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*Italy to close inflation-linked bond retail sale early. *Sale seen easing Italy funding pressure. Italy raised just over 22 billion euros with a sale of 4- year debt.
*Portugal plans debt swap to ease refinancing burden. LONDON, Oct 23- Portugal aims to replicate Ireland's path out of a bailout with a debt swap later this year, but the likely high cost may sow doubt among investors that it can stand on its own feet.
António Pires de Lima, Minister of Economy of Portugal, says that boosting exports is the key for the country to reach its 0.8 percent growth target next year.
António Pires de Lima, Minister of Economy of Portugal, affirms his commitment to help Portugal avoid a bailout.
Portugal will do everything it can to avoid the need for another international bailout, the country's economy minister told CNBC.
Antonio Pires de Lima, Portugal's economy minister, reiterates Portugal's commitment to reach its deficit target and says the government has made sure to comply with the constitution when drafting its budget.
LONDON, Oct 15- Diverging regulation of financial markets will lead to a regionalisation of cash markets and make future consolidation between U.S. and European exchanges unlikely, the Executive Vice President of NYSE Euronext said on Tuesday.
WASHINGTON, Oct 11- The European Commission is in discussions with Spain and Ireland on how to ensure a smooth exit from their bailouts in the next months, but both may succeed without any special arrangements, EU Economic and Monetary Affairs Commissioner Olli Rehn said.
*Zeinal Bava to be CEO after Portugal Telecom, Oi merger. LISBON, Oct 8- Known as "Zeus" at Portugal Telecom for turning round an ailing firm in an economic crisis, Zeinal Bava will find he is a lesser deity on the global stage as he tries to build an industry champion in the Portuguese-speaking world and beyond.
*Italian Senate committee recommends Berlusconi expulsion. Italian debt prices extended this week's relief rally after its government won a confidence vote in parliament and a Senate Committee recommended Silvio Berlusconi be expelled from the Senate after a tax fraud conviction.
*Oi CEO Bava, a Portugal Telecom veteran, to lead carrier. *Oi, Portugal Telecom shares soar on news of combination.
LISBON, Sept 30- Portugal's ruling Social Democrats took a heavy beating in local elections on Sunday as voters passed their verdict on the austerity measures that accompanied the 2011 international bailout.
LISBON, Sept 30- Portugal's ruling Social Democrats took a heavy beating in Sunday's local elections as voters passed their verdict on national austerity measures accompanying the country's 2011 bailout by international lenders.
SINTRA, Portugal, Sept 27- Disillusion with Portugal's main parties, both battered by association with the country's deep economic crisis and international bailout, is translating into a surge in independent candidates for Sunday's local elections.
BERLIN, Sept 23- Angela Merkel has emerged from the German election with the closest thing to a governing mandate since Helmut Kohl rode to victory in 1990 on the feel-good wave of reunification.
LONDON, Sept 19- German bond yields fell to their lowest in a month on Thursday and euro zone bonds rallied across the credit spectrum after the U.S. Riskier assets also rose a day after the Fed opted not to trim its $85 billion a month bond-buying programme, citing strains in the economy from tight fiscal policy.
PARIS, Sept 19- European shares rose on Thursday, with one benchmark index rising to a five-year high after the U.S. Gold miners also jumped, tracking a sharp rally in the precious metal as the U.S. dollar fell.
*German 10- year yields fall to 2- week low. LONDON, Sept 19- German 10- year yields were on track for their biggest one-day fall in a year on Thursday as euro zone bonds rallied across the board after the U.S.
*German yields see biggest one-day fall since August 2012. LONDON, Sept 19- Euro zone bond prices jumped across the board on Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve surprised financial markets by sticking with its $85 billion per month bond-purchase programme.
Peter Griffin, Head of Global Risk Assessment and Sovereign Fixed Income at Global Interest Rates Limited says Fed tapering was always conditional on the state of the economy.