Tele Norte Leste Participacoes SA is likely to be chosen by President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to manage Brazil’s broadband Internet network, Diario Economico reported, citing unidentified people in the country’s telecommunications industry.
China Power International is willing to buy a 20 percent stake in utility EDP-Energias de Portugal SA that the Portuguese government plans to sell, Diario Economico reported, citing unidentified people linked to the process.
Eni SpA is asking 4.7 billion euros ($6.2 billion), or 17 euros a share, for its 33.34 percent stake in Portuguese oil-and-gas company Galp Energia SGPS SA, Diario Economico reported, without saying where it got the information. A spokesman for the Italian company declined to comment on that figure, the newspaper said.
Portugal’s National Statistics Institute and Eurostat, the European Union’s statistics office, are in discussions about the country’s public accounts for 2010, Diario Economico reported, without saying how it obtained the information.
The ruling Social Democratic Party of Portuguese Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho led the opposition Socialist Party by 23.8 percentage points in a survey of voters’ intentions for parliamentary elections, Diario Economico reported.
Portugal’s government and the Social Democrats, the country’s biggest opposition party, broke off talks on the 2011 budget proposal, Diario Economico reported today, citing a person close to the negotiations.