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Monarch's demise brings more headaches for holidaymakers


LUTON, England Mary Quist arrived at Luton Airport in the early hours of Monday looking forward to a holiday in Portugal, but the sudden collapse of Britain's Monarch Airlines meant a day of confusion and frustration.

Interview - Portugal expects further credit upgrades soon, yields below Italy 28 Sep 2017

LISBON Portugal expects credit ratings agencies Moody's and Fitch to lift its sovereign rating back to investment grade in coming months, bringing its bond yields close to Spanish levels, deputy finance minister Ricardo Mourinho Felix said.


Portugal's big banks team up to tackle bad loans 28 Sep 2017

LISBON Portugal's three biggest banks plan to manage jointly some of their bad loans to avoid more writedowns, effectively taking on the task of trying to tackle one of Europe's biggest bad-debt burdens.


European shares flirt with six-week high as Portugal shines 18 Sep 2017

MILAN European shares ended Monday's session close to six-week highs, helped by buoyant global stock markets, stronger financials and a rally in Portugal after the euro zone member regained investment grade rating.

UPDATE 3-Euro crisis over, Portugal's investment-grade comeback cuts bond yields 18 Sep 2017

* Portugal leads European shares to six-week high (Updates prices)

Portugal's bond yields slide as country returns to investment grade 18 Sep 2017

LONDON, Sept 18 Portugal's 10-year bond tumbled to its lowest level in more than a year on Monday after the country returned to an investment grade rating after 5-1/2 years.


Santander is frontrunner for Deutsche's Polish assets - sources 14 Sep 2017

WARSAW Spanish bank Santander is the frontrunner to buy Deutsche Bank's Polish assets ahead of Portugal's Millennium bcp , two sources familiar with the matter said.

UPDATE 3-Portugal's bond yields record one of year's biggest weekly jumps 25 Aug 2017

* Euro zone periphery govt bond yields http://tmsnrt.rs/2ii2Bqr (Updates prices for close)

Portuguese bond yields set for biggest weekly rise since January 25 Aug 2017

* Euro zone periphery govt bond yields http://tmsnrt.rs/2ii2Bqr

Novo Banco starts sale of life insurance unit 01 Aug 2017

LISBON Portugal's Novo Banco has formally launched the sale process of life insurance unit GNB Seguros Vida, one of the country's biggest insurers with assets of more than 5 billion euros (4.46 billion poounds), Novo Banco said on Tuesday.


U.S. judge blocks latest Trump travel restrictions

SAN FRANCISCO A U.S. judge on Tuesday blocked President Donald Trump's latest bid to impose restrictions on citizens from eight countries entering the United States, which had been set to take effect this week.