The Espirito Santo dynasty totters amid a financial scandal that's threatened to re-ignite Europe's financial crisis. Global Post reports.» Read More
*Portugal jitters seen as sign of things to come. LONDON, July 15- Investors are bracing for more "mini-crises" in the euro area's periphery- like that triggered by Portugal's biggest listed bank last week- after a two-year rally that has left stocks and bonds looking pricey.
*Debt owed to Portugal Telecom, which is merging with Brazil's Grupo Oi. By 2200 GMT Rioforte is supposed to repay 847 million euros in maturing debt to the country's largest telecom services provider, Portugal Telecom, currently in the throes of a tie-up with Brazil's Grupo Oi, which is likely to amend the terms of the deal in the event of a default.
*BES plunges to record low, weighs on Lisbon stock market. LONDON, July 15- European stocks fell as declining investor morale hit Germany's benchmark DAX equity index and lingering worries over Portuguese bank BES weakened the Lisbon stock market.
*Default risks hurting PT's planned merger with Brazil's Oi. LISBON/ PARIS, July 13- Investors in Portugal Telecom, and notably its Brazilian merger partner Grupo Oi, should know by Tuesday whether more than $1 billion it lent in April to a vehicle of the troubled Espirito Santo family is being repaid on time.
LISBON, July 14- Portugal's top bank was under new management on Monday, installing a respected economist as chief executive under pressure from the central bank after worries about the lender's links to the financially troubled Espirito Santo empire had unsettled international markets.
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LISBON, July 14- Portugal's financially troubled Espirito Santo family loosened its grip on the country's largest listed bank, announcing a stake sale and hastening management change after prompting from the central bank which is trying to calm investors.
David Salanic, founder of Tortus Capital, discusses Portuguese government bonds and explains that they could go down 70 percent.
David Salanic, founder of Tortus Capital, explains that he's been short on Portugal for over a year and says that it will be "very difficult" for the country to cut its deficits further.
U.S. Treasury prices continued to rally on future Fed action and safe-haven demand stemming from worries about Portugal's biggest listed bank.
LONDON, July 11- European markets steadied and shares in Lisbon staged a small bounce on Friday as concerns eased about the health of Portugal's largest bank and its impact on the euro zone financial system. Doubts about the financial health of the family that controls BES had pulled the PSI 20 to a nine-month low on Thursday and rocked bourses across Europe.
*Portugal's top index rises 0.9 pct after Thursday's slump. LONDON, July 11- Portuguese shares bounced on Friday, outperforming skittish European markets, as investors decided concern over Portugal's biggest listed bank were unlikely to disrupt the country's financial system and affect lenders across the euro zone.
CNBC's Steve Sedgwick provides insight to the potential default at Banco Espirito Santo, and real worries of a domino effect around the world.
By Sergio Goncalves and Laura Noonan. LISBON July 11- Portugal's government and central bank assured investors on Friday that the southern European country's financial system was sound, aiming to quell worry about the spillover effects of trouble at the Espirito Santo business empire.
CNBC's Steve Sedgwick reports European shares pared losses as Banco Espirito Santo seeks to calm concerns over its capital position.
Jurrien Timmer, Fidelity Investments, and Steve Miller, AIG non-executive chairman, provide perspective on what would likely relieve the global economic malaise. Also Timmer shares his outlook on the markets.
Europe shares regain footing and Portugal shares post gains, reports CNBC's Karen Tso, with the latest update on Portugal's Banco Espirito Santo.
Patrick Chovanec, Silvercrest Asset Management, and Bruce Kasman, JPMorgan chief economist, share their outlook on the markets and economy. Also Kasman weighs in on Portugal's bank problems and explains why he thinks there's not a systemic threat in Europe.
Mark Grant, Southwest Securities, explains why the Portuguese bank crisis may spread to Brazil and Italy, but will not be a disaster for U.S. markets.