Portugal

Portugal Socialists promise deficit cuts without austerity if elected

* See deficit gradually falling to 0.9 pct in 2019 on more growth

Portugal's BPI says no longer in race for Novo Banco

LISBON, April 19 - Portugal's Banco BPI is no longer in the race to buy Novo Banco after the country's central bank picked five out of seven potential bidders last week, BPI said.

Bank of Portugal picks five Novo Banco bidders, sets end-June deadline

LISBON, April 17 - The Bank of Portugal has picked five out of seven financial institutions that had made non-binding bids for Novo Banco, the successor to Banco Espirito Santo after a state rescue last year, and will accept binding offers until the end of June.

Germany calls Greek conspiracy remarks 'foul play', Commission mediating

BRUSSELS - The European Commission said it was seeking to maintain EU unity after Greece accused Spain and Portugal of conspiring against it, triggering complaints from Madrid and Lisbon and a charge of "foul play" from Berlin.

Greece, Spain 02 Mar 2015

Opposition leader in pre-election hot water for lauding Portugal's progress

LISBON, Feb 26 - Portugal's main opposition Socialist candidate for prime minister has drawn criticism within his party and ridicule by the ruling coalition after lauding the country's progress over the past four years - none of it under the Socialists.

Stocks, M&A, Bonds, Markets, 26 Feb 2015

GRAPHIC-Portugal may be the big winner of ECB bond-buying

LONDON, Feb 24 - Portugal's government debt market is likely to benefit more than any other in the euro zone from the European Central Bank's bond-buying programme that starts next month.

Bonds, Markets, 24 Feb 2015

Portugal PM says against loans for Greece if no clear obligations

LISBON - Portugal considers it unacceptable for Europe to keep providing Greece with funding if Athens does not assume any obligations, Portugal's Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho said, adding that Greece is unlikely to avoid a third assistance package.

World, 20 Feb 2015

Leftist party says Portugal next target if Greece exits euro

LISBON - Portugal's debt will be the next target of speculators if European countries push Greece out of the euro with their demands for more austerity, the leader of Portugal's Left Bloc party said.

World, Greece, 19 Feb 2015

RPT-UPDATE 1-Bank of Portugal, Goldman gear up for legal battle over bank loan

LISBON, Feb 17 - The Bank of Portugal on Tuesday stuck to a decision to keep a loan linked to Goldman Sachs in a "bad bank" carved out after the rescue of Banco Espirito Santo (BES), putting the central bank and Goldman Sachs on course for a legal battle.

UPDATE 1-Bank of Portugal, Goldman gear up for legal battle over bank loan

LISBON, Feb 17 - The Bank of Portugal on Tuesday stuck to a decision to keep a loan linked to Goldman Sachs in a "bad bank" carved out after the rescue of Banco Espirito Santo (BES), putting the central bank and Goldman Sachs on course for a legal battle.

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Nepal's hospitals swamped as quake toll passes 2,400, thousands injured

KATHMANDU - Overwhelmed doctors moved hundreds of patients onto the streets of Nepal's capital on Sunday when aftershocks rattled hospitals and buildings already damaged by an earthquake that killed more than 2,400 people and devastated Kathmandu valley. | Video