Portugal in World News (Number 79)

(AP) Portugal picks center-right president for center-left govt
Jan 24, 2016
A center-right candidate has recorded an emphatic victory in Portugal’s presidential election, collecting more than half of the vote against nine rivals as voters picked a counterweight to Portugal’s center-left Socialist government.
(FT) Portugal exit polls indicate decisive victory for Rebelo de Sousa
Jan 24, 2016
Exit polls on Sunday night indicated that Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, Portugal’s most popular television pundit, would be elected the country’s new president in a decisive victory for the centre-right opposition two months after an anti-austerity Socialist government came to power.
(Reuters) Center-right candidate wins Portugal presidential vote outright
Jan 24, 2016
Center-right candidate Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa won Portugal’s presidential election on Sunday, preliminary results showed, an outcome that should help maintain political balance after a swing to the left in October’s parliamentary ballot.
(BBG) Portugal’s Sousa Won the Most Votes for Presidency, Polls Show
Jan 24, 2016 
Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, a former Social Democrat leader, was the most voted candidate in Sunday’s election as he tries to become Portugal’s next president, three exit polls indicated.
(DW) Rebelo de Sousa wins Portuguese presidency
Jan 24, 2016
Law professor and TV pundit Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa has won the Portuguese presidency with 52.78 percent of the vote. The ballot has been closely watched by Brussels over concerns about Lisbon’s economic strategy.
(AFP) Mourinho backs conservative Portuguese presidential candidate
Jan 21, 2016 
Sacked Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho has joined the Portuguese presidential campaign trail, backing conservative candidate Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa in a video posted on YouTube.
(BBG) Portugal’s Rebelo de Sousa Says He’d Seek to Get Budget Approved
Jan 22, 2016 
Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, a Social Democrat leading opinion polls to be the next Portuguese president, said that if he wins Sunday’s election he’ll try to ensure the Socialist minority government’s budget is approved.
(Reuters) Exclusive: Portugal PM says confident Brussels will approve budget
Jan 22, 2016
Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa is confident that Brussels will approve his 2016 draft budget, which will both cut the deficit and “turn the page on austerity” to boost economic growth with higher disposable incomes.
(AFP) Portugal to field former PM Antonio Guterres for top UN job
Jan 22, 2016
Portugal has proposed former prime minister and ex head of the UN refugee agency Antonio Guterres as a candidate for UN secretary general, Prime Minister Antonio Costa said Friday.
(BBG) Portugal Sets Narrower 2016 Deficit Target, Sees Faster Growth
Jan 21, 2016
Portugal set a narrower target for its 2016 deficit and forecast faster economic growth in the Socialist government’s first budget proposal since taking office in November.
(AP) Portugal’s New Govt Says Goodbye to Post-bailout Austerity
Jan 22, 2016
Portugal’s new Socialist government is promising to lower the country’s budget deficit
this year, while also scrapping unpopular austerity measures. A draft 2016 state budget presented to Parliament on Friday puts the deficit target at 2.6 percent, down from an expected 3 percent last year.
(FT) Portugal PM will roll back austerity and maintain fiscal discipline
Jan 22, 2016
Portugal’s new Socialist prime minister is confident he can roll back years of punishing austerity with the support of the radical left without antagonising his eurozone partners, international creditors or investors.
(BBG) Portuguese Economy Minister on Banks, Economy
Jan 22, 2016
Portuguese Economy Minister Manuel Caldeira Cabral discusses Portugal’s 10-year yield, Portuguese banks, and the economy. He speaks to Bloomberg’s Jonathan Ferro on “Countdown” from the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. 
(CNBC) Transcript: Interview with Manuel Caldeira Cabral, the Economy Minister of Portugal
Jan 22, 2016 
Following are excerpts from the transcript of a CNBC interview in Davos by Geoff Cutmore and Steve Sedgwick with Manuel Caldeira Cabral, the Economy Minister of Portugal.
(Reuters) Altice’s Drahi says wants to invest in Portugal media sector
Jan 20, 2016 
French telecoms tycoon Patrick Drahi, whose holding company Altice bought the assets of Portugal Telecom last year, said on Wednesday he is interested in buying into Portugal’s media sector.
(Reuters) Portugal Sonae’s retail sales edge up 0.7 pct in 2015
Jan 20, 2016 
Portugal’s largest retailer, Sonae, posted on Wednesday a small 0.7 percent increase in preliminary sales for last year, helped by a strong year-end performance that allowed the company to avoid a drop in sales expected by some analysts.
(MacauHub) Portugal delivers geological collection from diamond prospecting to Angola
Jan 18, 2016    
Portugal will deliver to Angola a geological collection that is over 100 yeas old elated to diamond prospecting in the African country, under an extrajudicial settlement between Sociedade Portuguesa de Empreendimentos (SPE) and Angolan state diamond company Endiama.
(FT) Portugal offers investors in Novo Banco compensation to quell anger
Jan 20, 2016
Portugal’s central bank has offered to partly compensate Novo Banco bondholders who lost money when their securities were transferred to a “bad bank” last month in a bid to ease tensions with the government and furious international investors.
(DailyMail) Run past Portugal’s São Jorge Castle and the Elevador de Santa Justa on this new energetic tour launched in Lisbon
Jan 24, 2016
A running tour of Lisbon is not a soft option.  The Portuguese capital is famously hilly and its streets cobbled. Nonetheless, I’m on a guided jog around the city — part of a new package launched by Inspira Santa Marta Hotel. My calf muscles throb as I battle a challenging gradient between the flat city centre, known as Baixa, and Bairro Alto, meaning ‘upper district’.
(WP) Yann Martel’s ‘The High Mountains of Portugal’ is his best since ‘Life of Pi’
Jan 21, 2016
Pack your bags: Fifteen years after “The Life of Pi,” Yann Martel is taking us on another long journey. Fans of his Man Booker Prize-winning novel will recognize familiar themes from that seafaring phenomenon, but the itinerary is this imaginative new book is entirely fresh.
(Designair) TAP Portugal annouce identical interiors to sister company Azul 
Jan 21, 2016
TAP Portugal today hinted at a brand new future for their long haul fleet, based on two new A330 aircraft that will join the fleet. It is fairly easy to distill as the future vision of the rest of the long haul fleet. Visuals released yesterday match the exact photos used by Azul to showcase their new A330 interiors.
(BTN) TAP Portugal reveals TAP Express brand
Jan 21, 2016
TAP Portugal has announced significant changes taking place throughout the next two years. Among the investments, which have a focus on improving both airline efficiency and passenger comfort, will be the addition of 53 new aircrafts, €60 million to be spent on cabin interiors, €2 million for a new digital reservations platform and the increase and renovation of fleet.
(Guardian) Nuno Mendes’ winter sunshine recipes: eggs with chouriço and crab, duck legs and roasted cauliflower
Jan 20, 2016
The renowned chef brings Portuguese warmth to your table as winter finally bares its teeth. http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2016/jan/20/nuno-mendes-winter-sunshine-recipes-eggs-chourico-crab-duck-legs-roasted-cauliflower
(Honestcooking) Tasting Portugal: A Food and Wine Pairing
Jan 20, 2016
Embark on a Portuguese culinary adventure with a food and wine paired menu that is perfect for a winter dinner party.
(Familyfoodie) PORTUGUESE STYLE BEEF LETTUCE WRAPS #SUNDAYSUPPER
Jan 24, 2016  
National #SundaySupper Month has been an absolute blast. I hope you have not only enjoyed this month but I hope you have all been inspired to spend time around the family table. It’s about so much more than just the food. Time together, planning your meals and enjoying the conversation that only great food can bring about.
(NorthJery) Restaurant review: Porto in North Bergen
Jan 22, 2016  
The two must-order dishes at Porto by Antonio in North Bergen? Stuffed pizza and fried pizza. Sure, this sounds suspiciously like a place intent on destroying pizza as we know it. But Porto, a small, 16-month-old restaurant tucked away right off River Road mere feet from Edgewater, couldn’t take its pizzas more seriously.
(Myfashion) Lisbon highlights recommended by My Fashion 🙂
Jan 24, 2016 
It was my first time visiting Portugal so I was excited before the trip. Since the trip was planned for January I was a little bit worried about the weather but luckily during the week we spent in Lisbon the weather was great with 18 C  degrees and it was sunny almost all the time. 
(PHYS) The five bird species that Darwin couldn’t discover in Madeira and the Azores
Jan 22, 2016
When Charles Darwin visited the Azores islands in the 19th Century, the birds he observed were familiar to him. However, if he had travelled there 500 years before, he would have found an ornithofauna as particular as that of the Galápagos. The recent discovery in these Portuguese islands and in Madeira of five extinct species of rail, which lost the ability to fly due to having evolved on islands, confirms how fragile they are in the face of changes to their habitat like the ones that must have occurred after the first visits by humans over 500 years ago.
(FT) The gentleman’s guide to jogging
Jan 21, 2016 
They started with three items: a crewneck T-shirt, a half-zip running top and running shorts. Made in Portugal using a fabric called drirelease, their most outré detail is a wide stripe, based on Bannister’s singlet that also inspired the discreet, embossed roundel logo
(Mirror) Arsenal transfer rumours and news: Gunners send scouts to watch Benfica sensation Goncalo Guedes
Jan 22, 2016 
PLUS: There has been a boost in the chase for a long-term target after Real Madrid say that one of their stars could leave this month