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    1. October 26, 2014

      MPS vulnerability exposed by ECB

      Italian central bank officials did their best to cast a positive spin on the results of the European Central Bank’s stress...

    2. June 6, 2014

      Monte dei Paschi offers deep discount for capital-raising drive

      Monte dei Paschi di Siena, Italy’s third-largest bank by assets, has priced its €5bn fundraising at a deep discount as it...

    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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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....

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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,...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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