UPDATE 1-Portugal to get minority government, reform agenda seen at risk

* Economists see risks to reform agenda (Updates with reform prospects, analysts)

Portugal to get minority government, markets play down immediate risk

* Centre-right prime minister expected to form minority government

Bonds, Markets, 05 Oct 2015

CORRECTED-UPDATE 5-Ruling Portugal coalition wins election, loses majority

LISBON, Oct 4 - Portugal's centre-right government on Sunday won an election that was a test of its tough austerity stance, but its failure to win a majority in parliament raises the prospect of political uncertainty.

Bonds, Markets, 04 Oct 2015

UPDATE 4-Ruling Portugal coalition heads for win, may lose majority

* Government could lose majority (Updates with comment, background)

Bonds, Markets, 04 Oct 2015

Portuguese opposition leader concedes defeat in election

LISBON, Oct 4 - Portugal's opposition Socialist leader Antonio Costa conceded defeat in a general election on Sunday after exit polls and partial tallies put the ruling centre-right coalition ahead.

Markets, Bonds, 04 Oct 2015

Portugal election race points to minority government, uncertainty

LISBON, Oct 2 - Portugal's prime minister made a final push on Friday to boost his chances of not only winning this weekend's election, as predicted by opinion polls, but also of securing an absolute majority and a more stable government.

Bonds, Markets, 02 Oct 2015

REFILE-Portugal brain drain spells lasting headache for election winner

LISBON, Sept 30 - Portugal heads into a national election on Sunday with a sounder economy than four years ago. But the austerity that made it more competitive has led to a mass exodus of youthful talent that will set back the recovery regardless of who wins.

Markets, 30 Sep 2015

Portuguese PM and Socialist opponent clash over austerity as election nears

LISBON - Portugal's prime minister and his Socialist opponent argued about austerity on Thursday in their last debate before the Oct. 4 general election, and analysts said the premier gained an edge although the result is too close to call.

World, 17 Sep 2015

Portugal suspends Novo Banco sale after low bids, to resume later

LISBON, Sept 15 - The Bank of Portugal has suspended the sale of Novo Banco, the bank carved out of Banco Espirito Santo (BES) after a 4.9 billion euro rescue in 2014, due to low bids, but plans to relaunch it when conditions improve, the central bank said on Tuesday.

M&A, Bonds, Markets, Stocks, Financials 15 Sep 2015

Portugal central bank: Novo Banco sale talks ongoing, no suspension

LISBON, Sept 11 - The Bank of Portugal said on Friday negotiations with China's Fosun International over the sale of Novo Banco were proceeding and it would announce the results when ready, denying a report that the talks had been suspended.

Stocks, M&A, Markets, Financials, 11 Sep 2015

Syria extends major offensive to retake territory in west

BEIRUT - Syrian troops and allied militia backed by a fresh wave of Russian air strikes and cruise missiles fired from warships attacked rebel forces on Thursday as the government extended an offensive to recapture territory in the west of the country. | Video