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    1. 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 Europe’s...

    2. October 27, 2014

      Italy rules out public money for banks that failed stress tests

      Matteo Renzi, the Italian prime minister, defended his country’s banking system after it emerged with the greatest...

    1. October 26, 2014

      Rome bankers protest at stress test results

      Analysts and investors have taken the howls of protest from Italian central bank officials on Sunday as evidence that the...

    2. 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...

    3. August 29, 2014

      Renzi’s test to start with reform of Italy’s justice system

      Matteo Renzi may have taken part in the ice bucket challenge last week, pouring cold water over himself for charity, but...

    4. The World

      May 23, 2014

      Italy's economy gets a little stimulus

      For decades Italy has been dragged down by the pervasive presence of criminal organisations. But, for once, the mafia may...

    5. May 22, 2014

      Italian bankers arrested on fraud allegations

      Italy’s financial police have arrested the vice-chairman of the country’s banking association and six others on allegations...

    6. May 2, 2014

      Bank of Italy warns of ‘fragile’ recovery

      Italy’s economic recovery is taking hold but remains “fragile”, the Bank of Italy has warned, noting that credit conditions...

    7. April 8, 2014

      Renzi cuts Italy growth forecasts to 0.8% but repeats tax cut pledge

      Matteo Renzi has lowered Italy’s 2014 growth forecasts but says he intends to maintain his pledge to cut income taxes for...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. FT Alphaville

      November 28, 2013

      Please sir, I want some more: Italy edition

      Presenting Italy, a central plank in the argument for a new vLTRO or at least an extension of what we already have: That’s...

    12. FT Alphaville

      July 30, 2013

      The 6am Cut London

      Asian shares rose as the yen weakened and after mixed data from Japan. The Nikkei was 1.5% higher and the Kospi rose 0.8%...

    13. May 31, 2013

      God’s new banker

      Any banker might feel the need for divine intervention these days to survive a career in finance. Ernst von Freyberg perhaps...

    14. The World

      May 28, 2013

      The Roman mile: the Bank of Italy and the economy ministry are drawing ever closer

      Fabrizio Saccomanni It takes a little more than 15 minutes to cover the mile-long distance that separates the Bank of Italy...

    15. May 9, 2013

      Bad loans data hit Italian bank shares

      Bad loans data from the Bank of Italy delivered a blow to the country’s bank shares. The figures showed they grew at a 22...

    16. April 29, 2013

      Italy debt costs fall to lowest since late 2010

      Italy’s borrowing costs have fallen to their lowest level since late 2010 at a treasury auction of €6bn of five- and 10-year...

    17. April 28, 2013

      Mayhem greets Italy’s grand coalition

      Mario Monti and his technocrats were propelled into office 18 months ago by an external crisis on panicking debt markets. By...

    18. April 4, 2013

      Ex-Monte dei Paschi chiefs face sanctions

      The Bank of Italy has launched sanctions procedures against former directors, managers and auditors of Monte dei Paschi di...

    19. April 2, 2013

      Monte dei Paschi hit by outflows

      Shares in Monte dei Paschi di Siena fell sharply on Tuesday as investors reacted to worse than expected results at Italy’s...

    20. March 14, 2013

      Commerzbank and VW limit Xetra gains

      A sell-off in Commerzbank and Volkswagen shares held Frankfurt’s Xetra Dax back from hitting a record high. The benchmark...

    21. March 14, 2013

      Bank of Italy moves to curb bonus payouts

      The Bank of Italy has told Italian banks which did not make a profit in 2012 or have low core capital that they should not...

    22. March 12, 2013

      Intesa chief warns of continuing challenges

      Investors in Italy must prepare for “a continuing challenging environment,” the head of its largest retail bank has warned...

    23. March 11, 2013

      Italian banks urged to boost provisions

      Italian banks are under pressure from the Bank of Italy to increase provisions by an estimated €21bn as bad loans from small...

    24. February 17, 2013

      Banker calls for Italy regulatory shake-up

      A senior Italian banker has called for a shake-up in the country’s regulatory system, which could go as far as stripping the...

    25. 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...

    26. February 10, 2013

      What Monte dei Paschi says of banking

      As a thriller the story of Monte dei Paschi di Siena is hard to beat: corruption, the evils of high finance, and of...

    27. February 10, 2013

      Bank of Italy seeks powers to intervene

      The Bank of Italy has called for greater powers of intervention as it seeks to stem criticism of its supervision of Monte...

    28. February 7, 2013

      Monti says he did not know of bank probes

      Mario Monti has said he did not know about judicial investigations into Monte dei Paschi di Siena last year when his...

    29. 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....

    30. February 7, 2013

      Draghi move fuels currency war fears

      Mario Draghi, European Central Bank president, on Thursday intervened in what some policy makers fear has the makings of a...

    31. February 7, 2013

      Monte dei Paschi seeks to close scandal

      The new management of Monte dei Paschi di Siena, the Tuscan bank at the centre of a widening derivatives scandal, has sought...

    32. FT Alphaville

      February 7, 2013

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York… FT ALPHAVILLE Thursday con Carney: The Bank of England’s new governor is in front on the Treasury...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. January 27, 2013

      Monte dei Paschi bonds approved

      The Bank of Italy has approved the issue of €3.9bn in bailout bonds to Monte dei Paschi di Siena, raising the prospect that...

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