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  • LISBON, Feb 19- EU countries have no reason to use 5 G mobile technology from Huawei because Sweden's Ericsson, Finland's Nokia and South Korea's Samsung are on par with the Chinese group in the field, a senior U.S. diplomat said. Robert Strayer, deputy assistant secretary for cyber, international communications and information policy at the U.S. State Department,...

  • *Portugal vital to Europe's bid to cut lithium imports. *Europe's biggest lithium producer a minnow in global terms. LISBON, Feb 14- The lush, green hills where Paulo Pires has for years brought sheep to graze above his picturesque Portuguese village may soon be transformed by the race to power electric vehicles.

  • BRASILIA, Feb 13- Opposition lawmakers called on Brazil's Congress on Thursday to reject a proposal by far-right President Jair Bolsonaro to open indigenous reservations to commercial mining, saying it endangered some of the world's most isolated forest inhabitants. Backed by Sydney Possuelo and Antenor Vaz, two leading authorities on Brazil's isolated...

  • SINES, Portugal, Feb 12- American companies have a strong interest in expanding Portugal's deepwater port of Sines due to its strategic position for liquefied natural gas exports to Europe, U.S. Portugal launched an international tender in October for a contract to build and operate a new container terminal in Sines, continental Europe's closest port to the...

  • China on Wednesday reported its lowest number of new coronavirus cases since late January, lending weight to a prediction from its senior medical adviser that the outbreak could be over by April and boosting riskier assets such as stocks globally. Most 10- year bond yields in the euro zone were up three basis points in early trade, with Germany's benchmark...

  • MADRID/ LISBON, Feb 10- Spanish lender Abanca said on Monday it has agreed to buy 95% of the shares in Portugal's EuroBic, in which Angolan billionaire Isabel dos Santos has been trying to sell a 42.5% stake, in a bid to boost revenues. Angola's attorney general said last month that the country was considering asking Portuguese authorities to seize assets...

  • ,street sellers are offering unsuspecting tourists in Lisbon's centre "drugs" which police say are often bay leaves, flour or ground paracetamol. Preliminary figures released at the end of last year showed Portugal welcomed a record of 26 million tourists in 2019, with around a third visiting Lisbon. Data from the World Travel and Tourism Council showed that...

  • LONDON, Feb 5- Euro zone government bond yields rose on Wednesday as investors looked past the rising death toll from the coronavirus in China to focus on the possibility of more central bank stimulus. China and other countries have imposed travel restrictions to try to contain a new virus that emerged in the central Chinese city of Wuhan late last year, slamming...

  • LONDON, Feb 4- Core European government bond yields rose on Tuesday, following their U.S. counterparts after U.S. factory activity unexpectedly rebounded in January after contracting for five straight months, raising some hopes the global impact of the virus in China may be less severe than expected. The Institute for Supply Management said on Monday its index...

  • *Angola says asset seizure on the table. LISBON, Jan 24- Angola may ask Portuguese authorities to seize assets belonging to billionaire and former first daughter Isabel dos Santos, who is a suspect in a fraud investigation at home, Angola's attorney general Helder Pitta Gros said on Friday. The attorney generals of Portugal and Angola, Lucilia Gago and Pitta Gros,...

  • LISBON, Jan 24- Angolan billionaire and former first daughter Isabel dos Santos, who is a suspect in a fraud investigation at home, will offload her controlling stake in Portuguese engineering firm Efacec, the company said on Friday- her second such move this week. Angola named dos Santos a formal suspect over alleged mismanagement and misappropriation of funds...

  • LISBON, Jan 24- Portugal's engineering firm Efacec Power Solutions said on Friday Angolan billionaire and former first daughter Isabel dos Santos, who owns a controlling stake, had decided to withdraw from the company's shareholding structure.

  • LISBON, Jan 23- Portugal's market watchdog launched inquiries into various firms where Angolan billionaire Isabel dos Santos holds stakes, it said on Thursday, after Angola's chief prosecutor said she could face an international arrest warrant if she fails to cooperate in a fraud investigation. Angola has named dos Santos, the daughter of former President...

  • LISBON, Jan 23- Portugal's market regulator has launched inquiries into auditors and companies including oil group Galp and telecoms firm NOS following the release of files on Angola's former first daughter Isabel dos Santos, it said on Thursday. The president of the CMVM watchdog Gabriela Figueiredo said information revealed in the hundreds of thousands...

  • LISBON, Jan 23- Angola could issue an international arrest warrant for billionaire Isabel dos Santos if she fails to cooperate with a fraud investigation in which she has been named as a suspect, its chief prosecutor was quoted as saying. Angola has named dos Santos, the daughter of former President Jose Eduardo dos Santos and reputedly Africa's richest woman, as...

  • LISBON, Jan 23- The director of private banking at small Portuguese lender Eurobic and manager of Angola's oil firm Sonangol's account at the bank, Nuno Ribeiro da Cunha, was found dead at his house in Lisbon on Wednesday, Lusa news agency said on Thursday, citing a police source. The same police source told Lusa that "everything points to suicide."

  • LISBON, Jan 23- Angola could issue an international arrest warrant for billionaire Isabel dos Santos if she fails to cooperate with a fraud investigation in which she has been named as a suspect, its chief prosecutor was quoted as saying. Angola has named dos Santos, the daughter of former president Jose Eduardo dos Santos, as a suspect over alleged mismanagement...

  • LISBON, Jan 22- Angola's billionaire former first daughter, Isabel dos Santos, has decided to sell her stake in Portuguese bank Eurobic, the small lender said on Wednesday. Lusa quoted Angola's attorney general, Helder Pitta Gros, as telling a news conference in the Angolan capital Luanda that dos Santos had not directly shown any interest in collaborating with...

  • Jan 21- Walt Disney Co said on Tuesday it had moved up the launch of its video streaming service, Disney+, by a week to March 24 in the United Kingdom and in regions across Western Europe. Disney+ would be available in UK for 5.99 pounds per month or 59.99 pounds every year, and in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Ireland and Austria for 6.99 euros per month or 69.99...

  • Jan 21- Walt Disney Co said on Tuesday it had moved up the launch of its video streaming service, Disney+, to March 24 in the United Kingdom and in regions across Western Europe by a week, ahead of its earlier launch schedule of March 31. Disney+ would be available in UK and Ireland for 5.99 pounds per month or 59.99 pounds every year, and in France, Germany, Italy, Spain,...