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Altice aims to grow business in Portugal after Media deal

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LISBON Netherlands-based Altice has agreed to buy Portuguese firm Media Capital, the owner of TVI television channel, and said it wanted to expand its business in Portugal where it already owns the largest telecom operator PT. | Video

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Portugal government sees Novo Banco sale completed by November 05 Jul 2017

LISBON The sale of Portugal's state-rescued Novo Banco to U.S. private equity firm Lone Star should be concluded by November following a 500 million euro (438.32 million pounds) debt swap that will be launched soon, deputy finance minister said on Wednesday.

Portugal government sees Novo Banco sale completed by November 05 Jul 2017

LISBON, July 5 The sale of Portugal's state-rescued Novo Banco to U.S. private equity firm Lone Star should be concluded by November following a 500 million euro ($566 million) debt swap that will be launched soon, deputy finance minister said on Wednesday.

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EDP denies talks with Gas Natural over merger 04 Jul 2017

LISBON Energias de Portugal (EDP) denied on Tuesday the existence of negotiations over a possible merger with Spain's Gas Natural.

RPT-Portugal's bond with China: pioneering debt sale founded on close ties 04 Jul 2017

LONDON, July 3 Portugal is looking to build on its economic and cultural ties with China by becoming the first euro zone country to borrow in the $9.5 trillion Chinese bond market, potentially opening the way for other European governments.

Portugal's bond with China: pioneering debt sale founded on close ties 03 Jul 2017

LONDON, July 3 Portugal is looking to build on its economic and cultural ties with China by becoming the first euro zone country to borrow in the $9.5 trillion Chinese bond market, potentially opening the way for other European governments.

Early tax refunds double Portugal's deficit, result for year on track 26 Jun 2017

LISBON Portugal's public sector deficit doubled to 698 million euros (612.96 million pounds) in the first five months of 2017 from a year earlier, but the finance ministry said it was due to early tax refunds and it was still on track to narrow this year.

Early tax refunds double Portugal's deficit, result for year on track 26 Jun 2017

LISBON, June 26 Portugal's public sector deficit doubled to 698 million euros ($781 million) in the first five months of 2017 from a year earlier, but the finance ministry said it was due to early tax refunds and it was still on track to narrow this year.

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Portugal investigating fraud linked to Venezuela PDVSA funds, PDVSA says 25 Jun 2017

CARACAS Portugal is investigating alleged appropriation of funds belonging to Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA [PDVSA.UL] that were channelled through now-defunct Portuguese bank Banco Espirito Santo between 2009 and 2014, PDVSA said on Saturday.

RPT-Portugal has met Chinese authorities over renminbi bond - debt chief 20 Jun 2017

LONDON, June 20 Portugal has met with Chinese authorities about a planned renminbi bond but has no firm timeline for the deal which would see it become the first euro zone state to sell debt in the currency, its debt chief said on Tuesday.

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China preparing for potential crisis with North Korea - report

China is preparing for a potential crisis with North Korea by increasing its defences along their shared border, including establishing a new border brigade and building bunkers for civilians, the Wall Street Journal reported.