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  1. April 18, 2014

    Monte dei Paschi boosts capital increase to €5bn

    Italy’s Monte dei Paschi di Siena has increased the size of its planned share sale from €3bn to €5bn as the troubled lender...

  2. October 3, 2013

    Italian prosecutors seek trial for JPMorgan

    Prosecutors in Siena have asked a judge to force JPMorgan Chase to stand trial for obstructing regulators as part of a wider...

  1. April 18, 2013

    JPMorgan offices raided in MPS inquiry

    Italian finance police have raided the offices of JPMorgan in Milan as part of a widening inquiry into alleged financial...

  2. April 16, 2013

    Italy freezes €1.8bn Nomura unit assets

    Italian police say they have frozen €1.8bn of assets of Banca Nomura International, a unit of Nomura Holdings, as part of a...

  3. March 7, 2013

    Monte dei Paschi spokesman found dead

    The director of communications for Monte dei Paschi di Siena, Italy’s third-largest bank under investigation for suspected...

  4. February 13, 2013

    Finance: Entangled in Tuscany

    In recent weeks, after the eruption of a banking scandal at Monte dei Paschi di Siena, the world’s oldest lender, residents...

  5. February 7, 2013

    MPS shows politics and banks a toxic mix

    Monte dei Paschi di Siena, the world’s oldest surviving bank, dates its origins to the 15th-century Renaissance in Tuscany....

  6. February 4, 2013

    MPS bailout puts Draghi mission in focus

    The mud bubbling up from the banking scandal at Monte dei Paschi di Siena has served as handy campaign material for Italian...

  7. January 31, 2013

    Santander drawn into Italian bank scandal

    The fallout from a state bailout of Monte dei Paschi di Siena, the world’s oldest bank, widened on Thursday as prosecutors...

  8. January 29, 2013

    Bank of Italy weighs in on bailout scandal

    The Bank of Italy has provided a robust defence of its regulation of Monte dei Paschi di Siena, Italy’s third-largest bank...

  9. January 29, 2013

    Finance minister defends Italy bank supervision

    Italy’s finance minister has delivered a robust defence of the Bank of Italy’s supervision of the Tuscan bank at the centre...

  10. January 28, 2013

    Draghi meets minister over MPS problems

    Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank, made an unannounced visit to Milan on Monday to discuss the growing...

  11. January 25, 2013

    MPS shareholders back €3.9bn bailout

    Shareholders at Monte dei Paschi di Siena, the world’s oldest bank, have voted overwhelmingly in favour of a capital raising...

  12. January 24, 2013

    Monte dei Paschi: broken trust

    It is not as if Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena investors have lacked reasons to avoid its shares. With €24bn of Italian...

  13. August 29, 2012

    Italian banks – time of reckoning

    A bank that has been around since 1472 clearly knows a thing or two about survival. Yet in the past couple of years Banca...

  14. July 23, 2012

    Monte dei Paschi turnround has no plan B

    Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena, Italy’s third-largest bank by assets, will lose its independence if the five-century-old...

  15. June 27, 2012

    Monte dei Paschi targets return to profit

    Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena, the largest Italian bank receiving state aid, said it would return to a net profit in 2015...

  16. June 24, 2012

    Monte dei Paschi to unveil capital plan

    Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena, Italy’s third-largest bank by assets, will this week unveil a plan to shore up its capital...

  17. May 9, 2012

    Monte dei Paschi in market abuse probe

    Italian finance police on Wednesday raided the headquarters of Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena, its controlling shareholder...

  18. April 30, 2012

    Strong words outline challenges at MPS

    Alessandro Profumo, an executive renowned in Italy for speaking bluntly, an attribute not always shared among Italian peers,...

  19. March 29, 2012

    Gloom falls on Italian lenders

    Shares in Italian banks fell sharply on Thursday on concerns about asset quality as two of the country’s largest lenders...

  20. February 19, 2012

    European finance: Venerable but vulnerable

    In the vaults of Monte dei Paschi di Siena resides a document of which employees of the 540-year-old Italian bank are...

  21. January 18, 2012

    ABN link thrusts Monte dei Paschi into danger

    Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena, which describes itself as the oldest bank in the world, is at risk of becoming the third...

  22. June 26, 2011

    Rights issue takes on greater significance

    Monte dei Paschi di Siena, Italy’s third-largest bank by assets, this weekend held an event described as “one of the most...

  23. July 5, 2010

    Blow to Berlusconi as new minister quits

    Aldo Brancher Silvio Berlusconi’s crisis-hit government was dealt a fresh blow on Monday when a newly appointed minister...

  24. June 7, 2010

    Conflicts of interest hold back Italy reforms

    Temperatures are rising in Italy and not just because summer has arrived. In Italian politics the atmosphere is tense. All...

  25. April 9, 2010

    MPS chief upbeat as synergies pay off

    Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena expects to see the first positive results this year of its takeover of Banca Antonveneta...

  26. April 8, 2010

    MPS chief upbeat as synergies pay off

    Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena expects to see the first positive results this year of its takeover of Banca Antonveneta...

  27. October 16, 2009

    Barclays set to buy branches in Italy

    Barclays is in talks to buy up to 135 branches from Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena to boost its presence in the retail...

  28. October 15, 2009

    Barclays set to buy branches in Italy

    Barclays is in talks to buy up to 135 branches from Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena to boost its presence in the retail...

  29. June 12, 2009

    Modern dilemma for world’s oldest bank

    Monte dei Paschi di Siena may be the world’s oldest bank but it now finds itself grappling with some very modern issues also...

  30. March 28, 2009

    Monte dei Paschi seeks €1.9bn state aid

    Monte dei Paschi di Siena, the Italian bank that claims to be the world's oldest, turned to the government yesterday for...

  31. March 27, 2009

    Monte dei Paschi seeks €1.9bn state aid

    Monte dei Paschi di Siena, the Italian bank that claims to be the world’s oldest, turned to the government on Friday for aid...

  32. October 23, 2008

    Former Bank of Italy chief goes on trial

    The trial began in Milan on Thursday of Antonio Fazio, the former governor of the Bank of Italy whose role in the bitter...

  33. September 26, 2008

    Clessidra takes MPS asset stake

    Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena yesterday announced the sale of the Italian bank's asset management businesses to Clessidra...

  34. May 23, 2008

    Former Bank of Italy governor to stand trial

    The former governor of the Bank of Italy was Friday ordered to stand trial in October over alleged wrongdoing in the...

  35. May 20, 2008

    Monte dei Paschi says €5bn rights issue a success

    Monte dei Paschi declared its €5bn ($7.8bn) rights issue a success when the Italian bank announced that 99.5 per cent of the...

  36. March 28, 2008

    Santander and GE Money agree asset swap deal

    Santander, Spain's biggest bank, and General Electric Money said yesterday they had reached a preliminary agreement to swap...

  37. March 11, 2008

    Dutch approve break-up plan for ABN Amro

    The European banks that own ABN Amro have been given the green light to begin carving up the Dutch lender after regulators...

  38. January 3, 2008

    Botín fishing

    It should be called Botín fishing. By the close of 2007 shares in Alliance & Leicester had fallen 46 per cent from their...

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