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  • LISBON, Portugal— Portuguese lawmakers have agreed on new measures to help contain the fires that race through the country's forests each summer, after one wildfire last month that killed 64 people. After weeks of discussion— and a marathon 15- hour meeting that ended at daybreak Wednesday— a parliamentary committee voted in favor of limiting eucalyptus...

  • LISBON, Portugal— Portugal is expediting a law that will introduce mandatory registration and insurance for drones weighing more than 250 grams. Infrastructure Minister Pedro Marques says experts are also developing radar technology that will allow the detection of small unmanned aircraft. Marques told a parliamentary committee Friday that he doesn't...

  • LISBON, Portugal— Telecoms company Altice is buying control of Portugal's Media Capital, paying Spain's Prisa 440 million euros for its 94.7 percent stake in the Lisbon company. Netherlands- based Altice N.V. said in a statement Friday it had reached "a definitive agreement" with Promotora de Informaciones, S.A to buy its stake in Media Capital SGPS, SA.

  • LISBON, Portugal— Americo Amorim, known as the King of Cork for building his fortune on cork stoppers and believed to be Portugal's wealthiest man, died Thursday, his company said. Portugal is the world's largest cork producer, accounting for about half of global output. Amorim was the fifth of eight children born to a modest family in the town of Mozelos, in northern...

  • LISBON, Portugal— A police investigation into foreign trips for officials provided by a national energy company is making dents in Portugal's government. Prime Minister Antonio Costa said late Sunday he has accepted the resignations of those three officials, who were his secretaries of state for tax affairs, industry and business internationalization.

  • *Portugal plans to sell government bonds in China. LONDON, July 3- Portugal is looking to build on its economic and cultural ties with China by becoming the first euro zone country to borrow in the $9.5 trillion Chinese bond market, potentially opening the way for other European governments. Portugal, whose location on Europe's Atlantic coast is some 10,000 km...

  • LONDON/ OSLO, June 29- Investors are slowly starting to push companies to reduce their carbon footprint and help the world meet targets on limiting global warming that were agreed in the 2015 Paris climate talks. Yet progress has still been modest since the Paris deal agreed by almost 200 nations came into force in November last year, aiming to limit global...

  • Sweden's largest national pension fund AP7 set a high benchmark in June when it named six firms it said had breached the Paris accord and ditched them from its portfolio. "The Paris agreement and the events in connection with that were therefore crucial to our decision to exclude companies that derive more than 30 percent of their turnover or more from coal.

  • Sweden's largest national pension fund AP7 set a high benchmark in June when it named six firms it said had breached the Paris accord and ditched them from its portfolio. "The Paris agreement and the events in connection with that were therefore crucial to our decision to exclude companies that derive more than 30 percent of their turnover or more from coal.

  • Sweden's largest national pension fund AP7 set a high benchmark in June when it named six firms it said had breached the Paris accord and ditched them from its portfolio. "The Paris agreement and the events in connection with that were therefore crucial to our decision to exclude companies that derive more than 30 percent of their turnover or more from coal.

  • Sweden's largest national pension fund AP7 set a high benchmark in June when it named six firms it said had breached the Paris accord and ditched them from its portfolio. "The Paris agreement and the events in connection with that were therefore crucial to our decision to exclude companies that derive more than 30 percent of their turnover or more from coal.

  • SINTRA, Portugal- European Central Bank President Mario Draghi participates in Policy Panel at the ECB Forum on Central Banking in Sintra, Portugal- 1430 GMT. SINTRA, Portugal- European Central Bank Executive Board Member Vitor Constancio is chairing a Panel "Business cycles, growth and macroeconomic policy" at the ECB Forum on Central Banking in Sintra,...

  • SINTRA, Portugal- European Central Bank President Mario Draghi participates in Policy Panel at the ECB Forum on Central Banking in Sintra, Portugal- 1430 GMT. SINTRA, Portugal- European Central Bank Executive Board Member Vitor Constancio is chairing a Panel "Business cycles, growth and macroeconomic policy" at the ECB Forum on Central Banking in Sintra,...

  • TOKYO, June 27- The dollar rose on Tuesday to its highest level against the yen in nearly five weeks ahead of comments from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen that are expected to underline her positive view of the U.S. economic outlook. She is scheduled to take part in a discussion later on Tuesday at London's Royal Academy. "Hedge funds are already selling yen this...

  • TOKYO, June 27- The dollar stood tall on Tuesday, pushing to a one-month high against the yen as investors waited to see if Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen would stick to her positive economic outlook at an event later in the global session. The Fed chair is scheduled to take part in a discussion on global economic issues at London's Royal Academy, and is seen...

  • **SINTRA, Portugal- Introductory speech by the European Central Bank President Mario Draghi at the ECB forum on central banking in Portugal- 0900 GMT. SINTRA, Portugal- ECB Excecutive board member Benoit Coeure chairing a Session 1 on "Innovation, investment and productivity" at the ECB Forum on Central Banking in Sintra, Portugal- 0930 GMT. SINTRA, Portugal- ECB...

  • **SINTRA, Portugal- Introductory speech by the European Central Bank President Mario Draghi at the ECB forum on central banking in Portugal- 0900 GMT. SINTRA, Portugal- ECB Excecutive board member Benoit Coeure chairing a Session 1 on "Innovation, investment and productivity" at the ECB Forum on Central Banking in Sintra, Portugal- 0930 GMT. SINTRA, Portugal- ECB...

  • SAO PAULO, June 26- Brazils health inspectors union on Monday blamed understaffing and government budget cuts for sanitary problems that triggered a U.S. ban on Brazilian fresh beef imports that struck a new blow to the reputation of the country's massive meat industry. The ANFFA union said in an emailed statement there are around 270 meatpacking...

  • LISBON, June 26- Europe's growing inequality is highly destabilising and needs to be tackled with education, innovation and investment in human capital, particularly jobs for young people, European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said on Monday. Eurostat data has shown that only a handful of countries have managed to shrink income inequality since the...

  • LISBON, June 26- Europe's growing inequality is highly destabilizing and needs to be tackled with education, innovation and investment in human capital, particularly jobs for young people, European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said on Monday. Eurostat data has shown that only a handful of countries have managed to shrink income inequality since the...