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Confidence rises

June 2, 2004

A new generation of directors, bankers, economists and politicians are determined that Portugal will be completely transformed, writes Peter Wise in Lisbon.

Results of resilience

June 2, 2004

Portuguese banks have proved themselves buoyant in a challenging economic environment, diversifying and cost-cutting to achieve good results. Peter Wise reports.
Recession? What recession? Despite six successive quarters of economic downturn, Portuguese banks are achieving robust growth. Most of them outshone analysts’ forecasts by a wide margin in 2003 and several recorded their best annual results ever.

Back in balance

June 2, 2004

Millennium BCP is emerging from a spate of troubles that hit its share value hard. Focusing closely on core business has helped the turnaround.

Beyond the border

June 2, 2004

Portuguese banks wanting to expand into foreign markets are still searching for the right locations and client bases for making competitive inroads.

Market monitor

June 2, 2004

Fernando Teixeira dos Santos, chairman of the Portuguese securities market commission, tells Peter Wise what the commission is doing to keep Portugal aligned with best international practices while allowing the market to develop.

Angelo Paupério

July 2, 2003

The Banker talks to Angelo Paupério.

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