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    1. May 6, 2016

      Monte dei Paschi: Nip and tuck

      For a country obsessed with la bella figura, Italy has some hideous-looking banks. Top of the ugly pile is the...

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      May 6, 2016

      Intesa Sanpaolo highlights improving credit trends

      Intesa Sanpaolo, Italy’s largest domestic lender, has reported a significant improvement in bad loans and better than...

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      May 6, 2016

      Monte dei Paschi shares enjoy rare day in the sun

      Good news has been in relatively short supply recently in the Italian banking sector but shares in Banca Monte dei...

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      May 5, 2016

      Monte dei Paschi Q1 profits decline

      Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena, Italy’s third-largest lender by assets, said its first-quarter profits fell by more...

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      May 3, 2016

      Italian banking stocks still under pressure

      There is little relief for Italian banking stocks on Tuesday. Several banks are among the biggest laggers on Italy’s...

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      May 2, 2016

      Italian bank stocks falter as Atlante makes first rescue

      Italian banks have had a difficult start to the day as the country’s €4.25bn bank bailout fund undertook its first...

    5. April 10, 2016

      Italy pushes for bank rescue fund

      Italy is rushing to cobble together an industry-led rescue to address mounting concerns over the solidity of a banking...

    6. April 10, 2016

      Asset managers eye €8bn of Italian bank capital

      The Italian government’s decision to encourage a large group of institutional investors to cut their exposure to...

    7. February 25, 2016

      Deutsche Bank gets all clear from German watchdog over triple probes

      Germany’s financial watchdog has closed several investigations into Deutsche Bank, including one into alleged...

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      February 11, 2016

      Italian bank shares fall despite latest NPL reforms

      Shares in Italian banks have plunged again, making Milan’s FTSEMib blue index the worst loser in Europe, even as prime...

    9. January 28, 2016

      Italy’s bank stocks slide on loan concerns

      Italian bank shares dropped sharply on Thursday just a day after the EU and Rome announced measures to tackle Italy’s...

    10. January 27, 2016

      Italian banks: state paid

      When is a government guarantee not state aid? And when is a “bad bank” not a bank at all? When it is Italian, it seems....

    11. January 21, 2016

      UniCredit offers to buy back €1.8bn in junior debt from investors

      UniCredit has offered to buy back €1.8bn in junior debt from retail investors, in a move timed to calm markets after...

    12. January 21, 2016

      Italian bank shares slide on bad loan fears

      Italy’s banking sector came under intense pressure on Wednesday, with concerns over bad loans hitting share prices in a...

    13. January 20, 2016

      Italian banks: short shrift

      Regulators have banned short selling in the shares of Monte dei Paschi di Siena, the Italian bank. Not that you would...

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      January 20, 2016

      Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena short selling ban extended

      A ban on short selling of Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena has been extended until the end of trading on January 21 as...

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      January 19, 2016

      Italian bank shares suffer bruising day

      It’s been another stressful day for investors in Italian banks. The sector came under renewed pressure on Tuesday after...

    16. January 18, 2016

      Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena shares tumble on loan fears

      Concerns about the €40bn of non-performing loans on the balance sheet of Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena reduced the...

    17. January 13, 2016

      Banco Popolare and Banca Popolare di Milano in merger talks

      Italian banks Banco Popolare and Banca Popolare di Milano are in advanced talks to merge, raising the prospect that a...

    18. September 24, 2015

      Nomura books $290m loss over Monte dei Paschi settlement

      Nomura will take a loss of Y34.5bn ($290m) after it settled a lawsuit from the Italian bank Monte dei Paschi di Siena...

    19. June 25, 2015

      Italian banks: performance enhancers

      Time for another Italian job. Reformist prime minister Matteo Renzi’s agenda is again zooming in on Italy’s banks. The...

    20. May 24, 2015

      Bankers to make €130m in fees from Monte Paschi rights issue

      A UBS and Citigroup-led consortium of 21 banks will make €130m in fees from the latest capital raising by Italy’s Monte...

    21. May 22, 2015

      Monte dei Paschi: Sienese spectacle

      Progress! Last summer’s rights issue from Italy’s Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena raised €5bn. This summer it only...

    22. May 13, 2015

      Italy’s MPS eyes tie-up that may well prove harder than expected

      Italy’s Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena, the biggest bank to fail last year’s European bank health check, achieved its...

    23. May 10, 2015

      Andrea Orcel, UBS investment bank: More ‘dad time’, fewer assets

      Andrea Orcel is 20 minutes late. It seems time is a constant battle for the head of UBS’s investment bank; he rises at...

    24. April 15, 2015

      Monte dei Paschi investors risk unknown price in €3bn issue

      Shareholders in stricken Italian bank Monte dei Paschi will on Thursday morning be asked to vote on a €3bn capital...

    25. April 13, 2015

      Monte dei Paschi: history lessons

      From its head office in a 13th century palazzo to the painful fallout from the 2008 purchase of Banca Antonveneta, the...

    26. February 24, 2015

      Europe’s big banks will need to raise capital warns ECB

      Some of the eurozone’s biggest banks will need to raise more equity because of a clampdown on national exceptions to...

    27. February 12, 2015

      Monte dei Paschi increases capital raising plan

      Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena, the biggest failure of the eurozone stress tests last year, has increased its proposed...

    28. January 20, 2015

      Italian cabinet approves bank reform bill

      Italy’s midsized popolari banks would be transformed into joint stock companies over the next 18 months under a bill...

    29. January 8, 2015

      Santander to raise up to €7.5bn via overnight share sale

      Santander is raising up to €7.5bn from a share sale as new executive chairman Ana Botín radically breaks with the...

    30. January 1, 2015

      Bank M&A: small is beautiful

      This year’s bonus letters have barely been printed but merger and acquisition bankers will already be thinking about...

    31. November 24, 2014

      Humbling of France’s BNP has implications for bank takeovers

      Only a few days ago, Eliane Houlette was an unknown quantity. Now, in financial circles at least, she is almost a...

    32. November 12, 2014

      Monte Paschi ‘ploughs ahead’ despite widening losses

      Monte dei Paschi di Siena, Italy’s third-largest bank by assets and the biggest loser of Europe’s comprehensive...

    33. November 11, 2014

      UniCredit and Intesa see mixed results

      UniCredit and Intesa Sanpaolo, Italy’s two largest banks by assets, reported mixed third-quarter results, providing...

    34. November 11, 2014

      Bad bank investors set their sights on Italian loan books

      Private equity funds hunting for European banks’ bad loans are rushing to Italy as regulators ramp up the pressure on...

    35. November 10, 2014

      Things could yet worsen for Italy’s MPS even after a pig’s head

      For the citizens of Siena, October proved a cruel month. The lovely Italian city used to have a thriving bank. It was...

    36. November 5, 2014

      Monte dei Paschi to seek up to €2.5bn in rights issue

      Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena’s board has approved plans to raise up to €2.5bn in a rights issue to fill a hole in...

    37. November 3, 2014

      Post-crisis journey of rebuilding confidence in Europe’s banks

      How successful were the stress tests and the asset quality review (AQR) carried out on Europe’s biggest banks – and...

    38. October 31, 2014

      European banks: the more things change

      This was meant to be it. The clean slate. The line in the sand. The fresh start. Sunday’s official assessments of...

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