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REFILE-UPDATE 1-Portugal's CTT does not rule out making a bid for PT Portugal

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ECB faces test of its own as Europe braces for landmark banking review

FRANKFURT - After putting the euro zone's top 130 banks through their paces, the European Central Bank will face a test of its own on Sunday - will its landmark health check succeed in convincing investors the region's lenders are safe?

France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Spain 25 Oct 2014

Portugal could block EU climate deal over connection target

BRUSSELS, Oct 22 - Portugal warned on Wednesday it could block an EU plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions if other states at a summit this week reject a binding target for building cross-border power cables and pipelines.

ECB says Portugal's Novo Banco won't be part of health checks

FRANKFURT, Oct 10 - Portugal's Novo Banco, created from the bailout of Banco Espirito Santo, will not be part of the European Central Bank's bank health checks, the ECB said on Friday.

Portugal sounds out Spanish banks on Novo Banco sale: sources

MADRID - Portugal has begun sounding out Spanish banks on their interest in buying Novo Banco, the successor to the state-rescued Banco Espirito Santo (BES), several sources familiar with the talks said on Tuesday.

Spain, Deals 30 Sep 2014

Europe new car registrations rise 1.8 percent in August: ACEA

FRANKFURT - Car sales in Europe rose 1.8 percent in August with volume makers Volkswagen , Ford and Opel benefiting from improved demand in Spain, Portugal and Ireland, while premium makers lost ground due to a drop in sales in Germany.

Ireland, Spain 17 Sep 2014

Goldman partner says Novo Banco should attract foreign bidders

LISBON, Sept 16 - Portugal's Novo Banco, the successor to Banco Espirito Santo (BES) after a state rescue, will likely attract bids from foreign banks, a partner at U.S. investment bank Goldman Sachs said on Tuesday.

EU regulators expect Novo Banco sale to proceed as agreed

BRUSSELS - European Union state aid regulators expect Portugal to sell Novo Banco, the successor to troubled Banco Espirito Santo (BES) , in line with a pledge made in return for regulatory approval of its 4.9-billion-euro state bailout.

15 Sep 2014

Bank of Portugal picks new CEO for BES successor Novo Banco

LISBON - The Bank of Portugal on Sunday picked a new chief executive for Novo Banco, successor to Banco Espirito Santo (BES), following the embarrassing resignation of its three top managers appointed only two months ago.

14 Sep 2014

Bosses charged with rebuilding Portugal's BES bank quit after two months

LISBON - The rebuilding of Portugal's Novo Banco - the successor to Banco Espirito Santo (BES) after a state rescue last month - was dealt a blow on Saturday with the resignation of the three men handpicked by the central bank in July to turn BES round.

13 Sep 2014
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Iran nuclear talks extended seven months after failing to meet deadline

VIENNA - Iran and six powers failed on Monday for a second time this year to resolve their 12-year stand-off over Tehran's nuclear ambitions, and gave themselves seven more months to clinch an historic deal. | Video