UPDATE 1-Portugal to get minority government, reform agenda seen at risk

* Economists see risks to reform agenda (Updates with reform prospects, analysts)

Portugal to get minority government, markets play down immediate risk 05 Oct 2015

* Centre-right prime minister expected to form minority government

CORRECTED-UPDATE 5-Ruling Portugal coalition wins election, loses majority 05 Oct 2015

LISBON, Oct 4 - Portugal's centre-right government on Sunday won an election that was a test of its tough austerity stance, but its failure to win a majority in parliament raises the prospect of political uncertainty.

UPDATE 4-Ruling Portugal coalition heads for win, may lose majority 04 Oct 2015

* Government could lose majority (Updates with comment, background)

Portuguese opposition leader concedes defeat in election 04 Oct 2015

LISBON, Oct 4 - Portugal's opposition Socialist leader Antonio Costa conceded defeat in a general election on Sunday after exit polls and partial tallies put the ruling centre-right coalition ahead.

Portugal election race points to minority government, uncertainty 02 Oct 2015

LISBON, Oct 2 - Portugal's prime minister made a final push on Friday to boost his chances of not only winning this weekend's election, as predicted by opinion polls, but also of securing an absolute majority and a more stable government.

REFILE-Portugal brain drain spells lasting headache for election winner 30 Sep 2015

LISBON, Sept 30 - Portugal heads into a national election on Sunday with a sounder economy than four years ago. But the austerity that made it more competitive has led to a mass exodus of youthful talent that will set back the recovery regardless of who wins.


Barclays in talks to sell parts of investment banking business in Brazil - Sky News 28 Sep 2015

- Barclays PLC is in preliminary discussions with potential buyers to exit from parts of its investment banking business in Brazil, Sky News reported citing people familiar with the matter.

Portugal suspends Novo Banco sale after low bids, to resume later 15 Sep 2015

LISBON, Sept 15 - The Bank of Portugal has suspended the sale of Novo Banco, the bank carved out of Banco Espirito Santo (BES) after a 4.9 billion euro rescue in 2014, due to low bids, but plans to relaunch it when conditions improve, the central bank said on Tuesday.

Portugal central bank: Novo Banco sale talks ongoing, no suspension 11 Sep 2015

LISBON, Sept 11 - The Bank of Portugal said on Friday negotiations with China's Fosun International over the sale of Novo Banco were proceeding and it would announce the results when ready, denying a report that the talks had been suspended.


Islamic State closes in on Syrian city of Aleppo; U.S. abandons rebel training effort

BEIRUT/ANKARA - Islamic State fighters have seized villages close to the northern city of Aleppo from rival insurgents, a monitoring group said on Friday, despite an intensifying Russian air-and-sea campaign that Moscow says has targeted the militant group. | Video