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Portugal will spend 4.9 billion euros ($6.58 billion) to rescue its largest listed bank, testing the euro zone's resilience to another banking crisis.
The Espirito Santo dynasty totters amid a financial scandal that's threatened to re-ignite Europe's financial crisis. Global Post reports.
Philippe Bodereau, global head of financial research at PIMCO, says the problems associated with Banco Espirito Santo do not threaten the financial stability of euro zone banks.
The euro has remained stubbornly strong amid a slew of obstacles, and some analysts said the European Central Bank has kept it higher.
Portugal's Espirito Santo International, holding company of Banco Espirito Santo, said it has filed for creditor protection.
Alberto Gallo, head of European macro credit research at RBS, discusses the financial difficulties the Espirito Santo family of companies is facing and says that it is not a systemic situation for Portugal.
Otto Dichtl, managing director at Stifel Nicolaus, comments on Portugal Telecom, as reports indicate that one of the holding companies of the Espirito Santo family, Rioforte, could fail to repay its debt.
Robert Hormats, Kissinger Associates vice chairman, shares his thoughts on the escalating violence in the Middle East, and weighs in on the challenges ahead for China, Brazil and Portugal.
CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports on the ripple effects of global unrest.
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.
CNBC's Steve Sedgwick provides insight to the potential default at Banco Espirito Santo, and real worries of a domino effect around the world.
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.
Portugal's bank woes raise concerns of another EU crisis, reports CNBC's Steve Sedgwick.
Portugal's banking sector has gone through a transformative intervention, making its risk to Europe's banking system small, Antonio Roldan Mones, Portugal analyst at Eurasia Group.