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Caixa General

Portugal’s banks in good shape as they brace for economic fallout

May 17, 2022

Resilience gained through the painful post-global financial crisis restructuring has helped Portugal’s banks emerge from the pandemic with stable capital ratios, improved asset quality and ample liquidity.

Mario Centeno

Risk-reduction measures stand Portuguese banking sector in good stead

May 13, 2022

Mário Centeno, governor of Portugal’s central bank and former finance minister, speaks to Peter Wise about the resilience of the Portuguese banking sector and the challenges ahead.

Ghosts of European debt crisis linger over Portugal’s banks

September 14, 2021

Pre-tax profits slumped at leading lenders last year as the country’s heavily indebted private sector struggled with the pandemic.

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Pandemic won't derail Portugal, says central banker

June 14, 2021

Portugal’s central bank governor Mário Centeno on the resilience of the country’s economy and the likelihood of bank consolidation.

Port econ

Reforms strengthen Portugal's economy

April 30, 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic has shaken Portugal’s economy, but the country is in a good position to execute its recovery. 

Port banks

Portugal's banking sector ready for the next chapter

April 30, 2021

Portugal is primed to take on the challenges of recovering from its recession, having learned lessons from past crises.

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Portuguese banks return favour on financial aid

May 27, 2020

Once recipients of a bailout, banks are now part of effort to keep the economy afloat.

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Portugal acts to protect economy from tourism slump

May 27, 2020

Raft of government initiatives seek to boost economy as key tourism sector plummets.

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Bank of Portugal governor seeks productivity increase

June 3, 2019

The governor of Portugal’s central bank talks to Peter Wise about the how country’s economy is making up for lost time.

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CGD's chief looks beyond bank's turnaround

June 3, 2019

The chief executive of state-owned Caixa Geral de Depósitos tells The Banker how a recapitalisation package helped turn around Portugal’s largest bank after six years of losses. 

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