LISBON, Sept 3 - Portugal's government ruled out on Thursday any impact on public finances or a cost to tax payers from the rescue of Banco Espirito Santo (BES) after the sale of its successor bank faced a hurdle.
LISBON, Sept 1 - The Bank of Portugal has failed to reach an agreement with China's Anbang Insurance Group Co in exclusive talks over the sale of state-rescued Novo Banco and will now open talks with the second-placed bidder.
LISBON, Sept 1 - The Bank of Portugal has ended negotiations with a potential buyer of state-rescued Novo Banco after failing to reach an agreement, saying that it will now start talks with the second-placed bidder for the bank.
* Price main criterion, Anbang total offer is largest - source
LISBON, Aug 20 - The Bank of Portugal is in exclusive talks with China's Anbang Insurance Group Co on the sale of state-rescued Novo Banco, leaving two other bidders on the sidelines, sources said.
LISBON, Aug 10 - Hundreds of clients of Portugal's state-rescued Banco Espirito Santo (BES) blocked Lisbon's main boulevard and some scuffled with police on Monday to demand payback of millions of euros invested in the debt of the bank's founding family.
LISBON, Aug 7 - The Bank of Portugal has received one improved bid for Novo Banco but will evaluate in coming weeks all three bids that have been made, the bank said on Friday.
LISBON, July 30 - The Bank of Portugal wants bidders for Novo Banco, the successor to Banco Espirito Santo (BES) following a state rescue last year, to come up with improved offers by Aug. 7, the central bank said on Thursday.
* Net profit 189 mln euros vs avg analysts' forecasts 150 mln
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