      Brussels has moved to end a stand-off with Spain and Portugal over their persistent failure to hit EU budget targets,...

    24. Fast FT

      July 27, 2016

      Brussels avoids hitting Spain and Portugal with budget fine

      Brussels has stepped away from imposing its first ever fine on member states, reducing financial sanctions for Spain...

    25. Fast FT

      July 25, 2016

      Hong Kong (re)introduces closing auction mechanism

      A big welcome to the Hong Kong closing auction, launching today. This would seem a very small step for other markets...

    26. Fast FT

      July 22, 2016

      Eurozone deficit falls to lowest since debt crisis

      The eurozone’s public finances have improved to their best level since the single currency’s debt crisis six years ago....

    27. FT Alphaville

      July 14, 2016

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Thursday, - Nicholas Shaxson: The great Trump tax mysteries. - Facebook Live vs/ as journalism, a...

    28. Fast FT

      July 13, 2016

      Eurozone industrial production takes surprise dip

      The euro area’s factories made a sharp pull-back in May. New data from Eurostat shows that industrial production fell...

    29. July 12, 2016

      Spain set for corporate tax rise as Madrid tackles deficit

      The private sector in Spain is set to shoulder most of the burden as the government moves to bring its wayward deficit...

    30. Fast FT

      July 12, 2016

      Spain, Portugal get 10 days to avoid deficit fine

      EU finance ministers confirmed on Tuesday that Spain and Portugal have failed to take “effective action” to rein in...

    31. Fast FT

      July 11, 2016

      Spain, Portugal closer to prospect of EU sanctions

      EU nations are poised to endorse findings from Brussels that Spain and Portugal have failed to take “effective action”...

    32. July 11, 2016

      France just wanted to party like it’s 1998

      Paris entered a celebratory mood much earlier that I expected on Sunday. By mid-afternoon, hours before the...

    33. July 11, 2016

      Euro 2016 Cheat Sheet: Hobbled Ronaldo finally lifts the prize

      France 0 Portugal 1 (after extra time) Round up The Euro 2016 final reflected the nature of the tournament. Defensive...

    34. July 10, 2016

      Ronaldo-less Portugal limp over final hurdle

      France 0 Portugal 1 (Eder, 109 minutes) Portugal have won their first trophy — despite losing their superstar Cristiano...

    35. July 8, 2016

      Griezmann threatens to outshine Ronaldo

      Sometimes a great player is worth more than a great team. France and Portugal will meet in the final of Euro 2016 on...

    36. FT Alphaville

      July 8, 2016

      Barroso, now offering lessons from nobody

      This crisis originated in North America. Many of our financial sector were contaminated by… how can I put it…...

    37. Brussels Blog

      July 7, 2016

      Brussels Briefing: Zero intolerance

      To get the Brussels Briefing into your inbox, sign up here. One of the major legacies of the euro area debt crisis has...

    38. July 7, 2016

      Euro 2016 cheat sheet: Portugal end Welsh fairytale

      Round up Portugal 2-0 Wales Portugal and Wales share the irritation of bordering larger, more successful footballing...

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