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Special Report: The billion-dollar fall of the house of Espirito Santo

Banco Espirito Santo's CEO Ricardo Salgado announces the Portuguese bank's 2011 results during a news conference in Lisbon in this February 3, 2012 file photo. 
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Banco Espirito Santo's CEO Ricardo Salgado announces the Portuguese bank's 2011 results during a news conference in Lisbon in this February 3, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Jose Manuel Ribeiro/Files

Banco Espirito Santo's CEO Ricardo Salgado announces the Portuguese bank's 2011 results during a news conference in Lisbon in this February 3, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Jose Manuel Ribeiro/Files
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A cleaner cleans the windows of Portuguese bank Banco Espirito Santo (BES) headquarters in downtown Lisbon in this August 5, 2014 file photo.   REUTERS/Hugo Correia/Files

A cleaner cleans the windows of Portuguese bank Banco Espirito Santo (BES) headquarters in downtown Lisbon in this August 5, 2014 file photo. REUTERS/Hugo Correia/Files

A cleaner cleans the windows of Portuguese bank Banco Espirito Santo (BES) headquarters in downtown Lisbon in this August 5, 2014 file photo. REUTERS/Hugo Correia/Files
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Protesters hold up posters with the image of former Banco Espirito Santo (BES) CEO Ricardo Salgado during a demonstration at BES's headquarters office in downtown Lisbon in this August 9, 2014 file photo.   REUTERS/Hugo Correia/Files

Protesters hold up posters with the image of former Banco Espirito Santo (BES) CEO Ricardo Salgado during a demonstration at BES's headquarters office in downtown Lisbon in this August 9, 2014 file photo. REUTERS/Hugo Correia/Files

Protesters hold up posters with the image of former Banco Espirito Santo (BES) CEO Ricardo Salgado during a demonstration at BES's headquarters office in downtown Lisbon in this August 9, 2014 file photo. REUTERS/Hugo Correia/Files
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Bank of Portugal Governor Carlos Costa arrives to read a statement announcing that Portugal's central bank will rescue troubled lender Banco Espirito Santo with a 4.9 billion euro ($6.6 billion) recapitalisation at an event in Lisbon in this August 3, 2014 file photo.   REUTERS/Hugo Correia/Files

Bank of Portugal Governor Carlos Costa arrives to read a statement announcing that Portugal's central bank will rescue troubled lender Banco Espirito Santo with a 4.9 billion euro ($6.6 billion) recapitalisation at an event in Lisbon in this August...more

Bank of Portugal Governor Carlos Costa arrives to read a statement announcing that Portugal's central bank will rescue troubled lender Banco Espirito Santo with a 4.9 billion euro ($6.6 billion) recapitalisation at an event in Lisbon in this August 3, 2014 file photo. REUTERS/Hugo Correia/Files
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A man reads the front pages of various newspapers announcing Portugal's central bank's decision to rescue troubled lender Banco Espirito Santo (BES) in a 4.9 billion euro ($6.6 billion) recapitalisation in Lisbon in this August 4, 2014 file photo.  REUTERS/Hugo Correia/Files

A man reads the front pages of various newspapers announcing Portugal's central bank's decision to rescue troubled lender Banco Espirito Santo (BES) in a 4.9 billion euro ($6.6 billion) recapitalisation in Lisbon in this August 4, 2014 file photo. ...more

A man reads the front pages of various newspapers announcing Portugal's central bank's decision to rescue troubled lender Banco Espirito Santo (BES) in a 4.9 billion euro ($6.6 billion) recapitalisation in Lisbon in this August 4, 2014 file photo. REUTERS/Hugo Correia/Files
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