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Portugal regulator to further investigate Altice-Media Capital deal

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.

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Spain economy minister confident will win ECB vice president post 07 Feb 2018

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.

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Google to open tech centre near Lisbon, creating 500 jobs - prime minister 24 Jan 2018

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.

Portugal's struggling opposition party elects new leader 14 Jan 2018

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.

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Portugal unemployment rate at 8.2 percent in November - INE 08 Jan 2018

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.

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Portugal, once in EU bailout, sees budget deficit almost disappear 22 Dec 2017

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.

UPDATE 1-Portuguese bond yields at best level against peers since 2010 20 Dec 2017

* Euro zone periphery govt bond yields http://tmsnrt.rs/2ii2Bqr (Writes through)

Portuguese bond yields hit best level against Italy and Spain since Jan 2010 20 Dec 2017

* Euro zone periphery govt bond yields http://tmsnrt.rs/2ii2Bqr

Portuguese bond rally dims after Fitch upgrade morning fever pitch 18 Dec 2017

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.

UPDATE 3-Portuguese bond rally dims after Fitch upgrade morning fever pitch 18 Dec 2017

* Euro zone periphery govt bond yields http://tmsnrt.rs/2ii2Bqr (rewrites throughout, updates prices, adds Germany)

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Iran cannot confirm missing plane found, freeze hampers search

LONDON The wreckage of an Iranian plane that crashed with 65 people on board was found in central Iran, state media said on Monday, but aviation authorities could not confirm the report. | Video