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IMF says Portugal bailout only "qualified success", leaving unfinished business

LISBON, Sept 22 Portugal's EU/IMF bailout was only a "qualified success", ensuring a return to international bond markets but leaving high debts, weak banks and high unemployment, the International Monetary Fund said on Thursday.

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CEO confident Novo Banco will be sold, cites new investor interest 21 Sep 2016

LISBON New institutional investors have shown interest in Portugal's Novo Banco, which the state is trying to sell to recover billions of euros in rescue loans, in the past month in addition to the four offers received in June, its CEO said.

UPDATE 2-Gap between Portuguese and German bond yields widest since February 16 Sep 2016

* Review seen as cue for bigger rating test ahead (Updates prices)

Portugal's bond yields rise sharply after budget warning 15 Sep 2016

LONDON, Sept 15 Portugal's bond yields shot higher on Thursday, set for their biggest rise in nearly three months, after the country's budget watchdog warned of a slowdown in the economy and a deficit that would miss EU targets.

UPDATE 1-Portugal's Left Bloc says budget talks smooth, sees deal 13 Sep 2016

LISBON, Sept 13 Portugal's budget negotiations between the minority Socialist government and its left-wing backers in parliament are heading towards a deal that would involve providing more income to pensioners, the leader of the Left Bloc said on Tuesday.

Portugal's Left Bloc says budget talks smooth, sees deal 13 Sep 2016

LISBON, Sept 13 Portugal's budget negotiations between the minority Socialist government and its left-wing backers in parliament are heading towards a deal that would involve providing more income to pensioners, the leader of the Left Bloc said on Tuesday.

Portugal's banking sector still a risk for rating after CGD agreement: Moody's 13 Sep 2016

LONDON, Sept 13 Portugal's weak banking sector remains a source of risk to the government even after an agreement to recapitalise state-owned bank CGD last month, ratings agency Moody's said.

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Jitters over ECB's cautious stance push euro zone yields higher 09 Sep 2016

LONDON Euro zone bond yields rose on Friday with investors anxious the European Central Bank's policy meeting had ushered in a new "wait-and-see" stance.

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Euro zone ministers expect Spain, Portugal to cut deficits 09 Sep 2016

BRATISLAVA Spain and Portugal must still tackle their excessive budget gaps even though they escaped being fined in July for breaking European Union deficit limits, euro zone finance ministers said on Friday.

UPDATE 1-Euro zone ministers expect Spain, Portugal to cut deficits 09 Sep 2016

BRATISLAVA, Sept 9 Spain and Portugal must still tackle their excessive budget gaps even though they escaped being fined in July for breaking European Union deficit limits, euro zone finance ministers said on Friday.

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Clinton seeks to keep Trump on defensive after U.S. presidential debate

RALEIGH, N.C. Democrat Hillary Clinton sought on Tuesday to keep Republican rival Donald Trump on the defensive a day after their first U.S. presidential debate with accusations he is a sexist, racist and tax dodger, while Trump suggested he would "hit her harder" next time by bringing up her husband's infidelity. | Video