Latest articles from Peter Wise

Banks set pace

May 2, 2005

Portugal’s new prime minister is keen to create growth and investment, and wants the country to copy the direction already taken by its banking sector. Peter Wise explains.

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.

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.

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