Strikers in Portugal
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Is Portugal next in line for bail-out?

As the Irish await details of their latest dose of austerity - the Portuguese are staging a general strike in protest against their cuts.

Their Parliament is expected to approve next year's budget in a vote on Friday - but on Tuesday the country's borrowing costs spiked higher.

That suggests investors are not convinced it can avoid its own bail-out.

Nigel Cassidy reports.

  • 24 Nov 2010