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Tunisia boosts renewables with 'game-changing' solar tender

Jun 12 2019

LISBON Tunisia is set to select the winners of its "game-changing" 500 megawatt (MW) solar energy concessions tender by September as it seeks to attract more foreign investment in renewable energy, industry and energy minister Slim Feriani said on Wednesday.

Portugal's Socialists prepare run for majority rule after EU vote

May 27 2019

LISBON Portugal's ruling Socialists are prepared to ditch their far-left allies and go it alone at a general election in October, emboldened by their sound economic management and a weak opposition to seek majority rule.

Portugal's Socialists prepare run for majority rule after EU vote

May 27 2019

LISBON Portugal's ruling Socialists are prepared to ditch their far-left allies and go it alone at a general election in October, emboldened by their sound economic management and a weak opposition to seek majority rule.

Portugal PM threatens to resign if parliament passes teachers' pay hike

May 03 2019

LISBON Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa threatened to resign on Friday after his leftist allies abandoned the government in a preliminary parliamentary vote that could undermine efforts to balance the budget by raising teachers' salaries retroactively.

EDP shareholders vote scuppers Chinese takeover bid, partnership to go on

Apr 24 2019

LISBON Shareholders of EDP-Energias de Portugal voted on Wednesday to effectively block a 9 billion euro ($10 billion) takeover bid by China Three Gorges (CTG), but the Portuguese utility said their partnership would continue, with a focus on Latin America.

Euro zone governments worry over Italy's low growth: Eurogroup

Apr 23 2019

LISBON The euro zone is worried about the heavily indebted Italian economy's weak growth and needs Rome to implement its budget plans "with credibility", the head of the currency bloc's group of finance ministers said.

Portugal bets on artificial intelligence to boost exports

Apr 15 2019

LISBON At a time when a slowing global economy is seen as a threat to Portugal's growth, the country is betting on a new artificial intelligence platform to help companies boost their exports.

Altice Portugal confident it will sell 'valuable' fibre network-CEO

Mar 29 2019

LISBON, March 29 Telecoms firm Altice has more than a dozen potential buyers for its Portuguese fibre network, including investment and infrastructure funds, the chief executive of the Portuguese unit of the business said on Friday.

Investor calls on EDP shareholders to block CTG's bid

Mar 28 2019

LISBON Activist investor Elliott called on Thursday for shareholders in EDP-Energias de Portugal to reject a reform of voting rights, in a move that could scupper a 9-billion-euro (£7.70 billion)takeover offer for EDP from China Three Gorges (CTG).

Investor calls on EDP shareholders to block CTG's bid

Mar 28 2019

LISBON, March 28 Activist investor Elliott called on Thursday for shareholders in EDP-Energias de Portugal to reject a reform of voting rights, in a move that could scupper a 9-billion-euro ($10 billion) takeover offer for EDP from China Three Gorges (CTG).

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