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    1. October 15, 2014

      UniCredit turning to private equity to enable loan detox regime

      The trickle of toxic debt being sold by Italian banks is turning into a torrent as UniCredit prepares to announce the...

    2. October 13, 2014

      Health checks heighten rationale for Italy bank takeovers

      Italy’s investment bankers are agog. In a country still racked by economic weakness and stubborn structural rigidities,...

    1. August 10, 2014

      Italian banks: time to combine

      Like Godot, the Italian economic recovery is conspicuous by its absence. Last week’s second quarter data showed that the...

    2. 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...

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      June 20, 2014

      Fun with banks' fair value (and DTAs)

      Citi analysts have read 38 European banks’ annual reports for last year. People who value their sanity are not supposed to...

    4. June 11, 2014

      Monte dei Paschi: penny-stock impression

      A share price that rises 20 per cent one day and falls 20 per cent the next on thin trading volumes. Italy’s third-largest...

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      June 11, 2014

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Well, what did you expect in a negative rate environment? Izzy explains, citing Gary...

    6. June 11, 2014

      Monte dei Paschi shares tumble amid capital raising

      Shares in Monte dei Paschi di Siena, the Italian bank that has received three state bailouts in the past five years, tumbled...

    7. June 8, 2014

      Historic Monte Paschi looks to a future beyond its tribulations

      Alessandro Profumo, chairman of Italy’s Monte dei Paschi di Siena bank and one of Europe’s most experienced banking...

    8. 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...

    9. May 21, 2014

      Monte dei Paschi to give €4bn to state

      Shareholders of Monte dei Paschi di Siena, Italy’s third-largest bank by assets, have given the go ahead to a €5bn capital...

    10. May 8, 2014

      Italian banks: who’s in charge here?

      Italy’s banks, like the country itself, have no problem attracting tourists. Visitors, alas, are not enough. The country’s...

    11. 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...

    12. April 15, 2014

      Monte Paschi shares suspended as it studies increased fundraising

      Shares in Monte dei Paschi di Siena, Italy’s third-largest bank by assets, had to be suspended from trading on Tuesday after...

    13. March 19, 2014

      Monte dei Paschi: goodnight Siena

      Slowly but surely, Siena is withdrawing from Monte dei Paschi di Siena. A foundation based in the Tuscan city (and...

    14. March 19, 2014

      Monte dei Paschi readies €3bn fundraising after clearing deal hurdle

      Monte dei Paschi di Siena, Italy’s third-largest bank by assets, is set to launch a €3bn capital raising in the second half...

    15. March 14, 2014

      Week in Review, March 15

      A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. GM faces federal probe over botched...

    16. March 12, 2014

      Italy’s banks spring clean as stress tests loom

      For Italy’s banks seeking to present a clean slate going into European stress tests così fan tutte is the theme of the day....

    17. FT Alphaville

      March 12, 2014

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE David looks at the possibly good, possibly bad, but definitely a threat, online money...

    18. March 12, 2014

      Monte dei Paschi sinks to seventh consecutive quarterly loss

      Monte dei Paschi di Siena, Italy’s third-largest bank by assets which is the subject of a state bailout, sank to its seventh...

    19. March 4, 2014

      Italian finance: Time to modernise

      As the tourist season was heating up last summer in the southern Italian region of Puglia, officials from the Bank of Italy...

    20. February 9, 2014

      Italy rejects ‘bad bank’ plan over credit rating fears

      Italy has rejected the idea of setting up a “bad bank” for fear that it will focus market attention on the exposure of...

    21. January 27, 2014

      Banco Popolare €1.5bn rights issue sends bank shares down

      Shares in Italian banks fell sharply on Monday after Banco Popolare, Italy’s fifth-largest bank by assets, announced a...

    22. January 14, 2014

      Profumo to remain at Monte dei Paschi

      Alessandro Profumo, chairman of Monte dei Paschi di Siena, and Fabrizio Viola, chief executive, have rescinded their...

    23. January 10, 2014

      When worlds collide

      You can spot them a mile off at any art fair or auction: they wear clothes that are slightly too smart, and talk to their...

    24. December 29, 2013

      Profumo threatens to quit over Monte dei Paschi cash call

      Alessandro Profumo, chairman of Monte dei Paschi di Siena, will decide by the middle of January whether to quit after rebel...

    25. December 28, 2013

      Monte Paschi shareholders vote to delay cash call

      SIENA, Italy, Dec 28 – Monte dei Paschi di Siena has been forced to delay a vital €3bn ($4.1bn) share sale to raise capital...

    26. December 19, 2013

      World’s oldest bank has chance to set Italian precedent

      It is reputed to be the oldest bank in the world. It now has a chance to be the newest – at least in Italy. At Monte dei...

    27. December 18, 2013

      Italy steps up supervision of lenders

      As Spain’s banking sector consolidates, in Italy the central bank has increased supervision of the country’s lenders ahead...

    28. November 26, 2013

      MPS: all bases covered

      What a line-up – Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, Mediobanca, Barclays, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Société Générale,...

    29. FT Alphaville

      November 26, 2013

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Let a hundred moles be whacked: China, caught somewhere between futility and necessity,...

    30. November 26, 2013

      Monte dei Paschi di Siena approves €3bn share increase

      The board of Monte dei Paschi di Siena, Italy’s third-largest bank by assets, on Tuesday voted for a €3bn capital increase...

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      November 26, 2013

      Monte dei Paschi di Siena suspended

      Reuters: SHARES IN MONTE PASCHI AGAIN SUSPENDED FROM TRADING AFTER FALLING 10.1 PCT Market not keen on the announcement last...

    32. FT Alphaville

      October 25, 2013

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Friday, - A game of shark and minnow. - Monte dei Paschi: how did a bank modeled it on the pawnshops Franciscan...

    33. October 8, 2013

      IMF advises against bad bank for Italy

      A recent International Monetary Fund mission to Italy discussed the possibility of setting up a so-called “bad bank” to take...

    34. FT Alphaville

      October 8, 2013

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Oh the sunny uplands of Italian banking turnarounds. That’ll be €2.5bn please: Dan...

    35. October 8, 2013

      US stand-off overshadows Europe’s markets

      Retail and home sales are still rising in the UK, but the prospects for the US economy if a Washington budget impasse is not...

    36. FT Alphaville

      October 8, 2013

      Oh the sunny uplands of Italian banking turnarounds. That'll be €2.5bn please

      Monte dei Paschi di Siena, Italy’s third largest, oldest, most loved and, ahem, only moderately state supported lender...

    37. October 7, 2013

      Monte dei Paschi: the quest to be average

      Time to shine the shoes, put on the smart suits and paste on a big smile: Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena has a sales job to...

    38. October 7, 2013

      Monte dei Paschi board approves €2.5bn capital increase

      The board of Italy’s Monte dei Paschi di Siena has agreed a €2.5bn capital increase demanded by Brussels as it fights to...

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