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Will Portugal Follow Greece Into Debt Relief?

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Despite the official line that the Greek situation was unique, the chances of further debt restructurings in Europe are growing.

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Top Portuguese academic decries 'filthy' English

Top Portuguese academic decries 'filthy' English | Adamastor | Scoop.it

A best-selling book penned by a Portuguese don has excoriated the English for being 'promiscuous, dirty and drunken'.

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Portugal coach Bento leaves after poor results

Portugal coach Bento leaves after poor results | Adamastor | Scoop.it

Portugal coach Paulo Bento has quit because of poor results, including a 1-0 shock defeat against Albania.

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Jorge Mendes: the football agent who just won transfer deadline day

Jorge Mendes: the football agent who just won transfer deadline day | Adamastor | Scoop.it

He made a fortune by bringing Angel Di Maria to Man Utd and Diego Costa to Chelsea. So the most powerful man in football must be super talented, right?

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Cristiano Ronaldo not fit for Portugal Euro 2016 qualifier, says Paulo Bento

Cristiano Ronaldo not fit for Portugal Euro 2016 qualifier, says Paulo Bento | Adamastor | Scoop.it

Portugal coach Paulo Bento has left Cristiano Ronaldo out of the squad for their upcoming Euro 2016 qualifier on Sept. 7 vs. Albania, saying the national captain is not fit enough to compete, even though he has started the season featuring regularly for Real Madrid.

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Ronaldo named UEFA Best Player in Europe

Ronaldo named UEFA Best Player in Europe | Adamastor | Scoop.it

Cristiano Ronaldo, who led Real Madrid CF to UEFA Champions League glory last term, has been voted the 2013/14 UEFA Best Player in Europe by a panel of football journalists.

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Portugal has Europe's fewest women on boards

Portugal has Europe's fewest women on boards | Adamastor | Scoop.it

Portugal has the lowest proportion of female board members of any European country while some nations have introduced legislation to spur companies to add women at the highest level of management.

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Don't repeat mistakes of Irish bailout, former IMF official warns Portugal

Don't repeat mistakes of Irish bailout, former IMF official warns Portugal | Adamastor | Scoop.it

Portugal is making the same costly mistake as Ireland by rescuing a troubled bank and largely sparing its bondholders losses, one of the architects of Ireland's bailout has warned.

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Portugal bank rescue helps Wall Street rebound

Portugal bank rescue helps Wall Street rebound | Adamastor | Scoop.it

Wall Street stocks rose Monday after a sharp drop last week, helped by earnings and Portugal’s rescue of a major lender.

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Los fondos de la 'troika' rescatan al Banco Espírito Santo

Los fondos de la 'troika' rescatan al Banco Espírito Santo | Adamastor | Scoop.it

Nace el Novo Banco con 4.500 millones de préstamos europeos. Los accionistas del BES pierden todo y se quedan un banco malo.

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Tax-averse French seek shelter in Portugal

Tax-averse French seek shelter in Portugal | Adamastor | Scoop.it

Lisbon real estate agent Paulo Silva says Portugal’s booming high-end property market has a Frenchman to thank: François Hollande.  'The French president’s taxes are prompting many to flee their country', says Silva, who heads real estate agency Aguirre Newman. 'Many of these wealthy French are coming to Portugal to take advantage of tax benefits that are better than in other countries'.

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Investment in Angolan banking may prove a crippling deal for Portugal

Investment in Angolan banking may prove a crippling deal for Portugal | Adamastor | Scoop.it

The country may have to do some damage control because of problems with a subsidiary of the troubled Portuguese lender Banco Espírito Santo.

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Espirito Santo Group: how it all started

Espirito Santo Group: how it all started | Adamastor | Scoop.it

Two linked companies, Espirito Santo Group and RioForte, have applied to Luxembourg courts for protection from their creditors in recent days. The Portuguese family dynasty that owns both companies is at a crossroads.

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The custard tarts are reason enough to visit Lisbon

The custard tarts are reason enough to visit Lisbon | Adamastor | Scoop.it

Rosie Mortimer: Go to the Pasteis de Belem and sample their Pastel de Nata (Portuguese custard tart), is a friend’s top recommendation for Lisbon. My husband and I follow it to the letter.

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Banco Espírito Santo secretly lent funds to controlling shareholder

Banco Espírito Santo secretly lent funds to controlling shareholder | Adamastor | Scoop.it

Banco Espírito Santo secretly lent money to its controlling shareholder for two years, documents have revealed – raising fresh questions over the Bank of Portugal’s supervision of a lender that went on to suffer one of Europe’s largest financial collapses.

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Euro 2016: Albania pile the misery on sorry Portugal

Euro 2016: Albania pile the misery on sorry Portugal | Adamastor | Scoop.it

Albania handed demoralised Portugal one of their most embarrassing international defeats when the rank outsiders won 1-0 on Sunday.

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Portugal's growing number of young entrepreneurs

Portugal's growing number of young entrepreneurs | Adamastor | Scoop.it

To understand why entrepreneurship, or setting up a business, is now so popular in Portugal, you only need a quick reminder of how bad unemployment remains in the country, even though it came out of recession in 2013.

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Portugal: mists and mellow fruitfulness

Portugal: mists and mellow fruitfulness | Adamastor | Scoop.it
Low-key agricultural conversions amid the vines and ancient towns of the Douro and Minho regions are opening up the cool, green north of Portugal to visitors.
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Portugal's Algarve region tops list of world's best retirement spots

Portugal's Algarve region tops list of world's best retirement spots | Adamastor | Scoop.it

Forget Victoria, B.C. or even sunny Florida. When it comes to the best places in the world to retire, Canadians may want to go further afield to destinations in Europe, South America and Asia.

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Portugal court partially approves government austerity measures

Portugal's constitutional court gave the government on Thursday more leeway to cut the budget deficit by approving, in part, austerity measures included in an IMF/EU bailout that Lisbon exited in May.

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Morrissey statement: Lisbon, Portugal booked (Oct. 6)

Morrissey statement: Lisbon, Portugal booked (Oct. 6) | Adamastor | Scoop.it

We have our first World peace is none of your business concert booked in Lisbon (Portugal) on October 6th.

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Portugal in €4.9 billion rescue of Banco Espirito Santo

Portugal in €4.9 billion rescue of Banco Espirito Santo | Adamastor | Scoop.it

Portugal will spend 4.9 billion euros ($6.58 billion) to rescue its largest listed bank, testing the euro zone's resilience to another banking crisis just months after Lisbon exited an international bailout.

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In Portugal, central bank moves to clean up Banco Espírito Santo

In Portugal, central bank moves to clean up Banco Espírito Santo | Adamastor | Scoop.it

Portugal’s central bank stepped up efforts to clean up the troubled lender Banco Espírito Santo and end its family control after the bank reported a stunning first-half loss of $4.8 billion that will force it to raise more capital.

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Banco Espírito Santo shares more than halve in value

Banco Espírito Santo shares more than halve in value | Adamastor | Scoop.it

Banco Espirito Santo shares plummeted more than 50% on Thursday, with the most resilient shareholders finally yanking their money out of the troubled lender.

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In Portugal, ex-chief of bank is arrested

In Portugal, ex-chief of bank is arrested | Adamastor | Scoop.it

The former official was brought to court for a hearing in a major money laundering and tax evasion case aimed at a Swiss asset management company.

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Ex-Banco Espírito Santo head detained for questioning under money laundering investigation

Ex-Banco Espírito Santo head detained for questioning under money laundering investigation | Adamastor | Scoop.it

Ricardo Salgado, former chief executive of troubled Portuguese lender Banco Espírito Santo, has been detained for questioning as part of a three-year money-laundering and tax evasion investigation.

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