WASHINGTON - The International Monetary Fund signed off on its latest review of Portugal's bailout on Thursday, and also extended the program until June to finish assessing the euro zone country's progress with getting its economy back on track.
BRUSSELS - At the height of the euro zone debt crisis, with Portugal's economy nearing collapse, the European Commission told the government in Lisbon that it had to slash wages if it was ever going to boost competitiveness and grow again.
LISBON - Portugal's government laid out plans for savings in 2015 worth 1.4 billion euros (1.1 billion pounds) on Tuesday and said an improving economy has reduced budget cuts it needed to make for next year by about a third.
LISBON - 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.
LISBON - Rating agency Fitch raised its outlook on Portugal's debt rating to "positive" from "negative" on Friday, citing the country's strong progress in cutting its budget deficit, regaining market access and improving economic growth.
ATHENS - Euro zone finance ministers will discuss the best way for Portugal to fully return to market financing at their meeting on May 5, the chairman of the ministers Jeroen Dijsselbloem told a news conference on Tuesday.
LISBON - Portugal's chances of making a clean break from its international bailout in May are growing as its economic outlook gradually improves, borrowing costs slide, and some political dividends are seen for the government from going it alone.
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BERLIN - Germany will support Portugal in its forthcoming decision on how to exit its bailout programme, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday, adding that she expected a decision from Lisbon soon partly because confidence in the euro zone was growing.
BERLIN, March 18 - Germany will support Portugal in its forthcoming decision on how to exit its bailout programme, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday, adding that she expected a decision from Lisbon soon partly because confidence in the euro zone was growing.
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