André Azevedo Alves
15 August 2012

About a year ago, I wrote that although the focus (at the time) was on Portugal, the viability of the euro would largely depend on what happened with Spain. At the time, the warning signals...
André Azevedo Alves
30 May 2012
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As odd as it may seem, Alexis Tsipras may well be the eurozone's best hope at the moment. As Greece heads towards new elections and a clear majority of the electorate is seemingly...
André Azevedo Alves
29 July 2011
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The severity of the current Portuguese crisis results from a mixture of internal and external factors. After an initial boost in the second half of the 1980s fuelled by EU membership and some...
André Azevedo Alves
6 April 2011

As top Portuguese banks give public signals that they will stop buying government debt, pressure is mounting for an immediate plea for external emergency financial support. Nevertheless, the...
André Azevedo Alves
7 December 2010

After Greece and Ireland, it seems increasingly likely that Portugal may become the third euro-area country to be bailed out by an EU/IMF rescue package. In the past week, the yields on Portuguese (...
André Azevedo Alves
11 May 2010

After years of continuous growth in public spending and public debt, the Portuguese economy finds itself in a bleak situation in the context of the ongoing international crisis. Internal and...

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