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  1. July 31, 2014

    Generali ‘back in the race’ with insurance rivals, says chief

    Generali’s chief executive said the Italian insurer is “back in the race” with rivals Allianz and Axa, announcing it would...

  2. July 20, 2014

    Movers & shakers: July 21

    ● La Française has appointed Gregor Volk as head of real estate development for Germany. Mr Volk is moving from Invesco...

  1. July 14, 2014

    BTG Pactual buys Swiss bank BSI from Generali for $1.7bn

    BTG Pactual has agreed to buy BSI, a Swiss wealth management bank, from Italian insurer Generali for SFr1.5bn ($1.7bn) as...

  2. June 22, 2014

    Tax missteps follow private Swiss banks

    Owners of Swiss private banks are finding it hard to escape the reach of the US Department of Justice’s inquiry into tax...

  3. June 16, 2014

    Mediobanca and Intesa quit Telecom Italia shareholder group

    Mediobanca and Intesa Sanpaolo have become the latest members of the dominant shareholder group in Telecom Italia to...

  4. May 4, 2014

    Generali to launch Mittelstand lending

    Generali is poised to move into corporate lending in Europe via a joint deal to finance Germany’s Mittelstand with...

  5. March 14, 2014

    Competitive Italian cyclist Greco puts Generali in top gear

    For investors looking for signs of hope in Italy, Mario Greco proved this week that Italy’s largest insurer Generali, where...

  6. March 13, 2014

    Generali: calmer waters

    How much calmer the world looks now. How serene, how peaceful. Generali, Italy’s largest insurance group, had a turbulent...

  7. March 13, 2014

    Generali doubles dividend despite lower than expected profit

    Generali made a lower than expected profit in the fourth quarter after booking a loss a year ago but more than doubled its...

  8. November 27, 2013

    Generali accelerates restructuring

    Generali, Italy’s largest insurer by premiums, has unveiled a series of cost cuts as it accelerates a restructuring a year...

  9. October 23, 2013

    Insurers gain despite London market weakness

    The faint whiff of bid speculation helped insurers maintain gains, even after rumours of an approach by Generali for...

  10. September 24, 2013

    Telecom Italia: wires uncrossed

    Machinations have been rumoured at debt-laden Telecom Italia for so long that investors could be forgiven for hanging up....

  11. September 24, 2013

    Telefónica eyes Brazil deal after sealing Telecom Italia control

    Telecom Italia’s Italian shareholders have struck a deal with Telefónica for the Spanish operator to gradually increase its...

  12. September 23, 2013

    Telefónica nears deal on Telecom Italia stake

    Telefónica is close to agreeing a deal to take a larger stake in Telecom Italia’s controlling shareholder pact to resolve a...

  13. September 17, 2013

    Mediobanca: what is a bank worth?

    A side order of bank with your insurer, sir? Mediobanca might be a big name in the world of Italian banking, but equity...

  14. September 12, 2013

    The shaking up of Europe’s old order

    Like the walls of biblical Jericho, the fortifications of modern Mediterranean capitalism were once all but impregnable. Now...

  15. August 29, 2013

    Ackermann leaves Zurich after CFO death

    Josef Ackermann has resigned as chairman of Zurich Insurance after barely a year in the role, saying he was under pressure...

  16. August 1, 2013

    Generali on track to make €1.5bn of disposals

    The chief executive of Generali says Italy’s largest insurer by premiums is on track to raise €1.5bn from disposals by 2015...

  17. July 15, 2013

    Banorte tests Mexico’s equity capital markets with $2.5bn offering

    Mexico’s equity capital markets are set for their biggest test this year as Grupo Financiero Banorte, the country’s...

  18. July 2, 2013

    Generali investment head says Dax has peaked, buy southern Europe

    Italian insurer Generali’s chief investment officer has likened Germany’s Dax to an “emerging market”, saying it is time to...

  19. June 21, 2013

    Mediobanca shares fall as lender reveals plan to sell stakes

    Shares in Mediobanca fell more than 9 per cent on Friday after it presented an industrial plan that involves the Milanese...

  20. June 21, 2013

    Mediobanca: a new start?

    Farewell to the salotto buono ? Since its birth in 1946, Mediobanca has been at the heart of the network of business,...

  21. beyondbrics

    June 12, 2013

    Investors not liking Banorte's plans for a $3bn share offering

    The Mexican stock market might be down 9 per cent this year. But that is not deterring Grupo Financiero Banorte from...

  22. June 11, 2013

    Generali sells stake in Mexico’s Banorte

    Italy’s Generali has sold its stake in Mexican insurer Banorte for €649m as chief executive Mario Greco ramps up asset sales...

  23. June 4, 2013

    Generali sells US life reinsurance business to Scor for $920m

    Italy’s largest insurer, Generali, has sold its US life reinsurance business to Scor for $920m, part of chief executive...

  24. beyondbrics

    May 16, 2013

    Think potholes in NY are bad? You haven’t been to Hungary

    I read the news today, Oh boy 200 hundred holes in roads in Hungary, Unlike Blackburn, these holes are not so small, They’ve...

  25. May 10, 2013

    Generali restructuring gains momentum

    Generali, Italy’s largest insurer by premiums, reported a bigger than expected jump in operating profit in the first quarter...

  26. May 9, 2013

    Mediobanca’s holdings weigh on its results

    Mediobanca, Italy’s largest listed investment bank, reported a loss in the third quarter as long-held stakes in insurer...

  27. April 25, 2013

    Inside Business: Italy’s clubby system needs fresh blood

    Under the proscenium arch of Parma’s Teatro Regio, Matteo Renzi, the reformist mayor of Florence and would-be Italian prime...

  28. The World

    April 24, 2013

    Is the Grillo bubble bursting?

    Beppe Grillo on the campaign trail Two months ago Beppe Grillo came out as the big winner of Italy’s general elections. His...

  29. April 22, 2013

    Italian stocks lifted by re-election hopes

    Investors pushed Italian stocks to new highs for the month on hopes that the re-election of the country’s president would...

  30. March 14, 2013

    Generali: generally better

    If you were Mario Greco, you would probably have done the same thing. The chief executive of Italian insurer Generali used...

  31. March 14, 2013

    Generali profits hit by €1.3bn writedown

    Shares in Generali rose sharply on Thursday after incoming chief executive Mario Greco staged a massive clean-up of the...

  32. March 5, 2013

    Deutsche Post and Saipem advance

    European markets rallied to multiyear highs on Tuesday, with the benchmark pan-European index hovering near its highest...

  33. February 20, 2013

    RSA cut raises concern for dividends

    RSA’s unexpected decision to slash its dividend brings to the fore questions about the sustainability of other payouts in a...

  34. February 11, 2013

    Norway oil fund invests $600m in US

    Norway’s $705bn oil wealth fund has made its first property venture beyond Europe, investing $600m in a portfolio of offices...

  35. January 22, 2013

    Insurers struggle to reassure investors

    A decade after Royal and Sun Alliance earned the nickname Rapidly Shrinking Assurance for its restructuring efforts, a fresh...

  36. January 14, 2013

    New chief seeks ‘revolution’ at Generali

    The new head of Generali issued a scathing critique of the Italian insurer’s former management as he set out a plan to...

  37. January 14, 2013

    Generali sets strategic course

    Cavour unified Italy. Can Generali boss Mario Greco make the insurer operate as one? At Monday’s investor day he promised a...

  38. January 10, 2013

    Generali to outline emerging markets push

    Generali will next week unveil plans to strengthen its focus on developing markets, such as China and Latin America, as it...

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