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Deficit Reduction Goals Reachable by Portugal

A man walks past a shoe shop window with signs advertising a sale in downtown Lisbon September 11, 2013. Portugal's consumer price index fell by a sharper than expected 0.7 percent in August after a drop of 0.2 percent in July as summer sales again pushed inflation lower in the bailed out country, the National Statistics Institute said on Wednesday. REUTERS/ (PORTUGAL - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS SOCIETY)

Portugal's Deficit Reduction Goals Reachable

Portugal should stick to the budget deficit reduction targets agreed with international lenders, the head of euro zone finance ministers Jeroen Dijsselbloem said on Friday after Lisbon said a softer goal for next year would be better.

Reporting by Andrius Sytas, REUTERS.