Barclays in talks to sell Portugal retail bank to Bankinter - source


LONDON - Barclays Plc is in exclusive talks to sell its retail banking business in Portugal to Spain's Bankinter , a person familiar with the matter said on Friday.


Portugal should not be associated with Greece's troubles - Deputy PM 06 Jul 2015

LISBON - Portugal cannot be associated with Greece's mounting troubles after sacrifices and efforts made to overcome the country's debt crisis and improve its financial and economic situation, Deputy Prime Minister Paulo Portas said on Monday.


Portugal would back Eurobonds, mutual euro zone debt - PM 20 Jun 2015

LISBON - Portugal would support debt mutualisation for the euro zone in the long term and the issuance of Eurobonds that are jointly guaranteed by all members to support weaker economies, Portugal's prime minister said.

Spain's Avanza wins concession for Lisbon subway, bus and tram lines 19 Jun 2015

LISBON - Unlisted Spanish transport company Avanza has won a concession to run Lisbon's bus, tram and subway networks, a spokesman for Portugal's Economy Ministry said on Friday.

Portugal says committed to finding EU-wide Greek solution 18 Jun 2015

LISBON - Portugal is committed to finding a solution to Greece's financing crisis within the European Union framework, minister and government spokesman Luis Marques Guedes said on Thursday.

Portugal says Greece should seal troika deal this week 15 Jun 2015

BUCHAREST - Portugal's president said on Monday an agreement between Greece and the troika should be reached, "this week if possible."

Germany's Merkel backs loose ECB policy that has weakened euro 12 Jun 2015

BERLIN - German Chancellor Angela Merkel threw her support behind the European Central Bank's loose monetary policy on Friday, suggesting it had supported reform efforts in countries such as Spain and Portugal by preventing the euro from rising too much.

Portugal government to sell airline TAP to American-Brazilian investor 11 Jun 2015

LISBON, June 11 - Portugal's government said in a statement on Thursday it has picked a consortium led by investor David Neeleman in the sale of airline TAP. (Reporting By Axel Bugge)

Portugal picks American-Brazilian investor in sale of airline TAP 11 Jun 2015

LISBON, June 11 - Portugal's government picked on Thursday a consortium led by American-Brazilian investor David Neeleman in the privatisation of airline TAP, ending a drawn-out sales process that has faced strong opposition from many unions.

Portugal court accepts injunction to suspend TAP sale 03 Jun 2015

LISBON, June 3 - Portugal's supreme administrative court approved on Wednesday an injunction to suspend the privatisation of airline TAP, just two days before a deadline for final binding bids in the sale, the court said.


Turkey launches heaviest air strikes yet on PKK, stoking Kurdish ire

ISTANBUL - Turkish jets launched their heaviest assault on Kurdish militants in northern Iraq overnight since air strikes began last week, hours after President Tayyip Erdogan said a peace process had become impossible.