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Portugal announces €4.9bn rescue for troubled lender

04.08.14 @ 10:14

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Portugal's Central Bank has taken control of troubled lender Banco Espirito Santo in a €4.9bn plan that will split the institution into “good” and “bad” banks. The Portuguese government has about €6.4 billion remaining from its EU-led bailout in 2011 to fund the capital injection, reports Bloomberg.

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