It's an old saying, but it could apply to the euro zone: three steps forward, two steps back. As soon as good sentiment starts to re-emerge, fresh doubt appears. These protesters in Portugal a reminder that peripheral euro zone troubles rumble on... ... as parliament in Lisbon struggled to conclude a 2014 budget deal. On the table: a familiar package of spending cuts - public sector workers facing a drop in their salaries up to to 12 percent.
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