UPDATE 1-Portugal's Galp Energia beats profit expectations

* Net profit 189 mln euros vs avg analysts' forecasts 150 mln

Moniz to leave Iran talks temporarily, returns Friday evening

WASHINGTON - U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz will temporarily leave the Iran nuclear talks to accept an honor in Portugal and will return to the negotiations on Friday evening, a senior U.S. official said on Thursday.

World, 09 Jul 2015

Portugal should not be associated with Greece's troubles: Deputy PM

LISBON - Portugal cannot be associated with Greece's mounting troubles after sacrifices and efforts made to overcome the country's debt crisis and improve its financial and economic situation, Deputy Prime Minister Paulo Portas said on Monday.

World 06 Jul 2015

TAP new owners see profits from 2016, to invest up to 800 mln euros

LISBON, June 24 - The new owners of Portugal's recently privatised flag carrier TAP expect the loss-making airline to return to profit next year thanks to new routes to Brazil and the United States and an investment of up to 800 million euros ($895 million).

Portugal says Greece should seal troika deal this week

BUCHAREST - Portugal's president said on Monday an agreement between Greece and the troika should be reached, "this week if possible."

World, 15 Jun 2015

Portugal government to sell airline TAP to American-Brazilian investor

LISBON, June 11 - Portugal's government said in a statement on Thursday it has picked a consortium led by investor David Neeleman in the sale of airline TAP. (Reporting By Axel Bugge)

Stocks, M&A, Bonds, Airlines, Markets, 11 Jun 2015

Portugal picks American-Brazilian investor in sale of airline TAP

LISBON, June 11 - Portugal's government picked on Thursday a consortium led by American-Brazilian investor David Neeleman in the privatisation of airline TAP, ending a drawn-out sales process that has faced strong opposition from many unions.

M&A, Airlines, Bonds, Markets, Stocks, 11 Jun 2015

Portugal court accepts injunction to suspend TAP sale

LISBON, June 3 - Portugal's supreme administrative court approved on Wednesday an injunction to suspend the privatisation of airline TAP, just two days before a deadline for final binding bids in the sale, the court said.

Stocks, Airlines, M&A, Markets, Bonds 03 Jun 2015

UPDATE 1-Two Chinese bidders likely to face off in sale of Portugal's Novo Banco

LISBON, June 1 - The sale of Portugal's Novo Banco is likely to end with a duel between two Chinese bidders, which have both presented offers of just over 4 billion euros ($4.4 billion), and could lead to a fourth stage involving direct negotiations, sources said on Monday.

China's Fosun, Anbang lead race for Portugal's Novo Banco - FT

June 1 - Portugal's Novo Banco is set to fall into Chinese hands with either Anbang Insurance or Fosun International most likely to clinch the deal worth more than 4 billion euros ($4.4 billion), the Financial Times reported


Indian Ocean debris almost certainly from a Boeing 777: Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR/PARIS - Malaysia is "almost certain" that plane debris found on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean is from a Boeing 777, the deputy transport minister said on Thursday, heightening the possibility it could be wreckage from missing Flight MH370. | Video