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Shares in Banco Espirito Santo, were suspended from trading after dropping another 17 percent, Dow Jones reported.
Global equity markets slumped as fears over the stability of Portugal's banking industry compounded concerns over U.S. growth.
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European stocks ended the day lower on Thursday, with peripheral stocks leading the declines, as Portugal's PSI 20 Index fell over 4 percent.
Eric Green, senior portfolio manager at Penn Capital Management, said he didn't see any significant indications of a credit markets sell-off, given the "incredible" amounts of credit repair and how sovereign credit bonds had performed recently.
For all the talk of new euro zone rules for helping out troubled banks, none of the solutions are in place yet, says Raoul Ruparel, head of economic research at Open Europe - meaning Portugal is where the "buck stops".