LISBON Portugal's competition authority said on Thursday it would launch a thorough investigation into the planned takeover by Dutch-based Altice of Media Capital, the owner of the TVI television channel.
MADRID Spain's Economy Minister Luis de Guindos on Wednesday said he was confident he would be offered the vice-presidency of the European Central Bank, with Ireland's central bank governor Philip Lane the only other candidate.
LISBON Alphabet Inc's Google will open a new support centre for Europe, Middle East and Africa in Portugal this year, Prime Minister Antonio Costa said on Wednesday.
LISBON, Jan 14 Portugal's main opposition Social Democrats have elected Rui Rio, former mayor of the country's second-largest city of Porto, as their new leader who will face the daunting task of boosting the centre-right party's lowly ratings ahead of a 2019 election.
LISBON Portugal's monthly unemployment rate fell to 8.2 percent in November, down from a revised reading of 8.4 in October, which was the lowest since early 2005, provisional data from the National Statistics Institute showed on Monday.
LISBON Portugal's budget deficit was just 0.1 percent of gross domestic product in the 12 months ending in September, putting the country on course to beat its full-year target and reduce its debt burden.
* Euro zone periphery govt bond yields http://tmsnrt.rs/2ii2Bqr (Writes through)
* Euro zone periphery govt bond yields http://tmsnrt.rs/2ii2Bqr
LONDON Portugal's bond yields hit their lowest since early 2015 in early trading before inching up, after an unprecedented two-notch upgrade from Fitch boosted investor optimism.
* Euro zone periphery govt bond yields http://tmsnrt.rs/2ii2Bqr (rewrites throughout, updates prices, adds Germany)
WASHINGTON President Donald Trump attacked the FBI and lawmakers probing alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and said an excessive focus on Russia led federal investigators to miss signs that could have prevented a deadly mass shooting a Florida high school.