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geek as hell: random acts of geekness

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Portugal, miracle or mirage?

Portugal, miracle or mirage? | Adamastor | Scoop.it

What seems clear is that the collapse in yields – albeit not quite as apparently dramatic relative to equivalent German government bonds – has more to do with faith in the European Central Bank’s determination to keep the single currency intact than it does with confidence in Portugal’s economic fundamentals.

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Portugal easily sells 10-year bond in key auction

Portugal easily sells 10-year bond in key auction | Adamastor | Scoop.it

Portugal easily sold €750m of 10-year debt today in its first bond auction in three years, in a show of support from investors that puts the country on track to exit its bailout smoothly next month. 

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Felipe Oliveira Baptista, le crocodile dandy

Felipe Oliveira Baptista, le crocodile dandy | Adamastor | Scoop.it

Entre animaux empaillés et avions, le designer de Lacoste ouvre les portes de son imaginaire, qui prend sa source dans la douceur des Açores.

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Portuguese company's paper-thin modules bring solar power, sensing and more to 3D printing and wearable devices

Portuguese company's paper-thin modules bring solar power, sensing and more to 3D printing and wearable devices | Adamastor | Scoop.it

Portuguese company Ynvisible created Printoo kits to get flexible, thin electronics out of laboratories and into the hands of makers. It is offering a series of modules on Kickstart as of today that can do just about anything.

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Portugal to continue cutting spending and jobs

Portugal to continue cutting spending and jobs | Adamastor | Scoop.it

The government said it will cut spending in ministries and continue to lower the number of public workers to meet budget-deficit targets agreed with international creditors for next year.

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In Portugal, a sales receipt may be your ticket to win big

In Portugal, a sales receipt may be your ticket to win big | Adamastor | Scoop.it

Buy a cup of coffee, and the vendor enters your receipt in a national lottery. The prize? A new Audi each week. It's a way struggling Portugal hopes to battle the black market and boost tax revenue.

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Passionate Portugal manager Paulo Bento earns contract extension until Euro 2016

Passionate Portugal manager Paulo Bento earns contract extension until Euro 2016 | Adamastor | Scoop.it

Paulo Bento has earned the right to have his contract as Portugal manager extended until Euro 2016, and – most importantly – key players are happy.

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Bento's feisty, no-nonsense manner guides Portugal

Bento's feisty, no-nonsense manner guides Portugal | Adamastor | Scoop.it

The 44-year-old Bento is no household name outside Portugal, but his low profile conceals a no-nonsense feistiness that has helped Portugal keep its place among the world's top teams.

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5 Portugal players to watch at the World Cup

5 Portugal players to watch at the World Cup | Adamastor | Scoop.it

Portugal has long been admired for producing talented players, and their flair has earned them the tag of 'the Brazilians of Europe'.

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Portugal to make decision on bailout exit by May 5

Portugal to make decision on bailout exit by May 5 | Adamastor | Scoop.it

Portugal is set to make a decision on its financial bailout exit strategy by May 5, the country's minister of the presidency said on Thursday.

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'Engineer' Fernando Santos masterminds Greek success

'Engineer' Fernando Santos masterminds Greek success | Adamastor | Scoop.it

Known as the 'Engineer' in his native Portugal for his university education and careful planning, Fernando Santos has lived up to that reputation in Greece since taking over as coach of the national football team.

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Portugal is encouraging people to pay their taxes by giving away Audis

Portugal is encouraging people to pay their taxes by giving away Audis | Adamastor | Scoop.it

A state draw offering fancy cars on invoices issued with individual taxpayer numbers has firmly grabbed the attention of the Portuguese - those hopeful to win and critics alike.

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Europe's 'second cities', like Portugal's Porto, come in first

Europe's 'second cities', like Portugal's Porto, come in first | Adamastor | Scoop.it

Porto ages happily on the Douro River, along with the most of the world's port wine. The harborfront, called the Ribeira, faces Porto's sister city, Vila Nova de Gaia, just across the river, where traditional boats that hauled the wine to the port lodges for aging and distribution decorate the scene.

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European recovery gaining traction as Greece and Portugal hit potential milestones

European recovery gaining traction as Greece and Portugal hit potential milestones | Adamastor | Scoop.it

Portugal completed a successful 10-year debt sale that could be a precursor to it following Ireland and emerging from its own bailout program on schedule on May 17, as well as a closely watched survey pointing to a pick-up in eurozone-wide economic growth.

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Cristiano Ronaldo consoles Lionel Messi after the Copa del Rey final

Cristiano Ronaldo consoles Lionel Messi after the Copa del Rey final | Adamastor | Scoop.it

Hey bud. You OK? I'm sorry you lost, but, you know, someone had to. And I'm glad it wasn't us. So that's...a...tough one.

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IMF board approves Portugal review, releases 851 million euros

The IMF executive board Thursday approved the latest review of Portugal's three-year financing agreement, allowing immediate release of the latest E851 million tranche.

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Somewhere in Portugal

Somewhere in Portugal | Adamastor | Scoop.it

Joel Achenbach: We’re staying bluffside on what I believe is the Atlantic Coast of Portugal. It looks like the Mediterranean to me but the salinity, sparkle and seaweed flavor, and in particular the crunchiness of the barnacles, tell me it’s the Atlantic.

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Portugal finance minister: ECB will take action

Portugal finance minister: ECB will take action | Adamastor | Scoop.it

The European Central Bank (ECB) still plans to take action to combat the problem of low and falling inflation despite holding off and disappointing markets over the past few months, Portugal's finance minister told CNBC.

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Portugal government plans 1.4 billion euros in 2015 budget cuts

Portugal government plans 1.4 billion euros in 2015 budget cuts | Adamastor | Scoop.it

Portugal's government defined on Tuesday savings measures worth 1.4 billion euros, or 0.8 percent of gross domestic product, needed to slash the budget deficit next year and promised to abstain from tax hikes as well as further wage and pension cuts.

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Portugal's clean bailout exit more likely after Greek bond success

Portugal's clean bailout exit more likely after Greek bond success | Adamastor | Scoop.it

Greece's success in tapping markets on Thursday raise the chances that Portugal will not need a precautionary credit line when it exits the euro zone bailout in mid-May, the head of euro zone finance ministers, Jeroen Dijsselbloem, said on Friday.

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Portugal outlook raised

Portugal outlook raised | Adamastor | Scoop.it

Fitch Ratings upgraded the outlook on Portugal's credit rating to 'positive' from 'negative' on Friday, citing the good progress the country has made in reducing the budget deficit. The ratings were affirmed at 'BB+'.

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Argentina slump in FIFA ranking, Portugal rises

Argentina slump in FIFA ranking, Portugal rises | Adamastor | Scoop.it

Portugal have risen to third and Colombia are now South America's top-ranked nation after Argentina slid three places in the latest FIFA ranking.

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Coach Bento extends contract with Portugal

Paulo Bento has signed a contract extension that will see him remain in charge of the Portuguese national football team for an additional two years.

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Rally of Portugal seeks new location

Rally of Portugal seeks new location | Adamastor | Scoop.it

Rally of Portugal organisers are working on a plan to move the event north for next season, despite a successful Algarve event last week.

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Portugal 'can't just import Irish solution to bailout exit'

Portugal 'can't just import Irish solution to bailout exit' | Adamastor | Scoop.it
Interview with Portugal’s Europe minister in Dublin.
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