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Anders Borg, the Finance Minister of non-euro member Sweden, today had some strong things to say about how the Portuguese government has handled itself. He told Swedish Radio:”We have reason to be very critical of the Portuguese government. This is a d…

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Despite Portugal asking for a bailout there is still massive uncertainty over what form a bailout would take and how large it would need to be. Below we have broken down the potential size of the bailouts and what funding needs they could cover in Port…

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A bridge to nowhere

There’s been a lot of talk over the last couple of days about Portugal getting bridge loans from somewhere (the European Commission, bilateral loans, the ECB) to hold them over until a new government comes to power.If the objective is to deal with th…

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