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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ATHENS, Sept 9 - Portugal is confident it will meet the fiscal targets it has set for this year and will stay on a course of reforms to make its economy stronger, Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho said on Tuesday.
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LISBON - Part of the troubled business empire of Portugal's Espirito Santo family said on Friday it may try to block the planned sale of an insurance company it once controlled, adding to opposition already expressed by a group of investors.
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EDINBURGH (Reuters - Scotland voted on Thursday on whether to stay within the United Kingdom or end the 307-year-old union with England and become an independent nation in a finely balanced referendum with far-reaching consequences. | Video