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A foodie tour of Portugal's Alentejo

A foodie tour of Portugal's Alentejo | Adamastor | Scoop.it

The Alentejo region is the breadbasket of Portugal, makes half its wine and is the largest producer of cork in the world. Adrian Mourby rounds up the best restaurants, vineyards and places to stay.

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World Cup 2014 team profile: Portugal

World Cup 2014 team profile: Portugal | Adamastor | Scoop.it

Portugal will need a lot more than an on-fire Cristiano Ronaldo if it is to mount a serious World Cup challenge in Brazil.

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Eurogroup warns Portugal on bailout exit

There will be no turning back for Portugal when it makes a clean exit from its bailout this month without a credit safety net, the president of the Eurogroup has warned.

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Helena Costa, première femme à entraîner un club de foot pro en France

Helena Costa, première femme à entraîner un club de foot pro en France | Adamastor | Scoop.it

Clermont Foot a annoncé mercredi que la Portugaise de 36 ans, passée par le Benfica, entraînerait l'équipe profesionnelle la saison prochaine, en Ligue 2.

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Fitch Ratings: Portugal clean exit does not mark end of adjustment

Portugal's decision to make a clean exit from its IMF-EU programme and its successful return to capital markets at favourable yields reflects investor confidence in the country's progress since 2011. It also reflects strong market liquidity and a search for yield while global interest rates are low. Without a precautionary programme, the risk of Portugal getting caught up in a future bout of market volatility cannot be fully discounted. However, the sovereign's large deposit buffer mitigates this risk, says Fitch Ratings. 

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Helena Costa named as Ligue 2 side Clermont Foot's new coach to become France's first ever female boss

Helena Costa named as Ligue 2 side Clermont Foot's new coach to become France's first ever female boss | Adamastor | Scoop.it

The Portuguese is also the first female to take over a top or second division side in any of Europe's top five leagues and will begin her role at the end of this season.

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Spare a thought for Portugal! Six countries who have never won the Eurovision Song Contest

Spare a thought for Portugal! Six countries who have never won the Eurovision Song Contest | Adamastor | Scoop.it

Can Portugal’s Suzy be the one to finally break the country’s Eurovision duck after 46 contests without a win? Er….

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Eurozone welcomes Portugal's exit from bailout program

Eurozone welcomes Portugal's exit from bailout program | Adamastor | Scoop.it

Southern eurozone member Portugal has announced it will not need further international rescue funds it had been granted in the debt crisis. The government noted the country returned to growth after unpopular reforms.

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Portugal's debt rescue exit hailed

Portugal's debt rescue exit hailed | Adamastor | Scoop.it

The head of the eurozone finance ministers group congratulated Portugal on Monday on its exit from a massive debt-rescue but said it must hold to promised reforms to realise its potential.

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Portugal to emulate Ireland in exit from bailout program

Portugal will follow Ireland in exiting its three-year bailout program without seeking a precautionary credit line, Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho said.

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Navarro finally wins WTA title in Portugal

Navarro finally wins WTA title in Portugal | Adamastor | Scoop.it

Carla Suarez Navarro won the first WTA title of her career as she defeated Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-4 3-6 6-4 in Oeiras.

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Portugal to overtake Italy in UEFA coefficient

Portugal to overtake Italy in UEFA coefficient | Adamastor | Scoop.it
The Portuguese Primeira Liga is set to overtake Serie A in UEFA’s league coefficient ranking system after Juventus were knocked out of the Europa League semi-finals by Benfica on Thursday.
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Portugal passes final IMF-EU audit

Portugal has won approval from IMF-EU auditors in their final audit of the country's bailout programme, the government said on Friday in a major step towards standing alone on financial markets.

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Moody's upgrades Portugal's government bond rating to Ba2 and places rating on review for further upgrade

Moody's Investors Service has upgraded Portugal's government bond rating to Ba2 from Ba3. In addition, the rating agency placed the Ba2 rating on review for possible further upgrade.

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S&P lifts Portugal outlook to stable from negative

S&P lifts Portugal outlook to stable from negative | Adamastor | Scoop.it

Standard & Poor's Ratings Services on Friday raised Portugal's outlook to stable from negative on improved economic and market conditions.

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French men's football club picks first female coach in historic hire

French men's football club picks first female coach in historic hire | Adamastor | Scoop.it

Helena Costa, who has managed the women's national teams of Qatar and Iran, will be the first woman to coach a men's professional soccer team in any major European league when she begins her roll with Clermont Foot 63.

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French second division club Clermont Foot appoint female coach as Helena Costa takes up the reins

French second division club Clermont Foot appoint female coach as Helena Costa takes up the reins | Adamastor | Scoop.it

Clermont Foot 63 become one of the highest-level teams in Europe to put a woman in charge.

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Portugal: Lisbon resilient, yields calmed, citizens exhausted

Portugal: Lisbon resilient, yields calmed, citizens exhausted | Adamastor | Scoop.it

Laconic and without any fuss, PM Pedro Passos Coelho announced that three years after the €78 billion bailout Portugal will stand on its feet without the European Troika.

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An Internet of everything, powered by thin gadgetry

An Internet of everything, powered by thin gadgetry | Adamastor | Scoop.it

Inês Henriques believes 2-D printers have an important role to play in the future of the Internet of things.

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British expats in Portugal face losing their homes

British expats in Portugal face losing their homes | Adamastor | Scoop.it

New laws require landowners with waterfront properties to produce hard-to-find paperwork that proves their home was built legally.

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Portugal says debt auctions the near-term future

Portugal is more likely to increase the size of its outstanding bonds at auction than to come to market with a new benchmark issue, the country's debt office (IGCP) said on Monday.

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Portugal needs no more loans, says PM Passos Coelho

Portugal needs no more loans, says PM Passos Coelho | Adamastor | Scoop.it

Portugal's prime minister has said the country will exit its three-year 78bn euros (£64bn) bailout on 17 May without needing a standby line of credit.

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Berlocq pulls off stunning comeback to win Portugal Open

Carlos Berlocq couldn't do anything against Tomas Berdych in the first set of Sunday's final at the Portugal Open, then was nearly unstoppable in the third en route to his second career title.

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Carla Suarez Navarro beats Svetlana Kuznetsova to win Portugal Open

Carla Suarez Navarro beats Svetlana Kuznetsova to win Portugal Open | Adamastor | Scoop.it

Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain defeated 2-time Grand Slam champion Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia in 3 sets 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 to win her maiden WTA title at the Portugal Open title in Oeiras.

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Portugal debt chief: markets 'comfortable' with clean exit

Investors are 'comfortable' with Portugal exiting its E78 billion bailout without a supporting credit line, Joao Moreira Rato, the head of the Portuguese debt agency IGCP, said Friday.

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