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  • Portuguese-speaking countries such as Angola and Brazil, which have drawn tens of thousands of Portuguese workers in recent years, face economic difficulties, including rising unemployment. Lisbon Stock Exchange researchers said in a report published Friday that the emigrants' return "could create additional stress the Portuguese social welfare and...

  • Portuguese government suggests employees start pedaling Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | 11:05 AM ET

    LISBON, Portugal— The Portuguese government is recommending its staff try cycling in an effort to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and save money on gas. The goal is to save 50 million euros and reduce the government fleet's CO2 emissions by 20 percent between 2015 and 2020. That also means getting the over half-a-million government employees to think green...

  • LISBON, Portugal— Portugal will elect a new government on Oct. 4, with voters choosing whether to stick with austerity policies or get more money in their pockets. He said it was "extremely desirable" for the next government to have a clear majority in Parliament, ensuring political stability as debt-heavy Portugal continues its fight to recover from the recent...

  • *Ukraine crisis makes NATO strategy paper look outdated. BRUSSELS, July 6- NATO is preparing for a long standoff with Russia, reluctantly accepting that the Ukraine conflict has fundamentally transformed Europe's security landscape and that it may have to abandon hope of a constructive relationship with Moscow. The "strategic concept," adopted by NATO leaders...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to July 7 Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Board Governor Daniel Tarullo participates in "Conversation on the Economy and Financial Regulation" before the Council on Foreign Relations- 1200 GMT. WINDSOR, Canada- Bank of Canada Deputy Governor Lawrence Schembri will give a speech to the Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce- 1610 GMT. LAUSANNE, Switzerland- Swiss...

  • BRUSSELS, June 11- Unable to match China's offer of $250 billion in investment in Latin America, the EU sought ways on Thursday to avoid being marginalized in the region, offering new trade deals, visa-free travel and deeper ties. At a two-day summit with Latin American leaders in Brussels, European leaders briefly put aside concerns about Greece, Ukraine and...

  • *Profit up 66 pct in year to March 31. DUBLIN, May 26- Ryanair forecast a 10 percent rise in profit and passenger numbers in its current financial year as it targets more primary airports and improves its online offering to compete better with rivals such as easyJet and former flag carriers. Ryanair has made huge strides in catching up with rivals since launching...

  • SINTRA, Portugal, May 25- Celebrated among Europe's elite as a model of how to reform an economy after a debt binge, Portugal's enthusiasm for change has waned as Europe loses its appetite for further belt-tightening. They have declared Portugal, following on the heels of Ireland, a recovery success story after a debt crisis that started with a financial crash and...

  • *Private sector more indebted in Portugal than in Greece. LISBON, May 24- In Portugal, getting a loan is still harder than in almost any other country in the eurozone. Unlike in Spain, Italy or even Greece, credit to companies is still shrinking, but thanks to money printing by the European Central Bank, it may now be stabilizing, with loans to exporters on the rise.

  • Europe's well of sympathy for Greece runs dry Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 11:01 AM ET

    BRUSSELS/ VILNIUS, May 12- When radical leftist Alexis Tsipras stormed to victory in Greece's general election in late January, he briefly became an icon of the European left. French daily Liberation, founded by philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre, declared him "the new face of Europe", while everyone wanted to be photographed with the tieless Tsipras, 40, and his...

  • May 11- Brazilian telecom group Oi SA is reconsidering the sale of its African assets as relations improve with an estranged partner, Chief Executive Bayard Gontijo said on Monday. "We are changing the center of gravity from Lisbon to Brasilia," Gontijo said, adding that relations with Isabel dos Santos, the daughter of Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos,...

  • Cramer Remix: Lightning Round history made Thursday, 7 May 2015 | 7:24 PM ET
    Jim Cramer on Mad Money.

    A phone call turns historic when a “Mad Money” fan stakes a claim to host Jim Cramer.

  • Cramer: Europe's back, baby—Perfect way to play it Thursday, 7 May 2015 | 6:32 PM ET
    The new headquarters of the European Central Bank (ECB) is shown in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, Dec. 4, 2014.

    Jim Cramer sees that things are looking up across the pond and has the perfect way to play it.

  • LISBON, May 5- A long-expected consolidation of Brazil's telecoms industry that is likely to involve rivals Oi and TIM has run into delays but should go ahead in 2016, a representative of Oi's largest shareholder, Portugal Telecom SGPS, said on Tuesday. Rafael Mora, who is a board member of both PT and Oi, said changes to the shareholder structure of Telecom Italia-...

  • Street still sees rate hike—but smaller: Survey Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Wall Street sees the Fed increasing rates this year, but by less than they previously thought and with a later start.

  • MELBOURNE, April 27- London nickel extended gains by 2 percent at one stage on Monday to hit a one-month high, fanning a rally in Shanghai on the prospect of a looming deficit. Three-month nickel on the London Metal Exchange hit $13,475, its loftiest since March 27, before trading up 1.3 percent at $13,365 a tonne by 0200 GMT following a 3.9 percent advance in the...

  • MELBOURNE, April 27- London nickel extended gains by two percent to hit a one-month high on Monday, fanning a rally in Shanghai on prospects a looming deficit this year will cut feed used by China's stainless steel makers. *Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange firmed by 0.3 percent to $6,047 a tonne, while the most traded June contract on the Shanghai...

  • We are fully back in the market: Portugal Fin Min Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 1:30 AM ET
    We are fully back in the market: Portugal Fin Min

    Portugal's Minister of State and Finance, Maria Luís Albuquerque, explains how quantitative easing has positively impacted the country's funding costs.

  • BRUSSELS, April 12- Even if it survives the next three months teetering on the brink of bankruptcy, Greece may have blown its best chance of a long-term debt deal by alienating its euro zone partners when it most needed their support. "This step would save Greece's budget billions of euros, while reforming the Troika arrangement, eliminating the IMF's and the ECB's...

  • Cramer Remix: I'm taking a cue from Ariana Grande Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 7:24 PM ET
    Jim Cramer on Mad Money.

    “Mad Money” host Jim Cramer explains why he has one less problem without Greece.