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UPDATE 2-Portugal president warns Espirito Santo woes could hurt economy

LISBON, July 21 - Portugal's president warned on Monday that fallout from the financial troubles of the founding family of Banco Espirito Santo (BES) could affect the wider economy, while the bank said it was appointing a special financial advisor to help boost its capital structure.

UPDATE 3-Portugal Telecom may sue BES over unpaid family co's debt -sources

* BES-linked Rioforte holding company failed to repay $1 bln debt (Adds Portugal Telecom also likely to be sued)

UPDATE 5-Portugal Telecom loses chunk of Oi merger over unpaid Espirito Santo debt

* PT stake in merged company cut to 25.6 pct from 38 pct in old terms

Portugal's BES shares slump as group debt falls due

* Espirito Santo group must pay back 847 mln euros on Tuesday

BES slide, tumbling German sentiment hit markets

LONDON - European stocks and the euro fell on Tuesday after shares in Portugal's biggest listed bank hit a record low, while a plunge in German economic sentiment pushed up borrowing costs for some peripheral euro zone countries.

15 Jul 2014

Portugal hopes new boss at BES marks fresh start for troubled bank

LISBON - Portugal's troubled Espirito Santo clan was forced to sell a chunk of the bank it founded and accept independent managers on Monday after the lender's links to the family unsettled international markets.

Deals, 14 Jul 2014

UPDATE 3-Portugal hopes new boss at BES marks fresh start for troubled bank

LISBON, July 14 - Portugal's troubled Espirito Santo clan was forced to sell a chunk of the bank it founded and accept independent managers on Monday after the lender's links to the family unsettled international markets.

Portuguese bond yields fall after BES acts to reassure investors

* Portugal's BES takes steps to ease worries over its health

Bonds, Markets, 14 Jul 2014

Espirito Santo loan strains Portugal-Brazil telecoms merger

* PT loaned its cash to BES group company Rioforte in April

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