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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. November 30, 2007

    French foray into Spain provokes Botín backlash

    Crédit Agricole's first foray into the Spanish retail banking market is facing stiff resistance from the country's...

  13. November 22, 2007

    Italian bank cuts its stake in LSE

    The London Stock Exchange was under pressure yesterday. Its shares dropped 7.8 per cent to £17.39 after UBS placed 8.2m...

  14. November 15, 2007

    Five characters in search of a TI chairman and CEO

    The Italian media have been gripped by events at Telecom Italia. Matters have become so absurd and contorted that they...

  15. November 15, 2007

    Five characters in search of a TI chairman and CEO

    The Italian media have been gripped by events at Telecom Italia. Matters have become so absurd and contorted that they...

  16. November 13, 2007

    High winds make some energy investors giddy

    Are people starting to lose their heads over wind power? The Franco-Belgian Suez group is planning to acquire a 50 per cent...

  17. November 12, 2007

    No pain in Spain

    As a strategic objective, "creating the third Italian national champion" does not exactly get shareholders punching the air...

  18. November 10, 2007

    Fortis and Natixis head banking sector fallers

    There was no respite for Europe's troubled financial stocks this week as fears about credit market losses in the sector...

  19. November 10, 2007

    MPS defends Antonveneta acquisition

    The chief executive of Monte dei Paschi di Siena yesterday defended the bank's €9bn ($13.2bn) purchase of rival Antonveneta...

  20. November 10, 2007

    Natixis and Fortis head banking fallers

    There was no respite for Europe's troubled financial stocks this week as fears about credit market losses in the sector...

  21. November 9, 2007

    Investment banks jostle for latest spoils

    Just as investors were coming to terms with the end of a spectacular four-year boom in mergers and acquisitions, a wave of...

  22. November 9, 2007

    MPS defends €9bn Antonveneta deal

    The chief executive of Monte dei Paschi di Siena on Friday defended the bank’s €9bn ($13.2bn) purchase of rival Antonveneta...

  23. November 9, 2007

    Botín springs Italy bank coup

    Emilio Botín, Spain's top banker and chairman of Banco Santander, yesterday pulled off an impressive deal by selling Banca...

  24. November 9, 2007

    Bank sale hands fast profit to Santander

    Emilio Botín, chairman of Santander, yesterday pulled off an impressive deal by selling Banca Antonveneta, an Italian bank...

  25. November 9, 2007

    Chairman exultant at quickfire deal

    When Emilio Botín announced the sale of Banca Antonveneta to his executive committee yesterday, the veteran Spanish banker,...

  26. November 8, 2007

    MPS shares slump after Antonveneta deal

    Emilio Botín, Spain’s top banker, on Thursday pulled off the deal of a lifetime by selling Banca Antonveneta, an Italian...

  27. November 7, 2007

    Santander's Brazil bet

    Caipirinhas must have flowed in Santander's suite before this year's Brazilian Grand Prix. Not only was its monicker...

  28. November 6, 2007

    Santander’s Brazilian bet

    Caipirinhas must have flowed in Santander’s suite before this year’s Brazilian Grand Prix. Not only was its monicker...

  29. October 24, 2007

    Who’s who: Of bankers, builders and fortune makers

    Emilio Botín The executive chairman of Banco Santander is Spain’s most powerful banker, the boldest dealmaker, and at the...

  30. October 24, 2007

    Of bankers, builders and fortune makers

    Emilio Botín The executive chairman, Banco Santander is Spain's most powerful banker, the boldest dealmaker, and at the age...

  31. October 24, 2007

    The brand image needs to catch up with reality

    Industry in Spain? Surely there's not much to be said about that? The country is renowned for sun, sea, wine, flamenco,...

  32. October 23, 2007

    Decision with freedom of Europe at its heart

    Article 56 of the Treaty on the Economic Community is quite peremptory: “All restrictions on the movement of capital between...

  33. October 1, 2007

    Sense of loss among Dutch as tussle for ABN nears the end

    For the Royal Bank of Scotland-led consortium striving to buy ABN Amro, this week should mark a final stage in the biggest...

  34. September 30, 2007

    Sense of loss for Dutch as ABN tussle nears end

    For the Royal Bank of Scotland-led consortium striving to buy ABN Amro, this week should mark a final stage in the biggest...

  35. July 20, 2007

    RBS’s long journey to bid for ABN

    The documents posted on Friday night by the RBS-led consortium in relation to its €71.1bn ($98bn) offer for ABN Amro offer a...

  36. April 26, 2007

    National watchdogs need to be watched on bank bids

    Amid the fraught battle for control of ABN Amro, there has been controversy, too, over the stance of Nout Wellink, president...

  37. April 20, 2007

    THE DEALS THEY DIDN'T LIKE

    *ABN Amro of the Netherlands' efforts to buy Italy's Banca Antonveneta faced fierce opposition from the Italian business...

  38. April 18, 2007

    A novice player in power games

    ABN exhausted enormous amounts of energy in building a presence in Italy, principally by battling domestic investors for...

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