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Portuguese bank Millennium bcp posts best nine-month results in 12 years

07 Nov 2019

LISBON Portuguese lender Millennium bcp reported a 5% rise in nine-month net profit on Thursday, helped by record client numbers and a sharp drop in non-performing assets.

New Lisbon airport gets green light from environment watchdog

31 Oct 2019

LISBON Portugal's environmental agency has given the green light for a new airport in Lisbon, but only if the project meets certain conditions, including measures to reduce noise and protect wildlife.

Brisa owners to sell majority stake in Portugal's highway operator

28 Oct 2019

LISBON The two main owners of Portugal's Brisa have put stakes in the motorway operator up for sale in a move which sources have said could value the company at up to 5 billion euros and attract bids from companies in Europe and Australia.

Portugal's new cabinet list approved; Centeno keeps finance job

15 Oct 2019

LISBON Portugal's president accepted the line-up of a new minority Socialist government on Tuesday, with Mario Centeno, the mastermind behind the country's first balanced budget in over four decades, keeping his job as Finance Minister.

Portugal's far-left open to working with new minority Socialist government

09 Oct 2019

LISBON Portugal's far-left parties said on Wednesday that they were willing to work with a new minority Socialist government, with the Communists open to cooperating on a case-by-case basis and the Left Bloc favouring a long-term deal.

Portugal's ruling Socialists win election but fall short of outright majority

07 Oct 2019

LISBON Portugal's ruling Socialists won Sunday's parliamentary election but fell short of an outright majority, meaning Prime Minister Antonio Costa will need to negotiate a new deal with one or both of his far-left allies in the previous legislature. | Video

In austerity-scarred Portugal, fiscal discipline is a vote winner

04 Oct 2019

LISBON Portugal's Socialist Prime Minister Antonio Costa aims to retain power at Sunday's parliamentary election with a pledge that looks like an unlikely vote-winner for western Europe's poorest country - no backtracking on tight spending controls. | Video

Portugal votes on Sunday. What comes next?

04 Oct 2019

LISBON Portugal is heading to a parliamentary election on Sunday with Prime Minister Antonio Costa's Socialists set to win, according to opinion polls, but without an outright majority, after four years of economic growth.

'Not just for the pooches': Portugal's 'animal party' could be kingmaker

27 Sep 2019

LISBON They want lower taxes on pet food and oppose bull-fights: with these proposals, Portugal's People-Animals-Nature party could become a kingmaker in a national election next week, its ratings swelled by voters like car factory worker Alexandre Corona.

Portugal competition watchdog fines banks over concerted practices

09 Sep 2019

LISBON, Sept 9 After a long-running investigation, Portugal's competition authority AdC said on Monday it fined 14 banks a total of 225 million euros ($248.6 million)for concerted practices of exchanging sensitive commercial information on credit products.

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