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Eusebio: Portugal Says Goodbye To Football Legend










more "I've seen fans from various clubs, including longtime rivals, paying homage to a man they've learned to respect for his talent and flair, but also for his personality. Just had lunch where Eusebio used to come all the time. Adega da Tia Matilde. This places has so many stories... pic.twitter.com/8VY60Yb3W8 Duarte Mendonca (@DuarteMendonca) January 6, 2014 "Only a man such as Eusebio would be able to unify fans in such fashion. That says a lot." During an illustrious career http://www.blackplanet.com/your_page/blog/view_posting.html?pid=1396563&profile_id=63295002&profile_name=junioraftz&user_id=63295002&username=junioraftz in which he won 11 Portuguese league titles, five domestic cups and a European crown, Eusebio became a legend of world football. From the moment he entered national consciousness by helping Benfica retain the European Cup in 1962, where he scored twice in a thrilling 5-3 final win over Real Madrid in Amsterdam, the country began to fall in love with the man from Mozambique. <br>More: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/06/sport/football/eusebio-funeral-benfica-portugal/index.html












Eusebio was Portugal’s captivating soccer icon



Portugal's bond issue will come just two days after Ireland wowed the market with a EUR3.75bn 10-year bond, its first issue since it exited its own bailout programme last month. Nearly EUR14bn orders were recorded for Ireland's debt sale, which fuelled a rally across all peripheral eurozone countries. Yields on Portugal's benchmark 10-year bond have rallied over 50bp since the start of the year, to hit a low of 5.46% earlier on Thursday. "It is all part of the confidence-building process in Portugal," said Rainer Guntermann, rates strategist at Commerzbank. "Portugal needs to issue in the market and take advantage of the momentum that the Irish deal has created." Portugal, rated Ba3/BB/BB+, mandated Barclays, CaixaBI, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, Morgan Stanley and Societe Generale to sell additional 4.75% June 2019 euro-denominated bonds, a deal which lead managers said will be launched on Thursday. The tap is expected to raise around this link EUR2-2.5bn, said market sources, in line with Portugal's EUR2.5bn tap of its 4.35% October 2017 bond in January 2013. The country's international lenders approved its progress in the latest review of its bailout in mid-December, which it could exit this year, economists say, but it may need some kind of precautionary loan from creditors before standing on its own two feet. <br>More: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/08/portugal-bond-idUSL6N0KI2IA20140108





Greece Dreams of Bond Sale as Rally Embraces Ireland to Portugal



EST Spain, Portugal stocks rally, standing out in Europe Want to see how this story relates to your watchlist? Just add items to create a watchlist now: By Barbara Kollmeyer , MarketWatch MADRID (MarketWatch) European stocks closed near record levels on Wednesday, with peripheral euro-zone markets such as Portugal and Spain continuing to rise as borrowing costs fell in those countries. Investors were waiting for the minutes of the latest U.S. Federal Reserve meeting and weighing regional data ahead of an upcoming European Central Bank meeting. The Stoxx Europe 600 index /quotes/zigman/2380150/realtime XX:SXXP +0.11% rose 0.1% to close at 329.75, its highest closing value since May 19, 2008, not far from its closing level on Tuesday of 329.40. The move was driven by upbeat German unemployment data and falling European borrowing costs, which were reflected in bond prices. <br>More: http://articles.marketwatch.com/story/spain-portugal-stocks-rise-in-otherwise-flat-europe-2014-01-08?link=MW_latest_news





Portugal announce Cameroon friendly



With both sides qualified for the World Cup in Brazil in June and July, the match will form part of their build-up to the global showpiece. Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal have been paired with Germany, Ghana and United States in Group G while Samuel Eto'o's Cameroon will play hosts Brazil, Mexico and Croatia in Group A. The two sides met in a friendly ahead of the last World Cup in South Africa, when Portugal triumphed 3-1 on June 1, 2010. Portugal will also play Greece on May 31 in another preparation match with the World Cup set to begin on June 12 when Brazil play Croatia. Cameroon enter the stage the following day at Natal when they play Mexico, while Portugal's first fixture is on June 16 and a tie against Germany in Salvador. <br>More: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/sports/football/top-stories/Portugal-announce-Cameroon-friendly/articleshow/28570759.cms





UPDATE 1-Portugal returns to market with one eye on bailout exit



Scott McCartney joins the News Hub with a look at which companies performed the best, and the worst, in 2013. Photo: AP. MarketWatch Does your job require you to be responsible for... Business Insider They called it the "Year of the Activist." But the aggregate returns show not every hedge-fund manager who takes on chummy corporate boards is Carl Icahn. Activist hedge funds delivered a 19.1% return in 2013, according to eVestment. Barrons.com WASHINGTON (AP) A private survey shows U.S. <br>More: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/portugal-sees-encouraging-conditions-five-173826281.html





Spain, Portugal stocks rally, standing out in Europe



UniCredit SpA has jumped 10 percent. Theres clearly a recovery trade going on, said Robert Smalley, Global Financials Analyst and head of the credit desk analyst group at UBS AG in New York. European banks have been operating a self-help policy in preparation for the asset quality review. The availability of funding is giving companies with excessive debt loads more time to restructure. Leveraged loan issuance in Europe surged 44 percent last year, with companies borrowing 56 billion euros of the debt, the most since 2007, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Billionaires Bill Gates and George Soros have bought stakes in Fomento de Construcciones y Contratas SA, the money-losing Spanish builder that said in November it has about 6 billion euros of debt. The company said yesterday that 95 percent of its lenders agreed to extend its loans for two months as it works to refinance the debt. <br>More: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-01-09/greece-dreams-of-bond-sale-as-rally-embraces-ireland-to-portugal.html





Portugal sees encouraging conditions for five-year bond issue



The rumour grew that he had been kidnapped by Benfica, the great power of Portuguese soccer, until he signed a contract. These are all lies, pure and simple! Eusebio said in a 2008 forum on the website fourfourtwo.com. "Some people arent honest, but me and my family are. My mother signed a contract with Benfica for 250 contos (around $1,700) and she insisted on a clause that read: If my son does not adapt, the money is deposited in the bank in Mozambique and not one penny will be taken from it. I had return tickets when I arrived. Eusebios legacy is best seen and heard in Goal! The World Cup, the documentary issued in 1967 with commentary by Brian Glanville. In the third match of the first round, a Portuguese player steamrollered the sports greatest star, Pele, already playing with an injury. <br>More: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/soccer/eusebio-was-portugals-captivating-soccer-icon/article16248441/



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